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Area Attractions

Get to know all that Castine and the surrounding area has to offer!

Ocean at sunset


  • Explore Castine's charming downtown and historic district.
  • Learn about Castine's rich past at the Castine Historical Society.
  • View collections of rocks, fossils, and prehistoric tools at the Wilson Museum.
  • Take a stroll through Fort George and Fort Madison.
  • Take a photo at Dycehead Lighthouse.
  • Enjoy a hike through Witherle Woods.
  • Hunt for shells and relax at Backshore Beach

Surrounding Area Attractions

Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory
Approximately 19 miles, 25 minutes

Fort Knox was established in 1844 to protect the Penobscot River valley against a possible future British naval incursion. The newly constructed Penobscot Narrows Bridge boasts an observation tower, rising 420' above sea level, which can only be accessed through the Fort.

Approximately 32 miles, 40 minutes

Ellsworth is the county seat of Hancock County with several shopping centers and restaurants to choose from.

Approximately 38 miles, 55 minutes

Bangor is the largest market town, transportation hub, and media center in a five-county area. Bangor City Forest and other nearby parks offer hiking, canoeing, and fishing. Bangor provides many shopping and dining opportunities.

Approximately 36 miles, 50 minutes

A quaint waterfront town of 6,600, their Main Street has many wonderful dining and shopping opportunities, and a varied selection of the arts.

Sand beach view from the Beehive Trail

Acadia National Park

Approximately 49 miles, 1 hour
Hulls Cove Visitor Center - 25 Visitor Center Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine's Mount Desert Island. Its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches, and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain the highest point on the United States' East Coast. The bayside town of Bar Harbor, with restaurants and shops, is a popular gateway.