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Being on the waterfront of Boothbay Harbor Maine puts us in the ideal location for exploring the coast.

Attractions near Harbour Towne Inn

EXPLORE THE MAINE COAST EACH DAY

Balmy Days Cruises
Balmy Days Cruises
Get away from it all and experience a Monhegan Day Trip with Balmy Days Cruises! Monhegan Island is a unique and beautiful island 12 miles off the the docks in Boothbay Harbor. Monhegan Island is known for its striking natural beauty, attracts artists and nature lovers from around the world. 42 Commercial St. Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 207-633-2284
Burnt Island Lighthouse
Burnt Island Lighthouse
Reservations: call Balmy Days Cruises at (207) 633-2284 or toll free at (800) 298-2284 or book on-line https://www.balmydayscruises.com/#balmy-lighthouse Come learn about Burnt Island’s history, visit its working lighthouse, explore its five-acre island, and/or participate in professional development training. Approximately one mile from the port of Boothbay Harbor, this historic site is an exceptional educational and recreational facility for teachers, school children, summer visitors and boaters. Living History Lighthouse Tour – Step back in time (to 1950) and learn about the life and times of Keeper Joseph Muise, a true lighthouse keeper and his family. For information on dates, times, departure location, and more, visit the Burnt Island Living Lighthouse Program schedule.

Cabbage Island Lobster Bake
Cabbage Island Lobster Bake
Sail the Bennie Alice from Pier 6, a two minute walk from our Bed and Breakfast, to Cabbage Island, a quintessential Maine experience. The Moore family hosts guests 7 days a week from the end of June through the weekend after Labor Day. There you will enjoy a traditional Downeast clambake cooked on the water's edge. To make a reservation, please call the Cabbage Island ticket booth directly at 207-633-7200 Rain or shine, Harbour Towne Inn highly recommends making a reservation! The do not take credit cards or debt cards.
Captain Fish's Audobon and Puffin Cruise
Captain Fish's Audobon and Puffin Cruise
Spend an afternoon packed with the wonders of nature on this incredible tour. See puffins at Eastern Egg Rock and whales at the feeding grounds. The National Audubon Society has reestablished a puffin colony on Eastern Egg Rock, also enjoy viewing lighthouses and other points of interest on this lovely boat ride..

Carousel Music Theater
Carousel Music Theater
This lovely little gem is a Seasonal Dinner Theater in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Where they celebrate the singers and songs of the Great American Songbook from the 1940's-1970's in our original comedy revues. During late July and early August we offer a carefully selected book musical for your entertainment. Enjoy our three course hot Maine fare dinner, while the Cast, who are also the wait-staff sing a cabaret. Following the second course the cast will depart the auditorium to change into costume to begin the entertainment portion of your evening. Dessert is served to all guest so even if you are joining us just for the show they will offer you dessert at intermission as well. (Wednesday matinees are available during July and August and feature cold and hot salads and sandwiches.) 196 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1837
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
132 Botanical Gardens Dr, Boothbay, ME 04537

Eastwind Schooner
Eastwind Schooner
Four Trips daily - 2 hour sail 207*633-6598
Food Tours, Boothbay Harbor
Food Tours, Boothbay Harbor
Maine Foodie Tours tickets online only 207-233-7485

Kayaking and Canoeing - Tidal Transit Kayak
Kayaking and Canoeing - Tidal Transit Kayak
207-633-7140 18 Granary Way, Boohtbay Harbor, Maine 04538
Maine State Aquarium
Maine State Aquarium
The Maine State Aquarium also exhibits a variety of sport-fish species that are of major interest to anglers. At center stage, sharks and skates circle the tank waiting to be patted by those who dare. One of our favorites and the special attraction is the 20 foot-long touch tank that houses a multitude of invertebrates. Maine State Aquarium 194 McKown Point Road Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538 207-633-9559

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Historic Site in Mid-Coast Maine Pemaquid Point Lighthouse 3115 Bristol Road Pemaquid, Maine 04558 207-677-2492
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
You can't really predict what each new season of musical offerings will be. Just to name a few: traditional, pop, rock, folk, blues, jazz and many international ensembles. The cost is very modest, considering the quality of the performers. The average ticket price is $35. It's noteworthy that this entire year-long enterprise is comprised of a core of volunteers! Typically at each show desserts are a available as well as a bar with beers, drinks and soda on the 2nd floor. This is a historic building that has seen many uses over the years. It's past makes for interesting reading. Tickets can sell out quickly, so it's wise to look a few months in advance. There is general seatng downstairs and in the wrap-around mezzanine. There is reserved seating for sponsors, donors and organizations with prior arrangements. If the music moves you........dancing is permitted (and even encouraged)! Harbour Towne Inn is right across the street from this lovely building! Yes, we aree the lucky ones!! 86 Townsend Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 207-633-6855

Maine Maritime Museum
April 01, 2019 to April 01, 2030
This Land is Your Land
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Boothbay Region Land Trust
August 01, 2019 to August 01, 2099
Boothbay Region Land Trust 99 Appalachee Pond Boothbay Harbor, Maine 207-633-4818 Boothbay Region Land Trust welcomes visitors to its preserves year-round, free of charge. In order to protect our fragile lands, please adhere to the following rules: Overnight camping and fires are not permitted. Dogs must stay under voice command or leash, and be leashed when approaching other hikers. Oak Point Farm requires dogs on leash at all times. Seasonally signs may be posted indicating dogs should be kept on leash in sensitive areas such as nesting bird sites. No dogs are permitted at Damariscove Island. Please pack out trash including cleaning up and packing out waste from dogs. Organized parties of greater than 10 people must obtain permission for use. Commercial use is not permitted. Be respectful of working waterfront activities at Roberts Wharf and Damariscove Island. Please respect the private property of abutting neighbors by not trespassing. Several preserves have right-of-way trail access by permission of private landowners. Please stay on the trail at these locations.

Art Galleries near downtown Boothbay Harbor Region
Art Galleries near downtown Boothbay Harbor Region
March 08, 2020 to March 08, 2021
the "First Friday of the Month" Tour all our lovely art galleries. Held June through October. Free, self guided tour offers fresh art exhibits, open house receptions and artist. Up to seventeen art galleries participate. Wiscasset's Art Walk is the third Thursday. Damariscotta and Newcastle are held the fourth Friday of the Month. Maria's Studio Gallery, 10 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538 www.mariaboord.com Joy to the Wind Gallery Boothbay Region Fine Art Studios and Galleries Gold/Smith Gallery Douglas Gimbel -Artist, Sculptor, Actor, Singer, Songwriter and storyteller. Sandpiper Art Gallery - Karen "Kallena" Chutsky Gleason Fine Art Studio 53 Fine Art, 53 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538 www.studio53fineart.com Black River Gallery Creatvie Turtle Studio and Gallery Ed Brown's Wharfside Gallery Mark Coates Art
Boothbay Railway Museum
Boothbay Railway Museum
May 22, 2020 to October 30, 2020
HOURS & PRICES WEEKENDS MAY 25 to JUN 9 | 10 AM – 5 PM | DAILY SAT | JUN 15 to SUN | OCT 13 10 AM – 5 PM | PRICES $14 Adults | $7 Children 3-18 | $12 Seniors 65+ FREE | Under Three | Museum Members | Maine Foster Families, with IDs | Active Duty Military Families, with IDs SPECIAL EVENT DAYS | Such as Fall Foliage Festival, Ghost Train, North Pole Express and Rails, Tails & Ales, require special ticket purchase in advance or at the door. Check event calendar for details

Schooner Lazy Jack Cruises
Schooner Lazy Jack Cruises
June 01, 2020 to September 30, 2020
Day Sailing Private Charters Welcome Aboard Schooner Lazy Jack in Boothbay Harbor your Maine Vacation starts here. Join the Schooner crew for a 2hr. day sail or private charter adventure on Boothbay Harbor’s oldest windjammer. Help hoist sails or take a turn at the wheel as we set a course out past Burnt Island Light, Squirrel Island, Ram Island Light and the outer islands of Boothbay. Keep a sharp eye out for porpoise, Osprey, Bald Eagles, and harbor seals as we slip by local boats setting their pots or hauling in the lobster catch of the day. Each trip, starting June 1 and ending September 30, lasts approximately two hours and explores the inner and outer harbor, weather permitting, taking you past lobster boats and buoys to see island lighthouses and Maine wildlife. Celebrate at Sea Lazy Jack can accommodate parties up to 14 for that one of a kind Anniversary – Business Outing – Bachelor Party – Bachelorette Party – Birthdays - Family Reunions , Weddings – Family Outing or a day out with friends.
Boothbay Harbor Happenings!
Boothbay Harbor Happenings!
June 21, 2020 to June 28, 2020
June Windjammer Days June 26, 2019 Windjammer Days Fireworks July 4, 2019 Fourth of July Fireworks over the Harbor August 30- Sept 8 Harbor Fest Thursdays May-Oct Farmers Markets September 28 Fall Festival Octiber 10-31 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta www.mainepumpkinfest.com Nov 14-Dec 31 Gardens Aglow - at the Coastal Maine Gardens Nov 30 Holiday Sparkle Fireworks Dec 6-8 Festival of Trees at the Opera House Dec 7 Annual Harbor Lights Festival

Gardens Aglow Boothbay Botanical Gardens
Gardens Aglow - Harbor Lights
Gardens Aglow - Harbor Lights
November 14, 2020 to December 31, 2020
2020 dates tbd Nov 14-Dec 31 Gardens Aglow - at the Coastal Maine Gardens Nov 30 Holiday Sparkle Fireworks Dec 6-8 Festival of Trees at the Opera House Dec 7 Annual Harbor Lights Festival
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