There are myriad opportunities for “retail therapy” in the Midcoast area. The shopping mecca is Freeport, home of L.L.Bean,and a center for all the national retail outlets. For those looking for a more local flavor, Front Street in Bath has won awards for its “down home” atmosphere populated by locally owned and operated galleries, shops, and restaurants. Other nearby towns with attractive shopping districts include Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick, and Damariscotta. The attractive seaside towns of Camden, Rockland, and Rockport — with myriad shopping possibilities — are within an hour’s drive.
There are also a number of locations for antiquing in our area. Cabot Mills in Brunswick is a converted mill building with dozens of individual sellers. There are a number of attractive antique shops in Bath and Brunswick. Wiscasset, just a half hour’s drive from Coveside, is a major antique center on the coast. On the way to Wiscasset you will pass the famous Montsweag Flea Market, which operates several mornings each week with an incredible array of merchants selling goods of every description.