Other Community Services & Resources

 

  • Coastal Recycling Transfer Station, 114 Franklin Road (Route 182) in Hancock accepts recyclable material.  The transfer station is open Wednesday through Saturday, 8:00am-4:00pm.  No permit or fee is required.
  • County of Hancock  The County of Hancock, Maine was established June 23, 1789.  Their website will connect you with the Commissioners, Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Maine Superior Court, Emergency Management Services, Hancock County/Bar Harbor Airport, Registry of Deeds, Registry of Probate and other county services.
  • http://www.sunrisetrail.org  Down East Sunrise Trail (DEST) is an 87 mile multi-use corridor connecting Ellsworth through Sullivan to Ayers Junction in eastern Maine.  The trail is designed to accommodate hiking, thick-tire bicycles, ATVs, horses, cross-country skis, snowmobiles and the occasional dog-sled.  The Sunrise Trail is snowmobile trail ITS82 and ATV trail MATS 206.  The DEST takes riders off-road on a gentle journey through a natural landscape of forests, vast marshes, mountain views, and through habitat for Maine’s iconic moose, beaver, eagles, osprey, waterfowl, wild turkeys, and white-tailed deer.  All inquiries should be directed to Charlie Corliss, Trail Coordinator at 207-546-2730, or email:  charlie.corliss@maine.gov    Up-to-date announcements are posted on their Facebook page at Down East Sunrise Trail.  Limited parking is available 4 miles north on the Tunk Lake Road (Route 183), Sullivan, which provides access to Schoodic Mountain, Schoodic Bog, the Schoodic Trailhead and Black Mountain.   Limited parking is also available in the center of Franklin on the Blackwoods Scenic Byway/Route 182,  Maps are available on their website as is a link to over 3,000 photos hosted on flickr.com.
  • Downeast Transportation  provides public bus service throughout Hancock County, Maine.  Downeast Transportation, Inc., PO Box 914, Ellsworth, ME 04605, 207-667-5796.  All services are open to the general public.  Low-cost transportation is provided for commuters, for shoppers, and developmentally disabled adults.  They provide popular year-round shopping trips to Ellsworth and Bangor, and in-town shuttle service for Bucksport, Ellsworth, and Bar Harbor.  Downeast Transportation also operates the Island Explorer serving Acadia National Park and neighboring towns from June 23 through Columbus Day..  Maps & Timetables are available on their website.
  • Frenchmans Bay Library1776 US Highway 1, Sullivan, ME 04664, 207-422-2307,  is located in the Sorrento Sullivan Recreation Center building and is open as follows:  Monday 5:00-8:00pm; Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm.  See their website for programs and activities.  They are accepting used books in good condition.  Bring them in to the library during open hours, do not leave them outside.  Thank you!
  • Frenchman’s Bay Conservancy, 71 Tidal Falls Road, Hancock, ME 04640, 207-422-2328; info@frenchmanbay.org; FBC conserves distinctive ecosystems and landscapes for the benefit of all, from the Union River and Frenchman Bay watersheds east to the Hancock County line.  FBC maintains more than 25 miles of year-round public access hiking trails for nature observation, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hunting.  They protect access for the public to enjoy scenic vistas, sandy beaches, rocky coastlines and mudflats for recreation and commercial access including clam and work harvesting.  View their website to learn more about the preserves and trails available to the public, many are located in Sullivan.  All July & August Monday Music Concerts are held at Tidal Falls from 6:30-8:00 pm. All our free concerts are weather permitting, no rain dates. Bring a picnic or visit the retail food cart. The Karen’s Kitchen & Patti Cakes Desserts food truck will join us at Tidal Falls this season. Cancellations will be posted on Facebook.
  • Frenchman’s Bay Regional Shellfish Commission for the municipalities of Ellsworth, Franklin, Hancock, Lamoine, Sorrento, Sullivan and Trenton.  Mission Statement: These municipalities shall act collaboratively as stewards to preserve, protect, manage and enhance the shellfish resources and ecological well-being of the Greater Frenchman Bay Region and to insure a sustainable harvest of shellfish and opportunity for those who make their living on the tide.  The Shellfish Ordinance is posted on the Ellsworth, Maine website and linked here:  Shellfish
  • Friends of Taunton Bay, PO Box 411, Hancock, ME  04640, maintains the Taunton Bay Educational Center at Gordon’s Wharf, Wharf Road off Taunton Drive, Sullivan, ME 04664.  The Mission of the Taunton Bay Education Center is to educate citizens about the bay, its ecology, wildlife, marine inhabitants, human history, and economic connections with the community.  View their website for information on evening lectures, Summer Mini-Camps for kids, hikes in the area, membership or copies of their newsletters.  FMI:  207-422-6457.
  • Gordon’s Wharflocated off Taunton Drive is on the Schoodic Natural Scenic Byway.  At this site you will see a panoramic view of Taunton Bay, a highly productive tidal zone.  In the late 1880s, granite was as big an industry as fishing, with Maine granite shipped to Boston, New York and beyond.  A granite wharf was built on the Taunton River to load schooners destined for southern markets.  Today, it is the center of a community effort to celebrate the region’s granite heritage and local fisheries, and to promote public access to the sea.  Lobster boats currently use the wharf where granite schooners threw their lines over a hundred years ago.   Strong tidal currents exist – use extreme caution when you are near or in the water.  A seasonal float with an aluminum gangway is accessible for recreational use.
  • Hancock County Planning Commission, 395 State Street, Ellsworth, ME  04605; 207-667-7131; 207-667-2099 (fax); email:   hcpc@hcpcme.org;  HCPC has been providing planning and related government-support assistance to Hancock County municipalities since 1970. Our services now include special projects such as support for healthy communities, housing and community development planning and hazardous waste planning. Explore these developments along with our ongoing work in land use, transportation, economic development, solid waste and recycling.  Click Sullivan on the map to learn local initiatives.
  • Legislative Representatives
  • Maine State Senator, District 6, Joyce A. Maker, 3 State House Station, Augusta, ME, 04333-0003, 207-287-1505; Joyce.Maker@legislature.maine.gov
  • Maine State Representative, District 136, Richard S. Malaby, 2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0002, 207-287-1400; RepRichard.Malaby@legislature.maine.gov
  • United States Senator Susan Collins, 413 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; #202-224-2523; 202-224-2693 (fax);  http://www.collins.senate.gov
  • United States Senator Angus S. King, Jr., 359 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202-224-5344;   http://www.king.senate.gov
  • United States Congress, Second District Representative Bruce Poliquin, 426 Canon House Office Building, Washington, DC  20510; 202-225-6306  http://www.poliquin.house.gov
  • (P.A.W.)  Protecting Animals Welfare  is an animal advocacy group of volunteers who may be able to assist you with animal issues and questions.  Contact Marie Zwicker, ACO at 207-460-8920 for any inquiries about the group and how they might assist you with your animal questions or concerns.  PAW is seeking people to help foster cats until a forever home is found.  We vet check, vaccinate & spay/neuter.  Food will be provided.  We rescue stray and abandoned animals from Sullivan, Hancock, Franklin and surrounding areas.
  • Pet Food Pantry — has moved to the Thrift Store at the Recreation Center — see S.A.F.E. information below.
  • Post Offices:  USPS, 96 Taunton Drive, Sullivan, ME  04664 207-422-9033, window hours: 7:30am-11:30am; 12:30pm-2:30pm; Lobby/PO Box Access Available 24/7; Last Collection Time:  2:30pm (Mon-Fri); 10:45am (Saturday)
  • Post Offices:  USPS, 411 US Highway 1, Gouldsboro, ME  04607 207-963-7148, window hours: 7:30am-11:30am; 12:30pm-2:30pm; Lobby/PO Box Access Available 24/7; Last Collection Time:  4:15pm (Mon-Fri); 11:15am (Saturday)
  • Schoodic Chamber of Commerce serves the communities of Sullivan, Sorrento, Franklin, Gouldsboro (including the villages of Birch Harbor, Corea and Prospect Harbor) and Winter Harbor.  Their mission is to stimulate and promote the economic vitality and civic interests of the Schoodic Area in a managed, visionary way, through the cooperative efforts of the businesses and residents of the area.  Visit their website to learn about membership, community events, local activities, and links to area businesses.
  • Schoodic Scenic Byway  is a nationally designated scenic corridor extending from the Sullivan Bridge over Taunton Bay to Prospect Harbor.  Visitors enjoy a colorful mix of downeast culture, dramatic coastal views and national park facilities.  The Byway is a nonprofit initiative to protect natural and scenic resources and manage tourism at sustainable levels so that visitors experience an authentic downeast coastal culture and the townspeople enjoy the benefits of tourism without feeling over-run.  Their initiatives include construction of scenic turnouts, rest areas, outdoor recreational opportunities and information about visitor services.   FMI:  email: info@schoodicbyway.org or 207-667-7131.
  • Sullivan Harbor Field and Jewell-Russell Family Memorial Tennis Court.  Established in the early 1940s by Theodore Jewell, the Sullivan Harbor Foundation acquired several pieces of land to create the field and tennis court for public use.  This 3 acre parcel, which includes the Jewell-Russell Family Memorial Tennis Court and the Paul D. Sargent monument was gifted to the town in 2017.
  • Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society & Urann House1776 US Highway 1, Sullivan, ME 04664, 207-422-0995; view their website and Facebook page to learn more about the history of our community, museum and archives, as well as various local activities and events.
  • Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center & Playground, 1776 US Highway 1, Sullivan, ME 04664, 207-422-6405.  Outdoor facilities include a playground, basketball hoops, and skatepark.  The Rec Center provides an auditorium with kitchen facility available to rent for weddings, parties, suppers, auctions, benefits etc.  Kitchen and cleaning included in the rental fee.  To rent the facility, contact Kristine Guyton or Helen Gordon at 207-422-6282.  The Frenchman’s Bay Library, the Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society Museum, and the Sullivan Thrift Store are also housed in the facility.   The Sullivan Thrift Store (open Tuesdays 1:00-5:00pm and Saturdays 9am-12noon) accepts good, clean clothing, toys, books, household and other items (excluding electronics) only when they are open.  Please do not leave your items outside.
  • Sullivan Animal Food Eatery (S.A.F.E.)  This is a pet food pantry open to residents of Sullivan and surrounding towns.  If you have having trouble making ends meet and feeding your pets, pet food, both dry and wet for dogs and cats is available at the Sullivan Thrift Store during their regular hours (open Tuesdays 1:00-5:00pm and Saturdays 9am-12noon).  Donations of pet food and money are also gratefully accepted.  A trailer is now available at the transfer station for donated returnable bottles and cans to benefit the Pet Fund.
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