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Local Area Attractions

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Art Galleries and Studios
For Children
Food Companies/Tours
Historic and Scenic
Theaters and Live Entertainment

Stage Neck Inn is surrounded not only by a wealth of opportunities for sight-seeing as well as historic and cultural attractions. Shown on the background of this page is an image of the Marginal Way in Ogunquit. 

View a Google Mashup Map of some of the most popular attractions and their relation to Stage Neck Inn. You may obtain driving directions on that page or from the footer of any page.

Here are some of our local favorites to help you plan your time at the Inn. For further information, please inquire at the front desk.


Wells (20 minutes north) features more antique shops than any other town in southern Maine. Just a few are listed here.

The Barn at Cape Neddick, Route 1, York. 207-363-7315

Cranberry Hill Antiques and Custom Lighting, Route 1, Cape Neddick. 207-363-5178

Little Red Hen Gifts & Things, Woodbridge Road, York. 207-363-4894

Maritime Antiques, Route 1, York. 207-363-4247.

Rocky Mountain Quilts, 130 York Street, York Village. 207-363-6800.

York Village Crafts and Antiques, 211 York Street, York. 207-363-4830.

In Wells ~ The Farm, off Coles Hill Road, Wells. 207-985-2656. R. Jorgensen Antiques, Route 1, Wells. 207-646-9444. Wells Antique Mart (85 dealers), Route 1, Wells. 207-646-8153.

Art Galleries and Studios

George Marshall Store/Gallery, 140 Varrell Lane, Hancock Wharf (within walking distance), York. 351-1083

Ogunquit Arts Collaborative, Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. 646-8400

Ogunquit Museum of American Art,  543 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907   (207) 646-4909

Van Ward Gallery, 23 Shore Road, Ogunquit. 646-0554

York Art Association, 394 York Street, York Harbor. 363-4049

Children’s Activities

Build a Bear, Maine Mall, South Portland (207-541-3789).

Chuck E. Cheese's, 30 Fox Run Road, Newington, NH. 603-431-1367

Delorme's “Eartha”, the world’s largest rotating globe, Exit 17 off Route 95, Garmin, Route 1, Yarmouth. 207-846-7000

Desert of Maine, Exit 19 off Route 95, Freeport. 865-6962.

Fun-O-Rama arcade, 13 Beach Street, York Beach. 207-363-4421.

Funtown/Splashtown (seasonal, outdoors), Route 1, Saco (45 minutes north). 207-284-5139

NH Children's Museum is just a short drive away in Dover, NH. 603-742-2002.

Rachael Carson National Wildlife Reserve, Route 9, Wells. 207-646-9226.

Seacoast Science Center/Audubon Society of NH, Rye, NH. 603-436-8043

Seasonal horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown Portsmouth, NH, departing from Market Street.

Southworth Planetarium at USM with Astronomy Shows, Laser Light Shows, Portland, 800-800-4USM ext. 4249.

Take Flight Adventures (climbing park), Route 1, Kittery, ME. 207-439-8838.

Water Country Water Park (water slide rides), Route 1, Portsmouth, NH. 603-436-3556.

Wells National Estuarine Research. Laudholm Farm, Wells. 207-646-1555.

Wonder Mountain Fun Park. Unique outdoor Human Maze, two 18-hole Miniature Golf Courses and an Arcade, Route 1, Moody. 207-646-9655.

York Art Association, 394 York Street, York Harbor. 363-4049


First Parish Congregational Church, 207-363-3758.

St. Christopher’s By The Sea (Catholic), 207-363-4177.

St. George’s Episcopal Church, 207-363-7376.

Star of the Sea (Catholic), York Beach, 207-363-2111.

Trinity Episcopal Church (summer only), 207-363-5095

Union Congregational Church, York Beach, 207-363-2133.

United Methodist of York/Ogunquit, 207-363-2749.

Unity of the Seacoast (non-denominational/interfaith), Dover, NH 603-749-0677.

York Street Baptist Church, 207-363-2177.

Food Companies/Breweries

Redhook Ale Brewery, Pease International Trade Port, Portsmouth, NH. 603-430-8600.

Stonewall Kitchen, gourmet jams and other tasty treats, Route 1, York. 207-351-2712.

The Shipyard Brewing Co., 86 Newbury St. Portland. 207-761-9665. Also offers self-guided outdoor tour at their satellite operation, Federal Jack’s Brew Pub, Eight Western Avenue, Kennebunk, 207-967-4322.

Favorite Shopping Areas

York Village offers an historic downtown area with several local food and clothing establishments. Check out Daisy Jane's, 363-2242. It's about a 1 mile walk from the Inn.

Kittery (Rte. 1 south) features many factory outlet malls: Coach, Crate &?Barrel, Dress Barn, 9 West, Timberland, and Kittery Trading Post, offering clothing, gear and sporting goods.

Portsmouth (11 miles south) offers many unique small shops in the downtown area. Just west in Newington are two mall complexes, Christmas Tree Shop, TJMaxx, Marshalls, Macy’s, Sears, JCPenney, Home Goods, BJs, Walmart and more.

Wells (14 miles north) large clustering of antique shops and a couple of book dealers, a towel and bedding factory outlet, Reny’s (a Maine experience).

Portland/South Portland (1 hour north) features The Maine Mall, a Christmas Tree Shop, Target, and many quaint downtown stores in the waterfront Old Port.

Freeport (1½ hours north via the Maine Tpk and Rte 295) is home of LL Bean, many factory outlet malls and craft shops.

Historic and Scenic Attractions

The Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce, 207-363-4422

Nubble Lighthouse, York Beach. Snowshoe Rock. Old Gaol Museum and Old York Historical Society, 207-363-4974.

Portsmouth (10 miles south), Chamber of Commerce, 603-436-1118:   Albacore Port of Portsmouth Museum, 603-436-3680.

Strawberry Banke (John Paul Jones House, Moffatt-Ladd House, Warner House.) Winter ice rink, too. 603-433-110

Kittery (5 miles south): Fort McClary. Lady Pepperell House. Historical and Naval Museum, 207-439-3080. Fort Foster, Pocahontas Road, Kittery offers Fort Foster offers three small sandy beaches, an extensive trail system, restroom facilities in season, picnic areas, and old military fortifications to explore.

South Berwick (15 miles west): Sarah Orne Jewett House. Salmon Falls.

Wells (14 miles north), Chamber of Commerce, 207-646-2451: Laudholm Farm and Estuary Reserve, 646-1556. Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, 207-646-9226.

Kennebunk (22 miles north), Chamber of Commerce, 207-967-0857: Brick Store Museum, Route 1, 207-985-5801. Wedding Cake House (elaborate Ginger-Bread trim), Route 35.

Kennebunkport (25 miles north), Chamber of Commerce, 207-967-0857: Franciscan Monastery and Shrine, Beach Street, 207-967-2011. Former-President Bush's Residence at Walker Point, Ocean Avenue.


Albacore Park , an actual submarine/museum. Portsmouth, 603-436-3680.

Children’s Museum of Portsmouth, Meetinghouse Hill, Marcy Square, Portsmouth, NH. 603-436-3853.

Kittery Historical and Naval Museum, Rogers Road, Kittery. 207-439-3080.

Historical Society of Wells/Ogunquit, Route 1, Wells. 207-646-4775.

Old York Historical Society, 140 Lindsay Road, York. 207-363-4974.

Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland. 207-773-2787.

Seashore Trolly Museum, Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport. 207-967-2800.

Strawbery Banke Museum, 454 Court Street, Portsmouth, NH. 603-433-1100.

Theaters/Live Entertainment

Cumberland County Civic Center, Free Street, Portland (1 hour north), 207-775-3458.

Flagship Cinemas, Route 1, Wells, 207-216-9737.

Hackmatack Playhouse (summer only), Route 9, Beaver Dam, Berwick. 207-698-1807.

The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH. 603-436-2400.

Ogunquit Playhouse (May through December), Route 1, Ogunquit. 207-646-5511.

Portland Sea Dogs Baseball, Portland. 800-936-DOGS.

Prescott Park, Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH. 603-436-2848. Seasonal outdoor theatre and events.

Regal 15, 44 Gosling Road, Newington, NH. 800-326-3264 (corporate number ... at voice message, dial "467" for this location), 603-431-6116.

Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH. 603-433-4472.

Smitty's Cinema Pub (full-menu dinner service before and during the movie ... quite the experience), Route 109, South Sanford, 207-490-0000.


International callers, please add "001" to all of these numbers.

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