Great Pond Mountain Trust view

Hiking with a View; Great Pond Mountain Trust

The Great Pond Mountain Trust, located in Orland, Maine provides ample opportunities to explore 4500 acres of moutains, hills, ponds and hiking trails. While Great Pond Mountain is a favorite of adventurers in this area, the trails in the Wildlands offer hiking over various types of terrain. Heading north from the south gate onto the … Read More

View of Castine, Maine

Castine, Maine is one of 24 Must See Small New England Towns

There are many great small towns in New England. The mountains ranges of New Hampshire and Vermont are host to many idyllic villages, but none have the history that surrounds our hometown of Castine. We are one of the oldest communities in the Unisted States having been occupied since the 1600s. Buzzfeed recently listed Castine … Read More

Barred Island view of the water

Barred Island Hike

Just off the Goosecove Rd in Deer Isle is a beautiful 1 mile hike out to Barred Island. If you intend on visiting the island you’ll need to plan on getting there near low tide. The island is only accessible a few hours on either side of low tide. You can travel around the island … Read More

Best Places to See Fall Foliage on the Coast of Maine

Fall foliage season is a great time to visit the coast of Maine. Here are some of the best places to see the beautiful colors all around Castine. Take a drive up Cadillac Mountain on the auto road to see Acadia National Park from above. The fall colors are spread out before you as you … Read More

Lobster roll on a wooden plate

Best Place for Lobster Rolls

There are many places around Castine, Blue Hill peninsula and the mid Maine coast to get excellent lobster rolls. In Belfast be sure to visit Young’s Lobster Pound. The Bagaduce Lunch in Brooksville is a local favorite right on the Reversing Falls. Blue Hill offer the Fishnet right on the corner headed up Green’s Hill … Read More

Farmer holding a box of fresh produce

Local Organic Food Producers Featured in Our Restaurant

The Restaurant at the Pentagoet Inn incorporates products from many local, organic farms in our dining menu. The quality and freshness of the products available in and around Castine, Maine is remarkable. These products are often available at many farmer’s markets during the summer including the local farmer’s market here in town on the common. … Read More

Covid-19 Travel Requirements

As of today, June 23rd, 2020 these are the current regulations for visiting and staying in Maine. If you are traveling from New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, there are no restrictions. Visitors from all other states must quarantine for 14 days or provide a negative test result from their home state … Read More