Best Maine Restaurants Near Our Searsport Inn

If the first food that comes to your mind when you think of Maine is lobster, that’s fine. We do know our seafood and 90% of the country’s lobster comes from Maine – but the Pine Tree State has so much more to offer than seafood shacks and lobster rolls. Read on to learn about …

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Incredible Views at Camden Hills State Park

Anyone wanting an expansive eyefull 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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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, MN harbor. At first sight, one might assume that the 7/8 mile (1.4 km) long granite causeway …

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Dining ~ Fall 2020

Fine Dining:   Long Grain (207) 236-9001 20 Washington Street Camden, Maine Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 4:30 pm – 9 pm In House Dining: no Outside Dining: no Takeout: yes Franny’s Bistro (207) 230-8199 55 Chestnut Street Camden, Maine Hours: Wednesday through Saturday: 5 pm – 8:30 pm In House Dining: yes Outside Dining: yes Takeout: yes …

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Take In The Beauty on a Maine Fall Foliage Drive

The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping, which can mean only one thing: it’s time to plan that Maine fall foliage getaway! Autumn is a magical season. While it marks the end of warm summer fun and the inevitable march towards winter, it also brings with it a stunning panoply of colors. …

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Maine Breweries Near Searsport

Maine has been at the forefront of the craft beer movement since 1996, with craft breweries and micropubs found all over the state. While Searsport doesn’t currently have any of its own, there are a number of popular Maine breweries quite close by. Locally produced craft beers are a fun and fascinating way to learn …

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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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Discover Moose Point State Park

Enjoy panoramic views of Penobscot Bay, tide pools teeming with life, hiking trails, and more with a visit to Moose Point State Park. Less than five minutes down the road from our Searsport bed and breakfast, Captain Nickels Inn. Maine’s rugged coastline is iconic and one of the most scenic parts of the entire country. …

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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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A Day Trip to the Schoodic Peninsula

Dawn and I have a tendency of going on adventures. ‘Adventures’ meaning we get lost, but usually find something amazing along the way. We have a tendency to follow dirt mountain roads until they turn into footpaths, having to back our truck through the woods for a mile before we can turn around, or not …

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Winter 2020

The season is changing & renewing our love for Penobscot Bay!

 

It’s beginning to look like a winter wonderland here on Maine’s mid-coast! And, we cannot wait to share it with you. Check out our winter special for the best offer. We’ll keep the fire burning!

 

RESPONSE TO COVID-19