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Trip Ideas: Maine Lighthouses

Scenic bays, craggy peninsulas and sparkling offshore islands surround Midcoast Maine’s fishing villages, seaside resorts and bustling harbor towns. This region is rich with Maine’s maritime past, and there are endless options for adventure — from biking to sea kayaking, but leave time to enjoy great dining and the thriving arts community.

Damariscotta, New Harbor and Round Pemaquid

1
Morning

Take time for a hearty breakfast at Fernald’s Country Store on Main Street in Damariscotta.

2
Drive to New Harbor (12 miles)

For a true lighthouse adventure, try a guided sea kayak tour. Maine Kayak, New Harbor

3
Noon

Located on New Harbor's picturesque working harbor, scenes from the film 'Message in a Bottle' were shot here at Shaw's Fish and Lobster Wharf.

4
Afternoon

Explore, relax and capture the perfect photograph at Pemaquid Lighthouse.

5
Day's End

Book a lighthouse Sunset Cruise at Hardy Boat Cruise.