Castine

Settled in 1604, the historic town of Castine is one of the oldest in the nation and the only town on the Peninsula to have been occupied at various times by the French, the Dutch and the English. Its strategic location at the mouth of the Penobscot River estuary, along with such colorful figures as Paul Revere and the Baron de St. Castin, made the town a notable trading and maritime center, and a prominent player in the fight for American independence.

Today, Castine offers walking tours of its historic buildings, including three forts and Dyce’s Head Lighthouse. It is home to Maine Maritime Academy, and its downtown offers a wonderful mix of architectural gems, gracious hospitality and fine dining. Shops and galleries dot the hilly streets leading down to the waterfront. (source)

Related Stories
202
You Might Like
Loading...
Events
3/24/19

Maine Maple Sunday

The Maine Maple Producers Association welcomes you to join Maine’s Maple Syrup Producers, statewide,...

4/13/19

Annual Smelt Fry and 2019 Year of the Salmon Celebration

Join us Saturday, April 19 from 11am until 4pm for the annual community smelt fry to celebrate...

4/13/19

Citizen Science Day – Saturday, April 13th at Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor from 9am – 3:30pm

Schoodic Institute is celebrating Citizen Science Day with three separate training opportunities for...

View All >
Deals
5/1/19 10/13/19

Sea Kayaking Inn to Inn Four-Day Trip in Maine

Four-Day Inn to Inn Sea Kayaking Inn to Inn Kayaking Trips with Maine Kayak Maine Kayak’s Four Day Boothbay Inn to Inn kayaking trip will enjoy a scenic and leisurely paddle form Pemaquid Harbor and Johns Bay to Linekin Bay and Boothbay Harbor, exploring...

5/28/19 10/14/19

Castine Kayak B and B and Bioluminescent Bay Night Kayak Excursion

Experience the "Magical Mystery Tour" as written in Downeast Magazine Sept. 04 and Liz Peavey's book, MAINE & ME. Sea Kayak through the waters of the night and observe the bioluminescent dinoflagellates (tiny firefly-like creatures of the water) that...

View All >