Coastal Maine Activities

At Spruce Point Inn, crafting "Maine-made oceanside memories" is effortless. Our oceanfront resort offers two outdoor pools, Har-Tru tennis courts, a private boat launch, sailing sloop, kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles, croquet, shuffleboard, and a game room with classic arcade games. The Spa provides full-service treatments, and our fitness center features multiple Peloton® Bikes.

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    Oceanside Swimming

    The ocean, affectionately known by locals and summer residents as the “Boothbay pool”, isn’t the only place to swim at Spruce Point Inn. Our oceanside pool was constructed in 1991 to upgrade the original tidal pool from the 1930’s. Poolside service, comfortable teak furnishings, and waterfront sporting amenities make this location one of the first stops for guests each season.

    Another full size heated forest-side pool is also on the resort grounds is adjacent to our Lighthouse Children’s Camp and playground.

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    The Spa at Spruce Point Inn

    The Spa at Spruce Point Inn, set among the cooling pines, is a boutique spa encompassing four treatment rooms, changing facilities, and lounge area on a private deck. Relax and enjoy signature massages, organic facials, body rituals and nail treatments — using natural Maine ingredients.

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    Trail Hiking

    The publication of “The Maine Woods” by Henry David Thoreau remains a classic tribute to the Maine coast. A man who understood the inseparability of people and place – and who went to some trouble to immerse himself in the wild places he loved, from Walden Pond to Cape Cod to the White Mountains – it was Maine that Thoreau considered among the wildest of wild places.

    The historic trails on Spruce Point are set in an old growth forest that spans over 40 acres of our private 100 acre peninsula.

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    Road Biking

    The back roads of Spruce Point and the “east side” of the harbor provide a great way to explore our private peninsula. Enjoy a short ride to town for lunch at the Boathouse Bistro Roof Top or Red Cup. And if a one-way trip is all you are interested in — just let us know. We’ll come and pick you up in the SPI shuttle or Bright Line.

    The Spruce Point Inn complimentary bikes are located by the oceanside pool and may be reserved any time upon arrival.

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    S'more Bliss

    Inn-siders know there are fire rituals at Spruce Point Inn: s’mores parties where kids and grownups (who can tell the difference at a s’mores party?) gather in the shared familiarity of a tribe that’s having fun. But what many other resorts make a trending afterthought, we make a signature opportunity for the ‘oceanside memories made in Maine’ we curate to bring discovery and delight to every corner of Spruce Point.

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    Tennis

    Since the 1930’s, Har-Tru made from granular green stone from Pennsylvania, has been used as a popular surface for tennis courts. Har-Tru “American” clay is easier on the body and reduces the incidence of common tennis injuries to the lower extremities. It’s also known to be 15 degrees cooler than hard surface tennis courts.

    The two complimentary Har-Tru tennis courts at Spruce Point Inn are located just adjacent to The Spa. Reserve a court time at the front desk upon arrival. Tennis racquets and balls are available at any time.

    The Inn’s tennis courts are open from mid June through mid-October.

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    Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

    The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is recognized on Trip Advisor as one of the top 10 Botanical Gardens in the US. Located on 250 acres in nearby Boothbay, it offers more than a dozen individual ornamental gardens within a landscape that’s quintessentially Maine. Spectacular plantings, imaginative stonework and water features, a permanent sculpture collection plus seasonal art exhibits, and miles of waterfront and woodland trails set this garden apart. Stop by the front desk to purchase your tickets at a discounted price!

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    Boothbay Region Land Trust Hiking

    No Tickets. No Lines. No Noise. All Yours. BRLT trails are open to the public, year-round, free of charge. Properties include woodlands, wetlands, salt marshes, islands, seabird and wading bird habitat, feeding areas for migratory birds and butterflies, historical and archaeological sites, and working waterfront.

    Founded in 1980, Boothbay Region Land Trust (BRLT) is a non-profit organization working to conserve the natural beauty and character of the Boothbay region including the towns of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Edgecomb, and Southport. They work with towns, land owners, residents, visitors and neighboring land trusts to conserve and steward the land.

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    Fitness Room

    Our strength training and cardio fitness room is equipped with a treadmill, elliptical cross trainer, stationary and recumbent bicycles, multiple Peloton bikes, and weight machines. Additional equipment includes dumbbells, stability balls, bosu balls, medicine balls, and body bars.

    In addition, Spruce Point Inn is proud to be the only resort in Boothbay Harbor listed on Peloton’s official Hotel Finder.

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    Downtown Boothbay Harbor

    A short drive - or a short trolley ride - away, Downtown Boothbay is a charming area full of wonderful shopping, incredible dining and a variety of celebrations throughout the season. Browse through the eclectic gift shops and remarkable art galleries featuring local artists. Pick up a souvenir to remember your trip or grab a gift for a friend!

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    Pemaquid Lighthouse

    Rising above crashing surf and spectacular rock formations, this area attraction is a cultural and historical treasure. Each year, about 100,000 visitors come to explore the park grounds, take in the panoramic view of the Atlantic and marvel at one of the state’s best known icons. It is so honored that, in 2003, Maine citizens voted to use its likeness to represent them on the state quarter.

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    Maine Maritime Museum

    Maine Maritime Museum is an area attraction offering many opportunities to explore Maine’s maritime heritage and culture. This attraction is located in Bath, Maine — just 25 minutes South on Route 1. Here, visitors will find tours of Bath Iron Works, daily lighthouse cruises and trolley tours, the country’s only surviving historic shipyard where wooden ships were built, A Victorian-era shipyard owner’s home, New England’s largest sculpture: a full-size representation of the largest wooden sailing vessel ever built, Wyoming and more!

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    Gleason’s Fine Art

    Established in 1985 by husband and wife team Dennis and Martha Gleason, Gleason Fine Art has become a fixture on the local and statewide art scene. From the beginning, the Gleasons’ goal has been to offer the finest work by established painters and sculptors inspired by the beauty of Maine, especially its coast. Over the years, the Gleasons have placed work in some of Maine’s most important collections, including pieces now in the permanent collections of the Portland Museum of Art, Farnsworth Museum, and the Monhegan Museum. The gallery celebrates the rich art history of coastal Maine, particularly the long-standing connection between Boothbay Harbor and Monhegan Island.

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    Hendrick’s Head Beach

    Searching for treasure buried beneath seaweed, you can climb the tiny Kitten Island off Hendricks Head Beach. The cozy beach, wedged in a cove just past the Southport General Store, is just a few minutes from Spruce Point Inn. A perfect place to feel the sand between your toes and soak up the allure of a local Maine beach.

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    Boothbay Opera House

    For generations, the stage of the historic 1894 Opera House in Boothbay Harbor, Maine has played host to actors and musicians from around the state and around the globe. With over 100 events and performances annually, there is almost always something happening at the House – an evening with a Grammy winning musician, a visit from a Broadway actor, nights of jazz or bluegrass, rocking Celtic concerts, lectures, holiday celebrations and community events fill our schedule. With fine acoustics, historic charm, a great old bar room upstairs and a commitment to reasonably priced tickets, the Opera House is a gathering place for the local community and visitors alike.

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    Boothbay Railway Village

    The Boothbay Railway Village is a non-profit educational organization. Nowhere else in New England can you ride the rails behind an authentic steam locomotive surrounded by historic Maine buildings preserved in a recreated village, and view a collection of 60 antique autos. Throughout the season a wide variety of special events are hosted on the Museum’s Village Green from vintage ball games to car shows and family festivals.

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    Whale Watching

    Cap’n Fish’s is the original Whale Watch in the Mid-Coast Maine region and has the most knowledge of whale feeding grounds, whale movement during different times of the season and where to go for the BEST whale watch experience in Maine. Founded over 80 years ago, they have been whale watching far longer than anyone on the mid-coast.

    Ride the Spruce Point Inn shuttle van or private boat launch into bustling downtown Boothbay Harbor to connect with Cap-N-Fish’s whale watch.

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    Damariscotta Oyster Farm – Tasting and Cruise

    Come explore the exquisite beauty of the tranquil Damariscotta River, on the 49-passenger River Tripper from Mother’s day until the Fall Foliage has colors. Discover the River where 80% of Maine oysters come from during our daily Maine Oyster Farms and Seal Watching Tour!

    Sit back and relax with a drink in hand on the Happy Hour Cruise at 5, or learn from experts about how to pair the sumptuous Damariscotta River oysters with wine, sake and beer during one of the Tasting Cruises.

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    Kayaking and Paddle Boarding

    Being right on the water has its benefits and complimentary kayaks and paddle boards are ready and waiting for you at the Spruce Point Inn dock. No experience is necessary. It is recommended that first time guests choose a tandem kayak for extra stability. Visit the activities shack by the oceanside pool when your ready for an outing.

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    Harbor Cruises

    Welcome to the one hour sight-seeing trips on the Squirrel Island Ferry, The Novelty. On this very popular trip you will see everything Boothbay Harbor has to offer. You will see lighthouses, sealife, the rocky shores of Maine, boats of every kind, and many other sights & sounds that make up the feelings people take home that you can only find in Maine, rain or shine.

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    Private Motor Launch

    Bright Line is a complimentary boat service for hotel and restaurant guests.

    On the day of your intended departure, just stop by the hotel front desk to sign in or call 207-633-4152.

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    Cabbage Island Clambake

    Your Downeast Clambake adventure begins with a scenic tour of Boothbay Harbor aboard the Bennie Alice, en route to Cabbage Island in Linekin Bay. There a succulent feast of Maine lobsters and clams with all the traditional fixin’s await you. Cabbage Island has been the home of traditional clambakes since 1956, and your hosts, the Moore family, cordially welcome you to experience this “Downeast” tradition!

    Cabbage Island is just off of Spruce Point. The Spruce Point Inn Motor Launch or Shuttle will take you down to the Cabbage Island Dock for your departure and return.

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    Fishing

    Whether it’s mackerel fishing from the Spruce Point Inn dock (great for children), striped bass in our local waters, or game fishing offshore — Boothbay Harbor is the location with the Captain’s who can ensure a challenging and successful outing. Choose from a selection of top anglers with the talent and the knowledge to consistently put you in the right place at the right time.

    Local charters and guides:

    Capt. George Warren

    Capt. Dan Stevens

    Capt. Peter Ripley

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    Monhegan Island

    Monhegan Island, 12 miles out to sea, is among the best places to visit while staying at Spruce Point Inn. This small island, just ¾ mile wide and 1½ miles long, is a haven for those seeking beauty, quiet, and relaxation. The art galleries, lighthouse and museum and hiking trails are definitely worth a visit.

    Monhegan Island attracts visitors from all over the world who want to paint, photograph, look for migrating birds, rare wildflowers, sea life (whales and seals), and who just want to escape for a few hours or days from their busy lives.

    There are challenging hiking trails that lead to beautiful vistas. Trails are well-marked and the Island, while you would not notice it, is bustling all season.

    Take the Balmy Days Monhegan Island Ferry from downtown Boothbay Harbor. It departs at 9:30 and returns at 4pm, in season.

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    Sailing

    Book a private sail along Boothbay Harbor on board your own historic Friendship Sloop or a restored historic Catboat! Reserve by Phone (207.380.5460) or Click Here to Email.

    Sarah Mead
    The Sarah Mead, known as the original lobster boat, is a fully restored Newbert and Wallace 32′ classic wooden Friendship sloop and currently the only wooden sailing lobster boat on the Maine coast - Operated exclusively from the Spruce Point Inn Dock!

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    Lighthouses

    Some see lighthouses as symbols of refuge and strength, literal beacons in the night. One visit to an actual Maine lighthouse can provide the sort of “in the moment” memory that gives temporary refuge on the most hectic of days. Close your eyes, smell the ocean, and hear the waves. Burnt Island Lighthouse is located next to Spruce Point Inn and is available to our guests via the Novelty, the Inn’s private launch Bright Line or complimentary kayaks from the Inn dock.

    BURNT ISLAND LIVING LIGHTHOUSE, RAM ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE, MONHEGAN ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE

    • CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

    Swimming

    The heated forest-side pool is one of the favored children’s program activities.

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    Playground

    Kids explore, play and have an adventure on our all wood playground next to the Lighthouse Recreation Hall.

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    Lighthouse Camp

    The Lighthouse Camp runs every Thursday through Saturday from June 22nd to August 26th, 2023 and can also be arranged by special appointment. Kids explore, create and have an adventure while their parents enjoy some time to themselves. Activities include science, arts, nature and crafts, games, swimming and more! Lunch and snacks will be provided.

    Please register at the front desk at least 24 hours in advance | Availability is on a first-come basis.

    Kindly specify any allergies during the registration process.

    Location: Lighthouse Recreation Hall

    Schedule: Thursday – Saturday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Age Group: 5 – 12 years

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    Kids' Night Out

    For after-hours campers, we offer Kids’ Night Out from June 22nd to August 26th, 2023. Parents can enjoy a quiet dinner, walk on the shore or just spend a few hours alone while kids make new friends, enjoy pizza, a movie or other games and activities.

    Please register at the front desk at least 24 hours in advance | Availability is on a first-come basis.

    Kindly specify any allergies during the registration process.

    Location: Lighthouse Recreation Hall

    Schedule: Thursday – Saturday, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Age Group: 5 – 12 years

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    Hiking on the Trails

    Embark on a delightful journey through Spruce Point Inn's scenic hiking trails, where nature unfolds its wonders alongside intriguing tales of our storied history. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings while gaining insights into the legacy that makes Spruce Point Inn a destination of timeless charm. Lace up your hiking boots and let the trails guide you through a captivating blend of natural wonders and historical narratives.

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    S’mores

    Experience the timeless charm of a classic wood-burning fire from 6 – 8 pm at our Inn's fire pit. Join us for a delightful evening, as guests unwind and savor old-fashioned s'mores. It's the perfect way to conclude your day's activities, creating cherished moments with family and friends around the warmth of the outdoor fire. Don't miss this highlight – save room after dinner for a cozy and memorable fireside gathering.

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    Lighthouse Recreation Hall

    The Lighthouse Children’s Program and Recreation Hall (est 1930’s) “disconnects” and relaxes even the most “connected” in your family. From classic arcade games to table tennis, shuffleboard, chess, and checkers – the Lighthouse is a great choice for family-time. Choose a puzzle or board game and just enjoy. And, feel free to take a game back to your accommodation.

    Adjacent to the Lighthouse are the original resort shuffleboard courts and lawn games like wiffle ball, badminton, croquet, horseshoes, and volleyball to name a few.

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