Spring in Maine: Family-Friendly Activities near Sheepscot

Spring in Maine: Family-Friendly Activities near Sheepscot

Midcoast Maine may be covered in fresh snow at the moment, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start thinking ahead to spring. Many families visit Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort and Water’s Edge during the springtime to enjoy offseason package specials, a quiet escape, and they’ve been aching to get outdoors since winter first arrived. Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort is one of the premier Midcoast Maine vacation spots because we’re minutes from the best springtime activities. There are dozens of places to kayak, hike, and sail near our Maine cottage rentals, but don’t be afraid to think outside the box this spring with a visit to one of these four fantastic family-friendly stopovers.

Popham Beach State Park

Popham Beach State Park is a scenic 26-mile journey from Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort in Edgecomb, Maine. We encourage families to make a quick pit stop in downtown Wiscasset, the Maine Maritime Museum, or Doubling Point Lighthouse before or after your time spent at Popham Beach. Relax on the sandy beach with a good book, explore the park’s unique natural environment, and turn back the clocks inside historic Fort Baldwin. There is no better place in Midcoast Maine to kayak, canoe, or sail than Popham Beach and its surrounding islands.

Delicious Lobster Rolls in Wiscasset

It’s nearly impossible to spend a perfect day in Midcoast Maine without a meal that the entire family enjoys. Luckily for guests at Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort, one of the best Maine vacation spots, we’re a short drive across the Sheepscot River from the quintessential small town of Wiscasset. Downtown Wiscasset has some of the best fresh seafood in Maine, especially its lobster rolls. Red’s Eats is considered the world’s best lobster shack. Andrew Zimmern, the Travel Channel, the Food Network, USA Today, and dozens of other publications all agree that Red’s Eats has the best lobster roll on the planet. However, Sarah’s Cafe, Sea Basket, and Sprague’s Lobster also make a rival lobster roll – try them all, and pick your favorite!

Burnt Island Lighthouse

You cannot visit Midcoast Maine without venturing to one of the best lighthouses in Maine: Burnt Island. This 30-foot-tall marvel is only accessible by boat, so Burnt Island is the perfect afternoon getaway for families with a yacht, sailboat, or sea kayaks. The dock has a two-hour “parking” limit. The island itself is a diverse natural landscape with beautiful metamorphic rocks, tall pine trees, and wild ferns.

Live Music at the Opera House

The Opera House in nearby Boothbay Harbor is a must-visit for all tourists, including families. The Opera House was built in 1894 and has hosted many different groups and events, including town hall meetings, the Knights of Pythias, and the Freemasons. It was turned back into a year-round performance hall in 2005. This unique concert hall is the perfect place to spend a rainy day or evening out. Local musicians, dances, and open mic nights are commonplace at the Opera House, all of which are family-friendly.

Maine Vacation Spots

Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort and Water’s Edge is not only one of the premier Maine wedding venues, but it’s minutes from spectacular Wiscasset restaurants, adventurous springtime activities, and several of the oldest lighthouses in North America. After a full day of exploration, fresh seafood, and absorbing history, return to Sheepscot for a home-cooked meal, sunset over the river, and waterfront campfire. Davis Island has quickly become one of the best Maine vacation spots, thanks in large part to its secluded acreage, gorgeous Sheepscot River views, and easy access to the nearby Wiscasset village. Give us a call today at 1-866-587-7320 to book a well-deserved spring vacation to Edgecomb, Maine.

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