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North-Haven-Vinalhaven-Islands are two small islands in the Penobscot Bay just off the coast of Maine that are accessed by a ferry that departs daily from the town of Rockland. Along the way, you'll have time to sit back and relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the Camden Hills and coastline. The two islands are separated by a narrow strip of water and the summer homes of many residents dot the scenic shoreline as you make your way to the harbor. In Vinalhaven, many parks are within walking distance of the ferry dock. Lane's Island Preserve is a 40-acre site of moors, granite shoreline, tide pools and beach. You can learn about the islands quarrying history at the Historical Museum in Vinalhaven, and you can even swim in the cool waters of some of the quarries. Both islands are perfect for walking and exploring, and other activities include biking, sailing, canoeing, fishing, tennis, golf, and picnicking. You'll find all of the necessary amenities on New Haven and Vinalhaven, as well as several gift shops and art galleries. Across the Bay in Rockland, specialty shops and galleries, restaurants and inns line Main Street and side streets. Rockland is considered the working hub of this area of the coast, and you'll see fishing boats moored alongside yachts and windjammers in its harbor. Other points of interest include the Farnsworth Art Museum, Shore Village Museum and the Owls Head Transportation Museum.

Surrounding areas: Vinalhaven, Maine (5.9 mi), Stonington, Maine (10.5 mi), Rockport, Maine (10.7 mi), Camden, Maine (11.2 mi), Owls Head, Maine (11.3 mi), Deer Isle/Little Deer Isle, Maine (11.8 mi), Rockland, Maine (12.0 mi)

North Haven/Vinalhaven Islands Vacation Rentals

North Haven/Vinalhaven Islands Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Samoset Resort220 Warrenton StRockport, ME10.4 mi.(800) 341-1650
Black Horse InnUS Rt 1 - Atlantic HwyCamden, ME11.0 mi.(207) 236-6800
Lodge At Camden HillsCamden, ME11.0 mi.(207) 236-8478
Blackberry Inn82 Elm StCamden, ME11.1 mi.(207) 236-6060
Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inns11 Tannery LnCamden, ME11.1 mi.(207) 236-0500
Navigator Motor Inn520 Main StRockland, ME11.7 mi.(207) 594-2131
MT Battie MotelRR 3 Box 570Lincolnville, ME12.5 mi.(207) 236-3870
Hampton Inn & Suites - Rockland Maine190 New County RdThomaston, ME15.6 mi.(207) 594-6644
East Wind InnTenants Harbor, ME20.0 mi.(207) 372-6366
Belfast Harbor Inn91 Searsport Ave Rt 1Belfast, ME21.6 mi.(207) 338-2740
Comfort Inn Ocean's EdgeRR 5 Box 5290Belfast, ME21.6 mi.(207) 338-2090
Gull MotelRR 5 Box 5377Belfast, ME21.6 mi.(207) 338-4030
Light's Motel & Restaurant215 E Main StSearsport, ME23.4 mi.(207) 548-2405
Bed & Breakfast
Lakeshore Inn Bed & Breakfast184 Lakeview DrRockland, ME12.1 mi.(207) 594-4209

North Haven/Vinalhaven Islands Weather & Climate

The southern coast of Maine near the Penobscot Bay has very comfortable summers and falls, cold winters with frequent thaws and late, changeable springs. Summers are mild to cool by most people's standards, with very few summer nights too warm and humid for sleeping. Autumn has the greatest number of sunny days along the coast and is perfect for fall sightseeing. Winters are cold, but not as severe as the northeastern part of the state along the Canadian border. The White Mountains, to the northwest, keep considerable snow from reaching the Portland area and also help moderate the temperature. Normal precipitation is remarkably uniform throughout the year. Winds are generally light with the strongest being in the months of March and November. Temperatures well below freezing are reported each year, and cold waves sometimes come along with strong winds. Blizzards are possible but infrequent in Maine.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 28°F 9°F 4.76 in. 38°F
February 31°F 12°F 3.43 in. 36°F
March 39°F 22°F 4.73 in. 38°F
April 50°F 33°F 4.74 in. 44°F
May 61°F 43°F 4.38 in. 49°F
June 70°F 53°F 3.80 in. 55°F
July 76°F 59°F 3.19 in. 59°F
August 74°F 58°F 2.90 in. 62°F
September 66°F 50°F 4.31 in. 57°F
October 56°F 39°F 4.79 in. 54°F
November 45°F 29°F 5.25 in. 52°F
December 34°F 17°F 4.98 in. 44°F

North Haven/Vinalhaven Islands Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located about 12 miles west of North Haven-Vinalhaven Islands in Rockland, Maine, the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located approximately 33 miles northeast of North Haven-Vinalhaven Islands in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located roughly 47 miles north of North Haven-Vinalhaven Islands in Bangor, Maine, the Augusta State airport (AUG) located around 47 miles west of North Haven-Vinalhaven Islands in Augusta, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located about 48 miles northwest of North Haven-Vinalhaven Islands in Waterville, Maine, and finally the Auburn Lewiston Municipal airport (LEW) located approximately 70 miles west of North Haven-Vinalhaven Islands in Auburn / Lewiston, Maine.

North Haven/Vinalhaven Islands Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME86.0 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME89.4 mi.
Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME32.9 mi.
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME89.4 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH119.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Island Country ClubSunsetME10.0 mi.
Goose River Golf ClubRockportME10.3 mi.
Rockland Golf ClubRocklandME12.0 mi.
Northport Golf ClubNorthportME15.1 mi.
Castine Golf ClubCastineME18.6 mi.
Searsport Pines Golf CourseSearsportME22.9 mi.
Causeway ClubSouthwest HarborME29.2 mi.
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME11.0 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME85.3 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME87.9 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME91.4 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME92.4 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME96.7 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME98.5 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME104.6 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH114.4 mi.
State Parks
Owls Head State ParkME8.6 mi. 
Camden Hills State ParkME13.0 mi. 
Moose Point State ParkME21.1 mi. 
Fort Point State ParkME23.2 mi. 
Damariscotta Lake State ParkME28.8 mi. 
Lake Saint George State ParkME30.1 mi. 
Lamoine State ParkME36.5 mi. 
Fort Edgecomb State ParkME39.7 mi. 
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME11.8 mi.(Art)
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME53.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)

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