Ten Reasons to Visit NOCASOBE:
1. Lincolnville Beach Enjoy our free public beach on Penobscot Bay. When the tide is out you can experience an extensive walk along the shore-line. Or, soak up the sun on the sandy beach and watch the Islesboro Ferry and lobster boats at the harbor.
2. The Bald Rock Trail The trail head is at Steven’s Corner (Rt. 173 at Youngtown Rd.) in Lincolnville, part of Camden Hills State Park – according to Destinations Magazineof American Express, ”One of the top ten most beautiful walks in the world!”
3. Outdoor AdventuresTry kayaking, standup paddle boarding (SUP), golf, hunting, fishing or lobstering, canoeing, rafting, sailing, biking, horse riding, dog-sledding, snowmobiling, and more! Lincolnville ranked in the “Top 20 American Towns” by Outdoors Magazine!
4. Arts & Artisans In addition to the annual tour of artisan studios, stops at local galleries and studios will engage you directly with fine artisans and amazing craftsmanship. Along Rt. 1 you’ll find Maine Artisan’s Coop, Beyond the Sea, and Saturday Cove each providing a wide-range of locally made items. Local artisans Jan Bearse Gallery, Lincolnville Fine Arts Gallery, Rogers Gallery, Cronin & Murphy Gallery, Windsor Chairmakers, Sleepy Hollow Rag Rugs, van der Ven Studios, Ducktrap Indian Baskets, Northport Gallery, and Swan Island Blankets are not to be missed!
5. Gourmet Foods, Beer, and Wine Whether you are looking to enjoy coastal seafood fare at great restaurants, excellent baked goods at a gourmet deli, locally roasted coffee, hands-on cooking classes, wine tasting and pairings at Cellardoor Winery, seasonal ingredients at local farms, Andrew’s locally crafted beers, go no further! Sharpen your culinary skills at Salt Water Farm Cooking School, Bay Leaf Bistro’s Seafood Classes, and Cellardoor Winery’s gourmet dinners and winemaker’s events in the vineyard! Experience amazing “farm to table” options at our local farmers markets. Don’t miss the Bean Suppers, Strawberry Festival or Blueberry Wingding!
6. Let the Spirits Move YouJoin retreats and workshops to engage your mind and body. Try massage/reflexology from local providers and try medicinal preparations from Herbal Revolution. Experience flying on a zip-line at Point Lookout Resort. Communicate with the hereafter at Temple Heights Spiritual Camp (mediums, séances, table tipping). Commune with nature on land or sea. Worship at one of our local community churches.
7. See the StarsBring your telescope or visit our local observatory to see the stars across our clear northern sky or view the “northern lights.” Come be “star-struck” when you encounter a famous resident with a mansion along mid-coast area.
8. Amazing Educational Experiences AboundNOCASOBE is the place to stay if you plan to attend: Maine Media Workshops (Rockport), Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (Rockport), The Apprenticeshop (Rockland), Hot Glass at Playing With Fire (Rockland), and don’t forget those cooking classes (see #5).
9. Antiques, Shops, and Roadside BargainsAs you drive Rt. 1, Rt. 173, and Rt. 52 you’ll discover specialty shops with curios, antiques as well as weekend garage and yard sales. Or, visit for the Camden Antique Show, the Antique Fair at the Union Fairgrounds, or explore antique-filled Searsport just north of Belfast.
10. History GaloreDiscover local museums, historic lighthouses, Native American culture, and settler’s cemeteries. Lincolnville's Historical Society operates the Schoolhouse Museum, the Penobscot Marine Museum is in Searsport, and the Farnsworth Art Museum is in Rockland. These all have excellent collections.