The Area

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The historic ELMS Inn is located in Westbrook, just inland from Portland, Maine. This area of Southern Maine is filled with things to do from sightseeing to shopping to incredible restaurants, art museum, galleries and historical buildings.

Westbrook is an historic small city with a beautiful walkway along the Presumpscot River right outside our door and heading through the downtown area. Take a leisurely stroll on the Riverwalk then come back, sit on the screened in porch or jump in the hot tub.

Portland has been named one of the best places to eat in the Northeast. It is an incredible foodie town. Many farm-to-table, sustainable-focused restaurants using local seafood in delicious ways abound.

Walk on the cobblestone streets of the Old Port section of Portland. Great shopping. Historic buildings and waterfront.

Portland Head Light – one of the most photographed lighthouses in the country – is located close by in a beautiful seaside park.

Bug Light Park in South Portland, home to the Portland Breakwater Lighthouse and the Liberty Ship Memorial. Great place for looking into Portland Harbor and flying kites!

If you need assistance planning your trip, the Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau is glad to help.

Make a quick trip up to Freeport and visit L. L. Bean – a shopping experience, open 24 hours/day.

Want to see a moose? Head to Maine Wildlife Park in Gray. Maine Wildlife Park takes in wild animals that could not survive in the wild. See moose, deer, bears, bobcats, cougars, owls and more.