MidCoast Maine, a region dotted with quaint sea-side villages and famous for its’ windjammer sailing cruises, offers miles and miles of shoreline with safe harbors and panoramic vistas. Lobsters, lighthouses, and artist’s studios are hallmarks of this coastal region. Recreational activities becken to both landlubbers and seafaring visitors…popular diversions include everything from island hopping aboard the local ferries to whale, puffin, and seal watching aboard chartered tour boats. Other activities include hiking, biking, sea kayaking, and numerous concerts and arts & crafts festivals held throughout the year. Maine Event highlights include the Maine Lobster Festival, Schooner Days, and the Harbor Lights Festival.
Counties in the Region
To see maps of: Knox County and all towns & cities in the county, click here; Lincoln County and all towns & cities in the county, click here; Sagadahoc County and all towns & cities in the county, click here; Waldo County and all towns/cities in the county, click here.
10 Largest Cities & Towns*
- Topsham (8,784)
- Bath (8,514)
- Rockland (7,297)
- Belfast (6,668)
- Waldoboro (5,075)
- Camden (4,850)
- Warren (4,751)
- Winterport (3,757)
- Thomaston (3,313)
- Wiscasset (3,732)
Other towns and areas of interest include: Port Clyde, Tenants Harbor, Matinicus Island, North Haven Island, Owl’s Head, Rockport, St. George, and Vinalhaven Island (Knox County); Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bristol, Damariscotta, Dresden, East Boothbay, Edgecomb, Monhegan Island, Newcastle, New Harbor, and Southport, Whitefield (Lincoln County); Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Phippsburg, Richmond, Woolwich (Sagadahoc County) Burnham, Freedom, Islesboro, Lincolnville, Palermo, Searsmont, Searsport, Stockton Springs, Thorndike, Troy and Unity (Waldo County) *Population figures are based on 2010 Maine census estimates.
Climate – Average High/Low Temperatures (F)
- Rockland, Maine (Knox County): January: 32 to 10.2, April: n/a, July: 79.9 to 57.1, October: n/a
- Wiscasset, Maine** (Lincoln County): January: 30.1 to 10.4, April: 52.4 to 34.2, July: 77.9 to 59.3, October: 58.4 to 39.4
- Bath, Maine** (Sagadahoc County): January: 30.1 to 10.4, April: 52.4 to 34.2, July: 77.9 to 59.3, October: 58.4 to 39.4
- Belfast, Maine (Waldo County): January: 32 to 10.7, April: 53.9 to 32.3, July: 79.9 to 57.1, October: 59.9 to 38.9.
**Based on the average temperatures at the nearest National Weather Service Station in Brunswick.
Geography & Natural Attractions
- February: U.S. Toboggan Championships (Camden)
- March: Saints & Spirits Weekend, Maine Maple Sugar Sunday (Camden)
- April: Fisherman’s Festival (Boothbay Harbor)
- June: Windjammer Days (Boothbay Harbor)
- July: Heritage Days (Bath), Great Schooner Race, Schooner Days, North Atlantic Blues Festival, Friendship Sloop Days (Rockland), Juried Arts & Crafts Show (Camden)
- August: Maine Lobster Festival, North Atlantic Folk Festival (Rockland), Topsham Fair (Topsham)
- September: Windjammer Weekend (Camden), Common Ground Country Fair (Unity)
- October: Fall Foliage Festival (Boothbay), Fall Festival (Camden), Festival of Scarecrows (Rockland)
- November: Old Fashioned Christmas (Bath), Christmas by the Sea (Camden), Festival of Lights Celebration (Rockland), Holiday Craft Market (Rockport)
- December: Harbor Lights Festival (Boothbay Harbor)
Major Historic and Cultural Attractions & Sites
- Bath: Maine Maritime Museum, Bath Iron Works
- Belfast: Belfast Maskers Waterfront Theater
- Boothbay Harbor: Boothbay Railway Village, Cabbage Island Clambakes, Marine Resources Aquarium
- Brunswick: Bowdoin College, Joshua Chamberlain Civil War Museum
- Cushing: Olson House (subject of many of Andrew Wyeth paintings)
- Damariscotta: Round Top Center for the Arts
- Edgecomb: Fort Edgecomb
- Islesboro: Sailor’s Memorial Museum and Grindle Point Lighthouse
- Owls Head: Owls Head Light, Owls Head Transportation Museum
- Prospect: Fort Knox; Rockland: Farnsworth Art Museum & Homestead, Shore Village Museum (lighthouse memorabilia)
- Rockport: Maine Coast Artists Gallery, Bay Chamber Concerts
- Searsport: Penobscot Marine Museum
- Thomaston: Maine Watercraft Museum
- Wiscasset: Maine Coast Railroad, Musical Wonder House (display of music boxes dating back to 1750
Birch Point State Park (Owls Head), Camden Hills State Park (Camden), Damariscotta Lake State Park (Jefferson), Lake St. George State Park (Liberty), Moose Point State Park (Searsport), Owls Head State Park’s (Owl’s Head), Popham Beach State Park (Phippsburg), Reid State Park (Georgetown), Swan Lake State Park (Swanville), Warren Island State Park (Islesboro).
Biking, Hiking (Salt Bay Preserve Heritage Trail in Newcastle, Cathedral Pines on Monhegan Island and area state parks), Boating & Sailing (Windjammer Cruises – Rockland, Camden, Boothbay Harbor), Cruising (Vinalhaven, North Haven, and Monhegan Islands), Whale Watching (Boothbay Harbor), Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Freshwater & Saltwater Fishing, Golf, Downhill & Cross Country Skiing.