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Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Boothbay Harbor (in town)

Is where the action is. Have everything at your fingertips: restaurants, shops, galleries, concerts, boating and fishing. The town bustles with activity during July and August as if it were in the midst of a perpetual festival. Earlier and later in the season the atmosphere is peaceful and casual. Walk along the wharves and watch fishing and pleasure boats going about their business, as they have for generations. Stroll along the brick sidewalks and enjoy the interesting shops and lovely homes rise up the hills around the harbor.

Boothbay Harbor - East Side and Lobster Cove: Just across the footbridge from down town the east side of Boothbay Harbor has the most of the town's hotels and restaurants. You can dine in elegant surroundings with excellent services and beautiful views of the Harbor or eat your lobsters right on the dock and watch the boats load their catches. The famous catholic church, our Lady Queen of Peace, (probably the most photographed spot in the area) overlooks the Harbor form the hill. Across from the church is the fisherman's Memorial Park. Over the hill behind the church the land drops away to Lobster Cove on the west side of Linekin Bay.

"Sprucewold" With charm and feel of another era, is a special place. Travel the winding roads among the tall spruces and absorb the quiet community of log cabins built long ago. Close to town yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle.

Spruce Point:
Located at the mouth of the Harbor on its east side. This area houses Spruce Point Inn, and from most of the private homes locates in Spruce Point you have spectacular Ocean or Harbor views. Burnt Island Light House is visible from the area of town.

West Boothbay Habor:
Includes West Harbor Pond and the land between the pond and Townsend Gut. This large freshwater pond is separated from the salt waters of Boothbay Harbor only by a causeway. Many homes surround the pond, a tranquil setting, close to town.
 

Boothbay,Maine

Boothbay: Oven's Mouth, Barter's Island, Hodgdon Island, Sawyers Island: Are largely residential areas and have many water views- sweeping river vistas as well as Harbor views, but also vies of coves and inlets. Causeways or bridges lead from one island to another. Visually, this is a very striking area. Knickercane Island Park has a public beach with picnic area (excellent for very young children) and a boat ramp
 

Brandon, Vermont

Brandon’s self-guided Historic Walking Tour will whisk you back a century or two as you meander through our tree-lined village and discover our architecture, history, and some of our colorful former residents. Many of Brandon’s oldest homes, shops, and churches stand as stately as ever. The area is full of covered bridges waiting for discovery. Stephen A. Douglas, nicknamed the “Little Giant,” was born in Brandon in 1813. While he headed to Illinois to pursue a career in law and politics in 1833, he served the country in many offices until his death in 1861. He was a candidate for president against Abraham Lincoln and is best remembered for the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates. Douglas’ birthplace, near the intersection of Routes 7 and 73 West, is now the Brandon Museum and Visitor’s Center.The Governor has called Brandon “The Art and Soul of Vermont” – and for good reason. In and around town you’ll find folk artists, fabric artists, computer artists, super realists, nonrepresentational expressionists, workers in traditional decorative arts, watercolor, jewelry, pottery, glass, sculpture, print makers, photographers … with new and exciting talent exhibiting fresh work all the time. Brandon’s artists contribute to our strong sense of community spirit and the creative economy. The Brandon Artists Guild’s annual fundraiser has become a highly anticipated event, as artists create original works for public display and auction. Thanks to the vision of renowned folk artist and Brandon resident Warren Kimble and others, our little town has become one of the most exciting places to experience art in the state of Vermont – if not the entire Northeast. Biking, hiking, boating, golfing, fishing, skiing – do it all within just a few miles of downtown Brandon. The trails are plentiful, the waters are clear, the mountains embrace the sky.
 

Damariscotta, Maine

Located near the head of the Damariscotta River, twelve miles from the ocean, Damariscotta is a key focal point for mid coast Maine residents and visitors. Damariscotta is a thriving arts community, and diverse businesses provide residents and visitors with a full range of "modern" conveniences and opportunities in a truly unique historic and natural setting. In addition to its many beautiful houses and buildings of the Colonial period, a unique feature of interest are the oyster shell middens along the Damariscotta river, which record Indian gatherings dating back more than 2,500 years. The town's three-season waterfront offers a convenient boat landing and a large harbor ideal for all kinds of recreational boating.
 

East Boothbay/Ocean Point, Maine

East Boothbay:

Is a village dominated by the water- Linekin Bay, the Mill Pond and the Damariscotta River. In times past it was a carrying place for boats heading in and out of the Damariscotta, wanting to avoid the long trip around Ocean Point. Boatyards that attract clients from around the world still build one-of-a-kind Boats, as they have for hundreds of years. Neat house, many, little changes since the 1800's, hug the shore. In the broad, sheltered waters Linekin Bay mix with pleasure craft and kids and dogs jump off the town float. Artists' studios and restaurants complement the marine businesses in this beautiful and peaceful corner of our region.

Boothbay Shores, King Phillips Trail, Little River, and Glen Cove:

Located south of the village of east Rte. 96, about halfway down Linekin Neck, this area is an isolated network of quiet, narrow roads and cool cottages, some over hung by tall trees, others perched on the steep rocky banks of the Little River or the Damariscotta River. A world unto itself, this is a great place to walk, ride bicycles, watch the surf crashing on the ledges, and poke among the seaweed and driftwood.

Grimes Cove:
Is a favorite place of locals and visitors alike. This sheltered cove at the tip of Ocean Point has a coarse sand beach that is exposed at half tide. Here, people and their dogs swim and poke around the seaweed, catch some sun, or explore the ledges and tidal pools. It is common to see kayakers and divers setting out from Grimes Cove.

Ocean Point:
Is bounded by Linekin Bay, the Damariscotta River, and the Atlantic Ocean. From almost everywhere along the shore are sweeping views of islands and lighthouses. The sunsets are spectacular, the rock ledges and tidal pools off the point are a great place to explore, and the ocean views "the most scenic spot in New England" according to a 1993 poll taken by the Boston Globe. The Ocean Point Colony was first established in 1876 and continues to be a welcome retreat from the noise and stress of everyday life.
 

Edgecomb, Maine

Edgecomb, Newcastle, Wiscasset and Westport Island: These are some of the interesting and beautiful communities surrounding the Boothbay Region. Each has special features, all share their connection to the rivers and the sea. The history of the region is reflected in their architecture and traditions.
 

Georgetown, Maine

Georgetown is a town in Sagadahoc County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,020 at the 2000 census. Home to Reid State Park, the town is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located on an island accessible by car from the mainland, Georgetown includes the villages of Five Islands, Georgetown, Bay Point, Marrtown, West Georgetown and Robinhood. It is a popular tourist destination
 

Harmony, Maine

Harmony is a small Maine community north of Skowhegan with farmland and beautiful lakes. Fishing and wildlife are plentiful here.
 

Jefferson, Maine

 

Phippsburg Maine

Phippsburg is a town in Sagadahoc County, Maine, United States, on the west side of the mouth of the Kennebec River. The population was 2,216 at the 2010 census. A tourist destination, Phippsburg is home to Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area, Fort Popham State Historic Site; it is also home to Fort Baldwin which overlooks Fort Popham, and Popham Beach State Park, as well as Pond Island National Wildlife Refuge. The town includes part of Winnegance.
 

Southport, Maine

Southport Island:
Was first visited by European fishermen in the 1600's and it was the site of one of the earliest permanent settlements in the area. in the 1800's popular resort hotels were built here. The island is accessible from the mainland by the swing bridge over the Townsend Gut or by boat. The west side of the island faces the Sheepscot River, where it flows into the sea, and has several distinctive communities: Dogfish Head, Cozy Harbor, and Newagen. At Hendricks Head there is a beach for town residents and their guests (including you); it's sandy and sheltered, with a view out to the ocean and of the neighboring lighthouse. The east side of the island faces Boothbay Harbor and has views across the islands, both up the harbor and out to sea.
 

Waldoboro, Maine

It was part of the Waldo Patent purchased about 1720 by General Samuel Waldo of Boston. First called Broad Bay, the village was settled between 1733–1740, but thereupon suffered a devastating attack by Indians allied with New France during King George's War. Houses were burned and inhabitants killed or carried away as captives. Survivors fled to the nearby settlements of St. George or Pemaquid. But peace returned with the 1748 On June 29, 1773, the township was incorporated as Waldoborough, named for the original proprietor. Waldoboro became county seat of Lincoln County in 1786, but the designation would shift to Wiscasset in 1880. Farms produced hay and potatoes. The Knox and Lincoln Railroad arrived and spurred the town's development. Industries would include an iron foundry, an oakum mill, a carding and cloth-dressing mill, a grain mill, sawmills and planing mills, furniture and molding mills, a door, sash and blind factory, and a carriage factory. There were also marble and granite yards and a pottery. But ship building was the principal business, with eight large vessels built in 1880.[2] Waldoboro was the launching port for the Governor Ames in 1888, the first five masted schooner.[3] The Governor Ames was built in Waldoboro's Leavitt Storer Shipyard.[4] A port of entry, the town features an 1857 custom house designed by Ammi B. Young
 

Wayne, Maine

We are a small town 15 miles west of Augusta, the State Capital. Wayne's population doubles in the summer as visitors from all over the world come here to swim and sail in our seven lakes and ponds, pick strawberries and blueberries, eat local vegetables and Maine seafood, and enjoy a relaxed life in small town Maine. We are near excellent restaurants, a world class Shakespearean Theater, ocean beaches, mountains, whitewater rafting, and many other adventures. Visitors will find a classic New England Village with two churches, one library, a recreation center, a general store and our corner store/gas station, and specialty shops. Cottage Connection would be glad to help you find a cottage to rent for a week or for the summer.
 

West Bath, Maine

West Bath is located on the Maine coast between Brunswick and Bath, approximately 35 miles north of Portland on Route 1. Crossing the New Meadows River, West Bath is the gateway to Sagadahoc County. All areas of town can be reached from the New Meadows Road exits from northbound or southbound Route 1. Winnegance Carrying Place, located between Winnegance Creek on the Kennebec River and Winnegance Bay on the New Meadow River, was a busy canoe portage for the Kennebec Abenaki Indians. The area was first a portion of Georgetown, incorporated in 1716, then of Bath, incorporated in 1781.[4] West Bath was set off and incorporated as a town on February 14, 1844. When the population was 603 in 1858, industries included a gristmill, sawmill and clapboard, shingle and lath machines. West Bath is today a suburb of Bath and Brunswick.
 

Barter's Island/Trevett

 

Westport Island, Maine

Edgecomb, Newcastle, Wiscasset and Westport Island: These are some of the interesting and beautiful communities surrounding the Boothbay Region. Each has special features, all share their connection to the rivers and the sea. The history of the region is reflected in their architecture and traditions.
 

Five Islands Georgetown

 

Wiscasset, Maine

Earle Shettleworth, Director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, cites Wiscasset as one of three architecturally significant villages in the state in his book Towns of New England, chose Wiscasset to represent the State of Maine. He noted that millions were spent restoring Williamsburg, while Wiscasset remains essentially intact. Today, its abundance of classical architecture is evidenced by the inclusion of 10 structures in the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) of 1936 and the subsequent inclusion of five buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. In 1973, a large part of the Village/Historic District became a part of the National Register. In fact, much of the downtown area is a living field museum – and we hold the keys to its future.