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Things to Do and See

Our Guide to Boothbay Harbor

From lighthouses to beaches to sailing trips to botanical gardens - the beautiful area of Boothbay offers guests endless attractions and activities to discover during their stay at our coastal Maine inn.

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Exploring Maine's Coastal Treasures

Boaters can take a self-guided lighthouse tour to view the region’s five lighthouses.

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Visit Local Favorites

From rocky coves to sandy shores, uncover serene retreats along Maine's picturesque coastline.

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Boothbay Region Land Trust

Discovering Nature’s Beauty

Explore the natural beauty of our area at one of the Boothbay Region Land Trust preserves. Porter Preserve and Ovens Mouth Preserve are two of our favorites near the botanical gardens. We recommend grabbing a lobster roll or sandwich at Trevett Country Store and having a picnic at one of the scenic vistas at the preserves.

99 Appalachee Pond - (207) 633-4818

Two trays on a picnic table full of freshly prepared crabs ready to eat with drawn butter and corn on the cob

Cabbage Island Clambakes

A Short Walk Away

Sail the Bennie Alice from Pier 6 in Boothbay Harbor to Cabbage Island, a quintessential Maine experience. The Moore family hosts guests 7 days a week from the end of June through the weekend after Labor Day. There you will enjoy a traditional Downeast clambake cooked on the water's edge.

22 Commercial Street - (207) 633-7200

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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

A Serene Retreat

Founded in 1996 to protect and preserve the botanical heritage of coastal Maine, the Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, spread over 270 acres of lush tidal shoreland. Meander through delicately scented paths of hundreds of flower species while taking in the seasonal art exhibits that celebrate the synergy of artwork and nature.

105 Botanical Gardens Drive - (207) 633-8000

A large schooner sailboat with full sails up in the water with blue skies

Eastwind Schooner

A Relaxing Voyage

Sail away from it all on your two-hour voyage aboard Boothbay Harbor's schooner to relax and see the Maine coastline. Don't forget to bring your own food and beverages (including wine and cheese) and a windbreaker to stay warm!

20 Commercial Street - (207) 633-6598

Aerial view of expansive rocky cliffs at waters edge

Monhegan Island

10 Miles off the Coast

Day trip to Monhegan for an amazing hike through the highest cliffs on the Maine Coast. Visit the brewery, grab lunch, and visit art galleries. You can even see a shipwreck! Set sail from the charming Port Clyde harbor aboard one of two ferries, embarking on a scenic journey across the picturesque Muscongus Bay to the captivating Monhegan Island, nestled 10 miles away from Maine's coastline.

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Sculpture Boothbay

An Enchanting Trail

Sculpture Boothbay, now in its third year, hosts Maine's sole public Sculpture Trail, spanning downtown Harbor to East Boothbay and Southport Island. The trail highlights Boothbay Region's scenic diversity, promoting local arts. A map at the Inn's front desk guides visitors to each sculpture's location and artist details.

191 Shore Road - (207) 633.2353