Blue Hill Peninsula
Small Town Charm and Character.
Sheltered harbors, lighthouses, and picturesque islands make East Penobscot Bay one of the finest areas in the world for an on-the-water experience further beautified by secluded nature preserves and classic villages dating to our nation’s infancy.
An epicenter of Maine’s greatest industries: shipbuilding, lumber, lobster, granite, ice, and paper. Legend abounds in places like Castine, one of New England’s oldest towns, and Fort Knox, one of the best-preserved military fortifications in New England. While in Blue Hill and on Deer Isle browse world-class arts and crafts, unwind at a cozy lodging, and enjoy a trap-to-table lobster.
Towns/Areas of Note
- Deer Isle/Stonington
- Blue Hill
- Isle au Haut (ANP)
Top Things To Do
- Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory
- Fort Knox, Prospect
- Craig Brook Salmon Hatchery and Museum, East Orland
- Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle
- Wilson Museum and Historical Society, Castine
- Wings Waves Woods Birding Festival, Deer Isle/Stonington, May
- Bastille Day, Castine, July
- Fisherman’s Day, Stonington, July
- Annual Spook-tacular Ghostport Festival, Bucksport, October
- Fright at the Fort at Fort Knox, Prospect, October