Linekin Bay Resort

The Ultimate Guide to Downtown Boothbay Harbor

Resting on the shores of Linekin Bay, Linekin Bay Resort provides vacationers with a tranquil place to call home. While our 20-acre waterfront resort is removed from the crowds, that doesn’t mean you have to travel far for adventure. Surround yourself with stunning scenery at a nature preserve, or discover things to do out on the open water. If you’re looking to check out local businesses, make your way to charming downtown Boothbay Harbor.

A Checklist of Things to Do in Downtown

Downtown Boothbay Harbor is filled with something for everyone, from shops to restaurants and more. The best way to explore this area is by parking your car and wandering on foot. Keep in mind, most places are open seasonally, so check their hours of operation before heading over.


There are countless shops lining the downtown streets. Maine’s oldest bookstore, Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop, is found here and is the ideal spot to find your next vacation read. Bring a piece of Maine home with a candle from Seawicks Candle Company or a jam from Gimbel & Sons Country Store.


Just like there are charming shops, there are just as many incredible places to eat. For a sweet treat, visit Orne’s Candy Store, which has been around since 1885. For an authentic lobster roll, there’s no better place than the Boothbay Lobster Wharf. While seafood is the specialty here, you can get almost any cuisine you crave, including Italian from Ports of Italy.

One thing any visitor to downtown has to do is walk across the historic footbridge. Constructed in 1901, it connects one side of the harbor to another and is home to the bridge house built in 1902. 

Set Off on Adventures from Linekin Bay Resort

The pool of a Midcoast Maine resort near downtown Boothbay Harbor.Linekin Bay Resort is the perfect home base for any Midcoast Maine getaway. Spend your days exploring downtown Boothbay Harbor or checking out all the fun to be had right at the resort and your nights relaxing under the Maine sky.

Our family-friendly resort is comprised of several accommodation options, including guest rooms and private cabin rentals. No matter which option you reserve, you’ll have a spacious and cozy place to call home. To learn more about our resort or ways to save on your stay, call 207-633-2494.

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