No matter what season visitors come to Midcoast Maine, they’ll find plenty of exciting things to do. However, there is something special about the month of May. The snow has melted, the sun is out, and everyone is out enjoying the stunning scenery! In May, all of the businesses that closed for the winter reopen, and charming towns like Boothbay Harbor boast blooming flowers. Here are just a few of our favorite things to do in Maine in May!
Before heading over to enjoy this beautiful season in coastal Maine, it’s best to create an itinerary. Here, sandy beaches, local boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for relaxation await. For a complete list of our favorite things to do in Maine in May (and every other month of the year), simply request access to our free Vacation Guide! This valuable resource has helped so many visitors plan the perfect spring trip, so get a copy today.
Some of the Best Things to Do in Maine in May
Try Delicious Local Food
For those planning a spring getaway to Midcoast Maine, the towns of Southport and Boothbay Harbor are ideal places to begin. One of the best ways to get to know the area is to create a culinary tour! Visitors come from all over the world to stay at Newagen Seaside Inn in Southport and taste the traditional Maine fare for which the area is known. Start with a meal at The Pub, an oceanfront restaurant serving locally sourced seafood and farm-fresh produce. There are also numerous noteworthy lobster shacks nearby that serve mouthwatering lobster rolls.
Take a Stroll on the Beach
The month of May brings plenty of sunshine to the state, and visiting a beach or state park is a great way to take advantage of the coast’s mild weather. The Southport region features several scenic recreation areas, including Pemaquid Beach State Park, Barrett Park, and many others. Visiting with that special someone? Plan a romantic beach picnic!
Embark on a Road Trip
Why not make a road trip out of the journey to Southport? Take advantage of the warming temperatures and explore New England! One of the most rewarding routes is Boston to Maine. This route features stops in Rockport, Stonington, and Castine, some of the best small towns in Maine. A mini road trip ending in Southport gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing change of pace and plenty of scenic views.
Here’s Where to Stay in Maine This May
These things to do in Maine in May are just the beginning of what to experience during a trip! May is also the start of whale watching season and when beautiful blooms take over the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden. Whatever you decide to do in Maine this spring, Newagen Seaside Inn offers the best accommodations for a restful stay. Choose between a private cottage or a traditional Maine guest room and savor the stunning ocean views. Each accommodation even includes access to the inn’s on-property activities and events!
To experience Maine this May, check our availability and start planning today.