Discover Rockland, Maine With A Day Trip

Rockland, Maine is a quintessential, small, New England town located in the heart of Maine’s scenic MidCoast. The popular destination is known for its magnificent, rocky shoreline, thriving art scene, glorious harbor views, and the annual Maine Lobster Festival. Those looking to get out and experience Maine’s picturesque MidCoast will enjoy a day trip to …

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Experience a Maine Lobster Boat Tour

Experience the life of a lobsterman and see Maine’s iconic coast from the water with a fun and informative Maine lobster boat tour! As you are likely already well aware, Maine is famous for its lobster. In fact, our state’s lobstermen are responsible for 80% or more of the country’s lobster harvest, each year. That’s …

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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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BlueJacket Shipcrafters – Fine Model Ships Since 1905

BlueJacket Shipcrafters is the oldest, most celebrated wooden boat modeling company in the country and is just a minute up the road from Captain Nickels Inn. BlueJacket Shipcrafters has been hand crafting fine wooden boat models for over 100 years. The company was started in 1905 by Horace E. Boucher (1874-1935). Boucher was a U.S. …

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Visit the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, ME

The Maine Maritime Academy is a small but highly rated college located in Castine, Maine. Those attending classes or with family or friends at the school will be happy to learn that it’s just a half hour’s drive from Captain Nickels Inn. The Maine Maritime Academy was created in 1941 to train merchant marines for …

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A Stonington, Maine Day Trip – Explore A Historic Fishing Village

If exploring an authentic, coastal Maine fishing town is part of your vacation wish list, consider a visit to Stonington, Maine. Stonington, on Deer Isle, is Maine’s top lobster-landing port. The historic town’s picturesque working waterfront, downtown art galleries, and natural beauty make it an ideal day trip destination from our Searsport inn. Stonington, Maine …

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MidCoast Maine Cheese Trail Day Trip

There are lots of reasons to get out and explore MidCoast Maine on a day trip but none may be more compelling than the MidCoast Maine Cheese Trail. Maine is home to countless small batch cheesemakers and many are within easy driving distance of Captain Nickels Inn. When it comes to irresistible foods, there’s nothing …

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A Day Trip to Castine, Maine

Castine, Maine is a quaint and historic seaside village on Penobscot Bay with more than 400 years of history to explore. The town is on the National Historic Register and home to the Maine Maritime Academy, Dyce Head Lighthouse, several historic military forts, and much more. Best of all, it’s only a little over a …

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A Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaway To Remember

Looking to treat that someone special in your life to a romantic, Maine coast, Valentine’s Day getaway? Great idea! Captain Nickels Inn can help make it the best ever with our romantic Maine lodging specials and packages. When it comes to romantic, New England vacation spots, Maine is the place. Our iconic, craggy coastline, historic …

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