Experience the Coastal Woodlands of Maine

This summer you’ll want to lace up your boots and go for a hike through the coastal woodlands of Maine! With many exciting animals and foliage to spot, you’ll be on the right track for the perfect afternoon adventure. Boothbay Harbor brings a sense of coastal serenity to our beautiful Newagen Seaside Inn, which is sure to make your trip one for the books. Activities on-site range from on the water fun with boating, swimming, and kayaking, to the picturesque villages of Maine which feature historical museums, shops, and local dining spots.  Here are a couple of our favorite gardens, nature spots, and coastal trails for you to adventure your way through Maine when staying with us!

Botanical Gardens

A perfect family activity is The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, which hosts a fantastic collection of flora and fauna. Many of their selections are native to Maine and specifically our coastal region. You can enjoy strolling through the garden at your own pace while basking in the sun and relaxing in nooks along the way. Experience beautiful flowers, in all sorts of hues, along with sculptures and artwork on display. Don’t forget to stop by the Kitchen Garden Café to fuel up, before taking one of their guided tours.

For more information on all that you can see and do at the Botanical Gardens, read our related post: Love is in Bloom at the Beautiful Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens!

Maine’s Coastline

Many of Maine’s trailheads feature beautiful views of the coastline. You’ll want to have your camera with you to capture memories and stunning sunsets. We suggest visiting downtown Boothbay Harbor, a picturesque coastal village filled with shops, restaurants, and galleries. After a day of exploring downtown Boothbay Harbor, retreat to Newagen Seaside Inn to watch a quintessential Maine sunset from Cape Newagen with your family or solo. It is indeed an experience you won’t want to forget!

Boothbay Region Land Trust

Discover your love of nature when you explore Boothbay Region Land Trust. This Land trust is a collective of preserves and trails to enjoy free of charge. Experience hiking, biking, bird watching, and so much more. The main feature is their vast array of hiking trails that range from easy to challenging. Be sure to lace up your hiking boots on your next getaway to Newagen Seaside Inn and check out the trails surrounding the Boothbay Harbor region.


Easy Trails:

Colby Wildlife Preserve

Gregory Hiking Trail

Ovens Mouth East

Thorpe Preserve


Moderate Trails:

Lobster Cove Meadow Preserve

Saunders Preserve


Challenging Trails:

Linekin Preserve and Burley Loop

Ovens Mouth West


Read more about the entire trail and preserves system, tips and tricks, and other guides here. If you want to register for a guided tour, view their daily and weekly event calendar.

Gardens & Trails Package

The ultimate coastal woodlands experience wouldn’t be without our Gardens and Trails Package! You’ll get to enjoy over 30 miles of the beautiful coastal trails that surround our lovely area. Come back to our waterfront oasis for a two-night stay in one of our gorgeous Main Inn Rooms. The package features a breakfast buffet each morning and tickets to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Book now to secure your wonderful woodland vacation of a lifetime at Newagen Seaside Inn.

On the Grounds of our Inn

Beyond what you can do around Boothbay Harbor, the grounds of Newagen Seaside Inn. Year-round our oceanfront hotel offers pleasant strolls of our expansive lawns and coastline walks by the sea. Whether you’re here with family, friends, or a loved one, you’ll cherish the rocky coast that Midcoast Maine provides. Take in the scenery as you relax in one of our Adirondack chairs, which overlooks much of our seaside property. When you’re vacationing along Maine’s waterfront, make sure to enjoy a day outdoors. Exploring the nearby Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, the rocky coastline at Cape Newagen, nature trails, and so much more.

Schedule your picturesque retreat to the Boothbay Harbor region today by checking availability or giving us a call at 800-654-5242.