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It's May...the unofficial start of the summer season!

Ariel view of Wells Harbor, Wells Maine

Location is everything in real estate and in vacation spots, too. Wells, ME, “The Friendliest Town in Maine” has the ideal spot on the Southern Maine Coast due to its many beautiful beaches, mouth-watering restaurants, and its central location to so many other popular spots nearby. Seaglass Village at 1 Old County Road, in Wells provides quality accommodations with resort amenities and is the perfect home base for exploring the surrounding attractions.


 

Get Over It!

Visiting Mount Agamenticus

Mount Agamenticus

One special, nearby place is Mount Agamenticus, 21 Mt. Agamenticus Rd., York, Maine, www.agamenticus.org. Mt. A, a monadnock at 691 foot elevation and a landmark for sailors, is a 10,000 acre conservation region located within a 30,000 acre expanse of conservation land, one of the largest undeveloped forests in coastal New England. It has the highest elevation with the closest proximity to the ocean from Portland ME to Texas. This coastal forest with its ponds, lakes, and upland woods has several trails that will inspire hikers, bikers, sightseers and birdwatchers. The forest supports the highest diversity of plant and animal species in Maine and is a critical habitat for 12 rare animal species and 21 rare plant species, many living at their northernmost limit.


In addition to trails, Mt. A has self guided educational walks and scheduled programs. The TreeID Loop, 0.6 mile of easy to moderate trails, has 15 identification stations and is an excellent opportunity to brush up on your tree IQ. Look for the Indian names of species as well as the Latin nomenclature. Agamenticus was a traditional territory of the Wabanaki Confederacy, and means “the other side of the river”.


Another must-see especially with children is the Story Walk, a 1.3 mile varied terrain with

pieces from a featured children’s book posted along the western side of Ring Trail. The current book posted is Noticing by Kobi Yamada. Story Walk combines the benefits of physical activity and time outdoors with literacy, a triple win.


The Learning Lodge, located on the summit of Mt. A, is a former ski lodge which operated from 1964-1974. Now it serves as a visitor center with educational displays, hands on activities and a gift shop. Open weekends Memorial Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Join a Spring Birding Walk on Wednesday mornings starting at 7:00 am, May 1-June 5 to

welcome back feathered friends after our rugged winter. Mt. A is one of the best viewing places for hawks in New England. BYOB (that means binoculars). This is a 75-90 minute easy hike to the summit where you may also view a memorial cairn to MicMac chief, St. Aspinquid as well as breathtaking views of the ocean and the White Mountains.


Getting There: From Seaglass Village, right onto Rt. 1 south, through downtown Ogunquit. At flashing yellow light, turn right onto Agamenticus Rd. Drive for 4 miles, turn right onto Mountain Rd, for 1 mile. Parking is on the right. Open sunrise to sunset. Drive to the summit or park in the gravel lot. Admission including parking is $2/hour. Use QR code, app or pay in cash onsite.


 

The Best Simple Food in the Area

Flo's Hot Dogs exterior

When leaving Mt. Agamenticus, stay straight on the Mountain Rd to Rt. 1 to get to the famous and iconic Flo’s Hot Dogs, the place that never changes, 1359 Rt. 1, Cape Neddick, ME, floshotdogs.com. An annual tradition for locals and tourists for 60 years, a stop at Flo’s marks the official start of a Maine vacation for many! The short menu has stayed the same throughout: hot dogs, chips, soda and milk.


Flo’s, described by some as a rustic shack, has been run by three generations of women in the same family. They have been featured in Epicurious.com, Saveur Magazine, Diners, Drive

Ins and Dives, Gourmet Magazine and on the Travel Channel by Samantha Brown who has

visited for over 40 years. They have been named “best hot dog in Maine” by mashed.com.

Must know when visiting: 90% of patrons order the House Special, a boiled hot dog on a

steamed New England style soft bun with Flo’s famous secret sauce, mayonnaise, and celery

salt. Rules to follow: never leave the screen door open; reply only with number of hot dogs

desired; when called, name your condiments of choice; cash only. Open Thursday-Sunday,

11-3pm.


 

Graphic stating We Remember and Honor

Remembering Those Who Have Fallen While Serving in the US Armed Forces


The Wells Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday May 27 at 9:00 am. The Parade kicks off at Wells High School, 200 Sanford Rd., and will proceed down Sanford Rd., to Ocean View Cemetery at 1485 Post Rd. where a ceremony will take place honoring local brothers Elbridge and Leroy Hanson who served in France during WW1.

Ocean view Cemetery in Wells Maine

Ocean View Cemetery dates back to 1700 and served as a traditional parish churchyard. In 1866 a large, marble obelisk monument was installed to honor 34 townsmen who died in service to the Union between 1861-1865.








 

Wouldn't You Like to Get Away...?





Are you ready to create some memories with family and friends? Give our Rental Manager Danica Briggs a call and inquire about our vacation rental cottages. She will assist you in booking your stay. Check us out at www.seaglassvillagerentals.com or call 207-216-9473.


Plan your summer getaway or vacation soon!



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