"Wings Hill's traditionally structured, five course format...is nicely prepared and presented, and the hospitality is genuine." -Maine Sunday Telegram
"Wings Hill's food and hospitality are a welcome outpost." -Maine Sunday Telegram
"...charm, elegance and good food...[a] touch of country elegance...stylishly appointed..." -TravelGolf Maine


An Hour to Spare; Why Go Anywhere?

* Play any one of the many games in the Great Room
* Sit by the fire and doze
* Lounge in the Adirondack chairs, or the hammock swing, and listen to the loons and the waterfall
* Have a cocktail on your deck, or the screened porch
* Visit Day's Store, just across the street. In true country store fashion, you can shop for wine, socks, bait, sundry items, fudge, candles or gifts
* Stroll over to the water's edge, at Penninsula Park. There's even a picnic bench there, so enjoy the famous Gifford's Maine ice cream or other treat you grabbed at Day's, just next door.

Three Hours to Spare; What to Share?

* Visit one of our beautiful, scenic local hiking spots.
* Kayak or canoe in Long Pond or Great Pond (rentals available locally)
* Catch a movie in Waterville, Augusta or Farmington
* Mountain bike the Highland's 6500+ protected acres
* Perhaps a picnic, at scenic Blueberry Hill?

A Day for the Taking

* Enjoy some of the East Coast's best golf, right here in Belgrade Lakes
* Do Augusta: the Maine State Museum, bike, bike or stroll the Arboretum's verdant acres; and Hallowell's quaint, artsy, fun restaurants, shops & paved river walk.
* Shop in Freeport, Maine's designer outlet mecca
* Check out the lobsterboats in the coastal harbors at Rockland, then Rockport, then Camden
* Hang out in Portland's Old Port
* Hang with a certified Maine guide, on a boating, fishing or hiking adventure

How to Have It All ...

Day One: Check out Belgrade Lakes
They don't call it the most important meal of the day for nothing. Join us, 8:00 to 9:30, for the fuel you'll need to carry out the day's mission. On us, of course.
*Hike "The Mountain"
A easy to moderate climb of about one hour total, with an impressive reward overlooking Long and Great Ponds.
*Golf or Boat
Belgrade Lakes Golf Course offers a spectacular view, and reknowned grounds. Or rent a canoe or kayak and get an even closer look at those gorgeous waters. Approximate time: three to four hours
(A bit too cool for golf or watersports? We've got complimentary snowshoes.)
*A Refreshment is in Order
Join us for afternoon tea ... you've earned it!

Day Two: Venture a Bit Further: Augusta
They don't call it the most important meal of the day for nothing. Join us, 8:00 to 9:30, for the fuel you'll need to carry out the day's mission.
*The Necessary Preparations
Grab some comfy shoes, and perhaps a camera. ((We've got disposables, if you forgot yours). Need a map, directions or to know when and where everything's happening? That's why we're here. Check out the basket of local menus, in case you want to chose an option for dinner in Augusta.
*The History Tour
The Maine State Museum, Old Fort Western and Cony Cemetary await. See our "Local Attractions" page for details on each.
*A Bit o' Botany
Wander to the Arboretum for a peaceful, tranquil and utterly romantic stroll through the many acres of plantings. You can even bring along a picnic lunch; ask us for help if needed!
*Head for Hallowell
Hallowell's got charm to spare. Restaurants and pubs, art & antique shops, and a paved footpath that runs along the Kennebec River.
*Time to Refuel
Augusta and Hallowell both have casual restaurant options; if you didn't check with us for info before you departed, give us a call and we'll give you the 411. If you've got reservations here at the inn, come on back and prepare to indulge.
*Time to Recharge
After all that activity, grab a book from the lending library, and curl up in your guestroom ... or jot a note about your day's experience in the room diary, to inspire other guests.

Day Three: Lobsta, Here We Come!
Join us as usual, or grab a "breakfast bag" if you want to hit the road early (just ask the night before, and we'll have it ready when you are.)
*Head for the Coast
Rockland's only about an hour and 15 minutes away; Rockport & Camden follow sequentially. We've got maps to get you there. What awaits you? Shops and restaurants, art and antique galleries, and a plethora of museums (contemporary and early American art, maritime, toy & transportation, including the Farnsworth Art Museum, a nationally recognized collection, with extensive works by 20th-century sculptor Louise Nevelson, four new galleries to showcase contemporary art, and the Wyeth Center, exclusively featuring America's first family of art.)
*Time to Refuel
Many of the popular restaurants in the Rockland-Camden area require advance reservations. If you'll be heading to the coast, let us know as soon as possible; we'll offer suggestions and handle the arrangements.

Day Four: Ready for More!
Join us as usual, or grab a "breakfast bag" if you want to hit the road early (just ask the night before, and we'll have it ready when you are.)
An easy drive, and with a veritable mecca of designer outlets (including the immense L.L. Bean flagship store) Freeport is a "must-visit". And don't worry ... you can always call it a headstart on your holiday shopping, regardless of the season.
Just 15 minutes past Freeport, Portland's charming Old Port, with its cobblestone streets, awaits. This historic waterfront area is one of the most successful revitalized warehouse districts in the country: both a working waterfront and a chic shopping, dining, and entertainment district. A few blocks away is the Arts District, a mecca of art galleries, antique shops, theaters and artist studios. Visit the Portland Museum of Art or the Institute of Contemporary Art, to name just two of the cultural attractions here.
*Time to Refuel
Portland has a collection of restaurants so extensive that even jaded city slickers are usually impressed. In fact, the word around town is that Portland has more dining options per capita than any US city except San Francisco. From casual down-home to innovative fusion and meticulous fine dining, it's all here. We're happy to offer suggestions and handle reservations, if you need assistance.