Mid Coast

The rocky mid-coast of Maine features town after town, bay after bay and harbor after harbor all set around the peninsulas and inlets of this historic area.

The finest seafood in the world is available here at dozens and dozens of establishments from family-owned clam shacks on the highway to luxurious restaurants overlooking the harbor lights.

The area’s history reads like a capsule history of the country. Both fishing and farming are major industries as well as shipbuilding from small boatyards up to the famous Bath Iron Works.

Traveling up and down Route 1 or the other well-marked roads in the area leads you directly to or gives you easy access to such well known destinations as Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Bath, Southport, Christmas Cove, Rockland, Brunswick and Cundy’s Harbor.

Activities are varied and affordable – sailing, sightseeing cruises, whale watches and coastal trails give you a true taste of life on the coast of Maine. And history abounds. Visit the Bath Maritime Museum for a look at life on the water down through the ages from pre-revolutionary times to the present. There is an active nightlife throughout the area and several repertory companies and dinner theatres.

There is also an abundance of outdoor activities in the immediate areas away from the coast such as canoeing, hiking, bicycling and swimming.

Antique collectors may want arrive in a large truck to cart home the many finds they’re sure to come across in the area’s numerous shops and flea markets.

There is not a more well-rounded area in the state to enjoy a little bit (or a lot of!) of everything Maine has to offer.