This granite quarry was first used in the early 1900’s and produced granite for the Williamsburg Bridge in New York, the Manhatten Bridge, the New York County Courthouse, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the JFK Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. It once was a major industrial site employing hundreds of men and was … Read More
Top Things to Do in Maine
Pumpkin Island Lighthouse
The Pumpkin Island Lighthouse is one of our favorite local lighthouses to visit. Good Morning America came to Castine and visited the lighthouse as part of their tour of the Blue Hill peninsula. It was a great way to end the day with the sun setting over Eggemoggin Reach.
Owls Head Lighthouse
Owls Head is a great place to visit and enjoy the view of surrounding islands. It’s a perfect day trip from the Pentagoet Inn headed down route 1 to Rockland. Enjoy the cool ocean breeze on a warm summer’s day.
Ocean Path Hike
As America’s first national park, Acadia National Park offers numerous hikes, up mountains, through forests and along shores. All offer spectacular views and possibilities to experience natural areas that have been protected and well preserved for many years. The Ocean Path is one of the most well traveled trails in Acadia. It is a 4 … Read More
Hiking Witherle Woods Castine, Maine
Castine and the Blue Hill area peninsula has some of the best hiking trails on the coast of Maine. This expansive view of Penobscot Bay from Witherle Woods is located right here in Castine, Maine and includes more than 4 miles of networked trails. The view from Witherle Woods overlooks the bay out to Isleboro … Read More
Castine Maine is part of the National Historic Register
Have you seen the new sign in town? Castine is part of the National Historic Register and has been since 1973. According to the National Park Service: ” The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, … Read More
Holbrook Island State Park Hiking
The area around Penobscot Bay is home to some wonderful natural areas. Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park, just across the bay from Castine, is a beautifully protected natural area and is home to some great hiking trails. The Summit Trail leads you up a short hill that overlooks Castine Harbor and Penobscot Bay, while the … Read More
Canada Cliffs Acadia National Park Trail
Acadia National Park offers many excellent trails of varying difficulty. One of the shorter trails still provides wonderful views over Mount Desert Island including Echo Lake. The Canada Cliffs and Beech Cliff Trails on the west side of the island combine for 2 miles of beautiful hiking. Many opportunities are available for photos as the … Read More