- TripBuzz found 114 things to do with kids in or near Castine, Maine, including 104 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Camden, Belfast, Rockland and Ellsworth.
- From Castine Kayak Adventures to Castine Historical Society, the Castine area offers 68 different types of family activities, including: National & State Parks, Hiking Trails, Summer Camps and History Museums.
- Castine was actually the capital of the New France colony of Acadia from 1670 to 1674. This prominent role in history has led to a few museums in the town and multiple sites on the National Register of Historical Places. Also, its location on Penobscot Bay make it a popular area for maritime activities.
It took over 18 years in the late 1800s and 700,000 tons of granite to create the breakwater now known as Rockland Breakwater Light. The original light was placed there in 1902, and visitors can go on volunteer docent led tours.
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19 Clark Point Rod, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 MoreLess Info
Providing private charters, Acadia Sails-Private Day Boat Tours offers short trips aboard a lobster boat. A variety of tours are available including a sunset sail, island tours and a sailing instruction excursion.
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Windjammer Wharf - Capt Spear Drive, Rockland, ME MoreLess Info
Buffalohead Sailing Charters has two hour to multiday sails available on their 32-foot vintage wooden gaff sloop. The company specializes in small groups of four people and under, and people can bring their own food and alcohol, or have the company cater the sailing.
Thorfin Expeditions has instructors who teach standup paddle boarding, outdoor education, and lead multisport adventures for individuals and as team building exercises. The company also offers new and used paddleboards for sale.
Opened in 2006 and dedicated to the seabirds which can leave in all types of coastal environments, the Project Puffin Visitor Center presents its visitors with useful information about the local wildlife, which includes photos and videos.