Published July 15th, 2012
Traveling to French’s Point is as simple as choosing whether you’d like to arrive by plane, train or automobile. Situated on a secluded harbor where the Penobscot River flows into the Atlantic Ocean, French’s Point offers both privacy and accessibility.
How to get here:
By car — We’re located an 8.5-hour drive from New York, 5 hours from Boston, 2.5 hours from Portland and 35 minutes from Bangor. From the south, just hop on Interstate 95, which becomes the Maine Turnpike, until you reach Portland, then pick up 295 for a short stint and exit in Brunswick to Route 1, a scenic coastal byway that will take you through Rockland and Camden and on to our home of Stockton Springs. From the north, take 95 to Route 1A for a charming drive along the river. Bypass this leisurely route and Google Map your driving directions.
By air — Major airlines serve the region through Boston’s Logan International Airport, Portland International Jetport and, for the shortest post-flight drive, Bangor International Airport. Limited daily flights are also available to the Knox County Airport in Rockland, 40 miles south. You’ll find limousine service at the Portland and Bangor airports, and car rentals are available at all three. The Belfast Municipal Airport, just 15 minutes away, provides nationwide and Canadian charters as well as helicopter service.
By train — If you’re traveling through Boston, pick up the Amtrak Downeaster, a passenger train that will carry you north to Portland. Rent a car or hop on a bus, which stop in nearby Searsport, for the remainder of the trip. For a leisurely excursion after you and your guests arrive, check out Maine Eastern Railroad’s coastal trips between Rockland and Bath aboard restored vintage railcars.