Ride beautiful Down East Maine with your fellow New England Riders. Ellsworth is the gateway to this region, providing easy access to Acadia National Park, the Downeast coast, and the Penobscot Bay Region. Hardy riders can venture inland to Moosehead Lake, or up to Caribou for a Harley stamp. There is good riding in all directions.
|Comfort Inn Ellsworth|
|130 High St Ellsworth, ME 04605|
|Group Code||New England Riders|
30 rooms have been blocked for our event. Room reservations should be made by calling the front desk.
Our reduced group rate includes a basic hot breakfast:
$118.15 plus tax per night
Ellsworth is a small town with lots of modern infrastructure and conveniences, being a primary tourist staging point for visiting Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park.
The NER group dinner on Friday is the only fixed item on the trip schedule. Some of us will be visiting a different restaurant/pub each night around 6:30 (unless otherwise posted) for a highly rated inexpensive dinner. Folks are welcome to join in the “crawl” or make their own plans as desired.
Many of us will be dining at Airline Brewery Pub. They have a nice selection of pub food and craft beer, and wine. We have a private room that can hold 35. Everyone will be paying for themselves at their table after ordering from the regular menu. (reviews)
Many of us will be dining at Shinbashi Asian Cuisine. They have a large selection of Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese dishes, plus a full bar. We have a private room that can hold 30. Others in the group will sit in the adjoining dining area. Everyone will be paying for themselves at their table after ordering from the regular menu. (review)
|Union River Lobster Pot|
|Martha’s Diner (Ellsworth)|
- Airline Brewing Company Pub – Good food and suds. (reviews)
- Finn’s Irish Pub – Good suds & Irish food. (reviews)
- Shinbashi – Asian cuisine with a full bar. Across from the Comfort Inn. (reviews)
- Morton’s Moo – Homemade Italian gelato, sorbet, and ice cream. (reviews)
- 86 This! – Burritos, wraps, chili, soup, salads. (reviews)
- Serendib – Good Indian/Sri Lankan food. (reviews)
- Riverside Cafe – Good cafe with highly rated breakfast. (reviews)
- Flexit Cafe and Bakery – coffee, soups, sandwiches, salads, baked goods, juice bar, and smoothies. (reviews)
- Subway – Across the street from the Comfort Inn.
- Provender Kitchen & Bar – Upscale dining. (reviews)
- Thai Sana – Good Thai. (reviews)
- Sylvia’s Cafe – Diner/Cafe with good breakfast.(reviews)
- Finelli Pizzeria – Good pizza near the hotel. (reviews)
- Taste Jamaica – Jamaican food mon. (reviews)
|B-52 Crash Site|
|Eastport Fisherman Statue|
|West Quoddy Head Light|
|Wild Blueberry Land|
- The Grand – Theater in downtown Ellsworth.
- Rooster Brothers – Cooking store and cafe.
- Timber Tina’s Great Maine Lumberjack Show – Shows nightly at 7:00.
- Acadian Boat Tours – Bar Harbor
- Bar Harbor Whale Watch – Go for a whale watch out of Bar Harbor.
- Diver Ed’s Dive-In Theater – Learn marine biology and laugh.
- Downeast Sunrise Trail – 87-mile multi-use corridor connecting Ellsworth to Ayers Junction in eastern Maine. Great unpaved adventure – permit required.
- Lulu Lobster Boat – Two-hour water tours on a traditional lobster boat, out of Bar Harbor.
- Mansell Boat Rentals – Sail/motor boat rentals from Manset
- Raye’s Mustard Mill Museum – Eastport – Fourth-generation owners Kevin and Karen Raye and their friendly staff are happy to provide tours of The Mill and invite visitors to sample each of the small batch crafted mustard flavors.
- Seal Cove Auto Museum – Seal Cove – features early automobiles and motorcycles from the Brass Era (1895-1917).
Below are several vetted day-rides to choose from on this trip. We may also list some suggested routes to and from the trip destination hotel.
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