Milbridge is a small, self-sufficient coastal downeast community with approximately 1400 year round residents. Milbridge is located on the coast in Washington County Maine. It is the hub for goods and services for the surrounding downeast communities of Steuben, Cherryfield, Harrington, Addison, Columbia and Columbia Falls. We have medical facilities, grocery stores, building and contracting suppliers, banking services, restaurants, and gift shops.
Step back in time and catch your breath. There are no traffic lights or traffic jams. This area is virtually free of air pollution and has a low crime rate. Property real estate taxes are reasonable and the properties are affordable. There is no greater place to retire seasonally or live year-round!
We have over 75 miles of irregular saltwater shoreline frontage, a class "A" river, the Narraguagus, which is famous for its Atlantic salmon and striped bass. Visit our public harbor with dock and moorings where it is not uncommon to view seals at play and bald eagles fishing. Sea kayaking, sailing, boating, and island exploring add to the recreational enjoyment.
Our comfortable summers with average temperatures of 70 degrees and the gentle sea breeze makes it very pleasant. Winters along the Downeast coast are cold, but not harsh. Snowfall average is 30" per year. Milbridge is situated on US Rt 1, 30 miles east of Ellsworth, and 45 miles northeast of Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor.
Visit our proud coastal Maine town. Stay in our service motel, The Red Barn Motel, one of the nearby campgrounds or B & Bs. Enjoy our two restaurants: The Milbridge House and 44 Degrees North (sorry ... no McDonalds nearby), or visit the Riverlily, a fabulous gift shop right in the center of town.
Medical Facilities: In Milbridge we have eye doctor, medical doctor, dentist, chiropractor, pharmacy, Milbridge Medical Center, plus a veterinarian. Harrington Family Health Center in Harrington, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, Down East Community Hospital in Machias, and Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
Economy: Fishing, clamming, lobster fishing, blueberries Washington County has the largest concentration of low bush wild blueberries in the world) and cottage industries such as Christmas wreaths, crafts, artists, etc.
There are local contractors available to clear your house site, drill your well and build your dream home. We will be more than happy to help you with these matters.
Check out Robertson Sea Tours (www.robertsonseatours.com) for whale watching, Puffin and Sea Bird viewing, even Lobster Fishing.
There are also extensive trails, Sunrise Trails and Maine Coast Heritage Trust Trails, in our area to experience nature and enjoy the uniqueness of the region. Such as the Pleasant Bay B&B and Llama Farm situated on a Farm like setting on the shores of Peasant Bay, or Ocean Spray Cottage in Harrington for weekly rentals offering an ideal spot on the rockbound coast of Harrington. If camping is your forte, just down the road is Sunset Point Campground Sunset Point Campground with direct water access for kayaking, canoeing and much more. Further to the east is the Blueberry Patch Motel & Cabins with the White House Restaurant next door.
Come to Milbridge, Maine and enjoy life in the slow lane. The way life should be.
Drop Anchor Realty is a family owned and operated real estate business since 1981. We specialize in waterfront properties along with a full compliment of residential homes and acreage in Milbridge and the surrounding communities of Steuben, Cherryfield, Harrington, Addison, Jonesport, Columbia Falls, Columbia and Gouldsboro. Our inventory also includes a few select commercial and investment properties.
The two principal owner/brokers have 50+ years of combined experience working with buyers and sellers. Our knowledge and helpful staff can guide you through the process of finding your Maine home or property.
Please let us know how we can be of help to you.