- 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.
Dedicating the preserving the region's aviation history, Maine Air Museum features exhibits with aviation memorabilia and artifacts. The museum depicts the history of plane crashes in the region and the story of the White Bird disappearance.
The Bar Island Trails feature tow different hiking difficulty ratings. The trails to the island are rated easy while paths on the actual island are moderate since they carry visitors in the heavily forested interior with a slightly steep climb.
Conducted in the waters both in and around the Acadia National Park, the company Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding offers many services and tours in the region. Visitors can have paddleboarding instruction, access rentals, and take yoga classes as well.
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Bar Harbor Whalewatch Co. Lighthouse Tour has been a regional favorite for over 25 years. Guests can enjoy boating, spot a whale, or even enjoy a nature cruise to see puffins and other wild animals.
Coastal Kayaking Tours offers tours on the east and west sides of Mount Desert Island and Bar Harbor's coast. Half-day, full-day, and sunset tours are offered. Harbor seals, porpoises, and bald eagles are often seen.
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company offers whale and puffin watching tours, lighthouse tours, lobster fishing, and cruises to Baker Island. Visitors on these tours often see dolphins, eagles, porpoises, puffins, seals, and whales.
Starting from the pier at The Harborside Hotel & Marina, the Lulu Lobster Boat offers visitors a two-hour tour of Bar Harbor on a downeast-style lobster boat. Captain John Nicolai narrates the tour with many folklore stories, along with some history.