Feet of two hikers on a gravel trail

Best Hiking Trails near Searsport ME

Winter in Maine is a time for indoor projects, too much good food, and cozy afternoons by the fire. But when the sun starts shining more every day, and things begin to turn green, you’ll want to get outside! What better way to enjoy the outdoors than to find the best hiking trails near us …

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skiing Maine

Skating, Snowshoeing, and Skiing Maine

For outdoor enthusiasts, Maine is a winter sports mecca. Our selection of world renowned downhill resorts and expansive cross country trails makes skiing Maine a joy – but that’s not all. We’re also home to excellent snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, ice climbing, and so much more. People approach winter in a variety of ways. …

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Lake St George State Park boaters

Enjoy a Day at Lake St George State Park

Lake St George is a crystal clear, spring fed lake located in Liberty, Maine. The lake and attached state park are a popular spot for swimming, boating, camping, hiking, and more. Best of all, it’s only a half-hour drive from our Searsport bed and breakfast, Captain Nickels Inn. A long, rocky coastline and delicious fresh …

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Fort Point State Park from the water

Fort Point State Park and the Fort Point Lighthouse

Looking to visit one of Maine’s iconic lighthouses and soak up some panoramic waterfront views? Fort Point State Park offers both and is just ten minutes from our Searsport bed and breakfast, Captain Nickels Inn. Fort Point is a popular, 120 acre state park located in Stockton Springs, ME. Visitors to the park enjoy hiking, …

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Maine Lighthouses Curtis Island Light

Maine Lighthouses Near Our Searsport Inn

Hoping to visit some Maine lighthouses during your vacation? Great idea – Captain Nickels Inn is surrounded by them! Viewing and touring lighthouses is a popular activity for most of the guests to our Searsport bed and breakfast, and who can blame them?  We love lighthouses, too! Few structures are as iconic as a lighthouse. …

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Sears Island beach

Discover the Natural Beauty of Sears Island

Fans of wildlife, beachcombing, clamming, or just getting out into the great outdoors will enjoy exploring Sears Island. Sears Island is one of the largest undeveloped islands on the East Coast and less than 5 minutes from our Maine Coast bed and breakfast, Captain Nickels Inn. Maine’s rugged coastline is dotted with almost two thousand …

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Ski Camden Snow Bowl

Ski Camden Snow Bowl

Skiing enthusiasts take note – Captain Nickels is just a half hour’s drive from excellent alpine skiing and more at the Camden Snow Bowl! You may be surprised to discover a dedicated alpine ski area in Mid-Coast Maine but there it is. A rarity in the world of skiing: a ski resort offering ocean views …

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view from Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park

Incredible Views at Camden Hills State Park

Anyone wanting an expansive eyefull of Maine’s iconic coastline should consider a visit to the summit of Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park, just a half hour’s drive south of Captain Nickels Inn. The park offers numerous trails and panoramic views of Penobscot Bay that you don’t have to hike to see. Camden Hills …

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mid-coast Maine fall foliage

Take In The Beauty on a Maine Fall Foliage Drive

The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping, which can mean only one thing: it’s time to plan that Maine fall foliage getaway! Autumn is a magical season. While it marks the end of warm summer fun and the inevitable march towards winter, it also brings with it a stunning panoply of colors. …

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Moose Point State Park Tide Pool

Discover Moose Point State Park

Enjoy panoramic views of Penobscot Bay, tide pools teeming with life, hiking trails, and more with a visit to Moose Point State Park. Less than five minutes down the road from our Searsport bed and breakfast, Captain Nickels Inn. Maine’s rugged coastline is iconic and one of the most scenic parts of the entire country. …

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