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Branch Lake Public Forest

The Branch Lake Public Forest comprises 239 acres on the shore of Branch Lake, the drinking water supply for the City of Ellsworth. It contains more than 3 miles of trails to the lake shore. Two, 1.6-mile loop trails wind through varied forest types to reach the rocky shore of...

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Take A Hike

Visitors and locals alike have many opportunities to get out and stretch their legs in Ellsworth. We’re not thinking of climbing mountains or trekking through the wilderness, but walks in the urban area or in the woods. Enjoy the City of Ellsworth Public Forest with more than 3 miles of...

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Public Boat Launch Sites

One of the best ways to see Maine is on the water. Though land in Maine is 95 percent privately owned, there is public access to much of the water. Listed below are state-supported sites in Hancock and Washington counties, both freshwater and tidewater. For more Information call the Maine...

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All Roads Lead To Ellsworth

Whether exploring by land or by water, Ellsworth offers the convenience of small-city life with all of the qualities of Maine’s spectacular coastal amenities – including hiking and boating....

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Welcome From The Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce

The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Ellsworth & Downeast Maine! Whether you’re a visitor, a local, a business, or a family looking to relocate here, the Ellsworth area has much to offer. Ellsworth is the economic center and driving force for all of Downeast Maine, and the...

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Lubec, Eastport & Campobello Island

Lubec No trip Downeast could be considered complete without visiting the easternmost point of land in the continental United States, Lubec. This rural community retains much of its rustic charm of bygone eras as it grows into an artistic and cultural community. Lubec's tradition as a true fishing village can still...

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Ellsworth Area

Whether exploring by land or by water, Ellsworth offers the convenience of small-city life with all of the qualities of Maine’s spectacular coastal amenities – including hiking and boating. As the county seat for Hancock County, Ellsworth hosts government and professional offices as well as historic buildings. In historic Downtown Ellsworth, Maine's...

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Downeast Maine

While you are visiting our corner of Maine make sure that you head to Washington County. The entire region is peppered with unique and charming villages as well as busy and historic shopping and business districts all nestled into the beautiful landscape on Downeast Maine. There are many “must see” spots...

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