- 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.
Landscaped with shrubs and fountains, Golfer's Crossing Mini Golf offers a challenging miniature golf course for children. The course is outdoors and features several obstacles like water and elevation challenges.
Bald Mountain, part of the Maine Birding Trail, has two paths to the summit where hikers often see spruce grouse, gray jay, boreal chickadees, and blackpoll warblers. From the summit, hikers can see Rangeley Lake, Cupsuptic Lake, Mooselookmeguntic Lake, Saddleback Mountain, Elephant Mountain, and Mount Washingt…
A unique statue in its own right, the Andre the Seal Statue is dedicated to a seal which was saved by a local fisherman, becoming a sort of local mascot. The marble statue was unveiled by Andre himself, 8 years before he died in 1986.
The Rockport Marine Park is situated directly on the harbor waterfront. Guests are able to enjoy activities like canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, fishing, hiking, picnicking, walking paths, and general lounging on the beach.
Opened to the view of the Atlantic Ocean, the Camden Snow Bowl offers plenty of entertaining opportunities no matter the season, which include: hiking, sports courts, swimming and fishing during the warm season, ski slopes, ice-skating and a 400 foot-long toboggan chute during the cold season.
The Telephone Museum is an interactive museum featuring working telephone switchboards, switching systems, and telephones. From hand-crank magneto phones to manual switch boards, visitors are encouraged to get their hands on the equipment and explore the history of the telephone.
A public swimming area, the Lawson Quarry consists of granite formations that were highly sought after in a bygone era. What is left are smooth granite stones that are warmed by the sun and a cool swimming area—it's like a community swimming hole for kids and adults alike.