Attend Common Ground Country Fair 2021

Common Ground Country Fair is back and in-person this year and the excitement is growing. The event is a beloved, Maine autumn tradition, drawing hundreds of exhibitors, thousands of attendees, and a whole host of fun, family activities and events to attend. September 24th through the 26th, 2021 at the fairgrounds in Unity, ME. There’s …

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Visit The Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center

The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME celebrates Maine‚Äôs role in American art with rotating exhibits of more than 15,000 artworks. The museum’s Wyeth Center is famous for its large collection of artwork from “America’s First Family of Art,” N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth. Art fans will not want to miss an opportunity to visit …

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Enjoy a Day at Lake St George State Park

Lake St George is a crystal clear, spring fed lake located in Liberty, Maine. The lake and attached state park are a popular spot for swimming, boating, camping, hiking, and more. Best of all, it’s only a half-hour drive from our Searsport bed and breakfast, Captain Nickels Inn. A long, rocky coastline and delicious fresh …

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Explore Belfast, Maine

Belfast, Maine is a historic, MidCoast shipbuilding city located at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River, on Penobscot Bay. The small but charming city’s collection of historic buildings, unique shops, annual events, and lively art scene have made it a long-time, popular tourist destination. Best of all, it’s just a ten minute drive down the …

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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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