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Maine's Mid Coast and Islands

       Welcome to Maine's Mid Coast Region. Watch the slide show above to see a selection of photos from this region. We are now accepting professional quality photos of this region for use on our web site. Photographers will be given a credit on the photo and link where applicable. Please send photos to:
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Counties in the Region

Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and Waldo. 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.

Largest Cities & Towns*

Bath (10,026), Topsham (8,950), Rockland (7,905), Belfast (6,474), Waldoboro (5,248), Camden (5,096), Warren (3,379), Thomaston (3,313), Winterport (3,743), Wiscasset (3,306), Richmond (3,178), Rockport (3,020), Woolwich (2,768), Searsport (2,731), Boothbay (2,725), Bowdoin (2,644), Bowdoinham (2,492), St. George (2,372), Boothbay Harbor (2,227), Whitefield (2,205), Bristol (2,159), Lincolnville (1,961), Unity (1,912), Stockton Springs (1,390). Other towns and areas of interest include: Port Clyde, Tenants Harbor, Matinicus Island, North Haven Island, Owl's Head, and Vinalhaven Island (Knox County); Damariscotta, Dresden, East Boothbay, Edgecomb, Monhegan Island, Newcastle, New Harbor, and Southport (Lincoln County); Burnham, Freedom, Islesboro, Palermo, Searsmont, Thorndike, and Troy (Waldo County) *Population figures are based on Maine census estimates from 1996. For a map of Maine (PDF file) click here.

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. Click here for detailed weather forcasts.

Geography & Natural Attractions

Numerous harbors and offshore islands. The coast is predominately rocky, yet has two of Maine's most beautiful beaches: Reid State Park (Georgetown) and Popham Beach.

Major Events

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) ...*The above list is just a small sampling of events in the Mid Coast Region...there are many other events held throughout the year. Please see Events for more listings and detailed information.

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). See Museums and Historic Sites for detailed information and more listings in this region.

State Parks

Camden Hills State Park (Camden), Lake St. George State Park (Liberty), Warren Island State Park (Islesboro). See National & State Parks for more information.

Recreational Activities

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. See Sports & Recreation for related listings and detailed information.

Related Links

Belfast Harbor View & Wharf Web Cam (Belfast)
Boothbay Harbor View Web Cam (Boothbay Harbor)
Camden Harbor Web Cam (Camden)
Damariscotta Waterfront Web Cam (Damariscotta)
Rockland Wharf & Harbor View Web Cam (Rockland)
Rockland Marina & Harbor ViewWeb Cam (Rockland)
Rockland Breakwater Web Cam (Rockland)
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