"Spruce Head, Maine" Spruce Head by Geoff_Wright
Spruce Head Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 13 photos
Spruce Head is located on a peninsula (one of many), on the Maine Coast, a few miles from the town of Thomaston, which is on Highway 1.
I have searched the internet for information on both Spruce Head and Clark Islands, but I guess they are just too small to have much written about them. so, I'll try to improve on that.
when I began to plan for our trip to New England, I wanted to surprise Mary, by taking her to a really nice location, and spend the night in a good quality hotel. I had intended to visit the town of Friendship, Maine, as it was a place that I already knew from the internet. (Following 9/11, there was a period when many VT members found Friendship towns, and created personal pages referring, in particular, to that tragic date. I had known Friendship, ME, from well before that date!). Anyway, the intention was to eventually visit Bar Harbor. Friendship was en route, but we would need to stay overnight somewhere nearby, as we would be driving up from Providence, Rhode Island. A search of the internet found only a couple of decent hotels, one at Spruce Head. There is also another Inn, actually in Friendship itself. (See my Friendship page).
It's hard to imagine, now, just how industrious this area must have been in the early 1900's. There were several granite quarries in the area, and, of course, a vast fishing industry, which still remains, although obviously at a reduced level.
The photo was taken through our hotel room window, through the mosquito mesh, hence the strange square-shaped pattern!!
- Pros:A very pretty and quiet area
- Cons:A little bit out on a limb
- In a nutshell:I'd love to return!
If you don't live in Maine, then I would say that a trip to Spruce Head and Clark Island are well off the average... more travel advice
As a guest of the hotel, you are permitted to explore Clark Island itself. We did, however, feel a little intimidated by... more travel advice
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