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Small Adventures

The Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors guide to cruising on the Maine coast. Choose from the articles below to travel with Ben Ellison and Gizmo.

Stonington

Stonington, one of Maine’s busiest fishing ports, is a great place to visit, as long as you are not expecting a polished resort town.

Winter Harbor

Winter Harbor is called Acadia’s quiet side, but there’s a lot more going on than you might expect.

Sabbathday Lake

Known for the nearby Shaker Village, Sabbathday Lake is worth a visit for its low-key boating and a great snack bar.

South Freeport

South Freeport is off the beaten path but well worth the detour.

St. Andrews, New Brunswick

We travel to St. Andrew's in New Brunswick, which was Canada’s first seaside resort in the late 1800s.

Rolling on the River

A day trip up the Kennebec River and through Merrymeeting Bay to Hallowell and back provides a scenic adventure.

Castine

Castine: A history-filled gem of a town with coves for anchoring, nearby Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park for exploring, and Maine Maritime Academy at the center.

Marshall Island

A cruise to Marshall Island.

Small Adventures: Cape Porpoise

Stopping in at Cape Porpoise.

Small Adventures: Damariscotta Lake

Damariscotta Lake offers plenty of great boating opportunities.

Small Adventures: Tenants Harbor

A comfortable day's cruise from Camden or Boothbay Harbor, Tenants Harbor is an appealing Saturday-night stopover for weekend sailors.

Phippsburg

Phippsburg: a scenic peninsula that boasts a magnificent beach, a hidden hurricane hole ringed by a nature preserve, and a resort where mooring rental includes access to golf, dining, and a spa.

Lunenburg

Explore the port town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Naples

The country’s last remaining hand-cranked lock connects Sebago Lake with Brandy Pond and Long Lake.

Round Pond

Round Pond, a small harbor on the Pemaquid peninsula, epitomizes community.