The month of May is a wonderful time to visit Midcoast Maine! This month marks the start of the summer season in The Pine Tree State. That means there are plenty of sunny days and striking sights to see when visiting during this time of year. Between watching wildlife, eating tasty food, and enjoying the splendor of the state’s beautiful landscape, there are so many things to do in Maine in May. Here are just a few of our favorites!
Choosing the best vacation activities can be overwhelming without proper planning. For a complete list of our favorite things to do in Maine in May, visit our Attractions and Things To Do in Boothbay Harbor page! This valuable resource has helped so many visitors plan the perfect spring getaway to Maine!
Some of the Best Things to Do in Maine in May
Go on a Puffin Cruise
Beginning in May, a rare colony of puffins arrives at Eastern Egg Rock, just a few miles off the coast of Southport. There, the puffins lay their eggs and raise their young before migrating farther north again at the end of the summer. Embarking on a puffin cruise in Maine is a fun way to spend a summer’s day here. There are several ways to see these unique birds, but taking a Cap’n Fish’s cruise is one of the best. These cruises depart from Boothbay Harbor and are led by a certified marine biologist.
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. Southport Island features several scenic recreation areas, including the most familiar Hendricks Head Beach, Barrett’s Park in Boothbay Harbor, and a short drive away is Pemaquid Beach State Park, many others. Visiting with that special someone? Plan a romantic stroll on the beach or a 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.