- 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.
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The Islander Puffins, Seabirds & Lighthouses Tour is a 3.5-hour boat tour offered daily in the summer. The boat stops at three lighthouses and a puffin nesting area, and visitors can also see seals and eagles.
A small park area, Fairmount Park features grassy fields and trees along with a half basketball court. The park provides a children's play structure, swings, picnic tables, benches and a paved path along the park's perimeter.
Diver's Ed Dive-In Theater offers a two-hour boat trip around Frenchman Bay in Acadia National Park. As the boat travels along, divers dive into the water and bring real-time scenes and sounds of the ocean floor via television to those onboard, and ocean life is brought on board the boat.
The Penobscot Theater is a professional regional theater. When not busy educating children in area schools, the theater troupe gives several performance each year in the Art Deco/ Egyptian Revival style Bangor's Opera House that was originally constructed in 1920.
One of the participants of the Ready to Learn national program, the Maine Discovery Museum was opened in 2001. Besides the hands-on exhibitions and the learning programs, it can also host birthday parties and other special events.
Spanning over 47,000 acres, Acadia National Park encompasses various islands and offers scenic views of mountains, waterfronts, and woodlands. Over 40 different species of mammalian wildlife and a wide variety of plants are found here.
Dedicated to collecting and preserving artifacts pertaining to aviation history, the Maine Aviation Historical Society maintains and runs the Maine Air Museum. The museum is open seasonally, and features artifacts pertaining to everything from balloon flight to space travel.