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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Lobster boats on the water in the harbor at sunset.

Fun Outdoor Activities Near Searsport ME

When we moved to Maine, we quickly fell totally in love with the scenery, the ocean, and all the fun outdoor activities near Searsport, ME. Every morning you can take your pick of activities like kayaking, biking, hiking, climbing, or sailing, just to name a few. The difficulty is in choosing which one! To make …

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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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view from above: a couple kayaking out in the open water

Exploring Coastal Waters: Kayaking and Paddle Boarding Near Searsport, Maine

With its stunning vistas, diverse wildlife, and calm waters, kayaking and paddle boarding near Searsport, Maine, have become popular activities for visitors and locals alike. The serene coastal waters surrounding Searsport, Maine, offer a playground for outdoor enthusiasts seeking adventure and tranquility alike. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a novice looking to dip your …

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Gravel path winding through large multi-colored rhododendron shrubs

Best Gardens of MidCoast Maine

East coast gardeners spend the winter months swooning over seed catalogs and planning trips to visit extraordinary gardens. In Maine, we are fortunate to have a happy abundance of Maine coastal gardens that can spark creativity in your garden or offer a unique venue for a special event. So, from roses to lilacs, azaleas to …

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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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view from Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park

Incredible Views at Camden Hills State Park

Anyone wanting an expansive eyeful 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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Fall foliage in Acadia National Park with view of ocena

Best Fall Foliage Tours in MidCoast Maine

Our list of best fall foliage tours in MidCoast Maine will take you to the ocean, up mountains, and walking through blueberry fields. Each of these areas creates a microcosm of weather, producing fall color in a slow wash from north to south, and west to east. This gives you more time to plan your …

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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. Some of …

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