Scott and I had some free time last season and were able to spend a day in Castine, just like tourists! It was a much needed day of fun diversions, so much so in fact, that we want to share it with our guests. Pilgrim’s Inn on Deer Isle is the perfect landing pad for day trips throughout Downeast Maine.
Book a stay at historic Pilgrim’s Inn! You can choose a room with exposed post and beam architecture, a spacious king with sweeping views of our grounds and Mill Pond, or a cozy coastal cottage. We look forward to welcoming you!
Relax. Explore. Restore.
Castine is a beautiful 45 minute drive from Pilgrim’s Inn. Get fueled up for your day by enjoying our Pilgrim’s Inn complimentary breakfast, then head out for a leisurely day in a seaside town on a nearby peninsula. Castine is home to Maine Maritime Academy. You can stop at the harbor to see the State of Maine, which is the 500 foot long training vessel for MMA. Castine is rich in history and culture, and is touted as one of the most historical towns in Maine, having been continually occupied since the early 1600s. We suggest picking up a colorful map, complete with Historic Castine Walking Tour information, at the Castine Historical Society, or at many locations throughout town.
Some Not To Miss Sites in Castine, Maine:
- Wilson Museum and John Perkins House – so much to see and tour! Check the schedule to see when The Blacksmith Shop and Woodshop are offering demos.
- Dyce Head Light – The lighthouse is not open to the public, but visitors can wander the footpath and take some great photos
- A hike in Witherle Woods
- Visit Fort George, one of several area forts
- Stop for lunch on the Town Dock at The Captain’s Catch, I love the fish sandwich
- Sail on the Guildive or enjoy a Harbor Tour aboard the Lil’ Toot
- Take a guided paddle on Castine Harbor
For fresh air and open space, book your stay at Pilgrim’s Inn today!