Blue Hill Peninsula
2020-01-07

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