Normally Maine is a weekend destination for our mini-vacations but most of the time we avoid the tourist attractions and relax on our lake. For a change of pace we decided to spend the day at Boothbay.
In addition to poking around in little shops or having lunch there are a number of water activities.
Kayak rentals are available, various fishing charters are based out of the harbor and there are plenty of scenic cruises. Since the day was a little on the cool side for mid August we choose to spend a few hours on Cap's Combo.
Boothbay Harbor is both a tourist destination and a working port so we saw plenty of Lobster Boats mixed in among the pleasure vessels. Lobster enthusiasts can even go out on a Trap Hauling trip that lasts just over an hour. Other short cruises include Whale Watching or Seal Sighting adventures. You can easily fill a day, a weekend or even a week hanging around the harbor.
Nearby Reid State Park has sandy beaches for those that just cannot resist the temptation of swimming in the cool waters of Maine's Mid-Coast. It has been a number of years since I've taken a plunge but I recall the thoughts of Bone Chilling Cold crossing my mind as I exited the Atlantic waters of Maine. There is also a protected lagoon area where the water gets quite warm.