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Rhon Bell

Rhon Bell, an outdoor enthusiast, spends his time exploring the Maine Woods and documenting his journeys. Growing up in Aroostook County, he embraced the outdoor lifestyle at a young age. Living today near Portland, he spends weekends and week-long adventures hiking New England summits, canoeing the historic Maine waterways, and ice fishing for lake trout. Follow the journey as Window to the Woods discovers new destinations, and check out his other blog, Backwoods Plaid.

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Posted: October 22, 2014

Maine’s hidden secrets #002: The pier at Dick’s Lobster

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This is the 2nd post in a series in which I explore lesser-known scenic locations, hikes and views in Maine. Read the first. We’re lucky enough to live in a beautiful state with many famous, yet tourist-filled, hot spots. This series will discover spots of equal attraction and provide directions and tips for an exciting adventure.

Today we’re heading up the coast a bit to an oceanfront location in South Harpswell. Dick’s Lobster is the destination – a weathered lobster shack literally located at the end of the road on a secluded public beach with a working pier. It all makes for a perfect sunset location with your loved one, or in my case, a digital camera.

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Check the local sunset times and then head out for the evening. When you reach the dirt parking lot at the end of the road (directions below) you’ll see a small, red lobster shack. You’re in the right place. Arrive a little early and head down the stairs to the beach. Sail boats and lobster boats dot the harbor and make for beautiful and relaxing destination. You’ll more than likely spot a few lobstermen at the pier’s end finishing up after a long day on the water.

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Dick’s is the rustic, quintessential Maine seafood shack with lobster pots and buoys scattered nearby. As the sun starts to set, the flood light comes on and makes for great photography. The western sky is positioned directly behind the harbor and if the sky decides it wants to fill with colors, you’re in for a treat.

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Directions: Follow Rt. 123 in South Harpswell until you reach the end of the road. Google Maps

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