52 Weekend Getaways: Castine, ME
At a time when even hot dog stands claim locavore cred, the restaurants along the Blue Hill Peninsula are the real deal. Currently, the most exciting plates are at Table, where two-time James Beard nominee Rich Hanson takes from eight Maine farms — and a healthy helping of local seafood — to create his twist on the French bistro. 66 Main St., Blue Hill, ME, 207-374-5677, farmkitchentable.com.
STAY: Pentagöet Inn, 26 Main St., Castine, ME, 800-845-1701, pentagoet.com.
DRIVE: Four hours, 30 minutes