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We have 2 days in Newcastle in mid-June. We are active and art-loving. Any ideas? We are staying at The Flying Cloud which is about a 10-15 minute walk from Newcastle.

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Actually, the inn's website is pretty informative and includes most things that we would suggest:


I love the Damariscotta/Newcastle area and it shouldn't be too nutty in mid-June.

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If you're serious about your art, check the website for the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland -- a bit of a drive up the road, but traffic in mid-June won't be that bad and it could make a nice part-day trip for you.

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3. Re: Newcastle

I think you meant to say you're a 10-15 minute walk from Damariscotta. Your inn is in Newcastle and there's really not much to "downtown" Newcastle.......except for an exceptional restaurant very close to you called the Newcastle Publik House. Make reservations as they are often very busy. But you can always hang out at the bar and grab a bite too. A fun, local crowd.

As for activitites, come down the Pemaquid penninsula. Lots of activities...walking, kayaking, boat tours.

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4. Re: Newcastle

There are some super art galleries in Damariscotta. The innkeepers at The Flying Cloud are wonderful and will be able to give you an easy walking tour.

I also completely agree with the recommendation to book at The Publick House, they are always super busy (I LOVE their mussels).

Pemaquid Point is a must but take the time to drive around the peninsula - water, water everywhere and some cute villages and lobster pounds / co-ops. The old-style country store in Round Pond is a great place to stop.

As art lovers, make some time to go to The Farnsworth in Rockland. Because you're staying at the top of peninsula, it's an easy drive and can be combined with a trip to Camden.

I am seriously biased when it comes to loving this area and would be very happy to share some of my other favorites.

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