Winter Days Like a Local – 4 Things To Do:

Winter activities on the coast of Maine offer a unique blend of coastal charm and winter wonder. Here are four specific activities that locals and visitors enjoy in the Boothbay Harbor Region : 

Winter Bird Watching:

  • The coast of Maine is home to various bird species, and winter brings opportunities to observe migratory birds. Birdwatchers may spot species like eiders, guillemots, and other seabirds. Coastal reserves and estuaries become popular birdwatching destinations. Lucky bird watchers enjoyed the visit of a very special species the last couple of years... Will we see the Stellar’s Sea Eagle again this year? February 2023 is when we saw it last!
    Coastal Trail Hiking:
  • Our region is beyond fortunate to have free public access to nature preserves across the peninsula with over 30 miles of hiking trails.  Boothbay Region Land Trust. These scenic trails offer beautiful winter views of the ocean. Hiking along the coastline provides a peaceful experience, with the crisp sea air and the sound of waves. Winter activities include Sledding at Oak Point Farm, or Skating along Tibbet’s Pond. READ MORE

Cozy Cafes and Restaurants:

  • Yes! Some are still open! Take refuge from the cold in one of our many cozy cafes or restaurants. Locals often gather in these inviting spaces to enjoy comfort food, hot drinks, and the warmth of the community.  This season is an excellent opportunity to socialize with neighbors and friends.

Concerts and Open Mics at the Opera House:

  • Winter concerts at this historic venue offer a captivating blend of musical performances against the backdrop of Maine’s serene winter landscape. The intimate setting of the opera house provides an ideal atmosphere for experiencing a diverse range of genres, from soul-stirring classical melodies to lively folk tunes and contemporary rhythms. Concertgoers can escape the winter chill and immerse themselves in the rich acoustics and cultural ambiance of this cherished venue. SEE WHAT’S PLAYING