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Stanwood Homestead Museum and Bird Sanctuary

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Address: Route 3, Ellsworth, ME
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+1 207-667-8460

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Serene place to visit

Very friendly, caring staff! Extremely bird knowledgeable! A mus-see place! Take children with you. They will love it!

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Trenton, Maine
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Trenton, Maine
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Very friendly, caring staff! Extremely bird knowledgeable! A mus-see place! Take children with you. They will love it!

Thank MonsieurK2013
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My son and I live coming here for hikes. Perfect short hikes or longer trail runs. We love it, and stopping in to see the owls is such a perfect finish to the day.

Thank Kat A
Monmouth, ME
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84 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

Visited with our three-generation family. The children were enchanted by the birds on exhibit, especially the owls. We walked along the boardwalk trails only, enjoying the wild birds keeping just out of reach. The kids also liked finding the remains of chipmunks' dinners along the trail. We also spent a lot of time in the small museum talking with the... More 

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were looking for some quieter places to walk around. We read about woodland gardens and thought that would be perfect. Well, we didn't find any woodland gardens, but we were pleasantly surprised by the expansive property and rugged trails. It was far more rugged than Ocean Path at Acadia, with roots, rocks, and occasionally poorly-marked trails.... More 

1 Thank Kai D
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5 reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

While there are many places to take a bird walk, this is a great place to take a walk and see birds without having to drive and park somewhere out of the way. It is a great non-profit that needs our support.

Thank Paul P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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206 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were hoping to actually see some wildlife or birds. They were not "actually" open, but there were a few trails/loops you could take that were open. They had a map, but it was pretty useless. The trails were marked on the trees initially (colors painted on the bark), but about 1/2 way in to the "white" loop, all markings... More 

2 Thank JohnandJana
Freedom, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

we were on vacation,great grandma,grandma,and twin boys 11 yrs old.We happened upon this wonderful place,after I made a list of places to visit in the area.Took a picnic as they have a picnic area.We wandered around the main compound and viewed and photographed many owls and raptors.The boys were not bored,especially at the duck pond,we threw the ducks our bread... More 

1 Thank Carol A
Palm Bay, Florida
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Birdacre is a non-profit nature preserve in Ellsworth, Maine. They have miles of native Maine trails, bird rehabilitation facility, and an educational nature center. My wife and I spent an enjoyable morning walking the trails, photographing the birds and plants, and visiting with the delightful staff. A great way to get away from the hussle-and-bussle of Bar Harbor. No entry... More 

Thank yENNL
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

We go to Birds Acre every year. We love seeing the birds that we wouldn't normally see. The museum was closed and so was the store, but it's run by volunteers so that's understandable. The boys loved it and so did we. Can't wait to go next year

Thank Jonandjillnh
Ellsworth, Maine
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71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

Great spot tucked away on the outskirts of town. Many trails to enjoy, our young boys love running thru the woods. Nice info center/gift shop. The park is free. Worth a donation for certain.

2 Thank earthfood7

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