The historic port of Castine is located on the Penobscot Bay, about half-way up the coast of Maine. A picturesque small New England town, Castine offers a calming and relaxing break from the rest of the world. You can browse galleries and downtown shops, dine in waterfront restaurants, peruse the local market, or enjoy a lobster roll at the town dock - all are conveniently located within steps from the house. There are also plenty of activities within walking and biking distance, and it's also serves as a base for short drives to towns around the Blue Hill Peninsula, Deer Isle, Camden, Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park.
Landmarks and Recreation
Castine has a number of historic sites and parks (including the ruins of British earthworks at Fort George), a deep water harbor (with moorings for small boats beyond the current of the Penobscot and Bagaduce rivers). Attractions include a nine-hole golf course, tennis courts, kayak rentals, a nature preserve with trails, beaches, shops, and restaurants. In addition, the town has a public library, an active historical society, the Wilson Museum, a weekly farmers market, and a charming lighthouse. Castine's streets are lined with 18th and 19th century houses, and shaded by large elms. Next door to the Lowder house is the Castine Post Office - opened in 1814, it is reportedly the oldest in continuous operation in the United States.