Introducing Boothbay Harbor
Once a beautiful little seafarers’ village on a broad ford-like harbor, Boothbay Harbor is now an extremely popular tourist resort in the summer, when its narrow and winding streets pack with visitors. Still, there’s good reason to join the holiday masses. For one, the setting is indeed picturesque. Overlooking a pretty waterfront, large, well-kept Victorian houses crown the town’s many knolls, and a wooden footbridge ambles across the harbor.
After you’ve strolled the waterfront along Commercial St and the business district along Todd and Townsend Aves, walk along McKown St to the top of McKown Hill for a fine view. Then, take the footbridge across the harbor to the town’s East Side, where there are several huge, dockside seafood restaurants.
To truly appreciate Boothbay, try coming in June or September, when this summer playground isn’t quite so packed.