During the summer season, thousands of tourists flock to the Maine coast to soak in the sunshine and experience all the amazing activities that only the Pine Tree State can offer. If you’re planning a visit to Boothbay Harbor this summer, you’ve picked the right spot! The boating capital of Maine boasts a wide variety of ways to get out, explore, and make lifelong memories that you’ll always cherish. Here are some of our personal favorite things to do in Maine in the summer and why you’ll want to add them to your own itinerary.
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4 of the Best Things to Do in Maine in the Summer
Relax on the Beach
What’s a summer vacation without soaking in some rays on the beach? Boothbay Harbor has plenty of great beaches to visit. While some are known for their rocky alcoves, others are perfect for laying out a towel, digging your toes in the sand, and simply relaxing in the sunshine. Pemaquid Beach Park is recognized as one of the cleanest beaches in Maine! Barrett Park is located just a short walk from the Topside Inn and boasts plenty of scenic shoreline for you to explore.
If you’re hoping to spend some time on the water this summer, you’re in luck! There is an abundance of opportunities for visitors to explore the waters of Boothbay Harbor during the summer. Whether you decide to rent a kayak for the day or set sail on a traditional schooner, we guarantee your boating excursion will become one of the highlights of your Maine getaway.
New England Clambake
Clambakes are a summer staple in Maine, meaning this is an activity you won’t want to miss! One of our favorite places to enjoy this delectable seafood feast is Cabbage Island, a five and a half acre island located off the coast of Linekin Bay. Each summer since 1956, the owners of Cabbage Island invite visitors from all over to enjoy a scenic boat ride to the island and then share a tasty and traditional clambake. Your meal will include a steaming cup of New England fish chowder as well as two bright red lobsters, steamed clams, corn on the cob, and Maine potatoes. Don’t forget to try Mrs. Leavitt’s famous blueberry cake for dessert!
Windjammer Days Festival
Windjammer Days is a week-long celebration in Boothbay Harbor that has quickly become one of the region’s most highly anticipated annual events. It honors Maine’s rich maritime history with plenty of family-friendly and unique activities such as an antique boat parade, a lobster eating contest, fireworks, and more. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the history of Boothbay Harbor in a fun and memorable way.
Where to Stay in Maine This Summer
Our list is just a starting point when you start searching for things to do in Maine in the summer. Ensure you’ll have time to experience it all by staying with us at the Topside Inn! Our bed & breakfast offers comfortable and classical Maine accommodations just a short walk from the center of town and the harbor. Each day starts with a wonderful breakfast that incorporates fresh and local ingredients. In the evenings, you’ll love our relaxing outdoor spaces that offer rocking chairs and Adirondack chairs to lounge in while enjoying fantastic views of the harbor.
Browse our guestrooms, suites, and cottage today to learn more about the Topside Inn. Then, plan your next getaway with us. We can’t wait to share our beautiful area with you!
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