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 HeadLight, Owls Head; Marshall PointLight, 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.
Another fun food and wine event coming up soon, hosted by the Cellardoor Winery and Megunticook market.
Pop the Cork 2011 will be held in Rockport Village and will feature a very special performance by Huey Lewis and The News!
Cellardoor Winery and Megunticook Market proudly present Pop The Cork 2011
to benefit United Midcoast Charities. Join Cellardoor Winery for its 4th annual Pop The Cork Celebration!
In addition to the featured performance there will be food , wine and other entertainment.
Cellardoor Winery’s 16 month aged Petite Sirah will be making a first appearance . Advanced ticket purchase required.
Tickets are $75. All proceeds benefit UMCC. Please call 207-763-4478 or visithttps://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/173230 to purchase tickets.
Camden was today listed at no 8 in the top 10 of ‘Charming small towns in America by Trip Advisor’. Carmel, CA was number 1, with Charlottesville Va, Telluride CO, and Rockport, MA also listed in the top 10. We are just tickled pink!
Camden has also recently been declared the best Main Street in New England by Boston Magazine, the prettiest harbor in Maine by the readers of Down East, one of New England’s top 25 foliage towns by Yankee magazine.
Several fine restaurants in and around Camden have tempting offerings for Maine restaurant week . Actually it’s longer than a week, but that just gives you more time to sample them all! Here are just a few of the restaurants participating –
Natalie’s at the Camden Harbor inn offers a triple choice menu for $40.00, Paulina’s way and Cappy’s chowder house offer a $20.00 menu, and one of my favorite’s Lily Bistro also offering a great price of $20.00 for 3 courses. Stay at the Blue Harbor House Inn with special rates starting at $99.00 until March 12th
For all you blueberry lovers, the Coastal Mountains Land Trust is offering a free blueberry pick from 8.30am-2pm on Sat 07 August. Mmm….
Beech Hill Preserve is managed for the purpose of maintaining the property’s scenic beauty, historic value, grassland bird habitat, and organic blueberry production. Beech Nut, the historic stone Hut on the summit, will be open to the public Fri Aug6th from 2.00pm-6.00 pm., and Sat Aug 07th from 10.00am -2.00pm.
The Festival of Independence is coming! For four days throughout the midcoast (July 1-4) you can celebrate our nation’s birthday with everything from music, to plays, to hiking and biking, to parades, and of course, fireworks!
On Saturday & Sunday, June 19 & 20, the Owls Head Transportation Museum celebrates America’s passion for cool cars with its Hot Rods, Customs Meet & Antique Aeroplane Show.
As part of the day’s activities the Museum will actively demonstrate a few of its turn-of-the-century automobiles as well as give free rides in Ford Model Ts. Special children’s activities and Museum tours are planned. This is one of the Transport museums most popular events. Lots of fun for the whole family.
A celebration of the Summer Solstice takes place June 19th, in Rockland, just a few miles from Camden. Time – from 5-9 pm on Main Street. This annual event offers something for the whole family. Main Street will be closed to traffic for the evening and there will be live music, entertainment, street dancing, food and special events. A fun evening!
Guests that make an online booking from our website www.blueharborhouse.com are now able to include trip insurance via Access America, a leading provider of trip insurance services. This covers expenses should it become necessary to cancel or interrupt your trip due to illness, (or other covered reason.) Cost from $33.00. A small price for peace of mind.