Schooner entering Pulpit Harbor, photo by Scott Marx
If you need medical help, North Haven has a medical clinic staffed by nurses from Maine Health/PenBay Medical Center in Rockport. The EMTs and an ambulance form a mobile medical unit. Everyone we know who’s needed it has reported excellent service. Phone: 207-867-2021
If you walk across the inlet bridge and turn left up Middle Road, you’ll come to North Haven Oysters on the left. Someone is usually around to give you a sample — if you plan to buy a few.
North Haven Inn & Market (207-867-2233) is a half-mile walk from the Public Landing. Turn right from the dock and walk to your first intersection; turn right and walk up the hill to the store. Under new ownership, this is a well-stocked grocery with beer, wine, ice, and all regular grocery foods. Open every day from 6 am to 7 pm, they serve pizza in the afternoon and coffee and goodies in the morning. You can email them your order at [email protected] or call them at 207-867-2233, and they hope to have enough staff to deliver to the dock. They will even fill large provisioning lists, but call to arrange for that as it will require deliveries from the mainland. Place your order for fish on Tuesday and they’ll have it by Thursday after 4:00. The Market has some indoor tables with excellent WiFi.
If you are up for a long walk, go past the Market and out Crabtree Point Road to Foggy Meadows Farm (207-867-4625). Doreen Cabot sells homemade jam, pickles, fabulous salsa, frozen lamb, dilly beans, and incredible ice cream (ginger is my favorite). Self-serve and be prepared to pay in cash. Doreen will often come out to chat. Fanny, her Corgi, is the official greeter.
All island dining options are in North Haven Village and listed separately on that page.
In June, the approach to Pulpit Harbor (on the NE side) is adorned with THE most magnificent display of lupines — a beautiful but controversial plant, which you can read about at nps.gov/articles/000/lupine.htm. For many reasons, lupines find Pulpit Harbor to be their “Happy Place” — hopefully you will too!
Photo by Maggie Salter on June 14, 2022
Other Nearby Harbors/Anchorages:
Namely North Haven, Southern Harbor, Perry Creek, Calderwood Island