Are you a lobster and seafood lover? Boothbay Harbor Maine is a perfect destination for you. Lobster restaurants sprout like a mushroom anywhere in Maine as well as the fishing charters that sell lobsters. In fact, many visitors find the best lobster restaurants only in Maine.
Aside for being a popular destination for lobster and seafood restaurants throughout the world, Bootbay Harbor is also known as “The Boating Capital of New England.” Hence, going on a scenic boat tour is the first thing in your to do list during your stay in Boothday Harbor Inn. There are 25 boat trips daily that tour the nearby islands.
The highly recommended place to visit near Boothbay Harbor is the Damariscotta Lake State Park - a good place to go swimming. The place isn't overcrowded during weekdays. In the nearby island is a home of a very nice beach called Pemaquid with warm water compared to other beach in Maine. The calm and lovely views of this beach resort are perfect for you and your kids.
Here you will discover the historic side of Boothbay Harbor that full of museums. Tourist can enjoy educational and historical part of the town. A one-day tour on Antique Railway Village is enough to discover the history behind this place. Part of the village are old automobiles, a museum, tractor pulls, model and full size train. Another museum you must see is located in downtown the Boothbay Region Historical Society. It is just a small yet informative museum. Seeing their large collection and photographs, you can imagine the look of the town before it became a large tourist destination.
You can also enjoy visiting Burnt Island Lighthouse. It is a five-acre island operated by Maine Department of Marine Resources. From the port of BoothBay Harbor, this lighthouse is just a one mile away. After the successful attempt of restoring this lighthouse it is now an educational spot in Maine.
Lastly, don't forget to visit the Maine State Aquarium. So what is it about this aquarium that seems to be enchanting all? For one thing, it's all the lobsters. Your kids will be amazed with different sizes and colors of lobsters and wide variety of sea creatures they will find here. The Aquarium was built in 1993, and it looks like the actual rocky coast of Maine.