Georgetown Things to Do
Reid State Park for swimming
The water is not as cold in the lagoon, and the pull is not as strong. Children can romp about and have fun without the parents worrying about their safety.
It's a picturesque lagoon, but watch out for mosquitos!Related to:
- National/State Park
- Water Sports
- Family Travel
Reid State Park
This is at the very end of Sequinland Road and is a definite Must See. The park is mainly made up of two beaches: Mile Beach and Half Mile Beach. Lovely sand, rocky areas, lots of birds running from the surf, and even a surfer or two will all keep you busy with things to watch. The water is icy, but it's the views and nature people come for. For swimming, I hear people tend to gravitate towards the lagoon-like area that is a little warmer, and more friendly to children. See my photos in the travelogue!
BRING BUG SPRAY!Related to:
- Travel with Pets
- Family Travel
- Budget Travel
Again, I'll just say the...
Again, I'll just say the beach. Reid State park is the nicest beach I've ever been to (and I've travelled the East Coast extensively). It's never really crowded, it's never been closed for pollution, etc..
There's a manmade lagoon mainly for children to swim in, but if you get there at just the right time after the tide goes out, there's a large natural lagoon perfect for swimming and floating (there's a gentle current in it). My favorite activity is walking the rocky parts of the beach and tidepooling. If you happen to be there in the winter you can find quite a treasure trove of sand dollars.
6 Gotts Cove Lane, Georgetown, Maine, 04548, United States
Good for: Business
It was a peaceful place to stay. No television, no phone, no noises. (Well, few anyway.) We read,...more
132 Seguinland Road, Georgetown, Maine, 04548, United States
Good for: Couples
Five Islands Love Shack :): More Seafood - super fresh!
If you want something other than a lobster, try the "shack" next door. They had crab meat rolls, lobster rolls, and other less tactile meals. The customers looked very happy with their food, but we didn't eat there.
Georgetown Scoop: Ice Cream
A wonderful treat. This ice cream shop runs out of a trailer painted fire engine red. The Gifford's ice cream is amazing, and the portions are generous. I had the greatest hot fudge sundae I've had since I worked at Friendly's and made my own. Mmmmmm. Try the Caribou flavor....so good!
Favorite Dish: I had a hot fudge sundae, and my husband had a milk shake. Both were great!
You can also buy no bake cookies and whoopie pies (home made!) in the store next to the Georgetown Scoop. Very friendly people, and delicious treats!
Five Islands Lobster: Lobster - VERY fresh
Lobster, steamers, corn, potatoes. That's pretty much it. We ordered a Big Boy...that turned out to be a Big Girl. I'd suggest the smaller lobsters as this one was pretty tough. The corn was over cooked, the potatoes were great. The owners are very friendly. We loved it! The photo on my Georgetown intro page is taken from our seat.
BRING BUG SPRAY!
Favorite Dish: I tried the lobster (first time in over ten years) and thought it was tough. But really, it's about the experience. I'd go again in a second...but I'd bring lots of Deep Woods Off. Lots!
We brought a bottle of wine with us and drank it from plastic cups. What could be better?? You can pick up a bottle of wine at a little shop on the right hand side of the street on the way.
Georgetown Warnings and Dangers
Mosquitoes and Poison Ivy
Bring lots of bug spray and wear socks! Maine is gorgeous, but I'm convinced one of the reasons the most beautiful areas are still beautiful is because the most natural of the inhabitants help keep the tourists away. It's worth the pain/itch/burn...but watch yourself!Related to:
- National/State Park
Georgetown Off The Beaten Path
While the main attraction is...
While the main attraction is the beach, another thing to do is drive around the tiny island. The homes are charming and many are quite beautiful. This picture was taken from the back yard of one such home.
Go to the beach! There really...
Favorite thing: Go to the beach! There really isn't any other reason to go to Georgetown. It's home to Reid State Park, which is miles of sandy and rocky beaches, sand dunes, and gorgeous ocean.