The River Link Trail

While the Boothbay region has many miles of trails on its numerous conversation land parcels, there are no longer distance trails… until now! The River Link trail was completed recently and runs from a small parking lot on the north side of McKay Road (near the Boothbay/Edgcomb line) to the Dodge Point Preserve in Newcastle. The plan […]

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Vermont Inn to Inn Walking Tour

I rarely write on this site about adventures outside the State of Maine. But earlier this month, I spent four days walking the country roads of Vermont, and I realized that combining this trip with a stay in Maine would be a great introduction to New England for anyone looking to make a longer trip […]


Hiking in the Camden Hills

Camden is often visited for its shops, restaurants and picturesque harbor. But it’s also a great destination for hiking. While Boothbay has some great walking trails maintained by the Boothbay Region Land Trust, none of the loops take more than about 45 minutes to complete. I was craving some more rigorous hiking. So this spring, I made […]


A Day on Monhegan Island

For anyone visiting the Boothbay region in the nicer weather, a day trip to Monhegan is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your stay. Monhegan is an island 12 miles off the coast, home to only about 65 year-round residents. The island is known for its history as a lobstering community and as an […]


A Visit to Squirrel Island

A little known secret in Boothbay is that even without a private boat, you can visit Squirrel Island, a summer colony just a few minutes off the coast of Boothbay. This small island is named for its shape, not for its inhabitants (I actually did not see a single squirrel during my visit, except the […]


A Side-Trip to Vinalhaven

On a visit to Boothbay this spring, we took a little side-trip to the island of Vinalhaven. We spent three nights at the very comfortable Tidewater Motel, right in the center of the town of Vinalhaven — you could not ask for a better location! The Tidewater gets its name because it is literally perched on […]


The Latest Boothbay Update

Earlier this season, I spent a couple of weeks up in Boothbay and scoped out a few new (and old favorite) spots. Here are some of the highlights! View from the deck at Portside, Back Bay Cottage Formerly A Place Like Home — now Rose’s Café: This cozy tea room is located where the popcorn shop used to […]