Top 10 Things to do in Brooksville, United States

December 12, 2017 Christa Meece

Brooksville is a town on Penobscot Bay in Hancock County, Maine, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 934. It contains the villages of North Brooksville, South Brooksville (on Buck's Harbor), West Brooksville, Brooksville Corner, and Harborside (on Cape Rosier).
Restaurants in Brooksville

1. Forest Farm / The Good Life Center

Harborside, Brooksville, ME +1 207-326-8211
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5 based on 4 reviews

Forest Farm / The Good Life Center

Reviewed By AcadiaParkKayakTours - Bar Harbor, Maine

The good life center is the former home of Helen and Scott Nearing. It is impossible to describe the life an philosophies of the Nearings in this review. Look them up on Wikipedia. Suffice it to say that they advocated non violence and a sustainable lifestyle long before most people had heard of those ideas. They greatly inspired the back to the land movements of the 70's which still continue to this day.
The center is beautiful and they offer workshops throughout the summer on farming and building techniques for the serious homesteader or even just the backyard gardener.
It is definitely off the beaten trail but that makes finder feel that much more special. www.goodlife.org

2. Holbrook Island Sanctuary

Brooksville, ME 04617 +1 207-326-4012
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Holbrook Island Sanctuary

Reviewed By WilsonP - Lancaster, New Hampshire

We spent a few hours in November riding around, hiking and a visit to the beach.

Well maintained trails and a nice picnic area at the Holbrook Island Sanctuary headquarters with quite a few picnic tables and grills.

Check out the trail to the old cemetery and look in the root cellar along the Back Shore Trail. If you are into geocaching you may even find a treasure! Several old stone foundations and a few newer (but still old) cement foundations throughout the property.

Nice view of the beaver lodge from the road.

At the entrance/exit stop by the Goose Falls. The falls aren't much and located under the bridge but you get a good view of nearby Goose Pond & Callahan Mine on one side and lobster traps on a dock on Penobscot Bay on the other.

Check it out if you are near the area...it's worth the trip.

3. Penobscot Marine Museum

2 Church St, Searsport, ME 04974-3352 +1 207-548-2529
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Penobscot Marine Museum

Made up of 13 buildings, this seafaring village is the oldest maritime museum in Maine. The museum has a vast collection of boats including commericial fishing boats and recreational watercraft.

Reviewed By Auroraam - Lincoln, Massachusetts

We came here from Rockport and we were so glad we did. Interesting to learn about the numbers of captains of merchant ships who came from Searsport. Incredible. And to see the beautiful objects they brought back from Japan and China, to see how they lived. We learned about Maine's role in the revolutionary war, about its liberation from MA--200th anniversary in 2020, saw lots of boats and fishing equipment through the ages, houses, the church. The exhibits were beautifully laid out in several buildings. Some hands on. And interesting and knowlegeable guides. Glad we went.

4. The Blue Hill Wine Shop

138 Main St, Blue Hill, ME 04614-5992 +1 207-374-2161
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5 based on 27 reviews

The Blue Hill Wine Shop

Reviewed By AdaLovelace - Windsor, Ontario

Great food and wine. What more can I say? Staff were very helpful. Pity it's not open for food after 2pm.

5. Guildive Cruises

Dennett's Wharf, 15 Sea Street, Castine, ME 04421
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5 based on 36 reviews

Guildive Cruises

There's no better way to experience the timeless beauty and history of Penobscot Bay than from the water! The daily 2-hour excursions, Sunset Sails and Specialty charters offer a historic perspective of Castine and Searsport from the water aboard the vintage yacht Guildive.

Reviewed By tom m - Haymarket, Virginia

Four friends went out on the sunset cruise and throughly enjoyed the time with our two USCG certified Captains Katie and Zander. We enjoyed Katie's knowledgeable history of Nautilus and Holbrook islands. We saw an Osprey and a group of seals beached on rocks. The best part was the spectacular golden light as the sun set. The sail boat is historic and comfortable. Highly recommended if you enjoy nature and the sea.

6. Moose Point State Park

310 W Main St, Searsport, ME 04974-3517 +1 207-548-2882
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4.5 based on 66 reviews

Moose Point State Park

Reviewed By Joan L - Westmore, Vermont

Was nice to get out for a nice walk with our dogs. It's $4 per person non resident, but a nice walk about. We have been several times and will go again.

7. Wilson Museum

120 Perkins Street, Castine, ME 04421 +1 207-326-9247
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Wilson Museum

Outstanding collection on cultural development from prehistory to local history. Open May 27-September 30; Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm. John Perkins House (historic home with guided tours) and Blacksmith Shop (working smithy); open July & August, Wednesdays & Sundays, 2-5pm.

Reviewed By HappyAsClams6

Too bad all small towns couldn't have an interesting little museum like this! Housed in a brick building with a beautiful vaulted wood ceiling right on the cliff's edge, it presents an eclectic and impressive anthropological collection from around the country (and globe) as well as an insightful look at local history. We had our four children (ages 4-8) with us, so it was hard to keep them from touching things - they were drawn to the downstairs area and loved all the rocks (my son and I played a matching game), especially the luminescent ones. My daughter stretched colorful bands on a small loom while the docent/volunteer talked on her cell phone. I was hoping to come away with a handmade potholder (LOL!) but no such luck. Our boys liked the displays of wooden tools and other things set up down there, though there wasn't much signage explaining what we were seeing. Of course we needed to use the bathrooms and it turned out my husband was not exaggerating when he said it was one of the nicest public bathrooms he'd ever been in - wow! These gems are housed across the street in a lovely new education building alongside a colorful dinghy, millstone, and small demonstration /vignette buildings all of which were closed except the mini antique fire station one - our kids loved ringing the bell! On a practical note, entry fee is by donation ($5 suggested per person) and parking is on the small, narrow, neighborhood street (though there may be more we didn't see) - despite high summer, we arrived after lunch on a gray day and parked right in front of the building.

8. Blue Hill Books

2 Pleasant St, Blue Hill, ME 04614-5941 +1 207-374-5632
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5 based on 23 reviews

Blue Hill Books

Reviewed By Cynthia P - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

I loved this shop. Cozy and well organized with all my favorite categories very well stocked. The owner has been in business well over 20 years and seemed very knowledgable about all the various questions we asked him. I love buying a mystery written by a local author when I travel to various locations. He recommended books by Paul Doiron and of course starting with the first one, The Poacher's Son. Can't wait to read it. I also bought a Henning Mankell book in honor of his death that day which the owner mentioned. He had several Mankell books to choose from. Everyone keep supporting your local book store. This one is a gem!

9. Beacon Stadium Cinemas 12

12961 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, ME 34613-4884 +1 352-592-1111
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4 based on 7 reviews

Beacon Stadium Cinemas 12

Reviewed By thefordman28 - Spring Hill, Florida

Went to the movie at the Beacon Stadium Cinema 12 to see a first run movie.
It turned out to be a very costly mistake. The price of the ticket was a shock, this is a blue collar town, and they wanted a silk glove price for a movie.
When I got to my chosen seat it was comfortable and had plenty of leg room, but sound from another theater's movie was annoying.
While the previews were nearly endless the sound was up then down, the music so loud it was offensive.
I can understand why there was only nine people in the place.
The matinee price was so high On a week day, I can clearly see why people opt to wait for films to come to DVD or wait a few weeks to see it at a reasonably price at the Touchstar theater in Spring Hill.
I will not be back or recommending this venue to anyone.

10. Blue Hill Co-op Community Market

4 Ellsworth Rd, Blue Hill, ME 04614-5339 +1 207-374-2165
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Blue Hill Co-op Community Market

Reviewed By AlbertAlberta2012 - Gainesville, Florida

Diverse selection of health food items, free range/organic meats and cheeses, vegetables, some wines and bulk/bakery items. A nice stop in Blue Hill.

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