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Orr's Island, Maine

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This island is located on the coast of Maine about 10 miles south of Brunswick, Maine heading south on Route 24.  It is part of the Town of Harpswell.  The island is almost 5 miles long and less than one mile wide.  It is located about 47 miles from Portland, Maine.  Orr's Island is located between Great Island (to the north) and Bailey Island (to the south) and is connected by Route 24 which runs north - south.


History of Orr's Island

See http://community.curtislibrary.com/hhs/history/townhist.htm.


Places to See on or near Orr's Island

Cribstone Bridge.  This unique bridge was built in the 1920's and joined Orr's Island and Bailey Island - spanning Will's Gut.  It was made of granite stone slabs quarried in Yarmouth and Pownal, Maine.  It is the only bridge like it in the world and is now a historical site.  A newer bridge has since replaced it.  (see the picture at right).

Lowell's Cove.  Located on the southeastern shoreline of Orr's Island.

Bailey Island.  This island is located just south of Orr's Island.  Some nice scenery and views.


Things to Do On and Near Orr's Island

Casco Bay Lines Nature Cruise.  Takes place at noon-time. Runs from end of July to Labor Day. Catch the ride on the northern tip of Bailey Island near the public boat ramp and Cooks Lobster House.

H2Outfitters - Kayak Tours and Lessons
Orr's Island, Maine 04066
1-800-20-KAYAK

Art Galleries and Studios in Harpswell and on Harpswell Islands
by the Harpswell Business Association
http://www.harpswellmaine.org/studios.html

List of Things to Do - By Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

Community Events Calendar by the Harpswell Anchor

Orr's-Bailey Yacht Club
P.O. Box 236, Orr's Island, Maine 04066
www.obyc.org


How to Get to Orr's Island

From I-285 take the Topsham exit.  Continue on to Route 1.  Take the first exit at Cooks Corner.  Take Route 24 South.  It is about 12 miles to Orr's Island.  You will pass over Great Island to get to Orr's Island.


Maps of Orr's Island

Map of Harpswell Including Orr's Island
by the Harpswell Business Association
http://www.harpswellmaine.org/hba_imagemap.html

Map of Harpswell, Maine by Harpswell Festival
http://www.harpswellfestival.org/directions/directions.htm

Casco Bay Chart by BoatMaine.US
http://www.boatmaine.us/casco-chart-large.aspx

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
Map of conserved land In Harpswell, Maine

Map of Midcoast Maine by MaineGuide.com


Weather on Orr's Island

Weather Underground
http://www.wunderground.com/US/ME/Orrs_Island.html


Websites with Info on Orr's Island

Harpswell, Maine Business Association
http://www.harpswellmaine.org/index.html

Town of Harpswell's Official Website
http://www.harpswell.maine.gov

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
www.harpswelllandtrust.org


Places to Stay - Lodging

Little Island Motel
44 Little Island Road, Orr's Island, Maine 04066
(207) 833-2392
www.littleislandmotel.com

Orr's Island Camping
44 Bond Point Road, Orr's Island, Maine 04066
(207) 833-5595


Places to Eat - Dining

Cook's Lobster House
68 Garrison Cove Road, Bailey Island, ME 04003
www.cookslobster.com
This restaurant is located at the northern tip of Bailey Island - just south of Orr's Island across the bridge spanning Will's Gut.  Great views, good service, lots of seating, great menu, sells alcohol, but is a little pricy.

Salt Cod Cafe
"On the water's edge overlooking Harpswell Sound"
P.O. Box 98, 1894 Harpswell Islands Road, Route 24, Orr's Island, Maine 04066
(207) 833-6210


Books About Orr's Island

The Pearl of Orr's Island: A Story of the Coast of Maine, by Harriet Beecher Stowe.  The story of a young girl's struggle to fit into the fabric of life of a fishing island in the mid-1800 century.  Read more about Harriet Beecher Stowe.


Orr's Island Business Directory

Vail's Tree Service - Tree & Shrub Care
Orr's Island - (207) 833-2949

Doris Anne Holman, author and illustrator of children's books
Orr's Island, Maine
www.dorisanne.com

H2Outfitters
Sea Kayaking Trips & Instruction
Orr's Island, Maine 04066
1-800-20-KAYAK
www.h2outfitters.com

Homes & Harbors Real Estate
Orr's Island, Maine
(207) 729-0400
www.homesandharbors.com

Long Cove Builders
P.O. Box 264, Orrs Island, ME 04066-0264
(207) 833-2900
www.longcovebuilders.com

Orrs Island Cemetary

 

 


Cribstone Bridge of Bailey Island Maine
Cribstone Bridge, Orr's Island

 

Orr's Island Maine Southern Tip
Southern Tip of Orr's Island

 

Lowell Cove Orr's Island Maine
Lowell Cove, Orr's Island

 

 

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