Our retail shop and grounds close after October 9, 2022. Many people ask if they can wander the grounds even when we are closed. I'm afraid the answer is no, so please plan your visit for 2023 if you can't make it here by the 9th. We look forward to seeing you starting in May. . . . In the meantime online ordering is available year-round.
Nervous Nellie's is located on Deer Isle, Maine. It is about 3.5 hours from Portland, a little more than an hour from Bar Harbor, and about 30 min from Blue Hill.
From Route 1 north of Bucksport, take Route 15 through Blue Hill and Sedgwick, then across the suspension bridge to Deer Isle. You are crossing Eggemoggin Reach, a passage named by native Americans who paddled it in canoes years ago. Watch for schooners, yachts and fishing boats today. Follow Route 15 for approx 6-7 miles to a service station on the right. (If you have a dog with you, stop for gas -- Rover will get a milk bone.) Then, left onto the Sunshine Road. Nervous Nellie's is on the left about 3 miles down the road (bear right at the fork after a mile or so). Just follow the signs....it's a very scenic drive.
If this is a first visit, plan on at least an hour for several acres of sculptures, exhibits and buildings, plus a particularly interesting shop. (We close promptly at 5 pm). And have a Plan B if the parking area looks full. We are trying to limit people density and encourage spacing even outdoors. . . Nervous Nellie's is a fun place, but not unless everyone feels comfortable and safe.