By Jon Moffat
Boothbay Harbor
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The endless shores, rolling mountains and verdant forests of Maine have long captivated writers, travelers and historians alike. In particular, the long winding roads along the southern coast of Maine, running through towns such as Boothbay Harbor offer unparalleled sights, quaint accommodations and a variety of activities ranging from sports and hiking to shopping and relaxing. invites you to take a walk on the serene side along the coast of Maine in Boothbay Harbor. The city can be easily reached via Maine’s larger airports including the Portland International Jetport (PWM), Augusta State Airport (AUG), and Knox County Regional Airport (RKD). Book your flight today with To do so, please follow the link to make flight arrangements ( And, when booking your hotel with, please click on this link ( to search our hotel finder. suggests that you begin your stay with a tour of downtown. Closest the water you’ll find a selection of restaurants, bars and other eateries. But don’t expect to find any chains here; each has its own unique character and selection of food and drink. You’ll find classic local dishes including lobster, but if you look closely, you’re sure to find something you’ll never see anywhere else.
The docks are conveniently connected to a boardwalk footbridge that will take you out across the water and to the far side of Boothbay Harbor. encourages visitors to get a view of the entire town from this unique vantage point. It’s the perfect spot for a photo of the town as well as the upscale houses and inns that line the harbor. Many of the older homes both along the water and on the outskirts have been converted into independently owned bed and breakfasts though retaining a small part of its former life that makes each a unique experience.
The docks are also the launching point of a number of boat tours that will take you around the harbor and out into deeper waters to glimpse more of Maine’s famous coast as well as local wildlife including seals, whales and puffins. You can even take a boat to Monhegan Island or rent a kayak and find your own adventure.
Back on dry land, and only a row back from the water is Boothbay Harbor’s main shopping area.  Shops ranging from small to large contain everything you could want to remember your visit and then some. Local crafts and food products are a given, but downtown Boothbay Harbor is also home to a large number of galleries, antique shops, and artists studios as well. particularly recommends checking out the wide selection of art and nautical decor as well as all the basics you’ll need for other activities in the area. If shopping isn’t for you, you can spend some time in the town center, or even bowling or playing mini-golf.
If large restaurants aren’t your thing, or if you just want a snack, coffee or a sweet treat, suggests trying one of the smaller eateries peppered throughout the shopping areas. Everything is independently owned, but you’ll still find a great variety including Caribbean, Chinese, Thai and Italian.
One of Boothbay Harbor’s greatest assets is it’s proximity to the wonders of natural Maine. It’s only a short drive to any number of small towns along the scenic coast, each with its own hidden treasures. If driving isn’t your thing, notes that Boothbay Harbor is directly on a dozen trails leading up and down the coast as well as through wooded areas offering even more chances to enjoy the open air and see more of Maine’s beauty.
When all else is said and done, and no matter what sort of pace you want for your vacation, is confident that Boothbay Harbor, Maine has something for you. Just click the link above and book your next vacation to our countries northern coast with