When it comes to scenery, it doesn’t get much better than Midcoast Maine. No matter the season, these state parks near Boothbay Harbor provide visitors with stunning views and fun activities. Whether you visit them all or just choose your favorite, you’re in for a fantastic experience. You can even check out our free Vacation Guide to see some of our favorite attractions near the parks. We customized it for the Boothbay Harbor area to help you plan the perfect day here.
Discover the Best State Parks in the Boothbay Harbor Area
If you’re looking to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in Boothbay Harbor, you’re welcome to visit Barrett Park in town or explore these state parks nearby. You’ll find no shortage of ways to spend your days in Midcoast Maine.
Damariscotta Lake State Park
There are over 30 state parks in Maine, and Damariscotta Lake State Park is one of our favorites. It’s open from Memorial Day to Labor Day and is just 45 minutes away from Boothbay Harbor. The park features a fully-equipped picnic shelter area for when you want to relax in the shade and enjoy a snack or do some grilling. On warm, sunny days, feel free to go for a swim in the lake or try your luck fishing for salmon, trout, smallmouth bass, and white perch.
Reid State Park
Reid State Park stretches for almost 800 acres and is open year-round for seasonal adventures. The main attraction here are the beaches, and once you visit, you’ll understand why. Feel free to take a stroll along the shoreline or walk up to Griffith Head for views of the dunes, lighthouses, and islands nearby. The vistas here are nothing short of remarkable.
Pemaquid Beach State Park
Another fantastic summertime destination is Pemaquid Beach State Park. It’s home to stunning water views and a pristine, sandy shoreline for romantic picnics. You can easily find everything you need with the convenient snack bar and beach rental shop nearby. While you’re in the area, feel free to check out Pemaquid Point Lighthouse just minutes away!
Popham Beach State Park
The list of beautiful Maine beaches goes on to include Popham Beach State Park in nearby Phippsburg, ME. It’s perfect for wildlife viewing, picnicking, paddleboarding, boating, and fishing. As long as you’re aware of the strong surf and changing tides, you’re free to spend the day swimming or take a walk to Fox Island from the shore.
Camden Hills State Park
Wildlife enthusiasts and hikers will love Camden Hills State Park for the variety of bird species and miles of trails. The scenery you can enjoy here is well worth the drive from Boothbay Harbor. Be sure to take a trail map, a pair of binoculars, and remember to take plenty of pictures!
Return to the Comfort of Topside Inn
After an afternoon of exploring these scenic state parks, come back to Topside Inn and treat yourself to some well-deserved rest and relaxation. You’re welcome to sit outside on our lawn and enjoy spectacular views of the harbor, lounge in our coastal-themed accommodations, and indulge in our homemade breakfasts each morning. Plus, we are always happy to help you plan your adventures to nearby state parks and local attractions.
Consider Room 1 for your relaxing getaway in Midcoast Maine. Inside, find a luxurious king-size bed, comfortable sitting area with leather chairs, and ocean views from your bay windows. It’s the perfect space to rest your feet after a day in our state parks.
Reserve your room today and see what makes Topside Inn the ideal destination for Boothbay Harbor getaways!