Maine: Mid-Coast

Stonington Waterfront

Along with Deere Isle, this island town in the Penobscot Bay leads Maine in the dollar value of its lobster catch. For some pre- or post- lobster exercise, enjoy a lovely run along the coast of Stonington. Start in the center of town at the Public Library, and do a quick jaunt down Atlantic Ave. to Staples Point. Then, just follow the road along the water heading west: W. Main St., Greenhead Rd., and Sand Beach Rd. It’s about 2.5 miles to the turnaround point at Buxton Rd., including a little dip down Causeway Rd. to Moose Island. Good water views much of the way.

Essentials
  • 5 miles, out and back
  • 269 feet
  • Center of Stonington at the Public Library