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Sullivan Falls Harbor | Sullivan Falls, Maine

Sullivan Falls Harbor Sullivan Falls Harbor lies between Sullivan and Hancock and is situated on the Sullivan River at the northern end of Sullivan Harbor, which is the middle of three inlets at the head of Frenchman Bay. Sullivan Falls Harbor is about nine miles north of Bar Harbor. The falls are formed by tidal currents passing over obstructing ledges at the head of Frenchman Bay. At the turn of the century, the Sullivan River was used principally for the shipment of quarry stone from West Sullivan, about one mile upstream of the falls. Today it is used on a limited basis by lobstering and recreational boats. Original work in the harbor, completed in 1875, consisted of removing three abandoned piers at West Sullivan (about 0.5 miles above the falls), excavating obstructing ledges at the falls to a depth of seven feet, and replacing spindles on rocks at the mouth of the Sullivan River. Additional work in the harbor was completed in 1914. This included removing Hatchers Rock and two le

Lamoine State Park, Maine

Lamoine State Park Lamoine State Park offers a campground and day-use facility nestled in the heart of Downeast Maine. Our oceanfront park is located in Maine’s most sought-after vacation region and is easily accessible from both Coastal Route 1 and Route 1A (from Bangor and US Route 95). We are located on Route 184, eight miles south of Ellsworth, and there are signs to direct you right to the park. The park provides easy access to seaside towns, rock-bound islands, lighthouses, and more. At Lamoine, visitors enjoy camping, boating, fishing, and simple relaxation in a beautiful site which is a quiet alternative to the crowds of Mount Desert Island. Our central location makes Lamoine the perfect choice for vacationers who wish to be close to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, and still enjoy a semi-wild camping experience. Park staff are always happy to offer many suggestions for scenic drives, local events and interests, and other enjoyable activities on, or off the beaten path. Day