Get A True Taste Of Midcoast Maine By Having Lunch At “The Keag”
Maine really is the perfect place to road trip, even if you are only going a few miles there is always something interesting and unique right around the corner.
Take for example, right along route 73 in South Thomaston you’ll find the ‘Keag Store. If you’ve never been to the store it is pronounced ‘gig’ as the sign says. It is a convenience store as well as a place where the locals either dine in or take out. They offer offer plenty of different breakfast choices that are down right unique as well as delicious from cranberry walnut pancakes to fish hash and everything in between. If you come by around lunch they also have multiple offerings from the grill, fried seafood and my ole stand by... fresh dough pizza.
One one the things that makes this place interesting is "The ‘Keag Store" is located by Weskeag Falls. They are considered what's called a reversing falls. You’re able to see these falls when the tide starts rushing in or out, twice a day, and it truly is beautiful. The Abenakis called this river Wessaweskeag, which means tidal or salt creek.
The area was originally settled in 1767 when an industrious newcomer realized the tides would be a perfect way to power a saw mill. Later a grist mill and another saw mill was added. This brought settlers to the area and before you knew it a town was born, as told by a local historian, my wife.
Today it is marked by the lovely reversing falls, the ‘Keag Store, and a convenient place to launch your boat to fish or just do some exploring. Nearby you have Birch Point State Park, Owls Head Transportation Museum and Owls Head Light. A perfect place to get away for a while, enjoy the view and grab some great food.
Make sure to put it on your Maine destination short list.