When you disembark in Rockland, you'll be greeted by 2 nationally acclaimed museums, 18 art galleries and 23 restaurants, all in an easy walk from the downtown Rockland train station. Whether you decide to dig into a sweet, juicy lobster at the famous Maine Lobster Festival, play a round of golf on a world-class course situated on the rocky bluffs high above Penobscot Bay, enjoy the music at the North Atlantic Blues Festival, browse through boutiques, or view the world’s largest collection of Wyeth art at the Farnsworth, Also visit the Maine Lighthouse Museum where you can view the largest collection of Maritime saving aides & Fresnel lenses, you’re sure to be taken by the town’s charm.
Located on the banks of the Sheepscot River, this historic village showcases 19th century architecture and is brimming with antiques, small shops and eateries. Step into the past by visiting Castle Tucker and the Nickels-Sortwell House- two early 1800s mansions in prime condition, both featuring elliptical staircases and some original furniture and wallpaper, or the Lincoln County Courthouse, the oldest functioning courthouse in New England. A visit to town wouldnt be complete without a stop at Red's Eats, and the Musical Wonder House, where hundreds of musical marvels like music boxes and pump organs are showcased in an 1852 sea captains mansion.
BOOTHBAY & BOOTHBAY HARBOR
From Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor is just a quick trip down the road and a beautiful one at that. In Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor, you'll be greeted by 37 restaurants, 24 hotels and motels, 32 B&B's, and 14 options for bareboat or crewed sailing and cruising. You'll be captivated by this area's many contrasts. There are quaint village streets and shops, band concerts and craft fairs on the Library lawn, bustling harbors flowing with lobster boats, fishing trawlers, windjammers and pleasure craft. Explore quiet coves, rocky shores, lighthouses, islands and a waterfront park in the shape of a whale. Be sure to arrange ground transportation in and out of Boothbay, when you take the train to Wiscasset.
Bath has sailed into the present with a taste of history and is home to the world-class shipbuilder, Bath Iron Works. At the south end of the city the nationally acclaimed Maine Maritime Museum is often visited by Tall Ships. Downtown Bath has a unique mix of shops, restaurants and galleries. The 19th century brick buildings and narrow streets are reminiscent of an old seafaring town, and was recently deemed one of the best small cities in America! The City of Bath hosts 8 Bed & Breakfast Inns, one major hotel property and the Gothic Revival styled Chocolate Church Arts Center.
Further down the coast is Brunswick, home of the well-respected Bowdoin College and the Maine State Music Theater. Brunswick is a town rich with history, where you can brush up on your Civil War knowledge, eye paintings from greats like Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth, catch a Broadway-caliber performance at the Maine State Music Theater, or simply hit the beach.
Whether you crave adventure, world-class arts and culture, or simply stunning sights and relaxation, your ride on the railroad is a ticket to the best that the Mid-Coast has to offer. Whether you come for an hour or a week, with convenient and luxurious transportation on Maine Eastern Railroad, your Mid-Coast holiday will remain in your heart for a lifetime. All Aboard!