The Boothbay Region is easily one of the best-kept secrets along the United States East Coast. The area boasts an abundance of things to do and incredible day trips from Boothbay Harbor! With everything from beautiful beaches to unique towns to scenic hikes, some of Maine’s best adventures are within one-hour of Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Pair your excursions around the coast with our carefully curated Vacation Guide. The guide includes information on all the best things Boothbay Harbor has to offer and even a few of our favorites. Request access to our free guide, and start planning your trip today!
The Top Day Trips from Boothbay Harbor for Your Next Vacation
Popham Beach State Park
As one of Maine’s most popular state parks, Popham Beach attracts swimmers, surfers, kayakers, and much more! From the beautiful sandy shoreline of Popham Beach State Park, beachgoers can appreciate two islands in the distance and two rivers bordering each end of the beach. One of the park’s best features is that visitors can make their way to Fox Island by foot at low tide! This incredible spot is less than one hour away from Topside Inn and offers a fun and inexpensive way to enjoy a day trip from Boothbay Harbor.
Hop aboard the Monhegan Ferry for a Monhegan Island Adventure you won’t soon forget! Your voyage to Monhegan Island will be aboard the Balmy Days II. This 65-foot vessel is the only ferry in the area that regularly makes the trip between Boothbay Harbor and Monhegan Island. Upon arrival, you’ll lay eyes on the most unique town on the East Coast. With so much to offer, your day trip will include endless fun at places like Lobster Cove, The Monhegan Light, Maine’s highest cliffs, and a local restaurant or two.
Reid State Park
Although beaches are rare in Maine, Reid State Park boasts two long, wide sand beaches enjoyed by locals, visitors, and wildlife alike. The park was donated to the state of Maine in 1946 by Walter E. Reid to preserve the beautiful area forever! Today the park’s visitors can enjoy its sweeping seascapes, unique wildlife, and miles of hiking trails. For a truly unique outlook on the coast of Maine, we recommend hiking to the top of Griffith Head; from the rocky overlook, you’ll spot three lighthouses and maybe even an island or two!
No matter which of these day trips from Boothbay Harbor suits you best, be sure to book your stay here! Situated in the heart of Boothbay Harbor, our waterfront inn is only steps away from the best area attractions and activities. Relax in any of our delightful accommodations for the evening. In the morning, join us for a delicious gourmet breakfast. And remember, you don’t have to travel at all to enjoy the many amenities at Topside Inn, like our beautiful gardens, Room One Bar, original artwork, and alluring harbor views.
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