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Winter Activities & Events in Mid-Coast Maine

Winter is here! While summer days along the Maine coast are what people look forward to all year long, winter in Maine is a special time of year with snow-dusted sand dunes, glistening lighthouses, fe […]

How to Spend the Holidays in Midcoast Maine

It’s that time of year again, when snow blankets the rugged coastline, villages are lit with colorful lights, and the aroma of hot chocolate lingers in the air. With traditional holiday events, Midcoa […]

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Warm Fruit Compote

Warm your soul this season and try our warm fruit compote when you stay at Newcastle Inn. Perfect for autumn and winter this dish is more a technique than a recipe and the results are delicious! Our c […]

Get a Unique Perspective from a Kayak

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Looking for a less conventional way to explore Maine during your summer vacation?  Try a kayak.

Maine Kayak, based in nearby New Harbor, offers half- and full-day lake and sea kayaking adventures as well as kayak rentals. Lake kayaking is easy and fun for the whole family, and two of Maine’s most picturesque lakes are nearby. Maine Kayak runs excursions on both Pemaquid Lake and Biscay Pond.

Sea kayaking trips take place either in Johns Bay or Muscongus Bay.  You can enjoy a day of sun and fun sea kayaking along Maine’s rocky, scenic coast. Maine’s coast has a rich history that is best experienced from the water in a sea kayak. Watch lobsterman setting traps, paddle among old shipwrecks, or enjoy a stop at one of Maine’s many charming, uninhabited islands – truly jewels of the sea. You may even make friends with seals, ospreys, puffins and whales.

Johns Bay includes the Pemaquid and Johns rivers and is surrounded by granite ledges and lush evergreens. The bay is home to ospreys, guillemots and gulls. Maine Kayak offers half-day, full-day and naturalist tours in Johns Bay. Muscongus Bay offers a nearly perfect sea kayaking getaway because it is well-protected by the islands of the Maine Island Trail. Kayakers will see cormorants, gulls, ospreys and loons along the rocky outcroppings along the bay. The 100-year-old shipwreck of the Cora Cressy, a former five-masted schooner, is in Muscongus Bay.

All trips begin with conversations about safety and basic kayaking skills, and certified guides lead the trips.

Recent Blog Post

Winter Activities & Events in Mid-Coast Maine

Winter is here! While summer days along the Maine coast are what people look forward to all year long, winter in Maine is a special time of year with snow-dusted sand dunes, glistening lighthouses, fe […]

How to Spend the Holidays in Midcoast Maine

It’s that time of year again, when snow blankets the rugged coastline, villages are lit with colorful lights, and the aroma of hot chocolate lingers in the air. With traditional holiday events, Midcoa […]

image of warm fruit compote

Warm Fruit Compote

Warm your soul this season and try our warm fruit compote when you stay at Newcastle Inn. Perfect for autumn and winter this dish is more a technique than a recipe and the results are delicious! Our c […]

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