Take A Trip Along the Maine Lobster Trail

Maine lobster has the well-earned reputation as being some of the very best – if not THE best – lobster around. If you love lobster, you’re going to enjoy exploring our local stretch of the Maine Lobster Trail. Fresh Maine lobster. Warm lobster rolls. Lobster tails in garlic butter. Lobster bake, bisque, ravioli, salad, mac …

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Maine Lighthouses Near Our Searsport Inn

Hoping to visit some Maine lighthouses during your vacation? Great idea – Captain Nickels Inn is surrounded by them! Viewing and touring lighthouses is a popular activity for most of the guests to our Searsport bed and breakfast, and who can blame them?  We love lighthouses, too! Few structures are as iconic as a lighthouse. …

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Discover the Natural Beauty of Sears Island

Fans of wildlife, beachcombing, clamming, or just getting out into the great outdoors will enjoy exploring Sears Island. Sears Island is one of the largest undeveloped islands on the East Coast and less than 5 minutes from our Maine Coast bed and breakfast, Captain Nickels Inn. Maine’s rugged coastline is dotted with almost two thousand …

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Ski Camden Snow Bowl

Skiing enthusiasts take note – Captain Nickels is just a half hour’s drive from excellent alpine skiing and more at the Camden Snow Bowl! You may be surprised to discover a dedicated alpine ski area in Mid-Coast Maine but there it is. A rarity in the world of skiing: a ski resort offering ocean views …

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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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Happy New Year!

Our winter wonderland on Penobscot Bay awaits!

 

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. Planning to rekindle romance this year? Our Valentine’s Day package will get you started!

 

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