A Reason to Celebrate

With Maine’s Bicentennial Celebration just ahead, we are excited to be an integral part of promoting all special events and activities that have been scheduled to celebrate 200 years of Maine Statehood! Last year our Visitor’s Center welcomed over 14,000 visitors, this year we anticipate that number to grow significantly. If you are planning a trip, or a big event in the Boothbay Region in 2020, please let us know so we can assist.

So Much to See, So Much to Do

Whether charging forward or kicking back, for any age and any season, we have virtually limitless options. Take a hike, and watch for wildlife and birds, along trails preserved by the Boothbay Region Land Trust, with scenic views of rocky shores, coastal islands, and river corridors. Visit Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, open year-round and ranked number one on TripAdvisor’s top 10 public gardens in the USA. The Maine State Aquarium offers fun and informative programs about all things maritime, from the iconic lobster to local sharks you can pet in a tank! At the Boothbay Railway Village, ride the rails behind an authentic steam locomotive and view a collection of antique autos. We have world class entertainment at the historic 1894 Opera House in Boothbay Harbor. With over 100 events and performances annually, there is almost always something happening – an evening with a Grammy-winning musician, a visit from a Broadway actor, nights of jazz or bluegrass, rocking Celtic concerts, lectures, holiday celebrations and community events.  Learn More >

Planning the Perfect Wedding

Whether you are planning a traditional ceremony or a unique same-sex wedding, the Boothbay Harbor Region has something for you. You’ll find classic New England steeple churches and chapels, an abundance of lovely B&BS, resorts, hotels, inns and restaurants. Exchange your vows at a 200 year old stone chapel with a breathtaking view of the rocky Midcoast or at a simple yet elegant church. Maybe a gazebo overlooking a coastal park and Linekin Bay is more your style or you could choose to tie the “nautical” knot at a marina or a lighthouse. Conveniently located a scenic hour from Portland, the Boothbay Harbor Region offers the perfect mix of history, natural beauty, rustic charm and friendly local flavor to appeal to any wedding style. Learn More >

So Many Places to Stay

The idea of a perfect vacation is not the same for everyone, and that is certainly true when it comes to finding a place to stay. We have hotels, motels, inns and resorts right in town and off the beaten track. No matter what kind of accommodations you’re looking for, the Boothbay Harbor Region has just the place with a variety of lodging options that are as unique as our coastline. A number of hotels offer fine dining on the premises, while our B&Bs provide the hearty breakfasts that are part of their namesake to enjoy leisurely or on the go as you head for the day’s activities. Delicious baked goods and freshly brewed coffee, anyone? If vacationing with the whole family or a large group, consider renting an entire home on the waterfront or cottage nestled in the woods. Two campgrounds offer everything you need to pitch a tent or park your RV, plus organized activities for all ages. Learn More >

The Boating Capital of New England

Whether it’s your first visit or you are dropping anchor here for the 50th time, we are delighted to share with you the constant (and constantly changing) connection that this lively harbor community has long held with the sea’s changing tides. Boothbay Harbor has long been considered by mariners to be the finest deep water port north of Boston with many calling it “The Boating Capital of New England”. As a mid-Maine stopping point on the passage between Casco Bay to the southwest and Penobscot Bay to the northeast, its beauty and quiet ambiance have no equal. Among yachters, visitors will find camaraderie among those who return year after year. Learn More >

Meals to Match the Perfect Views

A new wave in the Maine food movement has arrived in Boothbay Harbor. There seems like there’s no end to the choices. We have everything from freshly caught seafood to world-fusion cuisine, food trucks to fine dining establishments, family-owned institutions to chef/owners who are reinvigorating our downtown from the table up. Dine with a view of the harbor, open sea, river, golf course, sunset, among tall pines or on a charming tree-canopied patio. Sit at a picnic table under an umbrella or at a romantic table for two complete with linens and crystal. We have seafood, Italian, Asian, small-plate tapas, hand-cut steaks, chowders and soups, oven-fresh artisan breads, and even Foodie Tours! Whatever your taste, you’ll find an unforgettable dining experience in the Boothbay Harbor area. Learn More >

Sculpture in it’s Natural Habitat

The Boothbay Harbor Region Sculpture Trail, established in 2017 by the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce, exhibits completed sculptures outside local businesses and institutions in downtown Boothbay Harbor. In 2020, the trail will extend throughout the peninsula with new sites being added as work becomes available. Each piece of sculpture will be for sale with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to the artist. Visit our beautiful harbor and charming community at any time of the year and take a walk or a drive using this map to explore the growing sculpture trail. Learn more>
So much to do year round. Let us know how we can help with your planning! Learn More >

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