Hotel at a Glance: Black Horse Inn
The Black Horse Inn is set near West Penobscot Bay in southern Maine, on the outskirts of Camden Hill State Park. Within the park lie 30 miles of hiking trails, some of which lead to the summit of the 800-foot Mount Battie. After a long day of outdoor recreation, you can relieve sore muscles in the hot tub at the Black Horse Inn.
- Wake up to a free continental breakfast each morning.
- Go for a swim in the seasonal heated outdoor pool, which will likely open in May
- In-room amenities: kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator, cable TV, and garden views
Lincolnville, Maine: Quaint Village Along Scenic Midcoast
Lincolnville is one of the charming villages situated along the rocky, 1,000-mile coast of Penobscot Bay. Fishing, hiking, sailing, kayaking, and biking are just a few of the ways you can immerse yourself in this beautiful region, known to locals as the Midcoast. In nearby Camden Hills State Park, you’ll find Bald Rock Trail, which was hailed by Departures magazine as one of the most scenic walks in the world. The half-mile hike culminates in a showstopping view of Camden Harbor and Cadillac Mountain.
A number of niche museums are scattered throughout the area. The Owls Head Transportation Museum displays vintage sports cars, airplanes, 19th-century bicycles, and horse-drawn segways. And the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland celebrates Maine’s vital contributions to American art. Among its holdings are Winslow Homer's New England Coast – Sailing Ships in Harbor and several works by Andrew Wyeth.