Things to Do

Hike, Bike, Paddle


  • ~2 miles from our front door is Holbrook Island Sanctuary, a 1200 acre wildlife sanctuary managed by State of Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. There are about 15 miles of hiking trails through diverse habitats. There is also a sandy beach and picnic area.
  • Blue Hill Mountain, covered by blueberry bushes offers an easy hike up to the top with a spectacular view of Blue Hill Bay and Cadillac Mountain in the distance.
  • Blue Hill Heritage Trust owns a number of properties on the Peninsula with maintained hiking trails over diverse habitats.
  • Cape Rosier, Brooksville. From your cottage, set out for a "around the Cape" tour. Miles of quiet paved roads with stops along the way at Holbrook Island Sanctuary and the Good Life Center (Helen and Scott Nearing's Homestead). Pack a lunch and picnic at Holbrook.
  • Deer Isle-Stonington, a 31 mile loop, flat to rolling with 3 short climbs outside Stonington. Views of Penobscot Bay, Eggemoggin Reach, and the fishing villages of Deer isle and Stonington. Plenty of places to stop for lunch.
  • Kayaking and canoeing in Brooksville--Town Landing and picnic area, a beautiful spot to put in and paddle over to Holbrook, or across the Bagaduce River to the Town of Castine for a day of sightseeing or dining. Or put in downstream on the Bagaduce for a relaxing paddle to the falls.
  • Kayaking and canoeing nearby--The Deer Isle and Stonington shoreline and archipelago of islands is a paddler's paradise. There are a couple local outfitters and guides which offer rentals and tours. Old Quarry Ocean Advertures in Stonington and  Castine Kayak Adventures in Castine can supply all you need.


186 Varnumville Rd.
PO Box 186
Brooksville, ME 04617



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