Boothbay For Kids: Great Things To Do For The Whole Family

Summer, Fall: Two of my children’s favorite places to visit in the summer is the Boothbay Railway Village and the Maine State Aquarium. Both are easy to find and both will provide hours of entertainment for the whole family.The Boothbay Railway Village is located right on the way to Boothbay Harbor. This antique village is home to 28 historic structures surrounded by the railroad track where vistors can of course board the train and ride one an authentic steam engine. In addition to the train ride, which of course is a huge draw in itself for my 3 boys, you can take a tour of all the buildings in the village. Two historically relevant structures on-site are the Town Hall and the Spruce Point Chapel both which have been restored to their original charm.There is also an array of antique automobiles and historic firehouse exibit. But, let’s not forget the train…and for all those young Thomas the Tank Engine fans, he comes to visit the Railway Village in the summer so you definitely don’t want to miss out. The next stop is the Maine Marine Aquarium located in West Boothbay. This wonderful aquarium which offers interactive displays like a 20 foot long petting tank where visitors can pet a sharks and skates. The collection of regional fish and invertebrates is impressive and the extraordinary lobster display showing all sizes and colors is a don’t miss. They actually have 23 lb. lobster there named Fritz. I am sure that your children or the child in you will be fascinated by spending a day at these two great spots in Boothbay.