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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Wiscasset, Maine your home away from home

Wiscasset is known as ‘The Prettiest Village in Maine’ according to the sign welcoming you to the town. Located 20 miles north east of Bath, it is a well located base from which to explore the surrounding areas of Boothbay and Portland. The village is immaculately kept and has some of the finest historic homes in the state. The harbour once had four-masted schooners moored at the quay although now small craft and fishing boats bob in the water. High end gift shops, antique shops and up-market restaurants such as ‘Le Garage’ make holiday rentals in Wiscasset a very popular choice.

Things to do in Wiscasset, Maine Follow the Maine Art Museum Trail

Offering 53,000 splendid works of art from contemporary to historic, the trail leads visitors through seven leading art museums in the area including Bates College Museum of Art at Lewiston, Bowdoin College Museum of Art at Brunswick and Farnsworth Art Museum at Rockland. They are all an easy drive from your Wiscasset holiday home and make a great trip for art lovers.

Sample a Famous Hot Dog

Red’s Eats is the area’s best known hot dog stand and is a great place to head for a tasty and reasonable snack. It is not just about sausages -- lobster rolls and other tasty treats are on the menu too. Trails

Whenever you choose to rent a holiday home in Wiscasset there is always plenty to do. The area has many miles of trails which are ideal for hiking and biking in the summer, and snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the winter.

Places to visit near Wiscasset, Maine Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary

Known locally as ‘The Crag’, this 312-acre nature sanctuary is a wildlife oasis surrounded by urban development. Visitors can walk the trails enjoying birdwatching and wildlife photography. In the winter months, snowshoeing, skating and sledging is permitted.

Mount Apatite Park

This popular park within the White Mountain National Forest is in Auburn, about 40 miles drive from your holiday rental in Wiscasset. It is a popular collecting site for ‘rockhounding’ where quartz, topaz and aquamarine crystals can be picked up. Museum L-A

This fascinating museum has documents and exhibits from the textile mills, shoe mills and brickyards which were the main industries in the area from 1850-1950. Take a guided tour and see the vintage machinery, tools and products made around Lewiston and Auburn.

Weather in Wiscasset, Maine

Wiscasset enjoys warm summers with average temperatures reaching 26°C (79°F) in July and snowy freezing winters from November to April. Precipitation is slightly higher during the winter months with about 4-5 inches falling as sleet or heavy snow.

Travel to Wiscasset, Maine

The nearest major airport to Wiscasset, Maine is Portland International airport. There are regular connecting flights into Portland from all over the USA and it is approximately 40 miles from your holiday home in Wiscasset.

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