From the smell of the salt air and the sea rose bushes to the amazing estates that line the shore, the 274 hard working residents of the small peninsula town of Sorrento know that they live somewhere very special and wondrous. The summer folk there know that, too.

Are you looking for a new area to explore on foot? Well, pull into the parking lot of Sorrento Harbor, park the car and walk the twisting and mostly ocean side roads of this very beautiful town.

Take your time and just imagine living in one of the stately summer estates that you'll see.  Homes that were built long ago that still stand tall with many rooms, so many that if you had a house cat it would take some doing to find it.  Homes that house successful families from away and their staffs for three or four too short months every year.

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You'll see the many boats moored in Sorrento Harbor, the same harbor that veteran newscaster Walter Cronkite would sail into years ago to the thrill of locals and summer residents alike. There's plenty of fishing boats there as well, some built by the hands of the town's own residents, and they along with their crew feed the hunger of lobster eaters worldwide and also that of Sorrento Lobster Inc. just down the shore.

There's the views from Ocean Avenue where the mountains of Mount Desert Island can be seen from across Frenchman Bay, and the cruise ships that seemed to sit at the base of them during the years before the nasty COVID-19 pandemic set in.

Sorrento is just one of those Downeast Maine towns where one who doesn't live there wonders if the town's inhabitants and their summer guests realize just how lucky there are to be there.

I'm sure they do.

Talk A Walk With Us Along Ocean Avenue In Sorrento

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