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A Perfect 3-Day Itinerary to Discover Midcoast Maine

We’ve prepared a 3-day itinerary to discover Midcoast Maine — the heart of coastal charm and rugged beauty. Our region, encompassing the picturesque town of Searsport, is a treasure trove of maritime history, scenic vistas, and culinary delights. Why Stay with Us? If you’re planning a short escape, Captain Nickels Inn provides a luxurious hub …

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Lobster boat in a cove with red house on shore

Exploring MidCoast 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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Belfast Maine harbor

Explore Belfast, Maine

Belfast, Maine is a historic, MidCoast shipbuilding city located at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River, on Penobscot Bay.  Belfast was voted “Best Places to Live in Maine” for 2022 by Down East Magazine readers. The small but charming city’s collection of historic buildings, unique shops, annual events, and lively art scene have made it …

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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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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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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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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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Stepping stones and flower bushes at Asticou Azalea Gardens in Maine

7 Best Things To Do In Spring In Searsport, ME

Springtime in Maine is a magical season… and Searsport is one of the best spring vacations in Maine! It’s finally time to enjoy all the charming coastal towns, farmers markets, and flower gardens that Midcoast Maine offers. When planning your next visit, these are all the best things to do in spring in Searsport, Maine! …

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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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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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a tapestry of vibrant blooms,

where sunlight dances on shimmering shores


We are shaking off winter and embracing the vibrant energy of spring! Our hearts are turning towards warmer days, eager to bask in the transformative magic of blooming flowers and budding trees.

Consider a stay in the Willard Room – our newest luxury accommodation! Located on the third floor, it offers added privacy. Updated amenities such as a walk-in jetted shower and sitting room provide luxury comforts.