It doesn’t matter what season visitors come to Midcoast Maine. There’s always an exciting activity to enjoy here. However, there is something special about the summer months. All traces of winter are long gone, the sun is out, and everyone is out enjoying the stunning scenery! In July, all of the seasonal local businesses are back open, and charming towns like Southport offer plenty of ways to take advantage of the warmer months. Here are just a few of our favorite things to do in Maine in July!
Before enjoying the many things to do in Maine in July, it’s best to take a few minutes to create an itinerary. Here in Southport, sandy beaches, local boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for relaxation await. For a complete list of our favorite things to do in Maine in July (and every other month of the year), simply request access to our free Midcoast Maine Vacation Guide! This valuable resource is the perfect way to discover Maine summer vacation ideas, so get a copy today.
Some of Our Favorite Things to Do in Maine in July
Go for a Swim, Hike, or Bike Ride
The summer season is an ideal time to visit Maine for many reasons, but the abundance of outdoor activities available is one of the best reasons. Southport, Maine, is an especially great town to delight in swimming, hiking, or going for a bike ride. Located near both woods and the sea, Newagen Seaside Inn in Southport offers complimentary cruiser bikes as well as a saltwater pool overlooking the coast. In addition to partaking in these fun activities at the Inn, hiking nearby trails is a great way to spend a summer’s day in Maine. We recommend The Boothbay Region Land Trust or Hendricks Head Preserve.
Maine’s July weather is usually gorgeous and mild, but even if guests visit during rainy weather, there are plenty of timeless on-property activities to enjoy at Newagen Seaside Inn. Gaze out at the mesmerizing Maine coast from an Adirondack chair, play candlepin bowling with friends and family, or savor a tasty meal at The Pub. Guests are never bored when visiting the Inn, no matter the season!
Attend a Fun Event
Rails, Tails, and Ales: The Midcoast Craft Beer Festival
As a part of the annual Antique Auto Days event in Boothbay Harbor, the Midcoast Craft Beer Festival at the Boothbay Railway Village offers the opportunity for visitors to indulge in plenty of local craft beer, attend an outdoor car show, listen to live music, and go on authentic steam train rides! This is a family-friendly event.
Lobster Bakes at Newagen Seaside Inn
An authentic Maine lobster bake event requires fresh Maine lobsters, clams, sweet corn on the cob, and Maine potatoes. These are ingredients our oceanfront restaurant has in abundance, and we love to share them with our guests! A Maine lobster bake truly captures the essence of Maine dining. It’s even better when shared with friends and family! Newagen Seaside Inn lobster bakes take place every Tuesday in July and August at 5:30 p.m. for $45 per person. For more information about things to do in Maine in July, see our event calendar.
Where to Stay in Maine This July
These things to do in Maine in July are just the beginning of what to experience during a trip! Whatever you decide to do in Maine when visiting, we offer the best accommodations for a rejuvenating summer stay. Choose between a private cottage or a traditional Maine guest room and savor the stunning ocean views at every turn. Each one of our accommodations includes access to the inn’s on-property activities and events, so you don’t have to travel far to take advantage of summertime in the Pine Tree State!
Ready to experience Maine this July? Check our availability and start planning an unforgettable summer getaway today.