The state of Maine is a lovely place to visit during the cooler months! The summer crowds are gone, winter sports prevail, and the weather is perfect for relaxing by a fire, hot cocoa in hand. There’s something special about this season in every region of Maine, but the town of Boothbay Harbor offers a cool-weather experience unlike any other. This charming place is home to some of the best winter activities in Maine; here are just a few of our favorites.
Before rushing over to enjoy winter activities in Maine, be sure to consider all of Boothbay Harbor’s local offerings. Our free Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide is a complete list of the area’s best dining, shopping, and seasonal festivities. Simply request access today and we’ll send our hand-picked recommendations!
5 of the Best Winter Activities in Maine
Celebrate the Holidays at the Boothbay Festival of Lights
One of Maine’s best winter vacation packages is the Boothbay Festival of Lights and Gardens Aglow package! This special supplements a stay at the beautiful Russell House Bed & Breakfast with two tickets to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Aglow and free gourmet breakfast.
This seasonal celebration illuminates the entire town of Boothbay Harbor. The festival consists of multiple holiday-themed events that are sure to excite visitors of all ages. One is Gardens Aglow, the largest Christmas Light show in Maine! This event is held at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and features over 500,000 twinkling lights, delicious food, and plenty of Christmas cheer. Other noteworthy Festival of Lights events include the Holiday Sparkle Fireworks, Dough Ball and Gingerbread Spectacular, and the Festival of Trees Silent Auction.
Enjoy Signature Maine Cuisine
Lobster season in Midcoast Maine doesn’t end when the summer crowds leave! Boothbay Harbor is home to some of the best coastal cuisine, so it would be a shame to miss out just because of Maine winter temperatures. Make time to treat your taste buds to delicious Maine favorites at one of the Boothbay Harbor restaurants open in winter! Then, don’t forget to wake up to a complimentary morning meal at The Russell House Bed & Breakfast.
Explore the Peary-Macmillan Arctic Museum
History buffs will love learning all about ancient Northeasterners at the Peary-Macmillan Arctic Museum! This unique segment of Bowdoin College’s Arctic Studies program is just minutes away from Boothbay Harbor in Brunswick, ME. The museum, centered around explorer Robert E. Peary’s extensive travels, features several intriguing exhibits that educate visitors about Arctic life in Labrador, Greenland, and Maine.
Discover the Magic of Winter Lodging in Maine
There’s nothing quite like staying a few nights and experiencing the beauty of Maine in winter first-hand. Visitors love cozying up by a fireplace, sipping a glass of champagne, and simply enjoying each other’s presence in beautiful Boothbay Harbor. At The Russell House Bed & Breakfast, visitors can sit fireside in ultra-chic guest rooms and take advantage of several premium amenities. No matter which winter activities in Maine guests choose, they’ll return to comfort and warmth here!
The Russell House Bed & Breakfast Is Open All Year Long!
Unlike many of Boothbay Harbor’s inns and hotels, The Russell House Bed & Breakfast is open year-round! Whether travelers seek a romantic winter getaway in Maine or comfortable accommodations for business travel, this 8-room bed & breakfast is an ideal choice.
We believe there’s nothing more magical than winter in Maine. Why not experience it for yourself? Check our availability today and start looking forward to an unforgettable winter getaway in gorgeous Midcoast Maine!