- 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.
Wolves, bears, alligators, white tigers, owls and vultures – these are some of the animals which find their home at the Acadia Zoo-Kisma Preserve. It is also a center where abandoned domestic animals or other wild animals can find their home.
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A museum dedicated to preserving the granite industry, the Maine Granite Industry Museum houses a collection of mining artifacts and exhibits. The museum showcases granite samples from the mines, photos, books, and the tools and equipment used in mining granite.
The Abbe Museum was first opened to the public in 1928. The history and culture of the Native Americans in the Maine region are the focus of the collections within the museum and is actually spread over two locations in Bar Harbor.
Housed in a former Masonic hall in the heart of Acadia National Park, Acadia Repertory Theatre is home to a summer stock theater company. Performing in a small, intimate space, they present a seasonal variety of dramatic productions.
Formed in 1973, Acadia Repertory Theatre entertains visitors to Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park with comedies, dramas, mysteries, and children's theater in their quaint performance space each summer season. Season subscriptions are available.
If you are looking for a relaxing and scenic place to stay then the Samoset Resort Golf Course has much to offer you. With its 18-hole scenic championship golf course and superb dining experience nearby to keep you occupied and your taste buds satisfied.
Breakwater & Marie Reed Park is a park featuring a mile long jetty (built to form a breakwater to protect the Rockland harbor from the sea.) Visitors to the park can walk across the jetty to a historic lighthouse.
Downeast Scenic Railroad shows mostly scenic images of the forest during the trip. While on board, some history of the attraction is given along the way through a recording. Some train enthusiasts have found this well worth their time.