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Boothbay Harbor Area Activities

For a comprehensive listing of activities and attractions in our area, see the Boothbay Harbor Chamber of Commerce Activities page. Below are a few highlights to get you started.

Boothbay Region Land Trust Walking Trails
Route 27, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
18 beautiful coastal and woodland trails open for the publicís enjoyment, free of charge. Trail maps are available at the office, chambers of commerce and the individual trail sites.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
Extraordinary ornamental gardens, miles of waterfront and woodland trails, elegant Visitor's Center with Kitchen Garden Cafť, Gift Shop, Fairy Village, indoor and outdoor art exhibits, stonework and sculpture. Encompassing 248 acres, this is New Englandís largest botanical garden. Check their Web site for events and educational programs, chef demonstrations in the cooking garden, storytelling for kids, art openings, and musical performances.

The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor ME 04538
207-633- 6855
This historic Opera House, built in 1894, is open year-round and provides an intimate stage for regional artists and national touring acts. Performances include a mix of folk, jazz, classical, blues, country and world music, in addition to theatrical productions, lectures and classes. Check their web site for their current schedule.

Boothbay HarborCountry Club
33 Country Club Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
18 hole championship golf course with beautiful views. Restaurant open for lunch and dinner.

Boothbay Railway Village
Route 27, P.O. Box 123, Boothbay, ME 04537
Take a ride on a train pulled by a coal-fired, narrow-gauge steam locomotive through woods and an historic village. Tour 28 historic buildings, and visit the antique car and truck exhibit. Check their Web site for special events.

Boothbay Region Historical Society
72 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Located at the 1874 Elizabeth F. Reed house and its grounds, Fullerton Park. Many of the furnishings in the museum in the building were Reed family heirlooms. The museum displays local historical mementos and houses documentary collections. Free admission. Visit their web site for their schedule of lectures and events.

Maine State Aquarium and Burnt Island Lighthouse
Department of Marine Resources (DMR)
194 McKown Point Rd, West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
Aquarium includes a tide pool touch tank with sharks, sea urchins, starfish, etc., lobster trap display, tanks of local fish, unusual lobsters and more. Enjoy a picnic on the grounds, with a beautiful view of Boothbay Harbor. Burnt Island Living Lighthouse is a short boat ride away from the harbor. Knowledgeable people take on the roles of the lighthouse keeper, his wife and his children in this living history program. Also learn about Maine fisheries and enjoy a guided naturalist hike.