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’s 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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