Your Guide to Winter Fun near MidCoast 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 MidCoast Maine. We have included some activities close to Captain Nickels Inn and some a short drive away — …

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Skating, Snowshoeing, and Skiing Maine

For outdoor enthusiasts, Maine is a winter sports mecca. Our selection of world-renowned downhill resorts and expansive cross country-trails makes skiing Maine a joy – but that’s not all. We’re also home to excellent snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, ice climbing, and so much more. People approach winter in a variety of ways. Some of …

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Best Hiking Trails near Searsport ME

Winter in Maine is a time for indoor projects, too much good food, and cozy afternoons by the fire. But when the sun starts shining more every day, and things begin to turn green, you’ll want to get outside! What better way to enjoy the outdoors than to find the best hiking trails near us …

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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.  Belfast was voted “Best Places to Live in Maine” for 2022 by Down East Magazine readers. The small but charming city’s collection of historic buildings, unique shops, annual events, and lively art scene have made it …

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Belfast, Maine Winter Guide: Unwrap the Magic of the Season

As the holiday season is in full swing in Belfast, the downtown comes alive with many events and activities that are sure to add warmth to your winter days. We absolutely love supporting our local small businesses so we’ve curated a Belfast Winter Guide to ensure we share all the events! Holiday Program Passport: November …

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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 MidCoast Maine but there it is. A rarity in the world of skiing: a ski resort offering ocean views …

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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 MidCoast Maine has to offer. Maine is known for its picturesque seaside towns and villages. …

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Winter Events in MidCoast Maine

With so many winter events in MidCoast Maine, it’s time to start planning! During your stay, there will also be plenty of time to participate in some fun winter sports along with some snuggle time by a cozy fire. The stereotypical portrayal of a native Mainer is often grizzled and gruff, but let us assure …

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Maine Holiday Lights, Train Rides, & More!

Come to Maine this holiday season and discover all the fun, festive things there are to see and do. Drive-through holiday lights shows, winter train rides, Christmas villages, shopping, outdoor recreation, and so much more. The holidays are just around the corner and excitement is building. Maine loves to celebrate the season with events and …

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a tapestry of vibrant blooms,

where sunlight dances on shimmering shores


We are shaking off winter and embracing the vibrant energy of spring! Our hearts are turning towards warmer days, eager to bask in the transformative magic of blooming flowers and budding trees.

Consider a stay in the Willard Room – our newest luxury accommodation! Located on the third floor, it offers added privacy. Updated amenities such as a walk-in jetted shower and sitting room provide luxury comforts.