Brooksville 

Smith Cove 


A sparsely populated coastal village, Brooksville is bounded on the west by the Penobscot Bay, on the north and east by the Bagaduce River (a tidal estuary) and on the south by the famous sailing waters of Eggemoggin Reach. It is nearly an island, with just two slim land bridges to the rest of the mainland, and 54 miles of shoreline. It has a protected, insular quality which summer visitors as well as year round residents cherish.. 


Brooksville is home to the Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park - 4.7 miles from Saltfield Farm.


 Holbrook Island Sanctuary, Brooksville

Goose Pond, Holbrook Island Sanctuary, Brooksville


Fresh Pond Trail, Holbrook Island Sanctuary, Brooksville

The Good Life Center was established in the 1950's by Helen and Scott Nearing, whose work was a seminal influence on the organic farming/homesteading movement in the United States. It is located in Harborside (Brooksville) on five acres of forested land overlooking Spirit Cove, about 10 scenic miles from Saltfield Farm.


 Sweet Dog Farm is a small vegan farm with organic vegetable gardens, fruit trees, a pond and woods in Brooksville, two miles down the road from Saltfield. They grow much of their own food and donate the excess to a local food pantry. Owners Doris Groves and Bob Jones supervise the planting of the organic, vegan (no animal fertilisers) garden here at Saltfield.

Our nearest neighbor, a two minute walk from Saltfield, Valley of Stars Farm, is home to Tinder Hearth Bakery .  They bake wood-fired, organic sourdough bread and in summer host a monthly Open Mic in the barn which draws all levels of performers from near and far. On their Pizza Nights you will find a friendly place to hang out with the locals and seasonal visitors. 

Also at Valley of Stars Farm you will receive a warm welcome from the Lake Larsson School of Ukulele.  Lake offers ukulele lessons for all levels and organises fun social get-togethers and performances for all ages..

Buck's Harbor 

Brooksville's "downtown" is the sleepy hamlet of Buck's Harbor. It is a deep, safe harbor with a public marina, Yacht Club, general store (with a little self-serve cafe at the back), a weekly farmers market on Tuesdays from May through October and "Buck's", a fine dining restaurant. 

 Buck's Harbor, Brooksville. On the right, Condon's Garage -  immortalised  in the 1948 children's book "Blueberries for Sal"  by Robert McCloskey.

Buck's Harbor Marina


The coastal village of Blue Hill is a 20 minute drive from Brooksville. It has shops, restaurants, cafes, art galleries and is home to the chamber music venue Kneisal HallOn summer nights the Blue Hill Waterfront Town Park hosts street dances under the stars with Flash in the Pans, the area's long-standing community steel drum band.  The Stonington Opera House in nearby Deer Isle and the Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth feature films and live classical, folk, jazz, rock and world music performances as well as theatre plays and Actors Equity Shakespeare productions. 

Beaches here are abundant due to the endless coves, bays, inlets and islands that make up Brooksville's wild and beautiful coastline.  Ocean swimming, kayaking and sailing are nearby, as well as many fresh water lakes and ponds. Visitors often go kayaking in the ocean and along the Bagaduce River, and many of our guests come up to cycle the winding roads (and hills!).  Almost everyone visits Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor (an hour's drive from Brooksville) at some point during their stay..

 

Saltfield Farm  1499 Coastal Road   Brooksville, ME 04617  207. 326. 2037     info@SaltfieldFarm.com