Hog Bay Shores directly overlooks Hog Bay, a salt water bay that provides direct access to the Atlantic Ocean, as well as Schoodic Mountain, a popular local area with world-class hiking trails and stunning view. Nearby, the Donnell Pond Public Lands are a hidden gem under permanent protection by the State of Maine. Covering over 14,000 acres of remote forested land with crystal-clear lakes, secluded ponds, and mountains with panoramic views, this wilderness kingdom is located just minutes from Hog Bay Shores. Donnell Pond Beach is also rare natural commodity – a freshwater sand beach. Nestled at the foot of Schoodic Mountain and touching the delightful waters of expansive Donnell Pond, this gorgeous and lightly-used stretch of sand is ideal for camping, picnics, and pure relaxation.
Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park is one of the crown jewels of the federal park system and is one of the top 10 most visited annually. The park spans nearly 50,000 acres and offers stunning views of Maine’s wilderness and the Atlantic Ocean coastline. Acadia National Park is located less than 30 miles from Hog Bay Shores and is visible from parts of the property.
Hog Bay Shores overlooks and directly fronts its namesake, Hog Bay, an enchanting and pristine saltwater bay that dazzles with its constantly changing views. Every glimpse of Hog Bay provides a different panorama as the tides shift throughout each day and the seasons deliver changes to the surrounding landscape–the blazing oranges, pinks, and reds of Autumn, Winter’s bucolic blanket of snow, the waters of Spring trickling into the Bay against a backdrop of buds and blossoms, and the pure green profusion of Summer. Marvel as the tides come and go before your eyes, Bald Eagles and Ospreys patrol the skies, the sun sets in colorful exclamation to the West, and majestic Schoodic Mountain commands your attention in the East. Access to Acadia’s famed Frenchman Bay and the Atlantic Ocean..
Donnell Pond Public Lands
The remote and spectacular Donnell Pond Public Lands will remain forever wild, having been placed under permanent protection by the State of Maine. Covering over 14,000 acres of remote forested land with crystal-clear lakes, secluded ponds, and mountains with panoramic views, this wilderness kingdom is located just minutes from Hog Bay Shores. The top-notch recreational opportunities here include hiking, fishing, boating, camping, swimming, and wildlife viewing–all without the headache of crowds, traffic, and long lines. Ascend to the summit of any of Donnell’s unusual bald-topped mountains (Black, Schoodic, and Tunk) and you’ll soak in unforgettable views of Hog Bay Shores and all that the surrounding Downeast Maine paradise has to offer, including the bays and peaks of Acadia National Park. Also, tucked away within the Donnell Pond Public Lands, Schoodic Beach is a rare natural commodity–a freshwater sand beach. This gorgeous and lightly-used stretch of sand is ideal for camping, picnics, and pure relaxati
Covering more than 2000 acres and reaching depths over 200 feet, Tunk Lake is one of the most picturesque bodies of water in Maine. Surrounding mountains and a pristine shoreline contribute to the Lake’s special scenic appeal. Crystal-clear waters provide world-class coldwater sportfishing. For generations, those in the know have delighted in the Lake’s world-class salmon and trout fisheries. State biologists have characterized the Lake’s clear water as a “unique” and “priceless” natural resource. With most of the shoreline having been placed under conservation protections, this gem–located just a short drive from Hog Bay Shores–will remain forever pristine.
Bar Harbor is one of the most desired and luxurious destinations in all of New England. The seashore town adjacent to Acadia National Park is known for its elegant restaurants, waterfront inns, and natural beauty. Hog Bay Shores is located 30 miles from this national attraction featuring one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country.
Town of Franklin
The Town of Franklin is an ideal, picturesque community named after Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin–one of nearly 50 in the country named after Franklin. It was founded in 1764, and it remains an ideal location to raise a family or visit for scenic, relaxing getaways.
City of Ellsworth
The City of Ellsworth, also in Hancock County, was founded in 1800. Their motto is “Business, Leisure, Life” and the community takes pride in cultivating a business friendly atmosphere and ideal quality of life.