Midcoast Maine Attractions

Wiscasset Woods Lodge is in the perfect location to enjoy all that Midcoast Maine has to offer. We are less than 45 minutes from beaches, lighthouses, museums and historic sites.

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is one of the few you can go into. It has dramatic rocks down to the ocean. Located 31 miles away from Wiscasset Woods Lodge

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

One my favorite lighthouses and one of the few you can go up inside of. There are also dramatic rocks down to the ocean with tide pools to explore (31 miles)

Photo from DownEast Magazine. Beach and rocky headland at Reid State Park, Maine. 20 miles from Wiscasset Woods Lodge

Reid State Park

A state park with two stretches of beach, hiking trails, a lagoon area, and picnic tables in a rocky wooded area. A great way to spend a day. (20 miles)

Popham beach state park with a mile long beach and disappearing island.  23 miles from Wiscasset Woods Lodge

Popham Beach

A state park with miles of beach ever changing beach. Visitors can walk out to Fox Island at low tide. Watching the tide rise and cover the causeway is fascinating too. (23 miles)

Image of cat fence and cottage in the children's area of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. 16 miles from Wiscasset Woods Lodge

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

One of the top 5 botanical gardens in the US. Over 295 tidal acres you’ll find rose gardens, ponds, a children’s garden and much more. They also have their famous Gardens Aglow light display in Nov. and Dec. (16 miles)

Maine Maritime Museum in Bath Maine. Great way to learn the history of boat building in Maine. 9 miles from Wiscasset Woods Lodge

Maine Maritime Museum

Great museum on the history of boat building in Maine. Take a tour boat down the Kennebec River to learn about different river lighthouses. The statue of a 6 masted schooner is the largest outdoor sculpture in New England. (9 miles)

Wiscasset, Waterville, Farmington Railway. Rebuilding historic narrow gauge railway and steam engines. 8 miles from Wiscasset Woods Lodge

Wiscasset Waterville and Farmington Railway

Museum dedicated to rebuilding an historic narrow gauge railway. The offer steam engine rides, a round house, historic bridge, and rebuilt steam engines. (8 miles)

Red's Eats is a classic roadside food stand nationally famous for their lobster rolls. 3 miles from Wiscasset Woods Lodge

Red’s Eats

Classic roadside lobster shack. Nationally famous for their lobster rolls. They’ve been featured on numerous television shows and magazines. (3 miles)

Picture of Nickels-Sortwell house. One of several historic sites in Wiscasset Village. 3 miles from Wiscasset Woods Lodge

Historic Sites in Wiscasset

Wiscasset is home to several historic sites including the 1812 Jail, Nickels-Sortwell House and Castle Tucker. It also has a Museum on the Streets walking tour. (3 miles)

Montsweag Flea Market

Midcoast Maine’s largest flea market open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you’re interested in antiques, consider visiting Wednesday morning which is antiques day. (2 miles)

Monkey C Monkey Do is a fun activity for the whole family with a ropes course and zipline. In midcoast Maine just 1 mile from Wiscasset Woods Lodge

Monkey C Monkey Do

Fun ropes course and ziplines for the whole family. There are three levels of challenges for big kids and a small course for little kids. There’s also a zipline through the woods. (1 mile)

Rockland Breakwater Lighthout

Rockland Breakwater

A breakwater built to protect the Rockland harbor, the causeway it juts out 3/4 of a mile into the bay. The lighthouse built at the end to keep boats from running around on the causeway is a great place to stop and rest. The lighthouse itself is not open to the public. (39 miles)

Owls Head Lighthouse

Owls Head Lighthouse

Located near Rockland, there’s a lovely trail through the woods to reach the lighthouse with waves crashing on the cliff below. This is another lighthouse you can tour – check to see if tours are allowed this year. (59 miles)

Owls Head Transportation Museum

The museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit and operate pre-1940 aircraft, ground vehicles, engines and related technologies and the evolution of transportation. (43 miles)

LL bean boot at flagship store

LL Bean Flagship Store

LL Bean was started in Freeport, Maine. Their flagship store is actually an entire campus with one store dedicated to outdoor equipment, one to clothing and one to homegoods. There’s also a manmade waterfall, benches, and special events. (25 miles)