- The list below includes 96 free or cheap things to do in or near Blue Hill, Maine, including 56 different types of inexpensive activities like Bookstores, Art Gallery, Hiking Trails and Specialty Museums.
- From Blue Hill Books to Stanwood Homestead Museum & Bird Sanctuary, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Blue Hill and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bar Harbor, Deer Isle, Belfast and Castine.
Visitors can learn about the history of Castine at the Castine Historical Society by looking at maps, photographs, artifacts, essays, and books, particularly about the Penobscot Expedition, a Revolutionary War battle. The facility also hosts special exhibits on a regular basis.
Castine Kayak Adventures offers kayaking instruction, day trips, overnight trips, and sales. Yankee Magazine and DownEast Magazine have awarded the company for having the best night paddles, known as bioluminescent paddles.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, many families used Castine, Maine, as their vacation destination, most notably Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Visitors to Main Street can see many restored buildings where small businesses and art galleries are located.
Driftwood Kayak – Day Tours takes visitors on kayaking excursion adventures with personable expert guides in charge. Tours offer basic kayaking techniques, small island explorations and sighting of porpoises for hours of fun.
Castine Historical Handworks is a quaint gift shop that celebrates traditional craftsmen and artists from the local areas in and around New England. Jewelry, photography, bird carvings, metal work, and fruit preserves are amongst the many offerings.