Winter ... What’s shakin’ ?

















Barrett’s Park, Boothbay Harbor.                        KEVIN BURNHAM/Boothbay Register


Come winter in and around the Boothbay region life does settle down ...

but that doesn’t mean it stops!


There’s ...

the 21 Boothbay Region Land Trust preserves


Cross country skiing,


Hiking ...

Walking around Ocean Point in East Boothbay

Trekking with alpacas at Cape Newagen Alpaca Farm on Southport Island

Tubing & sledding at the schools

Ice skating at the Boothbay Fire Station

Working out - swimming at the YMCA

Nourishing our spiritual side with yoga and meditation classes

Performing or attending open mics & karaoke

Live music & dancing

Attending plays and musicals

Going out for dinner

Stopping by a library for a good read

Hunker down in front of a fire and mugs of hot chocolate ...


What kind of winter fun do you and/or your family enjoy? Send photos (to be added to this page) to!





Founded in 1980, Boothbay Region Land Trust (BRLT) is a non-profit organization with the Mission to conserve for the public benefit the natural habitat, scenic beauty and working land of the Boothbay region. BRLT preserves provide over 30 miles of pet friendly (pets should be leashed and picked up after) hiking trails open year-round to the public, free of charge.

EASY trails

Colby Wildlife Preserve ~  Cross River Preserve ~ Gregory Hiking Trail ~ Hendricks Head Preserve ~ Oak Point Farm ~ Ocean Point Preserve
Ovens Mouth East ~ Penny Lake Preserve ~ Porter Preserve ~ Singing Meadows Preserve ~ Thorpe Preserve


Appalachee Preserve ~ Lobster Cove Meadow Preserve ~ Pine Tree Preserve ~ Saunders Preserve ~ Schoolhouse Pond Preserve
Zak Preserve


Linekin Preserve and Burley Loop ~ Ovens Mouth West

Check out the BRLT activity guide below!

We are offering Farm Treks during the winter season! 

Alpaca treks are one hour of time for trekking and walking an alpaca with us as your guide! Each hour is $52 per person and provides time for you to walk, feed, cozy up and get personal with your alpaca! Photo opps! Maximum number of spaces per session is four. Age required: at least 8 years of age.

Attire: Closed toed shoes, boots in the winter and appropriate dress for walk. Our farm is closed to the public during our treks, only open for trekkers signed up and registered. During the winter months- please contact us directly to set up a trek: 633-0416 Farm

The Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library provides the Boothbay Region with free access to information, literature, and learning opportunities; from the lending library to a year-round schedule of events and programs, there is something for everyone!

Patrons enjoy discount Museum Passes, public computers and WiFi,  and of course, access to all types of materials.  Other services include homebound delivery for housebound community members; by-request use of the lawn and community room; a community bulletin board, and the Children’s and Tween Rooms.

Physical Collections : BHML houses a lending library of over 24,000 items including books, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines, and a telescope.  BHML is part of the Minerva consortium, which enables our patrons to borrow from the collections of over 50 Maine libraries.  BHML can also make special and inter-state interlibrary loan requests via the Maine State Library.

Digital Collections : BHML membership unlocks online access to the statewide cloudLibrary » of e-books and e-audiobooks; the Hoopla Digital » suite of always-available streaming movies, music, comics, e-books and audiobooks; the online language learning resource Mango Languages »; and the MARVEL! » collection of authoritative sites for articles, journals, encyclopedias, online learning tools, investment tools, and more.

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

Though the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain – the Boothbay Region YMCA is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.

What does the YMCA offer? Opportunities for everyone, regardless of age, income or background, to learn and thrive. 40+ group & water exercise classes per week, Zumba, pickleball, two beautiful pools, swim lessons, summer camp, Y Arts, dance, indoor track & tennis, fitness center, personal training. Membership options for any length of stay & financial assistance available

Harbor Theater is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 2007 to sustain and perpetuate motion pictures in the Boothbay Region.

Harbor Theater’s program includes first-run releases, art and independent films, festival winners and classic revivals, plus live “Meet the Director/Film Maker/Producer” Q&A sessions. Harbor Theater is the only non-profit, independent cinema on the Boothbay peninsula.

185 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438


For generations, the stage of the historic 1894 Opera House in Boothbay Harbor, Maine has played host to actors and musicians from around the state and around the globe.

With over 100 events and performances annually, there is almost always something happening at the House-an evening with a Grammy winning musician, a visit from a Broadway actor, nights of jazz or bluegrass, rocking Celtic concerts, lectures, holiday celebrations and community events fill our schedule. With fine acoustics, historic charm, a great old bar room upstairs and a commitment to reasonably priced tickets, the Opera House is a gathering place for the local community and visitors alike.

The Opera House is a 501(c) 3 non-profit committed to the arts, the restoration of the historic building and the community.

86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-5159

Wiscasset Public Library’s mission is to build literacy and provide up-to-date materials and quality services utilizing a wide range of media, sources, and technology to meet the needs of the citizens of Wiscasset and its neighboring communities.

The library strives to fill the community’s educational needs, to assist in developing the public’s ability to find and use information, and to stay attuned to the interests of the community in order to improve and expand its services and programs.

The library provides a home for genealogical and archival items to preserve local history for posterity.

The library supports each individual’s freedom to read, learn, and discover in a welcoming and stimulating environment.

The library trustees and staff are committed to fostering the enjoyment of reading, lifelong learning, intellectual freedom, and a sense of community.

21 High St., Wiscasset ~ 882-7161

The curtain goes up on Heartwood’s winter production, The Snow Maiden, Feb. 1 and 2. Click on the name of the show for details.

81 Academy Hill Rd., Newcastle ~ 563-1373

Lincoln Theater's mission is to present diverse, high-quality programs that provide entertaining, artistic, educational and social experiences that enrich our community.

As part of our dynamic programming, we play first-run movies, host live theater companies, and stream via satellite concerts, operas, and plays from around the world. We are located in our historic Lincoln Hall, newly renovated to be more accessible and friendly to digital media. We have movies every week and special events most weekends.

                                                                                        2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 563-3424

Let the URL above take you to Main Street and find out about what restaurants and shops are offering for specials!

Where the dancing is.

Where the open mics and karaoke are happening!

All kinds of good times await.

Click on!

In 2016, four local land trusts and conservation organizations merged to become Midcoast Conservancy. Together, Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association, Hidden Valley Nature Center, Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association and Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance have become one of the largest regional conservation organizations in Maine, with over 8,200 acres of land conserved.

In January, Medomak Valley Land Trust is joining us and will add their time, talents and expertise.

Together we are caring for the Sheepscot River, Damariscotta Lake and the Medomak River from source to sea. Keeping these three jewels healthy are crucial for wildlife, fisheries, climate resiliency and drives local economies.

290 U.S. Route 1, Edgecomb ~ 389-5150

Southport Memorial Library is a user-friendly library free to all in the Boothbay region, 38,000-books, movies, community events.

1032 Hendricks Hill Road, Southport ~ 633-2741

Skidompha Library supports and enriches our community by fostering literacy, providing ready access to information resources, encouraging lifelong learning, and promoting cultural and social interactions.

Popular program: Home of Chats With Champions - brings outstanding members of the literary world, arts, and sciences to present programs that are free. While the series’ emphasis is on top-notch authors, programs often appeal to a much wider audience. The widely diverse roster of exceptional programs has included bestselling, prize-winning authors, chefs, mystery writers, scientists, wildlife experts, artists, historians, criminologists, musicians ...

184 Main St., Damariscotta ~ 563-5513