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Mid Coast Maine offers lots of activity for kids, on the water, on boats, and on land

Family fun in Midcoast Maine takes many, many forms: maybe a lobster dinner cruise on an authentic Maine windjammer? Also: exploring the tide pools and walking the coves and beaches; or visiting the Boothway Railway Village or the year-round Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, also in Boothbay Harbor, with great, child-oriented areas. Bring or rent kayaks and spend days simply paddling around the innumerable rocky islands and jetties. That’ll wear ‘em out! Find easy and comfortable family friend lodgings at your fingertips.

Sailing from Ports in Rockland and Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: 207-374-2993 Toll-Free: 800-807-9463

Journey aboard a schooner is treasured time for families

Imagine all the non-electronic-gadget things you can do as a family aboard one of the historic schooners of the Maine Windjammer Association. Go for a swim or fish off the deck, explore a quaint seaside village, learn about navigation from the crew (or take a turn steering the vessel), play board games together by lantern-light, chow down on a lobster feast by a fire on a secluded beach, share stories and songs by starlight. (Or maybe you all will just want to snuggle up with a good book.) And the things you will sail past, from lighthouses and rocky islands to seal pups and the occasional whale! Some cruises are designed especially for grandparents and grandkids with kid-friendly activities.

67 Atlantic Highway Lincolnville, ME, 04849 Phone: 207-789-2000

Families love this mid coast vacation destination

There is no end to what families can do at this natural wonderland on Penobscot Bay. Drop you gear in your cabin then strap yourselves in for great indoor and outdoor fun from hiking on the 3.8 miles of bountiful nature trails to swimming at your own private beach to picking fruit and vegetables at the farm. Year round, there’s tennis, biking, kayaking, cross country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating. The fitness and recreation complex has racquetball and squash courts, billiards, ping pong, basketball, volleyball, an eight-lane bowling alley and video game arcade. Take off for the day and get in some sightseeing, shopping, dining and enjoy all the attractions in nearby Camden, Belfast, Rockland and Bar Harbor.

The Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad

212 Depot St. Unity, ME, 04988 Phone: 207-948-5500

This 33-mile railroad line is one of the oldest continuously operating railroads in the United States. Scenic excursion trips leave from the historic depot in Unity at noon on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, following a turntable demonstration at 11:30 a.m.