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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

An Insider’s Guide to the Blue Hill Peninsula

Discover the Hidden, Quiet, Wild & Wonderful Side of the Maine Coast Looking for a true gem of a vacation and a memorable getaway off the beaten path? Get a real slice of New England heaven with a visit to a secluded part of the coast that still exudes a real “Old Maine” feeling of … Read More

Vegetables at a farmers market

Castine Farmers’ Market

Local, Organic Produce at the 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 and blueberries. The patrons of the Pentagoet Inn and Restaurant are the happy recipients, as the wonderful vegetables … Read More

Old Settlement Quarry sign

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 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

Lighthouse by the water

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 in Maine

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.