Barred Island Preserve tide pool

Discover Barred Island Preserve

Fans of the nature, Maine’s gorgeous coastline, and a good hike will enjoy a visit to Barred Island Preserve, a quiet island sanctuary accessible only at low tide. Barred Island Preserve is a quiet, 28 acre, natural sanctuary located on the west side of Deer Isle, ME. It was once owned by Frederick Law Olmsted … Read More

Blockhouse Point at Witherle Woods Preserve

Explore Witherle Woods Preserve

Those looking to stretch their legs while soaking up some of that fantastic Maine coast scenery will enjoy exploring the forested trails of Witherle Woods Preserve. The historic, coastline forest features 193 acres of trails, expansive bay views, historic sites, and all less than 5 minutes from our Castine bed and breakfast, Pentagöet Inn. The … Read More

Holbrook Island Sanctuary

Discover Holbrook Island Sanctuary

Those looking for a hike or just a nice day out in nature will enjoy visiting nearby Holbrook Island Sanctuary. This gorgeous, protected area offers abundant hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities just across the harbor from downtown Castine, ME. Maine’s Blue Hill Peninsula, upon which Castine rests, is home to a wide variety of hiking … Read More

Boats in Castine Harbor

The History of Castine, Blue Hill, Penobscot Bay & Beyond

“History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man” – Percy Bysshe Shelley Visitors to Maine’s stunning Mid-Coast area end up in Castine for a variety of reasons. From the beautiful harbor, to the inviting natural landscape, to the picturesque small town feel, to the ideal location in the heart of … Read More

Couple sailing on one of the best Maine cruises

Mid-Coast Maine Cruises, Tours & Kayaking | Get Out on the Water

The best way to discover the beauty of Castine and the Blue Hill Peninsula in Maine is by getting out on the water on one of many mid-coast Maine cruises. Whether it be by sail, motor, paddle, or just floating and swimming, you’ll uncover what makes this area truly special when you experience it from … Read More

An Insider’s Guide to the Blue Hill Peninsula

Discover the Hidden, Quiet, Wild & Wonderful Side of the Maine Coast Looking for a true gem of a vacation and a memorable getaway off the beaten path? Get a real slice of New England heaven with a visit to a secluded part of the coast that still exudes a real “Old Maine” feeling of … Read More

Vegetables at a farmers market

Castine Farmers’ Market

Local, Organic Produce at the Castine Farmers’ Market Blue-Zee Renata, Mark and Julia, owners of the Blue-Zee Farm, are one of the local food producers arriving every Thursday at the Castine Farmers’ Market with freshly harvested vegetables and blueberries. The patrons of the Pentagoet Inn and Restaurant are the happy recipients, as the wonderful vegetables … Read More