Area & Travel

Getting here is a breeze

Just over 1 hour north of Portland, an hour south of Camden, and a 3 1/2 hour drive from Boston. Bar Harbor is 3 hours away. Located on Linekin Bay with its deep waters and unparalleled views, the cottages’ prime location enables you to enjoy the captivating Maine coast and dozens of attractions all within one hour. It is just minutes to downtown Boothbay Harbor with its shops, restaurants, and services yet there is privacy, and a sense of peace and quiet at Boothbay Cottages in Appalachee Shores.  A 1-mile walk on Lobster Cove Road, past the white Catholic Church and over the foot bridge takes you into the heart of the Boothbay Harbor.

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Getting to Maine by Car

From points south of Maine, take Interstate 95 North. There is only one major road into Maine and everyone crosses into Maine at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Once in Maine, the directions provided below will get you to Boothbay Cottages. Boothbay Harbor, Maine is about 10 hours from the Washington D.C area, 6 hours from New York and 3 1/2 hours from Boston.

Getting to Maine by Bus and Train

If you are taking a bus into Maine, there is only one choice – Concord Coach Lines (1-800-639-3317).Amtrak operates the Downeaster train (1-800-872-7245) between Boston and Portland and it is a 2 1/2 hour train ride that leaves from Boston’s North Station. The bus leaves from South Station or Logan Airport and brings you to the Concord bus station in Portland in 2 hours.

Remember that you truly need a car to explore the communities on our coast.

Getting to Maine by Air

If you are flying on a commercial airline, we recommend flying into Portland International Jetport (PWM).  It is served by Delta, United, Continental, American, US Airways/Express, Northwest and JetBlue. Car rental agencies at the Jetport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Sears, and Enterprise. The other choices are Boston’s Logan Airport (3 ½ hour drive) or arriving at Manchester, New Hampshire’s International Airport (MHT which is a 3 1/2 hour drive to mid-coast Maine). Flights into Manchester on Southwest Airlines are often inexpensive.

 

You have arrived! Please park in front of the two car garage or in front of the stairs that lead up to Lakeside Cottage. The entrance to Oceanview Cottage is to the left of the garage. Lakeside Cottage is to the right of the garage and up the steps.

ATTRACTIONS AND TOWNS WITHIN 30-60 MINUTES OF BOOTHBAY HARBOR

Quintessential Maine communities await you. A vacation in the mid-coast is all about experiencing the out of doors, on land and sea, eating good food and exploring small friendly towns. Our tag line is “life as it should be.” Here are some favorite towns, in alphabetical order:

BATH (30 minutes)
-Maine Maritime Museum Fantastic interactive ship-building museum. Also arrange behind the scenes tours of Bath Iron Works. www.mainemaritimemuseum.org
-Chocolate Church Performances. www.chocolatechurch.org
-Main St. Named one of 10 Best Main Streets in USA 2009. www.visitbath.com

BRlSTOL (1 hour)
-Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and Park www.lighthouse.cc/pemaquid
-Pemaquid State Beach
-Colonial Pemaquid www.friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org

BRUNSWICK (45 minutes)
-Bowdoin College Museum of Art www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum
-Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum www.academic.bowdoin.edu/arcticmuseum
-Bowdoin International Music Festival www.summermusic.org
-Maine State Music Theatre www.msmt.org

DAMARISCOTTA (30 minutes)
-Reny’s Department Store
-Main Street with shops, restaurants and galleries
-Glidden Point Oyster Co. on River Road. A favorite of oyster connoisseurs.
www.oysterfarm.com

FREEPORT (55 minutes)
-Outlet shopping heaven and home of LL Bean, (open 24 hours a day!) www.freeportusa.com
-Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park http://www.visitmaine.com/organization/2132/wolfes_neck_woods_state_park

GEORGETOWN (45 minutes)
-Reid State Park www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mgs/explore/marine/sites/apr02.htm

PHIPPSBURG (45 minutes)
-Popham Beach State Park www.maine.gov/doc/parks

CAMDEN (1 hour)
-Camden Hills State Park www.stateparks.com/camden_hills.html
-Main Street with shops, restaurants and galleries

ROCKLAND (1 hour)
-Farnsworth Art Museum and the Wyeth Center www.farnsworthmuseum.org
-Maine Lighthouse Museum and Maine Discovery Center www.mainelighthousemuseum.com
-Owls Head Transportation Museum and the Owls Head Lighthouse www.ohtm.org

WISCASSET (20 minutes)
-Red’s Lobster
-Main Street with shops, restaurants and galleries

For more information on vacations in the state of Maine, visit www.visitmaine.com (Maine Tourism)