|In Bath, discover for yourself why Bath’s Front Street was voted one of the Top 10 Streets in the United States. Stroll downtown and peruse the shops and restaurants in the quaint shopping area and be sure to stop in for a coffee at Cafe Creme, a unique gift at Ornament or a chocolate treat at the Bath Sweet Shoppe. If you are a cook you cannot miss Bath’s cooking emporium – Now You’re Cooking. Explore the Maine Maritime Museum and see why Bath is The City of Ships; add on to your museum visit with a trolley trip through today’s shipyard still building for today’s navy. You can also take in a performance at the Chocolate Church Arts Center or sit in City Park for a concert at the gazebo.
A short 10 minute drive brings you to either Popham Beach or Reid State Parks and a day at the ocean as only Maine can offer you. Take a plunge in the cool Atlantic waters or hike the parks’ many trails. Conclude your day in the sun eating fresh seafood at one of the many lobster shacks in mid-coast Maine.
Driving a little further north explore the villages along Route 1. Go antiquing in Wiscasset, catch a whale watch out of Boothbay Harbor or head south and shop ’til you drop at the Freeport outlets. Or maybe a tour of the Maine coast from the water is more suited to you – contact Captain Ed Rice and plan a boat tour with River Run Tours. Return at the end of the day to the tranquility of Bath for a quiet stroll along the Kennebec River, dinner and a nightcap in town.
Your options are endless whether it is a day lounging on our garden patio, exploring one of the many regional attractions, or submerging yourself in the rich architecture of Bath. Your innkeepers will help you plan the perfect visit all while pampering you in a manner that you are soon to become accustomed. Make the Benjamin F. Packard House your premier port for your next visit to Maine!
Links to Area Attractions:
Bath Sweet ShoppeChocolate Church Arts Center
The Fine Art Print Gallery
Five Islands Farm
Five Islands Lobster Company
Kennebec Cabinet Company
Maine Maritime Museum
Now You’re Cooking
Ornament Home and Garden Store
Patten Free Library
Popham and Reid State Parks
River Run Tours
Sagadahoc Preservation Inc.
Armentrout Select Realty of Maine
Main Street Bath
Midcoast Maine Travel and Tourism
Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce