Top things to do

Top Choice Gardens in Boothbay Harbor

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

These magnificent gardens are one of the state's most popular attractions. The verdant waterfront kingdom has 270 acres, with groomed trails winding through forest, meadows and ornamental gardens blooming with both …
Top Choice Seafood in Boothbay Harbor

Cabbage Island Clambakes

A prized Maine tradition: a scenic cruise from Boothbay Harbor to the small, family-owned Cabbage Island, where a traditional clambake provides a fabulously memorable feast for diners, who can explore the island in …
Seafood in Boothbay Harbor

Lobster Dock

Of all the lobster joints in Boothbay Harbor, this sprawling, wooden waterfront shack is one of the best and cheapest. It serves traditional fried seafood platters, sandwiches and steamers, but whole, butter-drippin…
Italian in Boothbay Harbor

Ports of Italy

This upscale, authentic Italian spot earns well-deserved raves for dishes like lobster-filled ravioli, roasted suckling pig and classic tiramisu and cannoli. The wine list also gets two thumbs up. If the weather's n…
Museum in Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Railway Village

Ride the narrow-gauge steam train through this endearing village, a historic replica of an old-fashioned New England town. The 28 buildings house more than 60 antique steam- and gas-powered vehicles, as well as exhi…
Bar in Boothbay Harbor

Boat Bar

By the footbridge and behind the Chowder House, this unpretentious waterfront spot features a bar made from an actual sailboat. Fun.