A lighthouse on the Maine coast in winter


It’s that time of year when our guests gather around one of our crackling fireplaces to chat with one another and plot their day’s activities. The winter months bring snow flurries, mulled wine and an array of snowy activities, from the US National Toboggan Championships to the magical Winter Carnival. There’s home tours and tree lighting ceremonies, too. Wish you were here?

Man caught a fish while ice fishing

  • Belfast New Years by the Bay, Belfast
  • Searsport Historic Holiday House Tour, Searsport
  • Our Town Belfast Early Bird Sale, Belfast
  • Christmas by the Sea, Camden
  • Searsport Tree Lighting, Searsport
  • Belfast Tree Lighting, Belfast
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  • Winter Whoopla, Belfast
  • US National Toboggan Championships, Camden
  • Rockland Frost Fest, Rockland
  • Annual Ice Fishing Derby, Silver Lake Bucksport

Small purple spring flowers in bloom


Now that the snow has thawed and the flowers are abloom, it’s time to welcome in one of the most idyllic times of the year. Yes, spring has sprung in Searsport and our neighboring communities with music festivals, art shows and flowers abloom.

Group of runners in a marathon

  • Winter Carnival, Ellsworth
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  • 2020 Bridge the Gap Race, Bucksport
  • All Roads Music Festival, Belfast

Guitarist and drummer playing outdoors


Summer and the living is easy. This is truly the most wonderful time of the year with warm days and star-filled nights. There’s something for everyone, from lobster festivals and Celtic pride to a breadth of musical concerts and community celebrations. There are also antique shows and culinary gatherings.

Lobster tails on a grill

  • 25th Annual Arts in the Park, Belfast
  • Jazz in June, Camden
  • Belfast Ukulele Festival, Belfast
  • Belfast has Pride, Belfast
  • Belfast Summer Nights, Thursdays, June through August, Belfast
  • Searsport 175th Birthday Parade, Searsport
  • Maine Celtic Celebration, Belfast
  • Belfast Summer Nights, Thursdays, June through August, Belfast
  • Maine Lobster Festival, Rockland
  • Summer Musical, Belfast Maskers, Belfast
  • River Duck Dash, Bucksport
  • Bucksport Bay Festival, Bucksport
  • Blueberry Festival, Union, Fairgrounds
  • 39th Annual Maine Antiques Festival, Union, Fairgrounds
  • 39th Annual Maine Antiques Festival, Union, Fairgrounds
  • Belfast Harbor Fest, Belfast
  • Belfast Summer Nights, Thursdays, June through August, Belfast
  • Bucksport Arts Festival, Bucksport
  • Camden Windjammer Festival, Camden
  • Camden International Film Festival, Camden

A medley of summer squash


When the temperatures start to cool off here in Searsport, things begin to heat up with the arrival of autumn. From spooktacular attractions starting in October to the spectacular fall foliage. There’s plenty of reasons to give thanks during this time of year.

Open Lawns

  • Common Ground Country Fair, Union, Fairgrounds
  • 17th Annual Maine Wienerfest, Belfast
  • Fiber College of Maine, Searsport
  • Ghostport, Bucksport Waterfront
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Captain Nickels Inn ~ Summer 2020

We are so happy to welcome our guests to the inn again!


We are extremely thankful that our fabulous restaurants and our gorgeous National Parks have been opening!  It is starting to look a lot like a summer in Maine!  Maybe we have to stay just a bit farther away from everyone than we would like – but hey!  it is Maine… we like to spread out a bit anyways.