Cappy’s Retreat is situated in central location of Stockton Springs, Maine, where you can explore the best of both worlds. It’s within traveling distance to Acadia National Park and the Belfast/Camden Area and just a 40 minute drive from the Bangor International Airport. If you are traveling North on Route 3, make your way from coast to coast, through Camden then end your visit Acadia National Park. Plan a different location for each day and the spend the rest of the evening relaxing on the deck or around the fire pit.
Along the way you can check out a few state parks that have fun and easy trails.
Fort Point State Park, Stockton Springs, Maine
This park is located a few miles down the road from Cappy’s Retreat, if you click here Fort Point State Park Map you will find a map of Fort Point State Park. You can enjoy a nice picnic and walk/ bike around the Fort Point Lighthouse and see the historic remains site of Fort Pownall. This park over looks Penobscot Bay with over 120 acres. You will find a pier with floats that make a great spot to go fishing. * You will need to acquire a Maine State Fishing License.
For more information check out the state website .
Moose Point State Park located in Searsport, Maine
Located at 310 West Main St in Searsport, Maine. Take a stroll along the trails and see the beautiful views of Penobscot Bay. Along the side trail that leads to the shore there are tidal pools to examine. Benches throughout the trail if you need a break. There is even a picnic Gazebo area where you can bring a bagged lunch to enjoy.
This state park is open for the season starting Memorial day until October. There is a small admissions fee that helps offset maintenance each year on the well maintained trails that are accessible for everyone.
There is a self service collection box using the honor system to enter the park. Cash and Check only.
Admission applies for those who are 12 years and older.
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There are 3 separate trails that all connect as “The Loop”
Big Spruce Trail
40 E. Main St Searsport, ME 04974
Below you will find a map of historical buildings of Searport affiliated with the Marine Museum.
This is the oldest maritime museum open. Starting Memorial day to October they are open for operation.
There are weekly events for adults and children to attend. You can join them in learning how to tie knots just like a seaman.
Among the museum there are many artifacts of navigational instruments, ship papers and logs, genealogy records and old nautical gear.
Down the road at 9 Church Street, check out the accessible building of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Library research center. No books can be taken out of the library but research can be done within the building.
Looking to find some primitive decorations to stage your home, Silkweeds has an array of country and primitive decorations. They are open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm.
Mount Waldo and Mendall Marsh in Frankfort.
This trail is dog friendly but all dogs are required to be on a leash. This Mountain can be difficult with a steep incline in most places. You will want to make sure to bring plenty of water.
There are three trails; South Trail, Old Quarry Trail and North Trail.
Below follow the link with more descriptions of each trail.
The markings on the trails can be difficult to orient so you will want to make sure to bring a map and directions with you. Below is a more in depth description of how to travel through the trails.
If you’re looking for after hour destinations check out a few of these restaurants/bar areas/
Looking for a place to hang out after hours check out
- Three Tides/ Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. (Belfast)
- Marlintini’s Bar and Grill (Blue Hill)
- This rental is also about 35-40 minutes from Bangor which has a variety of pubs and night clubs open late at night.
If you’re interested in taking a boat cruise, check out the The Back and Forth website for rates and accomodations. The Back and Forth leaves from the Belfast City Harbor Dock next to Young’s Lobster Pound. Spend the afternoon cruising the harbor and then have a late lunch or early dinner at Young’s Lobster Pound.