Boothbay Harbor, Coastal Maine, Hotel, Resort, Road Trip

The Ultimate Maine Road Trip

Up another peninsula, and then down again. Passing the bottleneck in Wiscasset on Route 1—a lobster-roll face-off between legendary Red’s Eats (left side of the bridge) and Sprague’s Lobster (right side)—I turn down Route 27 toward Boothbay Harbor.

Town is jumping, and my eyes leap from one diversion to another in this pretty port that’s part fishing village, part resort. Shops and restaurants elbow for attention; boats steam to and fro with lighthouse tours, excursions to watch whales and puffins, or an escape to wild Monhegan Island.

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