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Stanwood Homestead Museum and Bird Sanctuary

#3 of 17 things to do in Ellsworth Features Animals
Route 3, Ellsworth, ME
+1 207-667-8460
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Great for Dogs

I frequently take my dog for walks here. There are many well marked trails that are great for a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Eve Y
Ellsworth, Maine
Serene place to visit

Very friendly, caring staff! Extremely bird knowledgeable! A mus-see place! Take children with you... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Trenton, Maine
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Route 3, Ellsworth, ME
+1 207-667-8460
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I frequently take my dog for walks here. There are many well marked trails that are great for a quick walk with your dog. I love to see how well the birds are taken care of here and there is always somebody working around the...More

Thank Eve Y
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
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
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 14 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...More

1  Thank Kai D
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
Reviewed 26 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...More

2  Thank JohnandJana
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...More

1  Thank Carol A
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...More

Thank yENNL
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Jonandjillnh
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Does it cost anything? Thinking of going tomorrow, just want to know the price it there is one!
19 August 2015|
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Response from ashley b |
No there is no fees! They do have a donation box! :)