Brooksville Bed and Breakfast Inns
Oakland House Cottages by the Side of the Sea
— Brooksville, ME
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$169 - $387
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Brooksville is a small coastal town with a laid-back community lifestyle and diverse industries from architecture, construction, fishing to plumbing to computer graphics, marketing and hospitality. Local farms abound with a weekly farmers' market during the warmer months. It is centrally located on the Blue Hill Peninsula which is comprised of the villages of Castine, Blue Hill, Penobscot, Brooksville, Sedgwick, Brooklin, Deer Isle, and Stonington. In Brooksville: Holbrook Island Sanctuary: Scenic natural area of upland forests, rocky shores, and an offshore island provide opportunities for hiking, nature appreciation, and cross-country skiing in winter. Picnic tables are available, along with an area to launch canoes and kayaks. Bordering Penobscot Bay in Brooksville, Holbrook Island Sanctuary protects many different ecosystems, which visitors can explore and enjoy. From the beaches, mud flats, and rocky coast to the tops of steep hills that are actually old volcanoes, the sanctuary hosts a great diversity of plant and animal life. Ferry Landing Natural Area:Trail winds through woods and old homestead fields to the shore of the Bagaduce River and the site of the historic North Castine-West Brooksville Ferry. Route distance: 1 mile roundtrip.Maude E. and Eugene Snow Natural Area, BrooksvilleTwo loop trails explore Bagaduce River shorefront and 40 wooded acres. Route distance: 2.25 miles.Bucks Harbor:Destination harbor featuring the Bucks Harbor Yacht Club, Bucks Harbor Marine with overnight moorings for visitors. Just up the road is Buck's Restaurant and Bucks Harbor Market. By Oakland House Cottages by the Side of the Sea.
At one time the town of Brooksville was one of the major ship building communities along the downeast coast of Maine. Then, most commerce was done by sea rather than by roads…which were very few. Lumber and wood products as well as bricks and local granite were shipped all over the world. Hay from the islands was sent to Hay Market Square in Boston to feed the livestock that fed the people in the cities to the south. Tourism made its debut in the latter part of the 1800's and arrived by ship to the various harbors and docks along the some 44 miles of Brooksville coastline. People loved this area for its peaceful and natural qualities. And, they still do. Today, the population is about half of what it was in the big booming lumbering and shipbuilding era but it is diverse. People earn their living from the sea still and from natural pursuits. This is an area in which the arts flourish. There are a select number of fine restaurants, galleries, and musical events that provide the rich cultural backdrop that keeps people coming season after season. By Oakland House Cottages by the Side of the Sea.