When you’re on a vacation with kids, it’s always a good idea to plan a day trip to keep things interesting. Here in Maine, that may mean making a trip inland or out to sea. No matter what you choose, the best Maine day trips for kids are at your fingertips with our suggestions! From museums to whale watching, you and your kids will make great family memories. Here’s how to plan the best Maine day trips for kids!
Whether you’re looking for the best things to do in and around Boothbay Harbor or for a great day trip idea, there’s no better local source than our free Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide! We’re confident that, whatever you choose to do, you’re going to make great memories during your visit!
The Best Maine Day Trips for Kids
There’s so much to explore here in Maine! When you plan your family vacation here, you may not know where to start. Let us help guide you to sweet family memories the kids won’t forget.
Museums and History
New England is rich with significant history from early settlers and colonial times. In Bath, ME, the Maine Maritime Museum is a great way for everyone in the family to learn about Maine’s celebrated maritime traditions. In Brunswick, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art is an incredible way to explore both local and international artistic treasures. Explore the many different collections on various mediums for an experience unlike any other. While you’re there, you’ll want to see the Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center, also at Bowdoin College. Explore the trailblazing expedition of Robert E. Peary to the Arctic. There you’ll see everything from artifacts from the expedition to contemporary Inuit art.
Explore Monhegan Island
If you and your kids love a good adventure, then a visit to Monhegan Island is a great idea! The island is 12 nautical miles off the mainland and offers about 12 miles of trails for hiking. Here’s how to get there. There are many great photography opportunities on the island, specifically the cliffs which are the highest ocean cliffs off of Maine’s coastline. For those who don’t like to hike, there are also options for shopping, too.
What better way to make unforgettable memories than a trip to see the giants of the sea? Maine offers one of the best chances in America to see these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. Head over to Cap’n Fish’s Whale Watch to create a memory you and your kids won’t ever forget! Just imagine the look on your kids’ faces when they see a whale surface!
Through Tidal Transit Kayak Company, you and the kids have the chance to get out on the water in a unique way sure to bring excitement! Kayak tours are available in half day and full day options, so you can choose what’s right for your family. Half day tours last between two and three hours, and full day tours last between five and six hours. Your arms will burn by the end of it, but it will be so worth it!
Take a Break from All That Adventure
For kids, everything about vacation is awesome. No school, new places, fun activities… but, it’s Maine day trips for kids like these that they’ll take with them when they’re older. So, come, create new nostalgia with your family at Linekin Bay Resort in Boothbay Harbor. You’ll find our comfortably luxurious cabins combined with a relaxed summer camp feel to be the perfect recipe for your family vacation to Maine. Browse our available lodging and see for yourself how incredible a Maine vacation can be. Then, contact us today to book your vacation! We are eager to accommodate you!