while staying with us you must explore the beautiful area that we are surrounded by. we wanted to give you some of our favorite places below.
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Commissioned by John Quincy Adams in 1827, this Maine lighthouse features a Fisherman’s Museum in the Keepers House, The museum contains artifacts of local maritime history, as well as items from the lighthouse itself. For those who prefer not to climb the tower, there is a second Fresnel lens in the museum.
The Pemaquid Point Lghthouse Park is located at the entrance to Muscongus Bay and Johns Bay, in the town of Bristol. Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park is managed by the Bristol Parks Commission and is the lighthouse featured on the Maine State Quarter. The rocky cliffs and crashing waves are worth the trip down the penninsula.
There is a $2.00/person admission fee. Included in the fee is access to the Fisherman's Museum in the Keeper's House, the Pemaquid Art Gallery, the Learning Center, picnic areas and rest rooms.
Maine Maritime Museum
Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine's Mount Desert Island. Its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States’ East Coast. Among the wildlife are moose, bear, whales and seabirds. The bayside town of Bar Harbor, with restaurants and shops, is a popular gateway.
Hardy Boat Cruises
Hardy Boat Cruises is a small, eco-tourism business lovingly cared for and operated by a local family. We are dedicated to the environment, sustainability, conservation and education. We offer an authentic experience with a genuine love for the Maine coast, our community and the people we serve.
Maine Maritime Museum celebrates Maine’s maritime heritage and culture in order to educate the community and a worldwide audience about the important role of Maine in regional and global maritime activities.
The Museum accomplishes its stewardship through: discriminate collection, preservation and dissemination of historic materials and information, engaging educational programs, relevant and compelling exhibitions, and a unique historic shipyard, all connecting the past to contemporary and future issues.