Hide & Seek Seacoasts • Tidal Town Treasures • Lobster-Loving Locals
About the region
If your heart beats with the ebb and flow of the tides, the Midcoast region is just right for you. Cruise around one awe-inspiring peninsula after another, and you’ll soon see why Maine’s curlicue coast stretches farther than the entire country is wide.
You’ll find plenty of natural treasures tucked into this land’s nooks and crannies, from Reid State Park in the South to Moose Point State Park in the North. And just offshore, the sea sparkles with thousands of islands to sail, motor or paddle around.
Coastal towns like Belfast, Camden, and Brunswick give a clue to just how much the Midcoast has in store for you. Tourists are drawn to trek through Belfast’s historic districts to see how the past still lives in the buildings that serve the bustling town’s needs. Camden’s become a culinary hot-spot for foodies, who can top dinner with a show in the Victorian elegance of the Camden Opera House. And in Brunswick, you’ll find one of Maine’s academic superstars, where Bowdoin College holds the fourth top ranking among national liberal arts colleges.
The smaller towns that dot the Midcoast have their own charms to share, from the brightly colored lobster boats that bob in their harbors to the seafood shacks and shops that circle them. You’ll never discover them all, but trying is part of the fun of living in this beautiful maze of sea and shore.
Towns & cities:
Bath & Phippsburg | Belfast & Searsport | Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor & Southport | Brunswick & Topsham | Camden, Rockport, & Lincolnville | Damariscotta Region | Gerogetown & Arrowsic | Harpswell | Rockland, Thomaston, & St. George Peninsula | Wiscasset