Elite stand-up paddleboard racing has arrived in Midcoast Maine! This August the area will host a two-day, 26-mile stand-up paddleboard (SUP) race, called the “Lobster SUP CUP.” The race runs from Rockport Harbor to Lincolnville Beach on August 10 and from Lincolnville Beach to Belfast August 11. Two days of open-water paddling over that distance is not for the fainthearted! (Took me a while to figure out what SUP was -someone standing up and paddling on something similar to a surfboard!) Penobscot Bay is a fabulous location for this event, with it’s rugged coastline and amazing beauty…..I look forward to watching!
Come and see the superb singer songwriter Suzanne Vega in concert at the Strand Theatre, Rockland on Oct 12th – 8.00PM! What a blast from the past – ‘Luka’ and ‘Marlene on the Wall’ are two of my absolute favorites! How fantastic that she is coming to Mid Coast Maine. Reserve your tickets for the concert, book your room at the Inn, get 10% discount on your room rate, and a great night out!
A truly unique Maine underwater adventure awaits you at the Blue Harbor House Inn. Discover Scuba Diving with a PADI Try Dive! Breathe underwater, experience weightlessness, and enjoy the serenity of this underwater environment. See ‘lobstah’ in their
natural habitat or spy Toby the trout patrolling the lake –this try dive will whet your palate for more! This two hour plus experience will start with a short pool session, then off to either Beauchamp Point, or Megunticook Lake. All equipment is provided, along with instruction from our resident Maine PADI Instructor Terry. Package from $399.00 per couple, (based on room choice )for two nights accommodation, full breakfast and a ‘Try Dive for two!’
Country Fair at St Thomas’ Church, Camden on Saturday July 21st. Buy a raffle ticket, or two, – you might be the lucky winner of a one night stay in a suite, at the Blue Harbor House Inn! There are also many other wonderful donations from scores of local Camden area businesses. (Proceeds to benefit United Mid-Coast charities.)
How about this for a phenomenal sailing experience? Schooner Olad has a real Maine adventure coming up on 17 July. A half day sail and a traditional Lobster Bake! From 2.30 – 8.45PM, the Olad will sail around Penobscot Bay, through the archipelago of Islesboro to Warren Island where the crew will prepare a traditional Lobster bake! What a wonderful way to enjoy the rugged shoreline, lighthouses, seals, bald eagles and so much more…. Relax, and enjoy a marvelous day in Maine!
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.