Attractions and Things to Do in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

“A laid-back village far from busy Route 1, Boothbay Harbor features authentic charm, a working waterfront, drop dead natural beauty, and a great mix of restaurants, cultural events, and artisans. It’s surrounded by islands and lighthouses, while the village itself shines, thanks to brick sidewalks, handsome hand-painted signs and a gentle hilly terrain.” -Downeast Magazine

Many say that the Boothbay Harbor region is the quintessential coastal Maine village. Downeast Magazine named it #2 on their list of the 10 prettiest villages in Maine. For generations, travelers have made the journey from Portland, Boston, New York and beyond for adventure, refreshment and to explore the delightful history of our region. There are countless attractions and things to do in Boothbay Harbor and you can experience all the best while staying at Newagen Seaside Inn.

The area has a rich heritage of fishing, shipbuilding, and hospitality. Enjoy outdoor attractions such as sailing, ocean kayaking, or whale watching. If you are looking to get out and explore there are plenty of lighthouses and island cruises to adventure though. Attractions such as the Maine State Aquarium and Ledgewood Horseback Riding Stables are great family-friendly attractions. No matter what your wishes are, you’ll find there is never a shortage of things to do in Boothbay Harbor.

A visit to Boothbay Harbor can be whatever you want it to be – a peaceful time to refresh your soul, an opportunity for new adventure family exploration. Reconnect with your family and friends. Reconnect with nature. Visit Boothbay Harbor and experience the essence and heart of Maine coast. Your Maine vacation experience begins in Boothbay Harbor.

Plan Your Maine Experience

Outdoor Activities

Explore Maine’s coastline.

Cast aside the technical devices and get outdoors to enjoy some of the best area activities and attractions that Maine has to offer.

Shopping + Arts

Gallaries, gifts, and souvenirs oh my….

Whether you’re here for a getaway, a vacation or a lifetime, you’ll want to venture out to shop, dine, and explore local businesses.

Waterfront Activities

Paddle, swim, and relax oceanside!

Set sail on the Schooner Eastwind, cruise around the harbor in search of whales or puffins with Capt’n Fish’s Whale Watch, take a paddle out on the Sheepscot River, or grab a picnic lunch and head to the beach for the day!

Historic Attractions

Rich within history and nature.

History buffs will be happy to learn that Maine is chock-full of places to discover and learn a bit about Maine’s history.

Fitness Activities

A healthy lifestyle wherever the road takes you.

Whether you’re planning a family vacation or a romantic getaway for two, there’s plenty of fun ways to stay active during your Midcoast Maine retreat.

Custom Trip Planning

Your Maine Concierge Creates Maine Experiences Personally Planned For You.

If you are looking for carefully-tailored travel planning while in Maine for dining, activities and lodging, Your Maine Concierge has a local hospitality expert ready to assist you. Booking their services is easy at

Through a brief consultation on-line or by phone, they use your direct feedback to create a personalized vacation itinerary for any destination in Maine, and match you with the very best in dining, lodging and activities at special discounted rates for our guests.

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