Georgetown was colonized when Captain John Parker purchased it in 1649 from Chief Mowhotiwormet, commonly known as Chief Robinhood. The Captain bought the land for a hogshead of rum and a few pumpkins. Georgetown is located between the mouth of the Sheepscot River and the Kennebec River and is a beautiful town with an artsy vibe. Georgetown also has it’s own small school district; Kindergarten through fifth grade and its great teachers are wonderfully engaged in their students’ learning.
Sites and Attractions
- Robinhood Marina. A very pretty Marina worth visiting just to view the boats. Also, stay for a while and dine at the Osprey Restaurant.
- Five Islands. Home to many lobstering boats this is a great place for Maine seafood, and a beautiful place to watch the working harbor.
- Bay Point. A colorful area at the tip of Georgetown, across the river from Popham Beach. This community is worth a visit, if only to enjoy the views and the varied, coastal architecture.
Places to Eat
- Osprey Restaurant. A great place for food and views of the river and Robinhood Marina. Indoor and outdoor seating.
- Five Islands Lobster Co. Amazing fried seafood and sides. Local icecream too! Outdoor seating only.
- Grey Havens. Known for its fine dining and views. This beautiful building also offers fine accommodations. You'll want to tour the building even if you aren't spending the night.
Places to Stay
- Grey Havens Inn. Beautiful rooms and great service. If you have a chance to tour a few of the rooms you'll be glad you did.
- The Mooring Bed and Breakfast. The Mooring is the renovated former home of Walter Reid, the donor of Georgetown's jewel Reid State Park, offering views of beautiful gardens and the roaring ocean.
- Coveside Bed and Breakfast. Set on a rocky cove near Five Islands this stylish B&B offers water views from each room. You can use the B&B's bicycles or kayaks to explore the islands and coves nearby.
- Tide's Inn Farm. The historic farmhouse and working horse farm offer a unique experience for those looking for a home away from home.
Georgetown just may have more conserved land than private land.
- Reid State Park. Featuring some of the longest beaches in Maine this park was the state's first saltwater beach State Park. It includes several miles of hiking, biking, and skiing trails covering 766 acres. The beaches also serve as essential nesting grounds for endangered bird species.
- Ipcar Perserve and the Round the Cove Trail. An amazing piece of land with great views. The preserve was given to the Town of Georgetown by Adolph Icpar, a local artistic legend.
- Berry Woods Preserve. This relatively new preserve was first protected in 2004. The 1,765 acre preserve spans east to west from the banks of the Kennebec River to those of the Sheepscot River and offers a new parking lot and an extensive four season trail system.
- Higgins Mountain preserve. Higgins Mountain is one of the highest points in Georgetown at 259' above sea level. The short loop trail provides astonishing views of the coast from the mountaintop. The land was donated to The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust by Mrs. Billie Todd in 2000.
- Josephine Newman Bird Sanctuary. Featuring over 2 ½ miles of trails this 119 acre preserve is a safe haven for many species of migratory and year round birds.
- Flying Point Preserve. An Island preserved by The Nature Conservancy in 1995 after it was donated by Ken Olsen. It protects 4.5 miles of tidal salt marsh and mudflats.
- Weber Kelly Preserve. This preserve offers two loop trails, a variety of wildlife and a rich geological history. Foot traffic only.