Things To Do


When visiting the Boothbay Harbor Region, there is so much to do, see and explore that the question is not “is there enough to do?” but rather “is there enough time to do it all?”

Boothbay Harbor was named as one of Yachting Magazine's '50 Best Towns' and is truly a boater’s paradise. With the largest boating harbor north of Boston, our harbor is home to working lobster boats, historic windjammers, dinghies, dories, and luxury yachts.
Find your sea legs and discover the nooks and crannies of Maine’s rocky coastline by sail, power, or paddle. Take a cruise with a local captain and see lighthouses, islands, puffins, whales, assorted sea life, and panoramic ocean vistas, or find out what it takes to harvest Maine lobster as your join a local captain on a lobster hauling excursion.  No matter how you choose to experience it, being out on the water will give you a view of Maine that is as unique as our coastline!

There is nothing like exploring the great outdoors, and the Boothbay Harbor Region offers countless ways to do just that. Play a round of golf on an eighteen hole course that offers a true Maine experience for the novice and experienced golfer alike. If you are more interested in improving your short game, test your skill at the local mini-golf course that offers eighteen unique holes to test your skills. Pick up a racquet for a game of tennis on a number of indoor or outdoor courts, or pack a picnic and relax by the shore.

There are miles of hiking trails just waiting to be discovered that offer everything from relaxed strolls to challenging hikes. Spend a peaceful afternoon amid stunning gardens or at a tranquil park, and let the scents of pine trees and salt air invigorate you.

If you have a passion for the arts, be prepared to fall passionately in love with the Boothbay Harbor Region. Exceptionally rich in arts and culture since the late 1800’s, the Boothbay Harbor Region has carried its notable stature into the 21st Century. With over 200 artists in this region, you will discover studios and galleries offering art to tempt every taste and palate. Local performance venues offer everything from Broadway musicals to classical concerts to performances by Grammy-Award-winning artists. Take a tour of one of the lighthouses in the area, or visit a local museum to experience the Maine of bygone days.

If you are interested in a little “retail therapy”, we have that too. Local merchants offer everything from souvenirs to handcrafted jewelry and furniture. Whether you are shopping for yourself or for a gift, you are sure to find the perfect memento from your Maine vacation!