5 BEST Things to Do in Boothbay Harbor

Explore Burnt Island Lighthouse

Burnt Island Lighthouse, the second-oldest still standing in Maine, was constructed in 1821 and is accessible to the general public. It offers an outstanding, historic recreation and educational facility and is situated on a 5-acre island. 

Take a Trip to Monhegan Island

Monhegan is a small rocky island approximately 10 miles off the coast of Boothbay Harbor, accessible by ferry. With no paved roads, cars, or streetlights and limited shops and inns, Monhegan is a unique escape from bustling towns. 

Visit Coastal Maine Botanical Garden

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is another popular destination on the peninsula. Its numerous gardens provide a truly picturesque experience as they spread across 295 acres. The gardens are a living museum comprised of collections of plants managed for conservation, research, and education.  

Walk and Shop in Boothbay Harbor

There’s nothing quite like a seaside stroll on a perfect day in Maine. Boothbay Harbor is a great place to walk with flower-lined streets, historic sites, and quaint local shops to visit. 

Boothbay Railway Village 

There are 60 vintage cars in the village, which is full of vintage structures. It’s the only location where you can travel on a genuine, narrow-gauge steam train through an imitation historical village. 

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