Things to Do

Newcastle and Damariscotta are brimming with wonders waiting to be discovered, and we’re excited to be your home base for your coastal Maine explorations.

Explore Coastal Maine

Small City. Big Attraction.

While The Tipsy Butler provides a cozy retreat, the surrounding area offers an array of captivating attractions and activities. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply looking for some local flavor, there’s something for everyone just a stone’s throw away from our charming bed and breakfast.

pemaquid point lighthouse

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

Commissioned by John Quincy Adams in 1827, the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is a historic U.S. lighthouse located in Bristol, Lincoln County, Main, at the tip of the Pemaquid Neck.


Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States’ East Coast.

arcadia national park
damariscotta mills fish ladder

Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder

The stone fish ladder that is the centerpiece of Damariscotta Mills was constructed in 1807 by the Towns of Nobleboro and Newcastle because, for nearly a century, mills blocked access for fish to the freshwater falls.


Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a botanical garden in Boothbay, Maine. It was opened in 2007. The gardens have been named one of Maine’s top attractions. Its gardens and landscape include nearly a mile of tidewater shoreline.

coastal main botanical gardens statue
sunset in a lavender field

Sea Lyon Farm

This local farm is a service disabled veteran owned farm growing lavender, vegetables and berries on a 21 acre farm in Alna, Maine; growing all of their produce with sustainable, organic practices.


WW&F Railroad Museum

The Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway is a 2 ft narrow gauge railway. The line was operated as a for-profit company from 1895 until 1933 between the Maine towns of Wiscasset, Albion, and Winslow, but was abandoned in 1936. Come ride our historic steam train for a trip back in time.

train in fall
sheepscot links golf course

Sheepscot Links

Sheepscot Links is a beautiful 9-hole golf course with a driving range and golf lessons available.


Granite Hall Store

A classic Maine small town store featuring penny candy and a huge variety of fun and beautiful gifts for everyone in the family.

granite hall general store
portland head light

Portland Head Light

Portland Head Light is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The light station sits on a head of land at the entrance of the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor, which is within Casco Bay in the Gulf of Maine. Completed in 1791, it is the oldest lighthouse in Maine. 

We're here to help you make the most of your stay.

Feel free to ask our friendly staff for recommendations, directions, and assistance in planning your local adventures. Newcastle and Damariscotta are brimming with wonders waiting to be discovered, and we’re excited to be your home base for your coastal Maine explorations.