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Things to do in Midcoast

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Midcoast. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Midcoast attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Midcoast to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Midcoast.

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  • Breakwater Light

    Located at the end of a 7/8-mile breakwater (essentially a man-made granite seawall stretching from the shore), this historic lighthouse is open to... More
  • Camden Hills State Park

    Camden Hills State Park is open year-round, with a variety of activities available across its 5,500 acres, from relatively low-exertion (bird-watch... More
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    Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

    You could happily lose yourself in these exceptionally cared for botanical gardens (the largest in New England) hidden off Barters Island Road, 10 ... More
  • Common Ground Country Fair

    Hosted by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association since 1977, this annual three-day fair celebrates rural living with hundreds of eco-f... More
  • Farnsworth Museum

    Rockland, Maine, may not be thought of as the art capital of the world, but this nationally recognized museum is certainly no slouch. The collectio... More
  • Five Islands Farm

    Near Bath, this Mid-Coast Maine farm stand and gourmet market specializes in artisanal cheese and seasonal local produce. Five Islands is a member ... More
  • fourTWELVE

    Opened in 2007 on Rockland’s rapidly developing Main Street, this stylish women’s clothing boutique sticks out—in a good way—in the land of jeans a... More
  • Goranson Farm

    Certified organic sweet corn, potatoes, asparagus, strawberries, pumpkins, and maple syrup are just a few of the things produced at this third gene... More
  • Hardy Boat Cruises

    Hardy Boat Cruises’ fleet consists of just one boat, the 60-foot-long Hardy III, which serves as both a ferry (running between New Harbor and Monhe... More
  • L.L. Bean

    Look for the giant signature boot out front to locate this monolithic bargain bin amid the raft of high-end outlet stores on Freeport's Main Street... More
  • Maine Eastern Railroad

    One of the most enjoyable—and traffic-free—ways of taking in Maine’s mid-coast is by train. After 50 years, passenger rail service resumed in 2006,... More
  • Maine Lighthouse Museum

    For those who can bypass the buildings themselves and are interested only in lens lore and technology, the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland has ... More
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    Maine State Prison Showroom

    Until 2002, when it moved inland, Maine’s largest and oldest prison (where in the 1800s inmates were fed the cheapest eats around: lobster) sat jus... More
  • Maine Windjammer Cruises

    Who cares if you don’t know what the difference between port and starboard is, or what to do on a sailboat when someone yells “come about!” After a... More
  • Morning in Maine

    Learn about lobsters and other wildlife on a nature windjammer sail. More

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