Steuben & Milbridge, Maine
Welcome to Steuben & Milbridge, Maine!
Steuben is the first town in Washington County,
just 20 miles from Ellsworth and rubs shoulders with the village of
Milbridge Maine which provides the bulk of amenities to it's visitors
and residents. These peaceful coastal villages are close to
everything, yet secluded from the hustle and bustle of everyday life
which makes them very alluring. The county, named after
George Washington enjoys a rich history and deep roots for our country.
The town of Steuben was named after Baron Von Steuben, inspector general
of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Von Steuben's
former home has been impeccably restored and sits on the top of a hill
off of Route 1 across from the Parish house. The village of
Steuben is documented in history books and in the dictionary..... a small
fishing village tucked away behind tall trees where talented artists,
craftsmen, and writers flourish.
Steuben has it's own school for k-12, tennis courts, a library and
recreation offerings at the historical Parish house which was built in
1910. There is a monumental village
green, the Townsley Square which honors war veterans and heros.
Steuben also is recognized for Petit Manan, a national
wildlife refuge named by Champlain. It was named such because it
reminded him of the island of Grand Manan in Florida. Visit and take
the Coastal trail at Petit Manan -- The John Hollingsworth Memorial
Trail, a rewarding 1.5 mile coastal trail that crosses a field and takes
you through upland forests and delicate habitats. It's rocky
terrain and exposed roots trail, and wooden walks are relatively to walk
and lead to a paradise where a sandy beach and scenic beauty awaits
lies. Also, drive to the beach at Roger's
Point in Steuben, a haven for unwinding and relaxing. Visitors can
walk the beach on 3 sides at low tide and walk out onto an island while
enjoying the scenic ocean, lobster boats and refreshing sea air.
For mountain climbers, enjoy the hike up Pigeon Hill to it's
breathtaking summit. The neighboring town, Milbridge is adoring
and provides shopping, dining and activities. It has the only
movie theatre in the area which also is historical and romantic.
On summer nights you can expect to see old and young alike walking hand
in hand to the theatre to watch the latest movies. There aren't a
lot of restaurants here, but you can expect to find a nice sports pub
and restaurant with steak and seafood and delectable desserts. There's
also a summer snack bar that serves up traditional downeast fare and ice
cream. Each year visitors and residents look forward
to Milbridge Days where the entire town celebrates with food, music,
festivities, lobster bakes, blueberry eating contests, crafts and fun
for the whole family. You might even see Elvis at this event!
One event in particular that is fun to see is the Cod Fish Relay which
has received national recognition by National Geographic Magazine.
Be sure to check the events schedule for Milbridge Days which is
typically held in the early part of July.