What to do in Boothbay Harbor?

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People are always asking, “But Gee . . . What do you do in Boothbay Harbor in the off season?

Jay Unger & Molly Mason.

Well, glad you asked.

For example, 0n the 10th of April, Susan and I will walk down the hill to the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, where Jay Unger and Molly Manson are playing. If the names don’t ring a bell, these folks are fiddle players of great renown . . . Remember Ken Burn’s “Civil War”? That was them.

Don’t get me wrong . . . I am not a fan of most “country”-style music, however, their music is so much more than country or folk. It really caresses my soul.

We happen to be one of the last towns in Maine to still have an Opera House, dating from the late Victorian Era, and over the years it has grown and the types of acts matured. To give you an idea of the types of acts that Cathy Sherrill (their Managing Director extraordinaire) has booked over the years, Susan and I have seen Mark Knopfler, George Winston, Jackson Brown, Buckwheat Zydeco, and more.

You show me a town where you can literally walk down the street, have dinner and catch a live show of this magnitude.

And the Welch House Inn is still running our “Aching for Spring” special. Book two nights and I’ll also set you up with dinner at McSeagulls, all for just $250.00. Your choice of room and a delicious breakfast each morning for the two of you.

See our specials page for more information.


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