Deemed a “Distinctive Destination” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the industrious and picturesque town of Bath welcomes visitors with its year-round appeal.
Explore Bath's shipbuilding and seafaring history at Maine Maritime Museum's extensive campus. Offering a variety of exhibits and interactive displays, the museum features its own working shipyard complete with boat building demonstrations and guided kayak or lighthouse tours on Merrymeeting Bay.
For landlubbers, Bath's beautifully restored, historic Front Street hosts a collection of shops and restaurants and was named one of the "10 Great Streets in America" by the American Planning Association. Stroll along the brick sidewalks under 19th century reproduction street lights and experience the friendly bustle of this celebrated town.
Culture and arts abound at the nearby Chocolate Church Performing Arts Center and Studio Theatre of Bath. For a taste of farm-fresh vegetables and artisan cheeses, visit Bath's riverside Farmer's Market along Commercial Street during summer months.
Nature lovers delight as the historic homes of High Street give way to the trailhead of Thorne Head Preserve. Featuring the Kennebec River estuary, the preserve offers visitors a variety of terrain and vistas including vernal pools, tidal wetlands and quiet forests.