Here in New England, every season brings a special event or activity for all to enjoy. Springtime means getting outdoors and witnessing beautiful blooms, summer means spending time in Midcoast Maine’s glistening waters, fall means plenty of fall foliage, and winter means skiing in the backcountry. But what if you’re not a skier? Rest assured: There are plenty of other ways to enjoy the cooler months here. Boothbay Harbor, Maine, is a great place to start! Here are three of the best New England winter getaways for non-skiers.
After choosing a few of these New England winter getaways for non-skiers, be sure to complete an itinerary. Request access to our free Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide and we’ll send a list of hand-picked dining, shopping, and event recommendations! Our guide is the area’s best resource for planning a getaway in the off-season, so get a copy today.
3 of the Best New England Winter Getaways for Non-Skiers
Attend the Festival of Lights and Gardens Aglow
The Festival of Lights illuminates the entire town of Boothbay Harbor! It 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.
One of Maine’s best winter vacation packages is the Boothbay Festival of Lights and Gardens Aglow Special! This offer supplements a stay at the beautiful Russell House Bed & Breakfast with two tickets to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Aglow and a complimentary gourmet breakfast for two.
Take a Culinary Tour of Midcoast Maine
Contrary to what some may think, there are plenty of restaurants open in Boothbay Harbor during winter! There’s no better way for non-skiers to enjoy a New England winter getaway than to explore the region’s culinary creations. Make time to try delicious Maine favorites at one of the Boothbay Harbor restaurants open in winter. Don’t forget that a stay at The Russell House Bed & Breakfast means waking up to a complimentary gourmet breakfast each morning!
Visit the Museums of Boothbay Harbor
History buffs will love a visit to Midcoast Maine in the winter; museums like the Peary-Macmillan Arctic Museum do not close for the season. The Peary-Macmillan Arctic Museum is a unique segment of Bowdoin College’s Arctic Studies program and 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 the state of Maine.
Another museum worth visiting in the winter is the Boothbay Railway Village. During the holiday season, be sure to experience a North Pole Express train ride through snowy landscapes or a romantic Candlelight and Cocktails event. Whatever guests choose to do here, they’ll learn something new about the history of the railroad as it relates to Midcoast Maine.
Discover the Magic of Winter Lodging at The Russell House Bed & Breakfast
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. Every stay includes access to premium amenities like complimentary breakfast, free WiFi, and optional add-ons.
We believe there’s nothing more magical than a New England winter getaway, and you don’t have to be skier to enjoy this wonderful season! Why not experience it for yourself? Check our availability today and start looking forward to an unforgettable trip to gorgeous Midcoast Maine!