Lobster boat in a cove with red house on shore

Exploring the MidCoast of Maine: Top Ways to Get Out on the Water

Maine is a picturesque destination known for its rugged coastline, charming coastal towns, and abundant maritime activities.  In Searsport, we appreciate the beautiful seas that surround us, as did the nearly 300 seafaring captains that called the head of Penobscot Bay home in the 19th century. For those seeking to immerse themselves in the nautical …

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7 Best Things to Do in Searsport ME

You may wonder why there are so many grand mansions in Searsport’s bustling but charming small town, including our Italianate-style Captain Nickels Inn. Along with museums, shops, restaurants, and outdoor activities, make sure you put a drive-by of the historic homes on your list of best things to do in Searsport, Maine. In the 19th …

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Lobster Boat on pier with traps on board

Experience a Maine Lobster Boat Tour

What is more iconic in Maine than lobsters? What better way to spend an afternoon than having the experience of a real Maine lobster boat tour! Join an actual lobsterman as they travel Maine’s coast, pulling up traps, and harvesting lobsters. Yes, Maine is famous for its lobster and our lobstermen are responsible for 80% …

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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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The coastline of Penobscot Bay

3-Day Itinerary Exploring Penobscot Bay ME

We know that your vacation time may be limited, and you want to maximize both the fun and relaxation quotient. Consider an extended getaway to Maine, specifically Penobscot Bay, Maine. To show you just an inkling of why we love this area so much, we have put together a 3-day itinerary exploring Penobscot Bay, Maine. …

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Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

Visit the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

There are lots of historic, photogenic lighthouses to visit in Maine, but none is quite like the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. This unique and historic lighthouse is perched at the end of a long, granite breakwater in Rockland, ME harbor. At first sight, one might assume that the 7/8 mile (1.4 km) long granite causeway leading …

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Snow-covered lobster trap Christmas tree.

Best Holiday Festivals in MidCoast Maine

Once the temperatures start cooling and the leaves drop, a look at the calendar confirms what Mother Nature has been telling us.  Here comes the holiday season! We present our holiday round-up to guide you to the best holiday festivals MidCoast Maine has to offer. Maine is known for its picturesque seaside towns and villages. …

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A team of dogs pulling sled with two passengers and driver through a snowy forest.

Your Guide to Winter Fun near MidCoast Maine

If you love winter as much as we do, you want to spend as much time as possible outdoors in the refreshing cold air. We put our favorite ideas in this guide to winter fun in MidCoast Maine. We have included some activities close to Captain Nickels Inn and some a short drive away — …

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A group of puffins, one standing with small fish in its orange beak

Tour the Seas on Maine Puffin and Whale-Watching Cruises

If you visit Maine at the right time of year, plan to catch glimpses of colonies of puffins that were once nearly extinct when taking one of our Maine Puffin and Whale Cruises. What’s the big deal about the puffins? If you are asking that, you have never seen one. They are so darn cute, …

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Fort Knox Maine

Explore Fort Knox Maine State Park

Military fans, history buffs, and anyone who enjoys eye-popping views will enjoy a visit to Fort Knox Maine State Park. At more than 150 years old, it is Maine’s largest historic fort and one of the best-preserved military fortifications in New England. Fort Knox State Park is located on the west bank of the Penobscot …

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