Discover North Haven
...and see what living on Maine Islands is about!
Just to the north of Vinalhaven and located roughly 12 miles off the coast of Rockland, Maine, the island of North Haven is the smaller of the two islands known collectively as the Fox Islands. North Haven has a year-round community of approximately 400 residents, which swells in July and August to roughly 1500 with the return of families who own or rent seasonal homes on the island.
North Haven is a stunning island with pastoral fields, long vistas, and a pristine village. The local economy is largely dependent on lobster fishing, summer visitors, and the activities of maintaining a small community. At approximately 9 miles long and 3 miles wide, North Haven is an excellent island for biking, hiking, and various water activities. North Haven and Vinalhaven are two of the 14 remaining year-round islands of coastal Maine that remain unbridged. The Maine Department of Transportation ferry from Rockland makes three round trips per day, bringing people and vehicles and many supplies to the island.
North Haven is separated from Vinalhaven by the Fox Islands Thorofare and is well known as a sailor's paradise. Iconic Goose Rock Lighthouse is situated between North Haven and Vinalhaven on the eastern part of the Thorofare. North Haven has two year-round boat yards, a newly refreshed grocery store, K-12 School, well established community center Waterman's Community Center , and more. In the summer, one can play 9 holes of golf, boat from public docks or The Casino Yacht Club, visit top-notch art galleries, enjoy events at the community center, eat North Haven oysters, or visit the North Haven Brewing Company on Main Street. The North Haven Historical Society is a perfect place for history buffs while the North Haven Conservation Partners ensures that hundreds of acres of land and miles of shoreline are being protected for enjoyment by all. If you're looking for great local eats, Nebo Lodge, Calderwood Hall, and The Landing are just three places serving local cuisine in the heart of the village — Nebo has even been featured in the New York Times and Food & Wine magazine.
Start Your North Haven Home Search
Considering a move to North Haven or the Fox Islands? Or are you stuck between choosing which you might enjoy more— waterfront properties on North Haven with a perfect view of the Maine coast, or Vinalhaven waterfront with a view of Isle au Haut Bay and Saddleback Lighthouse? Let Davidson Realty help you decide!
Local to the Fox Islands, Davidson Realty is your coastal Maine real estate expert with a combined eight generations of experience. Davidson's year-round residents including broker and owner Kris, associate brokers Lisa and Alex, and sales agent Kathy have the extensive local knowledge you'll want to know when moving to the islands of Maine. Contact the Davidson Realty team online or give us a call at 207-863-2200 to learn more. And if you're visiting, you can stop by our Vinalhaven office. We would love to help!
To learn more about North Haven's neighboring island, we also show real estate listings on Vinalhaven.