The City of Ellsworth is following Federal, State and Centers for Disease Control Guidelines during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. At this time, all City of Ellsworth buildings/facilities/departments have been closed to the public, however staff will be available from 8AM to 4PM to assist citizens and businesses over the phone, and via fax and Email. Options have been provided for the continuation of regular business transactions and functions such as vehicle registration, property tax/utilities collection, license distribution, building permits, etc. Many of these functions are available on-line. Please call 667-2563 with questions on how to complete any business transactions that you normally conduct with the City. You may also contact the City via normal Email and Website channels as well.

Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Services, Public Works and Water/Wastewater Departments are staffed and available to respond to all emergencies. The Transfer Station will be open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday only until further notice. Please check the City’s Website and Facebook page for updates. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

  • Parks
  • Swimming Areas
  • Walking Trails
  • Boat Launches
  • 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.

    Knowlton Park

    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.

  • Branch Lake – Mill Pond Park

    Branch Lake – Sand Beach

    Green Lake – Nicolin Park

  • You don’t have to leave the city to find miles of scenic walking trails.

    Birdsacre Sanctuary

    An excellent place to hike during the summer, snowshoe and ski during the winter.

    Branch Lake Public Forest

    Three miles of trails which pass through various forest types, along a stream, to a large marsh, and to the shore of Branch Lake. Download a PDF trail map here.

    Indian Point Trail

    The spectacular view of Ellsworth and the Union River is easily worth the short hike out to the end of the point.

    Woodlawn Park

    Today they are used for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, running, and walking.

  • Boats can be launched in the Union River at Harbor Park and at public boat launches on several lakes in Ellsworth.

    Branch Lake

    Because Branch Lake is the City of Ellsworth’s drinking water source, Branch Lake boat launch has strict regulations including a boat inspection before a craft can enter the water.

    Harbor Park & Marina

    Right in the heart of Downtown Ellsworth is the beautiful Harbor Park & Marina. Gas, moorings, restrooms, picnic areas and an east walk to downtown!

    Green Lake

    This is a city owned facility on the Nicolin Road off Rt. 1A.

    Graham Lake

    There are two boat launches on Graham Lake, one state owned on Route 179 and one city owned on Route 180.

    Patten Pond

    Just out of town on Route 172 in Surry is a launch to Lower Patten Pond.

    Leonard Lake

    Accessible only by carrying boat to the water.