- Our list of the best things to do in Augusta, Maine, features the top 48 nearby activities — including 18 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Augusta, ME has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 17 things to do within the city of Augusta, ME , followed by 31 popular activities in nearby cities, including Damariscotta, Waterville, Wiscasset, Gardiner, Skowhegan, Lewiston and Auburn
Guldive Cruises offers two-hour excursions, sunset cruises, and specialty cruises at various locations along the Atlantic coast, and the Caribbean. The vessel that they use is 56 feet long, weigh 46 tons, and was designed by William Hand Jr.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, many families used Castine, Maine, as their vacation destination, most notably Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Visitors to Main Street can see many restored buildings where small businesses and art galleries are located.
Visitors can learn about the history of Castine at the Castine Historical Society by looking at maps, photographs, artifacts, essays, and books, particularly about the Penobscot Expedition, a Revolutionary War battle. The facility also hosts special exhibits on a regular basis.
A one and a quarter-mile in-town walking loop, the Androscoggin Brunswick-Topsham Riverwalk offers a variety of walking trails and paths suitable for jogging or simply strolling. The Riverwalk is dog-friendly, and has benches along its length.
Castine Historical Handworks is a quaint gift shop that celebrates traditional craftsmen and artists from the local areas in and around New England. Jewelry, photography, bird carvings, metal work, and fruit preserves are amongst the many offerings.
Castine Kayak Adventures offers kayaking instruction, day trips, overnight trips, and sales. Yankee Magazine and DownEast Magazine have awarded the company for having the best night paddles, known as bioluminescent paddles.
A not for profit organization, Maine Huts & Trails offers its visitors a 200-mile long trail and eco lodging all year round. It is located upon the wild Western portion of Maine's mountainous region with activities like snowshoeing, skiing, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking and paddling to keep you occupied.
Housed in a historic building constructed in 1878, the Bridgton Historical Society Museum seeks to provide visitors with educational information about the local area. Exhibits in the museum include historical railroad pieces and a 1911 Sears Automobile.