Attractions and Things to Do in MIDCOAST Maine

“Wiscasset has retained so much of the charm that represents Maine and New England — the old lovely churches, the beautiful old homes. There are wonderful shops and antiques, and when you walk down the hill toward the center of town, you see the Sheepscot River.  In Wiscasset, there is a real feeling of village life.”  -Downeast Magazine

Many say that Midcoast Maine has some of the most quintessential coastal Maine villages along the coastline. Down East Magazine named Wiscasset #4 and Boothbay Harbor #2 on their list of the 10 prettiest villages in Maine. There are countless attractions and things to do in the Midcoast Maine region and you can experience all the best while making the Cod Cove Inn your home base.

For generations, travelers have made the journey from Portland, Boston, New York and beyond for adventure, refreshment, and to explore the delightful history of our region. The area has a rich heritage of fishing, shipbuilding, and hospitality. Enjoy outdoor attractions such as sailing, ocean kayaking, or whale watching. If you are looking to get out and explore there are plenty of lighthouses and island cruises to adventure though. Attractions such as the Maine State Aquarium and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are a few of the great family-friendly attractions this region has to offer. No matter what your vacation goals are, you’ll find there is never a shortage of things to do in Midcoast Maine.

Discover this region for yourself when you visit the Cod Cove Inn, located in Edgecomb, just minutes from the top Midcoast Maine destinations. Cast aside the technical devices (but please tag us in your photos) and get out to enjoy some of the area activities, attractions, and coastal Maine restaurants. Learn more about the wide variety of things to do in Midcoast Maine by browsing the list below or call our front desk for our suggestions for you or your family; we’d love to help you plan a day of it!



Jump in! 

Jump into our heated pool in-season (May through October) or relax poolside in one of our lounge chairs overlooking our gardens and gazebo. After a full day of adventuring, a quiet escape to the on-site pool might be just what you need to unwind and relax! 

Outdoor Activities

Explore Maine’s coastline.

Cast aside the technical devices and get outdoors to enjoy some of the best area activities and attractions that Maine has to offer.

Shopping + Arts

Gallaries, gifts, and souvenirs oh my….

Whether you’re here for a getaway, a vacation or a lifetime, you’ll want to venture out to shop, dine, and explore local businesses.

Waterfront Activities

Paddle, swim, and relax oceanside!

Set sail on the Schooner Eastwind, cruise around the harbor in search of whales or puffins with Capt’n Fish’s Whale Watch, take a paddle out on the Sheepscot River, or grab a picnic lunch and head to the beach for the day!

Historic Attractions

Rich within history and nature.

History buffs will be happy to learn that Maine is chock-full of places to discover and learn a bit about Maine’s history.

Fitness Activities

A healthy lifestyle wherever the road takes you.

Whether you’re planning a family vacation or a romantic getaway for two, there’s plenty of fun ways to stay active during your Midcoast Maine retreat.

Be Our Guest

Which activities will you enjoy most on your next trip to the coast of Maine? Learn more about staying at the Cod Cove Inn and everything else our property has to offer. Then, book your getaway today!