Did you know that the best family vacations in Maine frequently take place right here in beautiful Boothbay Harbor? This area is kid-approved for so many reasons. Boothbay Harbor’s pristine waters, plentiful land and sea activities, and stellar children’s programs make this town a perfect choice for parents looking for a crowd-pleasing vacation spot. Here are a few of our favorite ways for the entire household to enjoy a getaway in Midcoast Maine!
The best family vacations in Maine begin with well-planned itineraries! Before arriving in the Midcoast region, be sure to gather information about the area’s best attractions. For a complete list of family-oriented activities, seasonal events, restaurants, and more, request access to our complimentary Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide! It’s the area’s most useful resource for planning unforgettable getaways.
How to Have One of the Best Family Vacations in Maine
Enjoy Land Activities
Play Sports by the Sea
Land activities at Linekin Bay Resort in Boothbay Harbor are a great way to begin the family vacation of a lifetime! This adventure resort’s expansive grounds offer the ideal balance of fun and beauty. Gather the group and play basketball, baseball, volleyball, badminton, bocce ball, or tennis. Then, why not take a walk through the resort’s breathtaking woodlands? If the day happens to be rainy, Linekin Bay Resort has plenty of board games that will entertain all ages.
Visit the Boothbay Railway Village
Another wonderful way to spend time in Boothbay Harbor with the family is to visit the Boothbay Railway Village. In addition to exploring the history of Maine railroads, take a ride on the museum’s 100-year-old steam locomotive! The Railway Village is open May through October, and is one of the best Maine vacation spots for kids.
Stop by the Maine State Aquarium
Rain or shine, the Maine State Aquarium is a fun way for the kids to experience coastal Maine’s native sea creatures! Here, visitors can observe and touch marine life like sea urchins. Don’t miss the touch tank, where kids and adults alike can get up close and personal with striking ocean life! This attraction is open May through September.
Play in the Maine Ocean
Take a Sailing Course
There’s nothing more rewarding than taking a sailing course with the whole family! Learn the ropes of operating a sailboat during Linekin Bay Resort’s All-Inclusive season. The resort’s Sailing Academy teaches participants of all ages how to understand the “rules of the road,” remember points of sail, and tie common knots. This package even includes two nights of lodging!
Go Paddleboarding, Kayaking, or Swimming
Coastal Maine is a natural playground for adventurous little ones and their families. While in Boothbay Harbor, be sure to explore the rocky shores! Water activities like paddleboarding, kayaking, and swimming are all encouraged.
Stay at a Top-Rated Family Adventure Resort
The best family vacations in Maine start with a stay in Boothbay Harbor. There’s so much to see here; why not spend a few days or even a week exploring? Linekin Bay Resort, open May through October, is one of Maine’s best summer vacation spots. Whether visitors are hosting a family reunion or looking to entertain the little ones, our 23 family vacation rentals are perfectly suited to everyone in the family. Spend the day getting to know beautiful Boothbay Harbor, then come back to the comfort of your waterfront or wooded cabin, complete with unique amenities and rustic details. Plus, Linekin Bay Resort is Maine’s only all-inclusive family resorts!
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