Area Attractions – Things to do in and around Bath Maine
The mid-coastal Maine region is filled with great things to see and do and Bath is centrally located to make it easy for you to fit it all in.
In Bath Maine, 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 Lisa Marie’s Made in Maine, beautiful clothing at House of Logan 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. Are you a knitter or fiber arts person? Halcyon Yarn is a must for you. Explore the Maine Maritime Museum and see why Bath is The City of Ships; add on to your museum visit with one of their many tour either by trolley or boat. 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. We highly recommend Five Islands Lobster Co. in Georgetown. 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 (Salt Pine Social was voted Best New Maine Restaurant in 2017 by Downeast Magazine readers) 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 Some of Our Favorite Places and Businesses in the Bath Maine area.
Maine Maritime Museum
Bath awarded 2012 Great American Street Award by National Trust for Historic Preservation