Located just north of
Belfast , Searsport sits on the shores of Penobscot Bay and is
a small town with an extensive seafaring history. The Yardarm Motel is directly on Route 1, one mile north of the center of town.
The motel is close to both sophisticated antique shops as well as flea
markets. From the Yardarm you can walk to restaurants, the
Penobscot Marine Museum, Bluejacket Shipcrafters and it is across Route
1 from a gas station/convenience store and laundromat. Searsport's sidewalks allow you to walk to most town locations including
Mosman Park and the marina where you can join people fishing from the dock and watch
the boating activity. Relax and enjoy the refreshing breezes of Penobscot
Searsport's historic downtown has maintained many of it's original buildings. These buildings have watched
the flow and pace of traffic for more than 100 years. Sea captain houses
have a prominent presence along our stretch of Route 1. Many are now inns,
but some are antique stores, or small businesses while others remain private
homes. For your convenience Searsport's downtown has a grocery store,
coffee shop, bookstore and banks, all with easy parking. Sears Island
has a variety of recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, bird watching and clam digging (with temporary town license), and is accessible by
causeway from the mainland. Sears Island was described by the Sierra Club
as "a unique piece of Maine's rich natural tapestry". There are also
three state parks close by; Moose Point State Park, Fort Point State
Park and Swan Lake State Park which has a public fresh water beach.
For a unique Maine experience you can cruise daily in Penobscot Bay.
stayed in a charming roadside motel called The Yardarm. The motel
features clean, pine-paneled rooms, comfortable beds and chairs on the
porch out front, perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee on a brisk fall morning.
The Yardarm offers a complimentary breakfast in a cozy breakfast room where
you can pick up travel tips and compare notes with other hotel guests."
--Peggy Sijswerda, Tidewater Women Virginia
The Yardarm Motel
US Rt 1, 172 East Main Street
Searsport, Maine 04974
(207) 548-2404 for reservations
info (at) yardarmmotel.com
Open May to the end of October
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.