Boothbay Harbor – August 2019

There’s nothing like spending the weekend in the Boothbay Harbor area. There’s always something to see and do. This time around we stopped in for lunch and cocktails at two of the prettiest places to stay in the area, Linekin Bay Resort in Boothbay Harbor and Newagen Seaside Inn in Southport.

The meals were delicious. A coastal fare with locally grown vegetables and fresh seafood. I loved the plate of mussels I ordered at Linekin Bay Resort and fried clams served on the outside patio of the Newagen Inn.

But both oceanfront hotels offer more than delicious food and a place to “relax and unwind.”

Activities for guests include sailing instructions, ocean kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and swimming in a saltwater pool. Hiking on the many trails in the area and island cruises are some of the best family adventures Boothbay has to offer.

We took a boat cruise out to see the many lighthouses and seal hangouts off the shores of Boothbay Harbor. The captain even stopped at a lobster trap and crew members brought the lobsters on board to show the passengers. A delight.

After our cruse we enjoyed a special treat at the Downeast Ice Cream Factory located at 1 By-Way in Boothbay Harbor. My choice was a hot fudge sundae with fantasy peanut butter ice cream. Yum. This time we didn’t walk around the shops, one of my favorite things to do. Next time.

Spectacular views, lots of fun things to experience and the friendliest of people. I can’t wait for my next visit.  Fall for me has always been an especially pleasant time to return to this seaside gem. Summer crowds are gone. The pace is more leisurely as the warm days of summer give way to the crisp fall air.

~ Maine’s Travel Mema

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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