- TripBuzz found 90 things to do with kids in or near Ellsworth, Maine, including 80 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Bangor and Castine.
- From Eastward Bowling Lanes to Pinniped Kayak, the Ellsworth area offers 61 different types of family activities, including: Theaters, Amusement Parks (All Ages), Bowling and Movie Theaters.
- The city of Ellsworth calls Hancock County, Maine home. The under 100 square miles are lightly populated, with a population of less than 8,000. Ellsworth was considered the fastest growing city in Main for the ten years between 2000 and 2010. With a variety of museums and a theatre on the National Register of Historic Places, the history of the city stays alive.
Castine Kayak Adventures offers kayaking instruction, day trips, overnight trips, and sales. Yankee Magazine and DownEast Magazine have awarded the company for having the best night paddles, known as bioluminescent paddles.
Guldive Cruises offers two-hour excursions, sunset cruises, and specialty cruises at various locations along the Atlantic coast, and the Caribbean. The vessel that they use is 56 feet long, weigh 46 tons, and was designed by William Hand Jr.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, many families used Castine, Maine, as their vacation destination, most notably Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Visitors to Main Street can see many restored buildings where small businesses and art galleries are located.
Promoting theater and the arts in Castine and its surrounding area, Cold Comfort Theater features live dramatic performances throughout the year. Taught by a theater veteran, they also arrange and offer acting classes for youth.
The Wilson Museum features exhibits to help people understand the growth of man's ability to make tools from the Paleolithic times to the Native Americans. Visitors see rocks, shells, ship models, reconstructed 1905 kitchen, and a Victorian Parlor.
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Driftwood Kayak – Day Tours takes visitors on kayaking excursion adventures with personable expert guides in charge. Tours offer basic kayaking techniques, small island explorations and sighting of porpoises for hours of fun.