Category Archives: Maine

North Atlantic Blues festival

Don’t forget The North Atlantic Blues Festival coming up soon, (14th and 15th July) – considered  to be one of the most prestigious on the East Coast!   The festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking the picturesque Rockland Harbor.  Plenty of food, drinks and  local arts and crafts available, too.

Lobsters and Lighthouses!

If you like Lobsters and lighthouses then this event is for you!  Lobster Bake on June 23rd, on the shores of Rockland Harbor (to benefit the Rockland Breakwater and Owl’s Head Lights)  Lobsters will be cooked Schooner Style’ on an open wood fire along the beach. Enjoy  lobster,  and listen to music as you admire the Harbor views!  Sounds good to me…

 

40 paper Bar and Bistro, and Dandelion Spring Organic Farm- perfect harmony!

40 Paper, one of Camden’s trendiest restaurants, has come up with yet another great idea. Partnering with Dandelion Spring Organic farm, they are serving up a five course meal, – organic spring vegetables, heirloom pork and free-range eggs, from the farm, combined with spring lamb and grass-fed dairy from neighboring Straw Farm. To be served at the farm’s newly built post and beam barn! How unique and exciting! Tickets are limited. Event is 02June. Contact 40 paper to reserve your special table. Local, Maine, organic – the best!

Photo courtesy of 40 paper

Camden’s Duck Derby May 26th

Camden’s own Duck Derby to take place Sat 26May, for the first time in 19 years!   2500 bright yellow numbered ducks will race down Megunticook river with a dash  over the falls into Camden harbor! Fundraiser, with prizes.  It’s going to be  just ducky!  Starts 10.30am, Mechanic street.

Maine maple Sunday March 25th, 2012

Join Maine’s maple producers to celebrate Maine Maple Sunday on March 25, 2012.   Nearby sugar houses  offering free tasting include Freyenhagen’s Family Farm, Union.  Sparky’s Apiaries, Hope.   Golden Nugget Sugar Shack, Appleton.  All offering free tastings/ demonstrations of how syrup is produced from tap to table.    Sweetgrass  Farm Winery & Distillery, Union  will offer tastings of it’s  Maple Smash liqueur and distilling demonstration.  Yum!

Camden Winterfest, Saturday Jan 28th

This coming Saturday will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Camden Winterfest.   Ice carvings will be created all day long in the Camden Amphitheater by local amateurs and artists.  Winterfest opens Jan. 28 at noon with music and crafts inside and skating and live music outside.  It’s a fun day for all!

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Camden harbor kayak tour

One of our  most  popular  tours  this summer is the two hour  Camden Harbor kayak tour.  At just $35.00 pp this two hour guided tour  is great value, and has had rave reviews from our guests.   You’ll head out past cruising yachts and tall masted schooners, taking in the majestic coastline from a unique perspective.      Still time to book up.  The kayak tour sets off  from Camden harbor, just a short walk from the Inn.  We book the whole thing – you just show up and have fun!

 

Tour Seven Maine Lighthouses June 25-26th

Seven land-accessible lighthouses along the mid-Maine coast will open for the Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge, a two-day self-guided driving tour along the coastline from Pemaquid Point, tipping the peninsula south of Damariscotta, to Castine, on the western edge of the Blue Hill peninsula. Most will open their towers to visitors. Also part of the itinerary is the Maine Lighthouse Museum, in Rockland, just nine  miles from the Blue harbor House Inn.

Included on the tour are: Dyce’s Head Light, Castine; Fort Point, Stockton Springs; Grindle Point Light, Islesboro; Rockland Breakwater Light, Rockland; Owls Head Light, Owls Head; Marshall Point Light, Port Clyde; and Pemaquid Point Light, Pemaquid.

Special displays at the Rockand Breakwater Lighthouse, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., will highlight modern optics for lighthouses and navigation and show how the Coast Guard keeps the lights at many of Maine’s offshore stations. The M/V Rendezvous will offer water passage to the lighthouse throughout the day, from Middle Pier in Rockland, or hike nearly one-mile hike along the breakwater to reach the lighthouse at its tip.

When you stay at the Blue Harbor House, we  provide  a lighthouse tour map, directions and  history of each lighthouse.

marshall Marshall Point Lighthouse