Luxurious accommodations and awe-inspiring Maine wildlife sightings: you can have the best of both worlds at Newagen Seaside Inn. Our state has the highest population of black bears and moose in the United States. Plus, our diverse aviary population makes for some spectacular bird watching in Maine. Travel to a nearby island and observe puffins in their natural habitat and take on the best wildlife trails. You can even pack a picnic to enjoy while soaking in the splendid coastline views.
Best Nearby Islands for Maine Wildlife Sightings
Midcoast Maine is abundant with wildlife sighting opportunities. If you’re looking for things to do in Boothbay Harbor, hop on a whale watching tour or a ferry to visit Eastern Egg Rock or Monhegan Island.
Eastern Egg Rock
If you love puffins, Eastern Egg Rock is the place to go. Our ocean islands are the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. While the island is off-limits to tourists during the seabird breeding season (April through August), you can still access these beautiful animals via local sight-seeing boat tours.
Monhegan Island is another fantastic place to visit Maine wildlife. Unlike Eastern Egg Rock, you can get out and explore 12 miles of hiking trails at Monhegan Island. Take note of the unique and rare wildflowers and plants indigenous to the island. During your nature escapades, expect steep climbs, stunning overlooks, and tranquil forest glens—snack on some picnic treats while taking in a scenic view of Midcoast Maine. If you have a soft spot in your heart for birding, take a peek at the Maine Birding Trail and discover an aviary-filled hike near you.
Hikers and nature lovers will appreciate the Maine wildlife viewing opportunities on the trails at the Lobster Cove Preserve. Comprised of about 46 miles of wetlands, forests, and fields, the Lobster Cove Preserve provides a home to over 140 migratory and nesting birds. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles, birds of prey, and waterfowl. Their dense assortment of wildflowers attracts flurries of butterflies, making for an idyllic picnic spot. Visit a Boothbay and Edgecomb preserves near our Maine resort for more spectacular hiking trails and wildlife viewing.
Your Ideal Boothbay Harbor Vacation Starts at Newagen
Reserving a room at Newagen Seaside Inn is the first step in creating the perfect Boothbay Harbor getaway. Embark on the plethora of hiking trails in the area, whale watching tours, and island escapades to view some of the finest Maine wildlife. After spending a day immersed in nature, kick back and relax at our cozy coastline resort. Treat yourself to some delicious dishes at The Pub. Not sure what else there is to do? Check out the plethora of on-site activities or explore the beautiful Boothbay Harbor. We even offer spectacular vacation packages so that you can get the most out of your Midcoast Main getaway. To learn more about the reservation that’s best for you, please give us a call at 800-654-5242.