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With Memorial Day weekend officially in the rearview mirror, we turn our attention to the upcoming summer season here at Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort and Water's Edge, one of the only four-season Midcoast Maine resorts. There's never an off-season for coastal adventures here in Edgecomb, Maine, as this region is home to countless state parks and nature preserves. While there's never a wrong time to visit Sheepscot Harbour Village, some of the best times to visit Maine are during the chillier months.


Midcoast Maine becomes a serene, snowy wonderland during the wintertime, making us the perfect escape for couples and families looking for a slice of mid-winter tranquility. But, of course, our most popular seasons (summer and autumn) are splendid as well. Here are the four best times to visit Maine based on personal experience and guest reviews!

Autumn Peak“ This is a no-brainer, but one of the two best times to visit Maine is during autumn's peak. A lot of regions scattered throughout the U.S. lay claim to having the best fall foliage, undeniably difficult to top Midcoast Maine, especially if you plan to travel from Boothbay Harbor through Camden and up to Bar Harbor. Over the decades, leaf peeping has become one of the most popular things to do in Maine – here are five places to visit this autumn.

  1. "The Holidays“ Combining the joy of Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Eve with a coastal escape to Midcoast Maine has quickly become a popular option for New Englanders, especially for those who reside in the Boston area. As mentioned earlier, Sheepscot Harbour Village is one of the only Midcoast Maine family resorts that's open 12 months a year. We can host holiday parties, family reunions, and even wintertime weddings inside Water's Edge, our multi-functional event facility located along the tranquil Sheepscot River.

  2. July's nothing quite like sailing, fishing, kayaking, and whale watching under the golden sunlight in the midst of summer here in the Boothbay Harbor area. July sees less foot traffic than August, making it one of the best times to visit Maine for those who are hoping to explore Linekin Bay, Boothbay Harbor, and the Sheepscot River on a sailboat. Once Independence Day comes and goes, the summer crowds dissipate a tad until Augusta's arrival.

  3. March“ We welcome hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts during the winter months who visit Midcoast Maine for snowshoeing adventures. And there just happen to be dozens of year-round restaurants in the area that serve some of the tastiest lobster rolls in the world. Cross-country skiing at the 1,000-acre Hidden Valley Nature Center, meanwhile, is a must during the winter months. March is the perfect time of the year for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing because the land is covered in fresh powder, and the temperatures often rise into the 40s, providing welcoming heat.

Extended Weekend Getaways in New EnglandSheepscot Harbour Village Resort is ideally located in the heart of Midcoast Maine, within minutes of Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta, and, of course, Wiscasset, the prettiest village in the state. We own a wide variety of cottages, townhouses, suites, and guest rooms all in one location: Davis Island. Our charming accommodations are within walking or bicycling distance of Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site, the perfect locale for an afternoon picnic or early-morning dog walk. To book a well-deserved Midcoast Maine getaway to Sheepscot Harbour Village, please give us a call today at 1-866-587-7320, or visit us online at


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