Top Spring Adventures in MidCoast Maine
Looking for the best time to visit MidCoast Maine? Here are the top nine reasons to explore MidCoast Maine this spring.
1. Maine in Bloom
The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is Maine's only botanical garden right on the sea. Located in Boothbay Harbor, enthusiasts come from all over the world to find one of the best public gardens in America.
2. A Cozy Downtown Stay
The Kennebec Inn in Bath offers gorgeous accommodations in the heart of the little city of Bath. Or, try the Brunswick Inn and Tavern or The Daniel in Brunswick if you're looking to explore great cuisine and the lovely main streets of Bath of Brunswick.
3. First in Line
4. Photos on the Beach
Take your family for an evening stroll at Reid State Park for spectacular views as the region starts to bloom. You can't swim yet, but the evening light is perfect for a family photo.
5. Enjoy Off-Season Prices
February-May is often the quietest season for lodging in MidCoast Maine. You can often find great deals on weekend or weeklong getaways that you can't find at any time during the year.
6. Meet the Brewers Now
Because MidCoast Maine Breweries like Oxbow in Newcastle and Marshall Wharf in Belfast are getting so much press, we are looking forward to a very busy summer. Spring is your chance to sample fine brews, tour the grounds, and get to know the brewers before they get swept up in the summer season.
7. History Buffs Rejoice
The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport and the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath start presenting the year's programming, including guided tours of the museums. If you or someone you love is interested in maritime history, spring is a great time to get to know these treasured museums and really get to spend time learning more about the rich history of this coastal region.
8. Get Offshore
The islands of Vinalhaven, North Haven, and Monhegan swell in population during the summer months. But in the spring, lobsters start being caught again, the inns start to open for the season, and many offer discounted spring rates. It's the best time of the year to explore the islands by bicycle, on foot, or through experiencing the hospitality of the innkeepers there.
9. Take a Hike
The view from the Camden Hills overlooking the ocean of Penobscot Bay is stunning this time of year. There are opportunities to hike, bike, and even drive, in some spots, to the top. So you can choose your own adventure!