Mid-Coast Region Local Area Guides
Browse Through Restaurants, Essentials, Things To Do, Historic Places, And More
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
There is always something fun happening here in Mid-Coast Maine!
Farmers Market in Boothbay
May - October
Fresh, locally grown goodness!
Interested In Learning More About Maine's Early Beginnings and The Mid-Coast?
Supporting The Community ~ Stay Local, Shop Local
The 56th Annual Windjammer Days Festival
June 24th - June 30th, 2018
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From fireworks displays to barbecues and parades, there is Patriotic fun for everyone of all ages!
Be Sure To Check Back Soon For More Updates On July 4th Events.
Saturday, June 30th - Saturday, July 7th
Fourth of July Celebrations
The Boothbay Region is a beautiful area rich in culture, history, all things nautical and of course its own unique niche in nature. The region offers ample opportunities for biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, charters and guided cruises, spas, golf, mini-golf, bowling, museums, antiquing, hiking and walking trails. From crashing waves at Ocean Point in East Boothbay to stunning sunsets on Southport Island, these sights and sounds truly delight the senses! We have the Maine State Aquarium, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and the Boothbay Region Land Trust with its 30+ miles of pet-friendly trails in protected areas.
Known for its colonial architecture and historical significance, Damariscotta is also well known for its Shell Middens dating back some 2500 years. Be sure to walk through at least one. The Pemaquid Peninsula encompasses many little towns and villages, each with its own personality and offerings for you to discover. At the end of the peninsula, there is a beach, lighthouse, and park. Damariscotta Lake State Park has picnic tables, a nice sandy beach, and a grilling area. The Pemaquid WaterShed has miles of trails and acres of preserves to explore. Historical grave sites, the Rachel Carson Preserve, art galleries, restaurants, whale & puffin watches and trips to Monhegan Island are all adventures awaiting you! There is so much history to explore.
Guests staying in Bath and Brunswick have access to a wide variety of restaurants, great shopping, theater and the Maine Maritime Museum- a world-class museum looks at the shipbuilding industry from the 1800's to present. Bowdoin College in Brunswick is home to the Maine State Music Theater with great shows throughout the season. In Bath, you can enjoy concerts and theater productions at the Chocolate Church.
Although completely surrounded by water, Westport Island is bounded across tidal water by the towns of Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Southport, and Georgetown. Fairly centrally located, it is perfect for day trip outings in the surrounding areas- whale watches, guided tours, a round or two of golf, spas, shopping and more. Take a jaunt over to the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath and visit Reid State Park in Georgetown.
There is a magic in the little town of Wayne that has captivated locals and visitors for generations. Located in the heart of the lakes region, rural Wayne is a quaint community with a population of less than 2,000. Situated between Augusta and Lewiston, Wayne is home to many clean beautiful lakes and ponds and is centrally located for day trips to explore Maine. The town of Manchester was known as "The Forks" in the early 19th century and later named Manchester after Manchester, Massachusetts. The southern part of the town bordering Cobbosseecontee Lake is a popular recreation spot in central Maine, and part of the Winthrop Lakes Region.
Gray is a quintessential New England town, full of history and charm. A four-season destination with lakes, hiking trails, cross-country skiing trails, golf, and antique shops, Gray has something for everyone! Portland, Lewiston/Auburn, Brunswick, and Freeport are just minutes away. Gray is home to over 200 businesses ranging from a local ice cream shop to a state-of-the-art prototype manufacturing facility located in the Northbrook Business and Industrial Park. Gray is also home to the Maine Wildlife Park, Libby Hill Forest Trails, and the Spring Meadows Golf Course.