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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...

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Maine Fall Foliage Season

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...

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The Baron Pub and Wine Bar

Announcing Weekly Wine Tastings

The Pentagoet Inn and Restaurant, a bed and breakfast in Castine, Maine announces the opening of  “The Baron Pub and Wine Bar”Bill Zildjian sommelier.  The opening party will...

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Barred Island Deer Isle, Me

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...

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Elm Tree Benefit Dinner June 24

The elm trees of Castine contribute to the historic and unique qualities of this community.  The town currently has almost 350 majestic Dutch elms, a rare stand of trees left after most...

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Fife boats Castine, Maine

Castine Classic Yacht Week 2014

July 30 – August 2nd, 2014

The Castine Yacht Club is sponsoring the fifteenth annual Castine Classic Yacht Race from Castine to Camden on Thursday, July 31. ...

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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...

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Great Pond Mountain Trust, Flag Hill, Maine hiking

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Castine Plein Air Festival

by Pentagoet Concierge - On July 27th, 2013, Castine held its first Plein Air Festival.  This one day event was comprised of 35 juried artists painting stunning landscapes from all over...

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Storytelling Series Continues in Castine, Maine

Storytelling Can Change Your Life

Stories can transport you to different times and places; they can make you laugh or shed a tear; and they can draw entire communities together. Once...

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Cold Comfort Theater

Theater is alive and well in Castine this summer!  The outstanding Cold Comfort Theater will be presenting several performances this summer at our very own newly renovated Emerson Hall. ...

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Castine, Maine Classic Yacht Event

This year’s Castine Classic Yacht Regatta sponsored by the Castine Yacht Club, will honor the classic Concordia class yachts.  A magnificent fleet of Concordias will rendezvous in Castine...

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Holiday Baking at the Pentagoet Inn Kitchen

This has been a busy season so far, baking homemade goodies and shipping them to your family and friends.  We've added some new items this season with a 2 lb cookie box featuring 8...

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Camden International Film Festival

The 8th annual Camden International Film Festival takes place September 27-30, 2012 in and around Camden, Maine. This festival is one of the top 25 film festivals in the world for...

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Foliage, Food & Wine Festival

Each year on the Blue Hill peninsula, businesses from the hospitality industry offer samples prepared by their chefs, wine and beer tasting, a chowder contest and much more.  Fishermen...

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Common Ground Country Fair

The Common Ground Country Fair takes place this year September 21-23rd in Unity, Miane. This country fair is developed by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association in the spirit...

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Allie Ryan Maritime Collection on Display at Wilson Museum

The Castine Historical Society will hold its 2012 Annual Meeting on Friday, August 24 at 7:30pm in the Abbott School on the Castine town common. Following a brief business meeting, the...

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2012 Castine Classic Yacht Race

Castine, Me. – Sumurun, a 94-foot ketch designed and built in Scotland in 1914 by William Fife, led the Fife fleet in the 13th annual...

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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...

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“Meet me on the Porch” Tuesday Night Jazz at the Pentagoet Inn

"Meet me on the Porch" at the Pentagoet Inn, Castine, Maine is an evening of jazz every Tuesday night in July. Come hear the Night & Day Trio featuring Steve Orlofsky, Joel Mann and Chris...

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Elm Tree Benefit Dinner 2012

The Castine Elm Tree Benefit Dinner sponsored by the Pentagoet Inn, Castine, Maine travels to southern Italy for an evening of food and wine on Tuesday, June 26th. Five course celebration...

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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...

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Boston Sunday Globe Travel Section Picks Castine, Maine

The Boston Sunday Globe Travel Section June 3rd featured over 100 ways to "savor summer in New England".  Castine, Maine and Castine Kayak Adventures was selected as one of the places to...

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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...

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Galleries Opening Memorial Day Weekend

The Adam Gallery and Tarratine Gallery are opening this weekend for the season.  Each gallery will be hosting a season opening event and welcome all to come and view new works. 


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Hiking the Settlement Quarry

 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...

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Local Farm Tours

The Blue Hill Heritage Trust and the Blue Hill Co-op have combined their efforts to provide opportunities to visit seven local area farms this summer.   These farms produce wonderful...

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Dyce Head Lighthouse, Castine, Maine on the Lighthouse Trail

No trip to Castine is complete without visiting Dyce Head Lighthouse. The Pentagoet Inn is the official lighthouse stamp location for Dyce Head Lighthouse here in Castine.  Don't miss out...

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Wings, Waves and Woods Festival Deer Isle, Maine

Wings, Wanes, and Woods 2012

Friday through Sunday May 18th-20th marks the 6th annual "Wings, Waves and Woods" event for "birding by land, by sea and by art" on Deer Isle, Maine. Puffin and pelagic boat trips,...

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MPBN Community Films airs Castine, ME Documentary

The Community Films Series by MPBN is airing the documentary "Castine: An Ocean of History, A River of Change" this weekend April 21st at 11 am.   

Meet one of the oldest communities in...

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Barron’s Features Castine Maine

Barron's has chosen Castine, Maine as one of the top 20 places in America to own a second home. Castine 'appeals to those seeking old-fashioned summers of sailing and lobster-roll...

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Top Ten Destination

The Top Ten DestinationPentagöet Inn, Castine Maine has been chosen as one of six New England inns for a romantic getaway.  If you are planning a vacation in romantic Maine, you will find that staying at...

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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...

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