A New England Camping Treasure

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

Along Boothbay Shores One of the special things about living in New Hampshire is the abundance of choices for vacation destinations and quick get aways. With the price of fuel being on every ones mind and affecting everything we do, it's nice to know that somethings don't have to break the bank to enjoy. The nice thing about living here is that it is a paradise for "close to home" vacations. Whether you stay in a hotel or prefer to camp you won't be disappointed.

Recently Jay and I spent the long 4th of July weekend up in Boothbay Harbor Maine. From our home in Southern NH it is a 2.5 to 3 hour ride and is just a great place to enjoy quality time. Plus being connected as we are, we were able to work, negotiate contracts and keep in touch with our clients all while enjoy a great long weekend away.

It's like being in a different world up there and once we entered the town of Wiscasset and crossed the bridge we knew we had arrived.

The smell of the sea hung heavy in the air and we felt so happy to be back! As usual while in Boothbay we enjoyed fresh lobster bought right off the pier at an off the beaten path Lobster haven called Little River Lobster. His prices are the best around and we were able to buy select hard shell for only $7.25 per pound.

We drove and walked along Boothbay Shores on the Damariscotta River side of East Boothbay and along Ocean Point. Ocean Point fronts the Atlantic Ocean and Linekin Bay and offers some of the most incredible views around.

These spots are our favorites and to my surprise few people who visit the Boothbay Harbor region even know they exist. While the Harbor itself is a quaint place to visit and enjoy...East Boothbay is just extra special. I wish someone up there would adopt me!

This year we also took a boat cruise with The Cap'n Fish crew up along the Kennebec River. It was spectacular even in the fog! Along with taking literately hundreds of photos I shot some short videos. I think I'm getting better at taking videos and I hope you enjoy them and that they give you a feel for what the region is like.

Wiscasset Maine from monika mcgillicuddy on Vimeo. Little River Lobster East Boothbay Maine from monika mcgillicuddy on Vimeo. A walk Along Boothbay Shores from monika mcgillicuddy on Vimeo. Ride along Ocean Point Road East Boothbay Harbor Maine from monika mcgillicuddy on Vimeo.

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Comments (18)

Harold Watts
Teles Properties - Palm Springs, CA
Palm Springs Real Estate Blog


After watching your videos, I want to go to Maine.  Maybe both of us can be adopted and live in Boothday.  Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Jul 27, 2008 05:03 AM
Alan 'AJ' Nisen California Contra Costa Mortgage Officer
A Large Bank in America - Lafayette, CA

Monika, the pics remind me of Maine and the great sea food.  AJ

Jul 27, 2008 05:07 AM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

My Aunt lives in Paris Maine. Is that close? 


Beautiful area....one day I'll get back to the East Coast. Last place I live over on that side was Plattsburgh, NY from 1985-1986.

Jul 27, 2008 05:32 AM
Suzanne Sands
Pavao Real Estate - Somerset, MA
Somerset MA Real Estate

Hi Monika,

How lucky we are to live so close to all this beauty, I need a road trip soon! :)

Jul 27, 2008 05:39 AM
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Fresh lobster off the pier sounds wonderful! Great video's, Monika. Where else are you guys camping this summer?

Jul 27, 2008 06:25 AM
Linda Scanlan
A Fan of AR - Burleson, TX

Moni, wow...that's gorgeous! I love the ocean and waves. I can see why you guys like to camp up there.

Jul 27, 2008 06:29 AM
Susan Hilton
CENTURY 21 Beal, Inc. - College Station, TX
Texas Aggie Real Estate, College Station Bryan Texas Real Estate

Looks beautiful! We sure could use some of your water in Texas! Crops are dying and there is no grass for the cows. Looks like we are purchasing MORE hay again - watch for your beef prices to increase.

Jul 27, 2008 07:39 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

How Beautiful.  That's a beautiful seaside drive.  Looks like you weren't alone.  Maine's a great location this time of the year. 

Jul 27, 2008 09:53 AM
Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes

Moni - It's great to see new places from a locals perspective - I would never guess New Hampshire had so much to offer - being from FL I usually think - COLD - lol.   It sure is beautiful. 

Jul 27, 2008 10:49 AM
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hi Monika - it's been awhile since I was up in Boothbay Harbor, but I do remember well the abundance of fresh lobster right off the boats right there.  It is so pretty up there in that area. 


Jul 27, 2008 11:38 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Monika you said it, New England is full of great place (close by) to go camping and nothing beats smelling that Sea Air :)

But you did have to go and mention Lobster and make me hungry ............... LOL

Jul 27, 2008 01:56 PM
Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
NH Real Estate Professional

Moni - I really missed being on our annual trek to Boothbay this year - I hope this is just temporary and not a more permanent condition. The videos are georgeous. i remember each place you filmed.

Jul 28, 2008 06:02 AM

Judy...I hope so to as we really missed you and Mr . T.

George...You know this is not all that far from you. You should get in the car and come on up.

Ann...Think about a Bar Harbor visit. It is very pretty there as well.

Cyndee...New Hampshire is a great place to live as it offers so much all within reach!

Lenn...Boothbay is a popular location and Ocean Point is still very uncrowded.

Susan...We have been having sooo much rain here!

Linda...we do love it!

Missy...We're heading to Bar Harbor at the end of the week!!!

Suzanne...Road trip...you need to plan one soon!

Sally...I'm not sure where Paris Maine is. I'll need to look it up.

AJ...Maine is special!!!

Thank you Harold. I love it in Maine!

Jul 28, 2008 06:17 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Maine is a wonderful spot to vacation and we are lucky it is so close to New Hampshire.  I hope to get there before fall.  I love taking walks along the seacoast -- and the food is wonderful!

Jul 28, 2008 08:27 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Monika - You did such a great drop, I felt like packing my bags and head out to Maine right now.

Jul 28, 2008 05:34 PM
Mark Organek
And the United States of America - Mesa, AZ
It's not a game, it's your life.

Monika - boy those photos look inviting.  I'm about ready to step back out into the dry Arizona heat.  Thanks for the mental vacation though!

Jul 29, 2008 10:17 AM
Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

Joan...Fall is the perfect time to visit. No crowds and plenty of yummy lobster.


Jennifer...Come on up! You'll love it here.


Mark...Mental vacations are good too :)

Jul 29, 2008 11:56 AM
Lysa Napolitano
Daytona Beach, FL

Hi Monika! I got to stay there a couple years ago and my Dad almost had to drag me back to the Portland Airport ...  (almost) it is beautiful! One day I'll go back...  for some yummy lobster!

Aug 04, 2008 04:03 AM