Activities at the Ocean Gate Resort near Boothbay Harbor ME


The Ocean Gate Resort is the perfect spot to use as "home base" for your Maine Coast excursions. Below are just a few of the multitude of things to do that could keep you busy all season long (let alone a week)...

Venture out for the day, and then return to the peaceful serenity of your "home base" resort. We will be happy to help you plan your day trips. Start out with a copy of Boothbay Harbor Region Guide

Visit the Farnsworth Museum with its outstanding collection of New England Art including Wyeth originals. Take a boat to Monhegan Island and capture the experience of a working fishing village.

Hiking, touring, exploring the trails of numerous area land preserves including:
Barrett Park - On Linekin Bay, swimming, playground, picnic tables, fun for the whole family. Lobster Cove Road, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens -Activities at the Ocean Gate Resort near Boothbay Harbor ME Experience the natural beauty and wonder of this 128 acre preserve situated on 3600' of shore frontage. Gardens and trails continuously being developed. The gardens are a living museum comprised of collections of plants managed for conservation, research and education. Trail maps on the premises on Barter's Island Road in Boothbay. Contact number: 633-4333.

Damariscove Island - Site of one of the earliest American colonies (1605). Open to the public for hiking and bird watching (particularly nesting gulls and eider ducks). Over 200 rolling, treeless acres with a long gravel beach and narrow deep harbor. Now owned by Nature Conservancy. Call Chamber for info. on transportation. 207-633-2353

Activities at the Ocean Gate Resort near Boothbay Harbor ME

Dodge Point Preserve - On the Damariscotta River. 500 acres of forest, deep-water access, three beaches, hiking trails. Located on River Road, Newcastle.

Fisherman's Memorial Park - Dory monument erected overlooking the harbor as a tribute to all the local fisherman lost at sea. Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay Harbor (across from Catholic Church).

Grimes Cove Beach - Local swimming area, located at Ocean Point overlooking off-shore islands. Watch the boats passing. Ocean Point Road (Route 96), East Boothbay

Harold B. Clifford Community Playground - Modern and fun for all ages. Picnic tables and ball fields also available. Back River Road, Boothbay.

Kitzi Colby Wildlife Preserve - A 12 acre parcel on Salt Marsh Cove on the Damariscotta River. River Road, East Edgecomb.

Knickercane Island Park - Boat ramp, picnic area and swimming. Barter's Island Road, Boothbay.

Linekin Preserve - 94.6 acre parcel stretching from Route 96 to the Damariscotta River. 651 feet of river frontage and miles of hiking trails. Route 96, East Boothbay

Activities at the Ocean Gate Resort near Boothbay Harbor ME

Marshall E. Saunders Memorial Park - 22.5 acres on the Damariscotta River.

Ovens Mouth Preserve - 146 acre parcel of scenic shoreline.

Porter Preserve - 19 acre wooded shore property, bordered by tidal water, quiet coves and salt marshes.

Singing Meadows - A 16 acre hardwood rimmed field, once part of an old salt water farm. Cross Point Road, Edgecomb

  Below are some activities you may also want to check out:

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Boating Tours and Cruises
Balmy Days Cruises
42 Commercial St.
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

Black Jack Sport Fishing & Charters
14 Williams St.
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
207-633-6445 cell: 207-380-5445

Cabbage Island Clambakes
Pier 6  - East Boothbay, ME 04544

Cap 'n Fish's Scenic Boat Trips / R.N. Fish & Son
Pier 1 - Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
207-633-3244, 207-633-2626, 800-636-3244

Charger Charters
At Tugboat Inn - Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
207-882-9309, Cell: 207-380-4556

Hardy Boat Cruises - Puffin Cruises, Lighthouse Cruises, Seal Watches, Harbor Tours
Shaw's Wharf
New Harbor, ME 04554
207-677-2026, 800-278-3346

Points East Sailing Bareboat Charter
Barter's Island
Trevett, ME 04571

Schooner Lazy Jack Cruises
Pier 1 - Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
207-633-3444, 207-236-9761

Sweet Action Charter Fishing
At Kaler's Crab & Lobster
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Cell: 207-318-4898


Tidal Transit Kayak Company (and bicycle rentals)
18 Granary Way
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

Boothbay Railway Village
586 Wiscasset Rd. (Rte. 27)
Boothbay, ME 04537
Burnt Island Living Lighthouse
Pier 8 - Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

Farnsworth Museum
Rockland, ME
Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington St.
Bath, ME 04530

Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum
97 Cross Rd. Alna, ME 04535
Arts and Entertainment
Boothbay Playhouse


The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
86 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

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