Introduction to Harpswell, Maine
Originally the town of Harpswell was inhabited by Native Americans. They called the area Merriconeag. The town was incorporated in 1758 by the Massachusetts General Court and was named after Harpswell, England. The town prospered as industries like farming, fishing and shipbuilding developed.
Harpswell and nearby Attractions
- Maine Maritime Museum
- Lobstermans Statue
- Mackerel Cove Marina
- Popham Beach State Park
Things To Do In Harpswell
Those interested in the area’s history may enjoy a trip to the Maine Maritime Museum and the Pejepscot Museum. The Popham Beach State Park is a popular recreational spot among residents.
Portland International Airport is nearby.
Harpswell Higher Education
Colleges and universities that can be attended from Harpswell include the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine at Augusta, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of Maine at Farmington.