What to Do in Boothbay Harbor during a Mid-Week Getaway

Vacations aren’t just limited to the weekend. Sometimes the best getaways take place in the middle of the week. When you book a mid-week escape to Newagen Seaside Inn, you will be able to enjoy all this resort near Boothbay Harbor has to offer. We’ve planned out a range of things to do in Boothbay Harbor for the perfect mid-week itinerary.


8 a.m.

Enjoy breakfast on-site, which is included in your room rate and based on double occupancy, before setting off for the day.

10 a.m.

Board your Audubon Puffin and Scenic Cruise with Cap’n Fish’s Cruises. You’ll get an up-close look at the re-established puffin colony on Eastern Egg Rock. 

1 p.m.

After returning to land, grab lunch from nearby Kaler’s Restaurant, in downtown Boothbay Harbor. When you’ve refueled, spend the rest of the day exploring the downtown, which is home to a variety of quaint shops, boutiques, and art galleries. 

6 p.m.

Make your way back to Newagen Seaside Inn for dinner at our incredible on-site restaurant, The Pub. The talented chef uses Maine ingredients like freshly caught lobster and seafood and locally sourced meats to create delicious dishes.

8 p.m.

Before turning in for the night, relax under the stars around our fit pit with a night cap from the on-site bar. 


7 a.m.

An early start to your day requires a coffee stop. Visit Brisetto’s Second Cup for a classic drip coffee or something unique like a Freakshake. 

8:30 a.m.

Spend your day exploring the stunning hiking trails found in the Boothbay Region Land Trust. You can discover various Maine scenery like forests, wetlands, meadows, and scenic vistas. Pack a lunch if you don’t want to skip out early to grab a bite. You can pick up sandwiches, snacks, and drinks from the Southport General Store on your way off Southport island. 

1 p.m.

A trip to Boothbay Harbor isn’t complete without a stop at Boothbay Harbor Marina. Stroll along the footbridge and see the boats coming in and out. 

4:30 p.m.

Stop at Cape Newagen Alpaca Farm on your way back to the resort. Book your spot on one of their ALPACA Treks or other tours. 

A group around a fire after exploring what to do in Boothbay Harbor.

7 p.m.

Listen to stories and songs while enjoying s’mores with other guests at Fireside Tales, which take place every Wednesday at 7 p.m. around a the fire pit.


10 a.m.

During your last day, visit area museums and attractions like Hendricks Hills Museum, Boothbay Railway Village, or take a little road trip to Owls Head Transportation Museum. Be sure to grab lunch while you’re out at popular spots like Dunton’s Doghouse or Shannon’s Unshelled in Boothbay Harbor. 

2 p.m.

Spend the rest of your day enjoying all of the fun activities available at our Southport resort, including rowing, candlepin bowling, and swimming. 

7 p.m.

Grab a late dinner at The Pub while you enjoy live music, which takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays. 

Reserve Your Midcoast Maine Accommodation

Whether you’re visiting during the middle of the week or coming for a weekend getaway, Newagen Seaside Inn is the perfect home base. Our oceanfront hotel offers a range of accommodations, including guest rooms and private cottages. Call 207-633-5242 to learn more about booking your stay.