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Small Adventures

The Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors guide to cruising on the Maine coast by boat or by car. Choose from the articles below to travel with Mimi Bigelow Steadman, or with Ben Ellison on his boat, Gizmo.

Wayne: What a Find

Perched on an isthmus between two lakes, Wayne makes an appealing day-trip destination.

East Boothbay

A cutting-edge scientific institute, internationally recognized boatbuilders, and a sailmaker to some of the most beautiful yachts, all in tiny East Boothbay!

Owls Head

In Owls Head you will find a museum, a lighthouse, a nice harbor, and good food.

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

A trip back in time to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Stonington

Stonington, one of Maine’s busiest fishing ports, is a great place to visit, as long as you are not expecting a polished resort town.

Winter Harbor

Winter Harbor is called Acadia’s quiet side, but there’s a lot more going on than you might expect.

Sabbathday Lake

Known for the nearby Shaker Village, Sabbathday Lake is worth a visit for its low-key boating and a great snack bar.

South Freeport

South Freeport is off the beaten path but well worth the detour.

St. Andrews, New Brunswick

We travel to St. Andrew's in New Brunswick, which was Canada’s first seaside resort in the late 1800s.

Rolling on the River

A day trip up the Kennebec River and through Merrymeeting Bay to Hallowell and back provides a scenic adventure.

Castine

Castine: A history-filled gem of a town with coves for anchoring, nearby Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park for exploring, and Maine Maritime Academy at the center.

Marshall Island

A cruise to Marshall Island.

Small Adventures: Cape Porpoise

Stopping in at Cape Porpoise.

Small Adventures: Damariscotta Lake

Damariscotta Lake offers plenty of great boating opportunities.

Small Adventures: Tenants Harbor

A comfortable day's cruise from Camden or Boothbay Harbor, Tenants Harbor is an appealing Saturday-night stopover for weekend sailors.