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Incredible Maine Attractions and Activities

Just being here at the Pentagöet Inn in this lovely seaside village creates a perfect getaway on our bed and breakfast in Maine. Enjoying Castine's shops, restaurants, and views from the bluff overlooking the village and Penobscot Bay is often all the "activity" our guests desire.  There are many Maine attractions to choose from.  There is something for everyone.

Castine Maine art galleries

Art Galleries

Castine, Maine is the home of many fine artists.  A trip here is not complete without a visit to one of the many local galleries.  The painting featured here is by Josh Adam of...

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Antiques

Antiques

Whether you’re browsing flea markets, public auctions, or rustic shops, Maine is a great place to antique.  We have a list of our favorites starting with Leila Day’s Antiques...

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Biking Near Pentagoet Inn

Biking

We have single-speed cruisers for guests to use, and mountain bikes can be rented from Dennett's Wharf.  Bikes are a great way to explore the historic markers around town or...

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Beach

Beaches

Backshore Beach is our local favorite with a tidal swimming hole and pebble beach for the hardy.  There is also stunning Sand Beach at Acadia National Park.  Craig’s Pond and...

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Sailboat

Boating Options

Maine Power Boat Tours -   The Old Quarry in Stonington or the Isle Au Haut ferry service can take you to Isle Au Haut.  Old Quarry also offers a lighthouse trip, a puffin...

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Books

Books

Our guests’ favorite is the Compass Rose Bookstore on Main Street, and for antique books, we enjoy the Dolphin Bookstore, both in Castine.  Further afield there is the Blue...

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Festivals

Festivals

Our favorite is the Fourth of July in Castine when the whole town comes alive in an outdoor festival of activities.  There is music on the waterfront, a costume parade, and...

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Gardens

Gardens

June is when the gardens come to life.  Please start with ours. In 2000 this was an empty lot without grass; it’s been a labor of love.  I would also stroll up the street to...

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Golf

Golf

Castine, Maine has a nine-hole golf course open to the public, the oldest in the free world.  There are the White Birches in Ellsworth, Deer Isle Country Club on Deer Isle, and...

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Hiking

Hiking

The Blue Hill Peninsula is filled with wonderful places to hike and explore.  Our guests like the Witherlee Woods and the Rene Henderson Nature Preserve, both in Castine.  A...

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Kayaking

Kayaking

Our guests love Karen at Castine Kayak Adventures.  Karen is a knowledgeable guide who knows the area like no other!  Castine was the birthplace of the LL Bean sponsored...

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Lighthouse

Lighthouses

Maine is famous for its lighthouses.   There is a lighthouse cruise sponsored by the Belfast Bay Cruises and also the Old Quarry Guide service in Stonington.  Traveling further...

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Movie Theatres

Movie Theatres

It’s rare to find the old, small-town Maine movie theatre, but here in Downeast we are lucky to still have our thriving, vintage movie houses.  There is the Historic Alamo...

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Museums

Castine is blessed with two fine museums, the Wilson Museum and the Castine Historical Society.  The Wilson Museum has a plethora of worldly, anthropological curiosities.  Our...

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Jazz Player

Music

In Castine there is a thriving summer concert series of guest artists.  The Pentagoet Inn now has a jazz trio on Tuesday evenings on the porch.  The excellent Night and Day...

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Spa

Spa Care

Blue Moon Body Treatments is a Castine, Maine spa that offers a full range of spa treatments.  There are also individual masseuses available for in-room massages.

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Tennis

Tennis

The Castine Golf Club, just two blocks up the hill, is open to the public and has three tennis courts.

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Shopping

Shopping

Start your shopping in Castine with us at Bird Song!  Then just a block from us is the Four Flags for the best selection of Maine gifts.   A new addition to the downtown...

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There are many incredible Maine attractions and activities to choose from.  Join us in our Maine boutique hotel for a coastal Maine vacation to remember.

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