Boothbay Harbor, formerly known as Townsend, is one of the best-known boating centers in New England and boasts a natural harbor known as "The Boating Capital of New England," home to many fishing boats as well as pleasure craft. This harbor has over 25 excursion boat trips daily during the boating season to near-by islands, along the shoreline, and in quiet river waters. Boothbay Harbor offers many attractions, including an aquarium, historic opera house performing arts center, YMCA, lighthouses, and a picturesque 1,000-foot footbridge which connects the east and west sides of the inner harbor. Barrett's Park is a favorite spot to walk, swim, sunbathe, or sightsee off Lobster Cove Road.
See why the Boothbay Harbor Region is the soul of the Maine coast. Explore quiet coves, rocky shores, meandering country roads, beautiful lighthouses, and world class Botanical Gardens. The restaurants are plentiful and varied, and the food is delicious.
Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a fresh air retreat, or an extended sojourn from city life, you'll be glad you found the Boothbay Harbor Region.