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Planning your trip to Boothbay Harbor, Maine

THE BEST WAY TO BOOTHBAY HARBOR, MAINE

Boothbay Harbor is about an hour north of Portland, Maine, via Interstate 95. United, Continental, AirTran, Delta, US Airways and JetBlue all offer connecting service (change of planes) to Portland. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $506.

WHERE TO STAY

Linekin Bay Resort, (866) 847-2103, http://www.linekinbayresort.com, has rustic lodge rooms and cabins, a heated saltwater pool and family-style restaurant on the water about a mile outside Boothbay Harbor. During the summer season (June 19-Aug. 28) rates start around $110 per person, including meals, sailing and kayaking and a kids camp; in the spring and early fall, rooms for two cost $129, including breakfast.

Tugboat Inn, 80 Commercial St., (800) 248-2628, http://www.tugboatinn.com, a waterfront motel, doubles from $85; and the Inns at Greenleaf Lane, 65 and 71 Commercial St., (888) 950-7724, a pair of handsome mansions overlooking the harbor, doubles from $145, including breakfast.

Five Gables Inn, 107 Murray Hill Road, (800) 451-5048, http://www.fivegablesinn.com, a delightfully restored Victorian B&B in East Boothbay with doubles from $160, including breakfast.

WHERE TO EAT

East Boothbay General Store, Route 96, (207) 633-7800, for gourmet sandwiches and picnic fare; lunch $7-$10.

Ebb Tide, 43 Commercial St., (207) 633-5692; old wooden booths, pancakes, pie and real, chunky Maine lobster rolls for $9.75.

Lobsterman's Wharf, Route 96, (207) 633-3443; a classic New England seafood joint and watering hole on the pier in East Boothbay; features a twin lobster special for $19.99.

TO LEARN MORE

Maine State Visitor Information, (207) 623-0363, http://www.mainetourism.com

Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce, (207) 633-2353, http://www.boothbayharbor.com.

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