I am noticing comparison notes between the Boothbay region & Bar Harbor, with the plus of Acadia National Park mentioned for Bar Harbor. The park is wonderful & definitely something to visit. For Boothbay though, lots of folks are not aware of The Boothbay Land Trust lands. They are a variety of natural sites, set aside for year round public use. There are at least 15 such recreational areas to hike, bird watch, picnic, seal watch; explore where saw mills, grist mills & iceworks are part of the local history; hike a saltwater farm & observe wildlife; see views of the bays & out islands etc. Boothbay has outdoor activities year round. Ice skating, walking, snow shoeing & cross country are all available. And, when you want to come inside, a number of spas with special services are available in addition to year round B&Bs.