- Our list of the best things to do in Castine, Maine, features the top 148 nearby activities — including 96 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Castine, ME has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Water Activities, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 12 things to do within the city of Castine, ME , followed by 136 popular activities in nearby cities, including Camden, Belfast, Rockland, Deer Isle, Ellsworth, Rockport, Stonington, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert, Bar Harbor, Trenton, Vinalhaven, Searsport, Blue Hill, Lincolnville, Port Clyde, Rangeley and Bass Harbor
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85% 114 votes
15 Sea Street, Castine, ME 04421 MoreLess Info
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.
97% 62 votes
Dennett's Wharf, Castine, ME 04421 MoreLess Info
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.
95% 37 votes
The State of Maine has served as the training boat for the Main Maritime Academy since 1997. When not on training cruises, the ship is open to tours by the public.
88% 68 votes
120 Perkins Street, Castine, ME 04421 MoreLess Info
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.
84% 75 votes
The Dice Head Foot Path begins at the Dice Head Lightkeeper's home. The small steep foot path that ends at Penobscot Bay offers scenic views, but can be very slippery when wet.
88% 34 votes
Abbott School, Castine, ME 04421 MoreLess Info
Visitors can learn about the history of Castine at the Castine Historical Society by looking at maps, photographs, artifacts, essays, and books, particularly about the Penobscot Expedition, a Revolutionary War battle. The facility also hosts special exhibits on a regular basis.
85% 40 votes
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.
82% 22 votes
Battle Avenue, Castine, ME MoreLess Info
Fort George State Park is located at the highest point in Castine. Visitors see earthworks on three acres of the last fort that the British surrendered during the Revolutionary War.
88% 8 votes
Perkins Street, Castine, ME MoreLess Info
The original fort at the site of Fort Madison State Park was built in 1811 in preparation for the War of 1812. The fort is mostly in ruins now, but the park offers wide views of Penobscot Bay and Castine Harbor.
100% 2 votes
9 Main Street, Castine, ME 04421 MoreLess Info
Castine Historical Handworks is a quaint gift shop that celebrates traditional craftsmen and artists from the local areas in and around New England. Jewelry, photography, bird carvings, metal work, and fruit preserves are amongst the many offerings.