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Traveling to Maine: Flying or driving?


Our Inn is pleased to host guests who travel to Maine from many different parts of the United States, some of whom are pleasantly surprised to learn that there’s more to New England than Boston.

Although Maine may seem “out of the way” to some, it’s actually easy to travel here by plane or automobile.  The Portland International Jetport is about 90 minutes away from Spruce Point Inn. If you’re planning on an extended stay with us, renting a car is the best way to travel between the airport and the Inn.

If you’re thinking that airfares into Boston might be cheaper, figure on a four-hour drive – again with a rental car – to get to Boothbay Harbor and the Inn.

It’s not difficult to travel to Maine by car. Unless you’re already in Maine, most motorists will want to find their way to Interstate 95 and then head north. No matter where you’re coming from, the first goal is to get to Interstate 95 and head north. Around Portland, hop onto I-295 north, then Maine-196, U.S. 1, and Maine 27 into Boothbay Harbor (Here are detailed driving directions and a link to Google Maps).

The Inn has guests who drive from states as far away as Virginia and North Carolina.

Once you’ve arrived at the Inn, you can rely on either land-based or sea-based shuttles to take you into the town of Boothbay Harbor itself. The Inn’s shuttle van departs at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m. The Inn’s boat launch departs at 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m.

The van will also take guests to the Boothbay Country Club for a round of golf.

There’s no public transportation, so you’ll need a car if you’re planning sightseeing around the Midcoast region. It’s not hard to get around, though, and the folks at our front desk will be happy to provide directions to some of our favorite destinations.

And while you’re planning your trip to Maine, please call us if you need directions or need other advice about getting around.