Blue Hill Peninsula

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

  • Bucksport
  • Deer Isle/Stonington
  • Blue Hill
  • Castine
  • 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

Annual Events

  • 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