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Tenants-Harbor creates a tranquil scene on a rural peninsula along the midcoast region of Maine, the gateway to beautiful Penobscot Bay. This tiny fishing village is located along Route 131 midway down the St. George Peninsula, twenty minutes south of Rockland and 45 minutes north of Boothbay. The town has a well-protected harbor that is usually filled with fishing boats and pleasure craft, and is a favorite anchorage for yachts sailing down the Maine coast. In fact, boats outnumber cars in this small New England town. This region of Maine abounds with things to see and do. You can cruise to one of the many offshore islands for the day, explore historic lighthouses and watch lobstermen hauling in their traps as they have for generations. Everything is close at hand to Tenants Harbor, from hiking, biking, sea kayaking and windjammer cruises to golf, shopping and sightseeing. Visitors to Tenants Harbor will find shops, art galleries and good eateries in town, with many more options available in the nearby towns of Rockland, Thomaston or any of the other picturesque little villages in the area. The neighboring community of Rockland is also home to the annual Maine Lobster Festival in August, as well as the Wyeth Center and Farnsworth Art Museum. For a taste of the real Maine, or as locals like to say, "Maine the way it was meant to be," plan a visit to Tenants Harbor, the entry point to Penobscot Bay.

Surrounding areas: Port Clyde, Maine (2.2 mi), Friendship, Maine (5.5 mi), Thomaston, Maine (8.8 mi), Bremen, Maine (10.3 mi), Owls Head, Maine (10.8 mi), Round Pond, Maine (11.4 mi), Warren, Maine (11.4 mi)

Tenants Harbor Vacation Rentals

Tenants Harbor Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
East Wind InnTenants Harbor, ME (207) 372-6366
Hampton Inn & Suites - Rockland Maine190 New County RdThomaston, ME8.9 mi.(207) 594-6644
Navigator Motor Inn520 Main StRockland, ME12.1 mi.(207) 594-2131
Samoset Resort220 Warrenton StRockport, ME14.0 mi.(800) 341-1650
Lee Ward VillageHC 65 Box 776East Boothbay, ME18.8 mi.(207) 633-3681
Blackberry Inn82 Elm StCamden, ME19.0 mi.(207) 236-6060
Black Horse InnUS Rt 1 - Atlantic HwyCamden, ME19.4 mi.(207) 236-6800
Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inns11 Tannery LnCamden, ME19.4 mi.(207) 236-0500
Lodge At Camden HillsCamden, ME19.4 mi.(207) 236-8478
Edgecomb InnEddy RdEdgecomb, ME19.9 mi.(207) 882-6343
Flagship Inn200 Townsend AveBoothbay Harbor, ME20.7 mi.(800) 660-5094
Boothbay Harbor Inn31 Atlantic AveBoothbay Harbor, ME20.8 mi.(207) 633-6302
Fishermans Wharf Inn22 Commercial St Pier 6Boothbay Harbor, ME21.0 mi.(207) 633-5090
Tugboat Inn80 Commercial StBoothbay Harbor, ME21.1 mi.(207) 633-4434
Newagen Seaside InnRt 27Newagen, ME24.1 mi.(207) 633-5242
MT Battie MotelRR 3 Box 570Lincolnville, ME25.1 mi.(207) 236-3870
Holiday Inn139 Richardson StBath, ME29.7 mi.(207) 443-9741
Bed & Breakfast
Lakeshore Inn Bed & Breakfast184 Lakeview DrRockland, ME13.2 mi.(207) 594-4209

Tenants Harbor 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 32°F 17°F 4.91 in. 38°F
February 34°F 18°F 3.42 in. 36°F
March 41°F 26°F 4.71 in. 38°F
April 49°F 34°F 4.36 in. 44°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. 59°F
August 71°F 56°F 2.29 in. 62°F
September 65°F 50°F 3.81 in. 57°F
October 55°F 42°F 3.60 in. 54°F
November 46°F 34°F 4.65 in. 52°F
December 37°F 23°F 4.02 in. 44°F

Tenants Harbor Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located about 9 miles northeast of Tenants Harbor in Rockland, Maine, the Augusta State airport (AUG) located approximately 37 miles northwest of Tenants Harbor in Augusta, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located roughly 45 miles northwest of Tenants Harbor in Waterville, Maine, the Auburn Lewiston Municipal airport (LEW) located around 52 miles west of Tenants Harbor in Auburn / Lewiston, Maine, the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located about 55 miles northeast of Tenants Harbor in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located approximately 57 miles west of Tenants Harbor in Portland, Maine, and finally the Bangor International airport (BGR) located roughly 62 miles northeast of Tenants Harbor in Bangor, Maine.

Tenants Harbor Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME64.8 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME68.2 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME87.7 mi.
Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME54.2 mi.
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME68.2 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH98.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Rockland Golf ClubRocklandME12.1 mi.
Wawenock Country ClubWalpoleME16.7 mi.
Goose River Golf ClubRockportME17.5 mi.
Boothbay Country ClubBoothbayME20.1 mi.
Northport Golf ClubNorthportME29.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME19.4 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME74.0 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME77.3 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME79.1 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME83.0 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME83.3 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH97.7 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME98.6 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME105.4 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH112.2 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH112.8 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH116.6 mi.
State Parks
Owls Head State ParkME13.3 mi. 
Damariscotta Lake State ParkME19.5 mi. 
Fort Edgecomb State ParkME20.9 mi. 
Camden Hills State ParkME24.6 mi. 
Reid State ParkME26.9 mi. 
Popham Beach State ParkME30.7 mi. 
Lake Saint George State ParkME31.3 mi. 
Peacock Beach State ParkME33.5 mi. 
Moose Point State ParkME35.8 mi. 
Tacoma Lakes State ParkME38.9 mi. 
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME11.9 mi.(Art)
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME54.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME54.8 mi.(History)
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME55.0 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME55.0 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME55.0 mi.(History)

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