Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory

Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory

Those looking for an eye-opening experience during their Maine getaway should consider a trip to the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory. Not only is it the tallest public bridge observatory in the world, it’s also directly adjacent to Fort Knox, Maine’s largest historic fort! The Penobscot Narrows Bridge connects Verona Island to the mainland, over … Read More

Wings Waves and Woods Festival 2022 on Deer Isle

Wings, Waves and Woods 2022 on Deer Isle

Nature and bird lovers alike will not want to miss the upcoming Wings, Waves and Woods Festival on Deer Isle. The popular, annual bird migration festival includes bird walks, nature tours, boat cruises, workshops, talks, and more. May 20th to the 22nd, 2022. Maine is fantastic for bird watchers. We’re New England’s largest, yet least … 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

The Wilson Museum in Castine ME

The Wilson Museum and John Perkins House

Step back in time with a visit to Castine’s unique Wilson Museum. The museum’s quirky and fascinating collection includes prehistoric artifacts from around the globe, plus the historic John Perkins House, a working Blacksmith Shop, Hearse House, and more. All just a short walk or drive away from our Castine bed and breakfast, Pentagöet Inn. … Read More

Maine Lighthouses Bass Harbor

Visit Nearby Maine Lighthouses

The Maine coastline bristles with beautiful and historic lighthouses, both active and retired. Pentagöet Inn, our Castine bed and breakfast, is surrounded by a quite a few them, making us the perfect home base for visiting, touring, and photographing Maine lighthouses. Maine is famous for its picturesque and iconic lighthouses. In fact, visiting them is … Read More

The Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME

The Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME

If you have a student at the Maine Maritime Academy or are looking forward to visiting the T/S State of Maine during your visit to Castine, you’re in luck. Both the school and the Town Dock are just minutes – on foot! – from our Castine bed and breakfast, Pentagöet Inn and Wine Bar. The … Read More

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