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Friendship is a small town of approximately 1,200 located in Knox County, Maine. It is about a 40-minute drive from Rockland to the north and Boothbay Harbor to the south. The Friendship Sloop, which is a gaff-rigged sailboat designed for lobstering and fishing, takes its name from the town. For movie buffs, the majority of the film "Casper" was set in Friendship, although it was actually filmed in the nearby resort town of Rockport. Friendship is home to a fictional Gothic mansion called Whipstaff Manor, and the mansion and town also appear in the animated series "The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper."With its picturesque setting in Knox County, the town of Friendship offers lots to see and do. Some of the best hiking trails in the state are located in the area, including the Mount Battie Trail. Other recreational activities in the area include swimming, fishing, boating, biking, golf, whale watching and birding. Places of interest within a short drive of Friendship are the Pemaquid Lighthouse and Beach Park, Fort Pemaquid and the Salt Bay Preserve Heritage Trail, the Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve, many antique shops, art galleries and some of the best seafood restaurants in the state.

Surrounding areas: Bremen, Maine (4.9 mi), Tenants Harbor, Maine (5.5 mi), Port Clyde, Maine (5.6 mi), Round Pond, Maine (6.8 mi), Waldoboro, Maine (8.1 mi), Damariscotta, Maine (9.0 mi), Nobleboro, Maine (10.0 mi)

Friendship Vacation Rentals

Friendship Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
East Wind InnTenants Harbor, ME6.4 mi.(207) 372-6366
Hampton Inn & Suites - Rockland Maine190 New County RdThomaston, ME10.0 mi.(207) 594-6644
Navigator Motor Inn520 Main StRockland, ME14.1 mi.(207) 594-2131
Edgecomb InnEddy RdEdgecomb, ME14.9 mi.(207) 882-6343
Lee Ward VillageHC 65 Box 776East Boothbay, ME15.0 mi.(207) 633-3681
Samoset Resort220 Warrenton StRockport, ME15.9 mi.(800) 341-1650
Flagship Inn200 Townsend AveBoothbay Harbor, ME16.8 mi.(800) 660-5094
Boothbay Harbor Inn31 Atlantic AveBoothbay Harbor, ME17.1 mi.(207) 633-6302
Fishermans Wharf Inn22 Commercial St Pier 6Boothbay Harbor, ME17.2 mi.(207) 633-5090
Tugboat Inn80 Commercial StBoothbay Harbor, ME17.4 mi.(207) 633-4434
Blackberry Inn82 Elm StCamden, ME20.2 mi.(207) 236-6060
Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inns11 Tannery LnCamden, ME20.5 mi.(207) 236-0500
Black Horse InnUS Rt 1 - Atlantic HwyCamden, ME20.6 mi.(207) 236-6800
Lodge At Camden HillsCamden, ME20.6 mi.(207) 236-8478
Newagen Seaside InnRt 27Newagen, ME20.9 mi.(207) 633-5242
Holiday Inn139 Richardson StBath, ME24.9 mi.(207) 443-9741
MT Battie MotelRR 3 Box 570Lincolnville, ME26.1 mi.(207) 236-3870
Viking Motor Inn287 Bath RdBrunswick, ME28.7 mi.(800) 429-6661
Super 8 Motel-Brunswick224 Bath RdBrunswick, ME29.2 mi.(207) 725-8883
Parkwood Inn71 Gurnet RdBrunswick, ME29.3 mi.(207) 725-5251
Bo-Ed Inc Dba Brunswick Travelodge21 Gurnet RdBrunswick, ME29.4 mi.(207) 729-5555
Bed & Breakfast
Lakeshore Inn Bed & Breakfast184 Lakeview DrRockland, ME14.7 mi.(207) 594-4209

Friendship Weather & Climate

Mid-coast Maine, east of Brunswick, has an oceanic climate with four seasons. This area has an elevation of approximately 70 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rolling farmlands, forest areas, numerous islands, peninsulas, bays and beaches. Winter temperatures generally range from 0 to 40 degrees F. and while accumulating snow remains a possibility into March and early April, warmer days generally means relatively fast melts. . Ice storms can also occur in winter and early spring. Summers along the coast are cool, with temperatures in the 60 to 80 degrees range. Nights are usually chilly along the coast, year round. Rain can occur in any month of the year, with thunderstorms most common during the spring and summer months. Crisp, sunny days and cool nights make fall one of the most pleasant times of the year along the mid-coast, a very comfortable and colorful time of the year to visit Maine.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 32°F 17°F 4.91 in. 34°F
February 34°F 18°F 3.42 in. 33°F
March 41°F 26°F 4.71 in. 37°F
April 49°F 34°F 4.36 in. 40°F
May 58°F 43°F 3.59 in. 49°F
June 66°F 50°F 2.63 in. 55°F
July 72°F 56°F 2.71 in. 60°F
August 71°F 56°F 2.29 in. 61°F
September 65°F 50°F 3.81 in. 59°F
October 55°F 42°F 3.60 in. 52°F
November 46°F 34°F 4.65 in. 47°F
December 37°F 23°F 4.02 in. 39°F

Friendship Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located about 12 miles east of Friendship in Rockland, Maine, the Augusta State airport (AUG) located approximately 32 miles northwest of Friendship in Augusta, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located roughly 41 miles northwest of Friendship in Waterville, Maine, the Auburn Lewiston Municipal airport (LEW) located around 47 miles west of Friendship in Auburn / Lewiston, Maine, the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located about 53 miles west of Friendship in Portland, Maine, the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located approximately 57 miles northeast of Friendship in Bar Harbor, Maine, and finally the Bangor International airport (BGR) located roughly 62 miles northeast of Friendship in Bangor, Maine.

Friendship Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME61.3 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME64.6 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME85.0 mi.
Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME57.2 mi.
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME64.6 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH95.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Wawenock Country ClubWalpoleME11.8 mi.
Rockland Golf ClubRocklandME14.0 mi.
Boothbay Country ClubBoothbayME15.8 mi.
Goose River Golf ClubRockportME18.9 mi.
Bath Country ClubBathME25.9 mi.
Kennebec Heights Country ClubFarmingdaleME27.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME20.6 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME68.7 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME72.0 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME73.6 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME77.8 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME78.6 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH92.4 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME93.7 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME102.8 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH107.7 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH107.7 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH111.2 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH115.0 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH116.2 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH119.0 mi.
State Parks
Damariscotta Lake State ParkME15.4 mi. 
Fort Edgecomb State ParkME15.7 mi. 
Owls Head State ParkME16.4 mi. 
Reid State ParkME23.4 mi. 
Camden Hills State ParkME25.4 mi. 
Popham Beach State ParkME27.5 mi. 
Peacock Beach State ParkME28.1 mi. 
Lake Saint George State ParkME28.8 mi. 
Tacoma Lakes State ParkME33.4 mi. 
Moose Point State ParkME36.5 mi. 
Wolfes Neck Woods State ParkME39.5 mi. 
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME13.9 mi.(Art)
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME50.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME51.0 mi.(History)
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME51.0 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME51.0 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME51.0 mi.(History)

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