Holidaymakers looking for an exciting vacation on the Atlantic coast may like to try the Boothbay Harbor Area in the United States. There are many interesting things to do and see in this area located in Maine, North East USA. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cottages, B&Bs and campgrounds.
Taking in the scenic views of the Boothbay Harbor Area can be done along some of the hiking and cycling trails. There are more than a dozen nature trails to explore too with wonderful views of the Atlantic Ocean. Watersports offered here include boating, swimming, fishing and kayaking.
Golf enthusiasts can play at a couple of local courses including Brunswick Golf Club and Boothbay Country Club. There is also mini-golf and candlepin bowling for all the family to enjoy in Boothbay. Many other adventures can be enjoyed here with chartered fishing trips as well as puffin and whale watching excursions.
Numerous restaurants, bars and coffee shops are located in the region offering a wide range of cuisine although the speciality of the area is undoubtedly seafood. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from the supermarkets and general stores in the area. Many shops are situated here selling an array of souvenir items such as antiques, arts and crafts and much more besides.
The Boothbay Harbor area is packed with interesting places to visit including numerous museums and attractions such as Marine State Aquarium and the Historical Society. Other attractions of note in Boothbay are the Burnt Island Living Lighthouse, Boothbay Region Art Foundation and Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
There is various boat trips offered here too, taking visitors around the harbour and beyond. Holidaymakers may also like to ride the narrow gauge steam train and view some antique autos at the Railway Village. A little further away historic Bath is home to the Maine Maritime Museum and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is approximately 50 minutes away.
The warmest month of the year is July with an average temperature of 69 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average temperature of 21 degrees Fahrenheit. The annual average precipitation at the Boothbay Harbor Area is 47 inches. This is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year with the peaks in November and December at approximately 4.7 inches per month. July is the driest month with an average of 3.1 inches of rainfall.
Portland International Airport is approximately a one hour and fifteen minute drive from the Boothbay Harbor Area. Passengers can fly here from other U.S cities including Anchorage, Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington as well as Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver in Canada. Visitors from countries outside the U.S can fly direct from Amsterdam in the Netherlands or Tokyo in Japan. Alternatively flights from major cities such as Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Munich, Paris and Rome land at Logan International Airport in Boston, from where passengers can get a connection to Portland or drive direct to the Boothbay Harbor Area, which is 126 miles away.