Ellsworth has an established reputation for arts, culture, and its incredible natural beauty; creating an excellent environment for the community and businesses to thrive.

Ellsworth Historical Society

The Ellsworth Historical Society is a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving the history of Ellsworth. Membership is open to all.

Downeast YMCA

The YMCA offers programs for all ages, childcare and events throughout the year.

Biking, Hiking and Walking Trails

You don’t have to go far to find great scenic trails for any season.

Knowlton Park

Ellsworth’s Knowlton Park is a gathering place for fun! An open green space with picnic tables, a play ground, and splash pad, it’s almost always bustling with activity.

The Grand

A historic performing arts center located in the heart of Downtown Ellsworth. Offering live from the Met, children’s performances, live theater and movies.

Woodlawn Museum

Provides a glimpse into the social and domestic conditions of the 1800’s as well as an interactive museum for many events and organizations. The grounds include miles of walking paths, it is Ellsworth largest park. Open year round.

Stanwood Bird Sanctuary

This facility is a gem in the middle of the City, consisting of 157 acres of land, four miles of walking trails, a museum and many species of birds.

Ellsworth Harbor Park & Marina

Home of the Ellsworth Marina with summertime events including concerts in the park, a boat dock and slips, picnic tables, and a fabulous display of wildlife.

Outdoor Movies

Movies by Moonlight Summer 2023, in Knowlton Park.

Ellsworth Concert Band

Weekly Wednesday performances during the summer months at Harbor Park & Marina on Water Street.

Outdoor Concerts

Running in July and August 2023 concerts will be held on Friday evenings at Harbor Park & Marina on Water Street.

Courthouse Gallery

Contemporary and period Maine artists in a beautiful historic space listed on the National Historic Register.


Ellsworth boasts a variety of dining options. From locally owned lobster pounds and seafood restaurants, to a diverse selection of International and American cuisine.