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 he travels Maine’s coast, pulling up his traps, and harvesting lobsters. Yes, Maine is famous for its lobster and our lobstermen are responsible for …

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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 the Rockland, ME harbor. At first sight, one might assume that the 7/8 mile (1.4 km) long granite causeway …

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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 Mid-coast 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 Mid-coast Maine. We have included some activities close to Captain Nickels Inn and some a short drive away — …

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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 in midcoast Maine. Maine is known for its picturesque seaside towns and villages. But wait …

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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 of 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 …

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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, 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. If …

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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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Penobscot Marine Museum

Penobscot Marine Museum – Explore Maine Maritime History

Penobscot Marine Museum tells the story of Maine’s rich maritime history through art and artifacts on a campus of thirteen historic and modern buildings, presented as a 19th century seafaring village. Maine’s oldest maritime museum is just a minute down Main Street from our historic, Searsport bed and breakfast, Captain Nickels Inn. Whether you’re an …

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Participants in the Murder Mystery at Captain Nickels Inn

A Murder Mystery Weekend at Captain Nickels Inn

Take a Step Inside Our Special Event Recently we were thrilled to host our exciting Murder Mystery Weekend at Captain Nickels Inn! Though we can’t go back in time and give you a chance to join in on all the fun, we are excited to share the weekend with you so you can see the …

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A medley of summer squash

The Most Fun and Unique Fairs in Maine

Maine is a beautiful place to visit any time of year, but it really shines in the fall, when not only is foliage spectacular, but you’ll also find fairs and festivals that are uniquely Maine. These aren’t your average Maine attractions, but special events that you should include when planning your trip to Penobscot Bay! …

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