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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: December 7, 2014

Maine’s hidden secrets #003: Five Islands Lobster Co.

You've reached your destination when you see this building

You’ve reached your destination when you see this building

Five Islands Lobster Co. is ranked as Travel Channel’s “101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown.” However, it’s also ranked as Window to the Wood’s “Best View of a Working Fishing Pier.” Famous for their seafood and lobsters ranging from 1.5 lbs. to 4.5 lbs (for the latter, they give you a rock to crack the claws), plus outdoor seating with a spectacular view. This lobster pound is worth the trip though, no matter the season. If you drive out to Georgetown during the operational summer months, you’ll be another face in the crowd admiring the coastal scenery and enjoying fresh, buttery lobster tails. If you drive out during December, you’ll be the only one there (and slightly cold), BUT, even though the lobster pound is closed until spring, it’s worth it! The closer you get to this small ocean village from Bath, you’ll begin to spot towers of lobster pots in front of quintessential cottages lobster boats in the driveways. Before long the picturesque rugged coast comes into view and you suddenly realize it’s worth the trip.

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A bright green hull stands  out against an ocean of blue

A bright green hull stands out against an ocean of blue

A house with a rocky foundation or a really cool fort

A house with a rocky foundation or a really cool fort

Boats with an island view

Boats with an island view

Beautiful skies pale in comparison to a bright red lobster house

Beautiful skies pale in comparison to a bright red lobster house

Vintage safety

Vintage safety

Ropes and Boots

Ropes and Boots

The working pier

The working pier

The outgoing tide pulls the dinghies in a solitary direction

The outgoing tide pulls the dinghies in a solitary direction

Absolutely rugged island landscape that captures your eye

Absolutely rugged island landscape that captures your eye

A bright green hull stands  out against an ocean of blue

A bright green hull stands out against an ocean of blue

The Maine coast that everyone envisions and travels miles to see

The Maine coast that everyone envisions and travels miles to see

Ready to fish

Ready to fish

 

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