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 not surprising. 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 …

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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, ME harbor. At first sight, one might assume that the 7/8 mile (1.4 km) long granite causeway …

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Your Guide to Winter Fun near Mid-coast Maine

If you love winter as much as we do, you want to spend as much time as possible outdoors in the refreshing cold air. We put our favorite ideas in this guide to winter fun in Mid-coast Maine. We have included some activities close to Captain Nickels Inn and some a short drive away — …

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Best Holiday Festivals in Midcoast Maine

Once the temperatures start cooling and the leaves drop, a look at the calendar confirms what Mother Nature has been telling us.  Here comes the holiday season! We present our holiday round-up to guide you to the best holiday festivals in midcoast Maine. Maine is known for its picturesque seaside towns and villages. But wait …

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Get Set for All Roads Music Festival 2022

All Roads Music Festival 2022 is just around the corner with two days of indie music by well over a dozen local and regional musicians. May 20th and 21st, 2022 in Belfast, Maine. All Roads is an annual, all ages, indie music festival held every May in Belfast, Maine. 2022 marks the 6th annual return …

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2021 at Our Maine Coast Bed and Breakfast

With 2021 on its way out the door, we find ourselves reflecting over the last year at our Maine Coast bed and breakfast, Captain Nickels Inn. Looking back and remembering all the fun we had sharing MidCoast Maine with our wonderful guests. We truly do feel lucky. Not just because we live in this historic …

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