Activities on Land
Mid-Coast Maine, the iconic stretch of shoreline from Freeport to Belfast, is one of the best-loved coasts in America. Linking timeless seaports and the most au-courant art colonies, the Mid-Coast has given generations of visitors fond memories of, as Maine Tourism’s slogan says, “the way life should be.”
Boothbay Harbor, long inhabited by indigenous Penobscots and Passamaquoddy and settled by Scot-Irish c. 1730, is a classic combination of the elements that make great memories: the dramatic Atlantic that meets the calm waters of the harbor right at Spruce Point’s doorstep, and opposite Burnt Island lighthouse, the classic harbor that is home to both an active fishing fleet and the storied windjammers that bring Maine’s age of sail alive. Less than an hour from Portland, Boothbay is a place from a time where things still slow down long enough to let people get their bearings.
Along the brick sidewalks of town – a pleasant walk, short shuttle ride or 10 minute trip on the Inn’s private launch – guests find a selection of distinctive boutiques and bookstores, ice cream shops, lobster pounds and art galleries. Window-shopping alone is worth an afternoon, perhaps paced by lunch in one of the stylish cafes.
The genuine beauty of mid-coast Maine at Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa is best experienced when guests take the Inn’s own kayaks or bicycles for a personal tour of the hidden bays and beaches, quiet lanes and wildflowers. Spruce Point itself is a community of private homeowners who share their summer getaway with the guests of the Inn. Some of the best memories with family and friends come from exploring the property’s 57 acres of shady spruce woodland, paths first marked by Native Americans and sun-dappled shoreline. Boothbay Harbor is a vibrant summer community that is forever abustle with activity. For those seeking exciting adventures on dry land, below is a list of some must-see attractions:
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