The Best Boothbay Harbor Activities and Attractions

Our treasured in-town location provides a relaxing vacation with a quick one-minute walk to local Boothbay Harbor, Maine attractions and activities including restaurants, shops, art galleries, the famous footbridge across inner harbor, and the waterfront. There is never a shortage of things to do in Boothbay Harbor and we guarantee that there is something for every type of vacationer to enjoy. Plan ahead with the suggestions and links of things to do in and around town below and our on-site concierge services will help you plan your day. We also maintain a bulletin board of current activities to reference at your convenience. To ensure that you don’t miss out on any of these things to do in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, check our list of recommendations below.

For even more information on all the great Boothbay Harbor, Maine attractions and activities, download our Free Vacation Guide!

On the Water

There a number of things to do in Boothbay Harbor that involved water fun! One of the best activities to enjoy is an exciting boat ride around the harbor with a dozen boat excursions departing from the piers at the bottom of our hill.

On Land

When you want to keep your feet on dry land, there’s a bounty of choices of things to do in Boothbay Harbor just a short drive away from the Inn.

  • Visit the incredible 250-acre Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
  • Hike the 30 miles of nature trails preserved and protected by Boothbay Region Land Trust.
  • Walk over to Barrett Park and enjoy a picnic and a dip in the water at the head of Linekin Bay.
  • Head to Ocean Point, walk along the sea wall and take in the views. Stop at East Boothbay General Store for a treat.
  • Learn more about ocean life at the Maine State Aquarium or the weekly Cafe Scientifique lectures sponsored by Bigelow Laboratory.
  • Antique car enthusiasts, railroad fans, and history buffs will all enjoy Boothbay Railway Village.
  • Hit the links at Boothbay Country Club, a championship 18-hole course with challenging holes on par with the breathtaking vistas.
  • Get to the gym, if you must, at our exceptional YMCA, with a reasonable visitors rate and member reciprocity throughout New England.

Entertaining

For those looking for exciting shows and cultural Boothbay Harbor activities, there a number of theaters, events, and more to choose from.

  • Don’t miss the show at the historic Opera House, a unique venue for any performance. Check their calendar of great events!
  • Take in a first-run movie at the small-town, one-screen Harbor Theater.
  • Compete for putt-putt champion at Dolphin Mini Golf, ranked one of the top 10 mini golf courses in the U.S.
  • Check out the revue at Carousel Music Theater or the summer theater show at the Boothbay Playhouse.
  • You will usually find live music at several night spots in the harbor on weekends, and nightly in the summer.

Shop and Get Artful!

There is truly something for everyone amongst the shops, art galleries, boutiques, and merchants in Boothbay Harbor. If you’re not a shopper but find yourself downtown with time to spare, there a number of downtown things to do in Boothbay, Maine for you to enjoy. You can almost always find ice cream to enjoy or people to watch, or take a relaxing stroll. Our usual walks around town give us some favorite establishments noted here, starting from the bottom of our hill.

Heading Off the Rock

Boothbay Harbor is ideally situated as a base for exploring the midcoast region. Plan to stay a while – there is some great exploring to do.

 

For more information about all the fun and exciting things to do in Boothbay Harbor, download our Free Vacation Guide.

Also, find all the best places to dine with our list of recommended restaurants in the area!