Named for an English lord who sided with American colonists, the town of Edgecomb, Maine, is a tiny hamlet in Lincoln County. Although dwarfed by bigger towns nearby, Edgecomb has its own unique appeal, thanks to small-town hospitality and a historic fort that attracts numerous history buffs every summer. Founded in 1774 but settled three decades earlier, this charming spot is home to mom-and-pop shops, tree-lined streets, and well-maintained historic buildings. Our Edgecomb vacation rentals offer a beautiful and tranquil place to holiday in the gorgeous, verdant state of Maine.
Where is Edgecomb, Maine?
Edgecomb is located in the heart of Lincoln County and is less than three hours from Boston, in the rugged and beautiful Boothbay region. The town has less than 1500 inhabitants and retains much of its old-school feel as a result. You're not far from the Atlantic Coast and myriad fishing spots.
Things to Do in Edgecomb
Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site is the premier tourist spot in town. Built in 1808, the fort was a stronghold for the port of Wiscasset and saw a lot of action during the bloody War of 1812. Tour the interior and admire the stonework. High Head Point is a favorite spot nearby for picnickers in the summer and leaf peepers in the fall. The John Moore House is listed on the National Register of Historic places. The white clapboard home on Crosspoint Road is a private residence, but can be admired from the street.
Although it's tiny, Edgecomb boasts a surprising number of quaint businesses. Savor a relaxing massage at Island Spa, one of the top spots in town for locals and anyone traveling through. Learn how to shuck oysters and take some home with you at the eco-friendly Gidden Point Oyster Sea Farm.
Day Trips from Edgecomb
Edgecomb lies in the heart of the Boothbay region, which offers plenty of recreation sites as well as historic structures. The neighboring towns of East Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, and Boothbay are all within close proximity, offering plenty of coastal splendor, hiking trails, botanical gardens, and sea adventures. Nobleboro is also nearby, boasting several great fishing sites, as is Bar Harbor, with its granite cliffs and the Abbe Museum. For a more urban environment, Boston and its plethora of cultural and historical sites, not to mention sport venues, is less than three hours away by car.
Coastal splendor amid a truly small-town feel is what you get when you stay at one of our Edgecomb vacation rentals in Maine!
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