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Well, the results are in . . . What are Yankee Magazine’s Top 20 best attractions in Maine? Well, you’ll find 2 of the right here in the Boothbay Region.

Burnt Island Lighthouse in Boothbay Harbor.

The Burnt Island Lighthouse here in Boothbay Harbor was rated the best Lighthouse tour, and with more than 60 Lightouses on our coast, that’s a pretty big deal.

Only accessible by boat, you can join a small cast of interpreters that represent the last lighthouse family to live on the island circa 1955. Thursday and Sunday evenings from June 28 through August 30.

Best Seaside Fragrance goes to The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. More than 250 acres of beautifully planned and maintained gardens, sculpture and access to the Sheepscot River.

The Botanical gardens in Boothbay, Maine

Free tours, an excellent cafe and georgous gardens and forests that seem to go on forever.

And talking about their Top 20 choices, 2 of the Top 20 Events are right here, too.

June 23rd – 24th is Windjammer’s Days, with fully rigged schooners that sail into the harbor. There are tours, waterfront concerts and fireworks. Plus some really fine food.

Several of the schooners that join us for Windjammer Days her in Boothbay Harbor

Last, East Boothbay’s Boatbilder’s Festival is held August 1st & 2nd.

Building boats the old-fashioned way

Art sales, demonstations, nautical lectures, both working and pleasure craft on display and a seafood festival. Come and see how we build boats in Maine!


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