Historic Downtown Ellsworth is the  hidden gem of the Downeast, and the gateway to Acadia. The town is situated on the Union River and is the direct route to MDI. The Downtown offers bustling shops, an art-deco theater, professional offices, galleries, Birdsacre-Wildlife Sanctuary, The Woodlawn Museum, The Telephone Museum, The Downtown Scenic Railroad, coffee houses, pubs, great restaurants, arts and entertainment, outdoor recreation, Knowlton Park, The Splash Pad, Ellsworth Library  and business with personal services.  Just a few miles from Downtown Ellsworth there is so much to do without having to go too far! Close to Acadia National Park, Patton Pond, Branch Lake, Toddy Pond, The Great Pond Mountain. hiking trails, biking, fishing, kayaking, bird watching and just about anything you might want to do in the great outdoors. Just 30 minutes to Bangor and Bar Harbor with lots of great stops in between. Get your Lobstah and Maine Ice Cream right here in town.