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Getting to Castine

The 2013 Downeast Spiritual Life Conference will be held at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine. Below are directions and maps to help you travel to the area and navigate the campus.

mapthumbnailMaine Maritime Academy
54 Pleasant St
Castine, ME 04421
207.326.4311

Located at the tip of a peninsula, there is no direct way to get to Castine. However, Maine provides an excellent network of highways that will get you from “heah to theah.”

View a Google map here.

By air: Downeast Maine is served by two airports, Bangor International Airport and the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport  halfway between Ellsworth and Bar Harbor.

By bus: Concord Trailways provides daily bus service between Bangor, Portland and Coastal Maine as well as Boston’s South Station and Logan Airport.

By car from the south: Rte. 3 Option: Take Route 95 north to Augusta and take Exit 113 (Rte. 3) East to Belfast and continue for approximately 40 miles. As you enter the Belfast area on Rte. 3, turn left onto U.S. Rte. 1 / Maine Rte. 3 just under the overpass. Follow this route over the Penobscott Narrows Bridge and then into Bucksport. After crossing the low Bucksport bridge take a right and stay on Rte. 1 / Rte. 3 for about 1 mile. Look for Castine Rd./ [Rt.175 South], turn right and follow for 7.9 miles. Follow the signs to Castine, continuing straight on Rt.166 South for 6.8 miles. Pass the Castine Golf Course and look for a “Maine Maritime Academy” granite sign on the left. Turn left on Pleasant St. and follow MMA signage.

mmabldgsBy car from the north:  Take I-95 South and take exit 182A onto I-395 East toward Bangor/Brewer for approx. 2.5 miles. Take Exit 4 to Bucksport and Rt. 15 South/River Road. Take a left at the exit ramp light and follow Rt.15/River Rd. to Bucksport for approx. 15 miles. Proceed through Bucksport and turn right on Castine Rd. [Rt.175 South] and follow for 7.9 miles. Follow the signs to Castine, continuing straight on Rt.166 South for 6.8 miles. Pass the Castine Golf Course and look for a “Maine Maritime Academy” granite sign on the left. Turn left on Pleasant St. and follow Maine Maritime Academy signage.

By car from the west:  Take Route 9 to Rt. 46, Eddington for 77 miles. Follow Rt. 46, across Route 1A, to Bucksport for 19 miles and take a left on Rt. 1 North/Rt. 3 East. Immediately turn right on Castine Rd.[Rt.175 South] and follow for 7.9 miles. Follow the signs to Castine, continuing straight on Rt.166 South for 6.8 miles. Pass the Castine Golf Course and look for a “Maine Maritime Academy” granite sign on the left. Turn left on Pleasant St. and follow Maine Maritime Academy signage.

By car from the east (coastal route)
Take Rt. 1 South through Ellsworth toward Bucksport for approx. 18 miles. Turn left on Rt. 175 South/Castine Rd. and follow for 7.9 miles. Follow the signs to Castine, continuing straight on Rt.166 South for 6.8 miles. Pass the Castine Golf Course and look for a “Maine Maritime Academy” granite sign on the left. Turn left on Pleasant St. and follow Maine Maritime Academy signage.