Boothbay Harbor Named the Most Beautiful Town in Maine!

Expedia recently published an article with their nominations for the most beautiful town in each of the 50 states. Guess who won for Maine? Boothbay Harbor, of course! Check out the full article here! Here is Expedia’s take on Boothbay Harbor:  Maine Boothbay Harbor The rocky coastline and rippled blue waters are just a slice of what […]

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Opera at the Harbor Theater

In addition to its regular movie showings, the Harbor Theater in Boothbay Harbor now has opera on the screen, the second Wednesday of each month at 2pm: The theater recently has had difficulty making ends meet. It would be sad to see this small independent theater close its doors. Please support the theater when you’re […]


Boothbay Festival of Lights

A couple of days ago, I posted something on the Gardens Aglow at the Botanical Gardens. The Smiling Cow and Gimbel’s I wanted to also share some photos from the Festival of Lights in town. Admiral’s Quarters Inn Of course, one of the highlights of the holiday festivities in Boothbay is the boat parade. I […]


Last Chance for Gardens Aglow!

The Gardens Aglow display at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is even more spectacular than ever this year, with 360,000 bulbs, food trucks, s’mores and more! And there is also limited availability still to rent Back Bay Cottage while the festivities are going: December 18-23, which would allow you to visit the gardens on Sunday, […]


Boothbay Railway Village & Beer Festival

This summer, I finally made it to the Boothbay Railway Village! I was lured over by the Rails, Tails & Ales Festival where we were able to sample 10 different local beers as we explored the railway grounds and buildings. There were also 60+ antique cars on show. The centerpiece of the Railway Village is the narrow […]


Congrats to Two Salty Dogs!

Our friends and neighbors at Two Salty Dogs have won the title of best pet store in Maine once again! It’s a great little shop for picking up a Maine souvenir for your favorite furry friend. But don’t take my word for it. Ask my friends and frequent Two Salty Dogs shoppers: That was a […]


Paddle Boarding at Tidal Transit!

Many of you have tried kayaking next door at Tidal Transit. There’s really no better way to explore the harbor and the coves farther afield. Last fall, I kayaked out the east side of the harbor, then crossed over to the east side of the harbor at Tumbler Island. I stopped off at the small […]


More Boothbay Restaurants

I had the chance to try a few new restaurants in town on recent visits. I’ve added these to my full restaurant recommendations list as well. Chowder to go from Waves – yum! Waves is at 43 Commercial St. where the old Ebbtide used to be. For Ebbtide fans, you’ll be happy to know that the […]


Haunted Tours of Boothbay

On my last trip to Maine, I finally did something I had been wanting to do for a long time. I went on a haunted tour of Boothbay Harbor. I didn’t know what to expect, how hokey this was going to be. But I felt the Red Cloak Haunted History Tour got the balance right. Although the guide is upfront about the fuzzy […]

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Boothbay Festival of Lights!

The Gardens Aglow holiday lights display and festivities at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens was such a success last year that Boothbay has decided to expand the fun to the entire town! They are still working out the details, but the Boothbay Festival of Lights is expected to include dining and shopping promotions and more lights […]