Maine's Renowned Rocky Coastline- Newcastle Inn
This past weekend we made a trip up the coast of Maine to Newcastle Inn, to enjoy a beautiful fall weekend. The Newcastle Bed & Breakfast was the perfect embodiment of a Maine getaway. The Inn features 14 distinct guest rooms and is situated on the Damariscotta River, providing picturesque scenery. Our room was charming and spacious and the fresh cooked morning breakfast was the best way to start each day. The staff was very welcoming and friendly and Julie, the Innkeeper and owner, shared many great dining and activity recommendations.
After heeding Julie’s recommendations, we set out for a busy Saturday. To get our blood flowing, we started with a hike at La Verna Preserve. Located about twenty minutes from the Inn, the hike was about a three mile loop trail that featured beautiful woodlands, leading to Maine’s renowned, rocky coastline.
Following the hike, we made a few quick stops to visit the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and the Fort William Henry. It was interesting to read about how strategic of a position the Pemaquid Point was back in the colonial era.
In the afternoon, we visited the nearby Oxbow Brewery. Aside from the brewery, they had livestock, a pond, and lawn games which made the atmosphere feel all the more authentic.
Next we headed to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. The garden showcases 295 acres of unique and beautiful plant species. It truly was a beautiful compliment to coastal Maine. Lastly, we visited Boothbay to walk around the shops in the harbor town. For dining recommendations, check out King Eider's Pub and the Newcastle Publick House.
On our way home the next day we stopped by a hidden gem of lighthouses, the scenic Doubling Point Light.
With peak foliage season right around the corner, there’s no better time to make a trip up to Maine!
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