Lobster rolls can be found everywhere you look along Mid-Coast Maine
Tubing the tidal outflow at Reed State Park
Over a dozen charter schooners sail out of Mid-Coast ports
Five Islands in Georgetown is a great spot to relax and watch the lobster boats
Extending from the Freeport area to Penobscot Bay, the Mid-Coast Region of Maine is an idyllic collection of rocky inlets, lighthouses, fishing ports, and rugged islands where you can explore the coastline on foot or by water, eat fresh lobster, drink craft brews, and rest in a comfortable inn. Well-known towns include Boothbay Harbor, Monhegan Island, Vinalhaven, Rockland, Camden, and Bath. Yet there are also plenty of inland attractions, including pristine lakes and ponds, as well as hiking trails, that don’t see a lot of visitors.
Boothbay Harbor is a fishing village where you can mingle with lobstermen and watch the boats come and go. Many visitors explore the shoreline around Boothbay Harbor in sea kayaks. About 900 acres of land is preserved from development and filled with miles of hiking trails. This town also is a departure point by ferry for trips to Monhegan Island. For more than 100 years, Monhegan has been a summer haven for artists.
Another special place is Rockland, filled with art galleries, restaurants, and shops. It’s also home to several Maine windjammer sailing vessels. The Maine Windjammer Association manages fleet of these classic ships. In the town of Camden you can take an easy hike up Mount Battie. In the winter, try skiing at the Camden Snow Bowl on Ragged Mountain can simultaneously glide down the slopes while enjoying ocean views. Another must-see town is Rockport, which has a thriving arts community and a 19th-century opera house. In Belfast, near the head of Penobscot Bay, more galleries and restaurants await.
Powerboaters and paddlers can gain easy access to this lovely coastal river and upper Casco Bay, just south of Freeport.
It’s easy to visit this archipelago of rugged islands off the coast of New Hampshire.
While saltwater destinations steal the limelight in Mid-Coast, Maine, this lake quietly goes about the business of offering a host of fun freshwater activities.
Fantastic boating opportunities await at this oft-ignored city on the Kennebec River.
Try this terrific, scenic and easy hike in the Camden area.