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Activities & Entertainment

What is there to do in Midcoast ME outside of the family reunion?

A lot! See the last section for restaurants.

 

Within 30 minutes of Bath and Brunswick:

 

Bath

Maine Maritime Museum- Explore Maine’s maritime heritage and culture

https://www.mainemaritimemuseum.org/

Exhibits and hands-on activities, working boatshop

Boat Cruises: separate fees apply

Location: 243 Washington Street, Bath, ME

 

Maine’s First Ship: ongoing reconstruction of Virginia, first English ship built in the Americas in 1607

https://mfship.org/

Location: Bath Freight Shed on the waterfront

 

Markings Gallery- handcrafts by local artists

https://www.markingsgallery.com/

Location: 50 Front St. Bath

 

Bath Farmers Market- Saturday mornings

http://bathfarmersmarket.com/outdoor-market/

Location: Waterfront Park, Bath 8:30-12

 

Now You’re Cooking- great kitchen store, plus wine, cheese, teas…

https://acooksemporium.com/

Location: 49 Front St. Bath

 

Freeport- Shopping!

LLBean flagship store- it’s a campus

Outlet stores: Nike, Patagonia, Sperry, Talbots, Brooks Brothers, Loft, North Face, LL Bean, Coach, Corning, Old Navy….

 

 

Georgetown

Reid State Park- beach

https://www.stateparks.com/reid_state_park_in_maine.html

Location: Seguinland Rd. Georgetown

 

Josephine E. Newman Sanctuary- woodland hikes with inlet water views

https://www.maineaudubon.org/visit/josephine-newman/

Location: Rte. 127 Georgetown approximately ½ mile from Georgetown Center (Store, PO, and fire station) on the right

 

Brunswick

Bowdoin College

Private liberal arts college

https://www.bowdoin.edu/

 

Phippsburg

Popham Beach State Park

https://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/details.pl?park_id=22

Location: ME route 209, Phippsburg, 14 miles south of Bath

 

Fort Popham State Historic Site: granite fort begun in 1862, for use in the Civil War. Also used in the Spanish American War and in World War I

https://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/index.pl?search_radio=1&historic_site=40

Location: Dead end of Route 209 in Phippsburg, 2 miles past Popham Beach State Park

 

Wiscasset

Monkey See Monkey Do- Outdoor ropes course

https://www.monkeycmonkeydo.com/

 

 

Within an hour of Bath/Brunswick:

 

Boothbay Harbor- Coastal town with shops, restaurants, harbor

Boat Tours: will need to be updated for summer 2021

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g40525-Activities-c55-t167-Boothbay_Harbor_Maine.html

  Lobster Boat Tour with Capt. Clive Farrin

  Schooner East Wind

  Cap’n Fish’s Audubon Puffin and Scenic Cruises

  Sail Muscongus Bay Day Tours

 

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

https://www.mainegardens.org/

Location: 132 Botanical Gardens Dr., Boothbay

 

Maine State Aquarium- touch tank of ocean life for young kids

https://www.maine.gov/dmr/education/aquarium/index.html

Location: 194 McKown Point Road, West Boothbay Harbor

 

Boothbay Region Land Trust- multiple preserves for nature hikes

https://bbrlt.org/

 

 

Camden- Pretty seaside town, full of shops and restaurants

https://www.visitmaine.net/page/95/camden-maine-guide

 

 

Pemaquid

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

https://www.bristolmaine.org/sites/g/files/vyhlif4191/f/uploads/lhp_brochure_0.pdf

 

 

Rockland

Center for Maine Contemporary Art

https://cmcanow.org/

 

Farnsworth Museum

https://www.farnsworthmuseum.org/

 

ME Lighthouse Museum

https://www.mainelighthousemuseum.org/

 

 

Port Clyde- A beautiful, small port and a nice destination

http://www.landvest.com/blog/2019/10/jport-clyde-maine/

Ferry to Monhegan Island

 

 

Fun Places to Eat

$=items available for $10 or under; $$=eat for $10-20; $$$ entrees likely to be $20 and above

Note: This list is by no means exhaustive. There are many good restaurants in Brunswick, Bath and surrounding towns not included on this list. These are just some of our favorites. The list will be updated closer to the 2021 summer season, due to possible Covid closures.

 

 

Brunswick

Big E’s

Burritos, bowls and salads

https://bigesmaine.com/

Type of food: Mexican

            Location: 111 Maine St. Brunswick

            Average Cost: $

 

Portland Pie Company

https://portlandpie.com/brunswick

            Type of food: Pizza, nachos, sandwiches, soups

Location: 92 Maine St. Brunswick

Average Cost: $-$$

 

Wild Oats Bakery and Cafe

Food made from scratch, with fresh local ingredients

https://www.wildoatsbakery.com/

Type of food: all natural, from-scratch baked goods, salads, sandwiches

            Location: 149 Maine St., Tontine Mall, Brunswick

Average Cost: $

 

Henry and Marty (closed as of this listing)

https://www.henryandmarty.com/

Type of food: Creative dishes with a sustainable focus

            Location: Maine Street, Brunswick

Average Cost: $$$

 

Fielder’s Choice Ice Cream

Homemade ice Cream and toppings. Huge servings!

https://www.fielderschoiceicecream.com/

Type of food: hard ice cream, soft serve, frappes, ice cream sodas… 

            Location: 271 Bath Rd. Brunswick

            Average Cost: $

 

Bath

Beale Street Barbeque

https://bathbbq.wordpress.com/

Type of food: wings, chili, salads, smoked sausage, beans, burgers, barbequed chicken, pork, beef

            Location: 215 Water St. Bath

Average Cost: $-$$

 

Cafe Creme- artisan coffee, smoothies, baked goods, lunch to go

https://cafecremebath.com/

Type of food: coffees, teas, homemade baked goods

            Location: 56 Front Street, Bath

            Average Cost: $

 

Mae’s Cafe and Bakery- Breakfast and lunch- yum!

http://maescafeandbakery.com/

Type of food: Homemade baked goods, breakfast any way you like it, lunch salads, sandwiches

            Location: 160 Centre St. Bath

            Average Cost: $- $$

 

Kennebec Tavern Restaurant and Marina- inside and outdoor dining on the Kennebec River

http://www.kennebectavern.com/

Type of food: Seafood, soups, sandwiches, burgers, kids menu

            Location: 119 Commercial St. Bath

            Average Cost: $$

 

Bath Brewing Company

https://www.bathbrewing.com/

Type of food: Brew pub with pub food

            Location: 141 Front St. Bath

            Average Cost: $-$$

 

The Fountain Ice Cream and Deli

https://thefountainicecream.com/

Type of food: Deli foods, sandwiches and ice cream

            Location: 110 Front Street, Bath

            Average Cost: $

 

Winnegance Restaurant and Bakery

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g40505-d7289260-Reviews-Winnegance_Restaurant_and_Bakery-Bath_Maine.html

Type of food: American, Seafood, cafe, soups, homemade baked goods

            Location: 36 High Street

            Average Cost: $-$$

 

 

Georgetown

Five Islands Lobster Company- Lobster in the rough on a working pier

https://fiveislandslobster.com/

Type of food: Lobster, clams (steamed or fried), haddock sandwich, burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese

            Location: Dead end of Route 127 in Georgetown

            Average Cost: $-$$

 

“Blue” Restaurant at Gray Havens Inn, on Harmon’s Harbor and the Sheepscot River

https://greyhavens.com/

Type of food: seasonal New England menu, featuring local ingredients

            Location: 96 Seguinland Rd., Georgetown

            Average Cost: $$$

 

The Anchor Bar and Grill Eat inside or out overlooking Robinhood Cove, and marina

https://www.anchorbargrill.com/

Type of food: Seafood, flatbread pizza, salad, kids menu

            Location: 340 Robinhood Rd., Georgetown

            Average Cost: $$

 

 

Wiscasset

Red’s Eats

http://www.redseatsmaine.com/

Type of food: Take out seafood, lobster rolls, burgers, hot dogs, deep fried chicken sandwich

            Location: 41 Water Street, Wiscasset

            Average Cost: $-$$

 

Sarah’s Cafe and Twin Schooners Pub

https://www.sarahscafe.com/

Type of food: Pizza, calzones, specialty sandwiches, salads, homemade soups and breads, desserts

            Location: 45 Water Street, Wiscasset

            Average Cost: $-$$

 

Water Street Kitchen and Bar

https://waterstreetmaine.com/

            Type of food: seafood, pork, chicken, pasta

            Location: 15 Water St., Wiscasset

            Average Cost: $$-$$$

 

 

Southport

Robinson’s Wharf

https://robinsons-wharf.com/

Type of food: Seafood, sandwiches, kids menu

            Location: 20 Hendrick’s Rd. Southport, on Townsend Gut

            Average Cost: $$