Photo Credit: Sue Schmid
Jonesport is a real-life, hardworking fishing village. Together with neighboring Beals Island, it is a quaint village and offers quiet nature trails and scenic vistas complete with colorful lobster boats bobbing in the harbor.
Jonesport is one of the locations along the Maine Sculpture Trail, with their sculpture proudly displayed in Lincoln Park, near a historic settler's cemetery. The downtown district is a perfect size to explore on foot, with many opportunities to catch views of the working harbor. The local historical society is an excellent place for the history buff to learn more about the town's past, as is the small Maine Coast Sardine History Museum.
Ask the locals to tell you about Tall Barney, one of the town's colorful characters, perhaps on one of the local tour charters that are available. There is also a public boat launch if you wish to ply the waters of Moosabec Reach yourself. You can learn more about the mussel industry at Moosabec Mussels.
Jonesport is also home to the world's fastest lobster boats–come see the annual races, every 4th of July! To find out what is happening locally during your visit, stop by the Peabody Memorial Library, and take a moment to browse their vibrant art gallery.