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August
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With just over 2,000 year round residents, Boothbay Harbor is a leading destination for boating enthusiasts. Besides yachts and sailboats, the coastal town also boasts a rich history, breathtaking ocean views, and amazing seafood. If you and your family are looking for a memorable vacation, Boothbay Harbor fits the bill. You can even find a family resort in Maine to stay at during your travels. Here are a few things you and your kids will enjoy in Boothbay Harbor.

HIKE ON THE BRLT PRESERVE
What better way to get the lay of the land and introduce your kids to the beauty of the region than to take one of the four easy to moderate hikes in the Boothbay Region Land Trust (BRLT) preserve. The preserve provides over thirty miles of well-marked trails, each showcasing some of the most spectacular views your family will ever see.

The BRLT trails will take you through woodlands and along the spectacular coastline. A hike in the preserve is an excellent way to start the day. Or enjoy the fantastic sunset views on an end of day stroll. With no admission charge, you can enjoy an invigorating hike on the trails at BRLT Preserve more than once during your trip to Boothbay Harbor.

SPOT A WHALE AT CAP’N FISH’S WHALE WATCH
Who wouldn’t want to see a whale in its natural habitat? While Cap’n Fish’s Whale Watch tours won’t promise you will see a whale on your tour, their Captains boast over 95% success rate and will offer a return trip if they can’t find any.

And your family will see more than just whales on your three-hour tour aboard their fast, comfortable boats. You just may spot a porpoise, seal, lobster buoys, birds, and more. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the wildlife around you and answer any question your kids can throw at them! Top it off with the majestic scenery of the Atlantic Ocean, and you will have a day your family will never forget.

TOUCH A SHARK AT THE MAINE STATE AQUARIUM
Lots of touch tanks are the highlight of this popular aquarium located right on the shores of Boothbay Harbor. Preschool and elementary age children will love seeing sea cucumbers, scallops, sea urchins, and sharks up close, and even have a chance to pet and touch them! Giant lobsters weighing more than twenty pounds are another can’t miss exhibit. Take the time to listen in on the fascinating “Lobster Talks” presentations.

The breathtaking scenery and awesome splendor of the Atlantic Ocean, together with the great family friendly attractions, help make Boothbay Harbor a vacation spot your family won’t want to miss.

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