What You Need to Know About Trips From Portland, ME, to Boothbay Harbor, ME

Both Portland and Boothbay Harbor are incredible areas on the coast of Maine. So, why not experience both? If you’re looking to travel from Portland, ME, to Boothbay Harbor, ME, there are a few tips and tricks you should know before you go. Browse our blog below for key information, and make sure you check out our free Vacation Guide to Boothbay Harbor for even more of our local recommendations! We personalized it with our favorite activities and attractions here that we think you’re going to love as well. We hope it helps you enjoy your visit to the fullest.

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Your Guide to Traveling From Portland, ME, to Boothbay Harbor, ME

How to Get There

One of the best reasons to visit Boothbay Harbor from Portland, Maine, is that it’s only a short drive away. The convenient, scenic drive makes it perfect for mini-vacations and weekend retreats without the hassle of having to drive long distances. 

Your best bet is to hop on I-295 N and follow that for about 30 miles before switching over to US-1 N in Bath, Maine. The whole trip should take you around an hour. It’s only 60 miles from Portland to Boothbay Harbor, leading you through Yarmouth, Freeport, Brunswick, Bath, and Wiscasset. Even though it’s a fairly short drive, feel free to stop off at any of these local communities to stretch your legs, explore, and refuel both your car and your stomach.

What to Do

The real fun begins once you arrive here in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. It’s always a great feeling when you get to your destination, step out of the car, and enjoy that first breath of fresh air in a new place. As locals, we’re happy to point you toward some of the best attractions and restaurants in our charming, coastal community. Whether you’re a fan of activities on land or at sea, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a taste of the Boothbay Harbor experience:

Outdoor Recreation




Where to Stay: Topside Inn

The bed and artwork by Allen Bunker inside Room 19 at the Topside Inn

You should probably secure lodging before you even leave Portland for Boothbay Harbor. Luckily, we have you covered with that, too. We’d like to invite you to stay at the Topside Inn and relax above it all with coastal-themed accommodations, a long list of amenities, and friendly service. Our guests usually love admiring our well-maintained gardens and gazing out at the sunsets over the harbor from the Adirondack chairs on our lawn at the end of the day. In the morning, we’ll have a homemade, gourmet breakfast waiting for you. We use local ingredients for our breakfasts, including some ingredients directly from our gardens. It doesn’t get much fresher than that!

Check our availability today and join us in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, for your next getaway!