Bath and Brunswick
Bath and Brunswick: Miles and mile of very rugged, but scenic coastline, historical charm, and a vibrant arts scene distinguish Bath, home to Bath Iron Works, and Brunswick, the home of Bowdoin College and the Brunswick Naval Air Station. Bath is located on a beautiful stretch of the Kennebec River and Brunswick enjoys a location on both the Androscoggin River and Casco Bay. The rivers, bays, and ocean offer fishing, canoeing, touring, and kayaking.
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The downtowns offer more than a glimpse of our fascinating history at the Maine Maritime Museum, Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Museum, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, and Skolfield Whittier House. Walk past lampposts adorned with overflowing baskets of flowers and delight in antique shops and specialty boutiques. Explore art galleries on Second Friday (Brunswick) and Third Friday (Bath) Artwalks sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance. And don’t forget food,from steamed hot dogs to steamed lobsters and everything in between, our cafe, bistros, authentic ethnic and seafood restaurants offer dining experiences to please all palettes. Find entertainment at the Chocolate Church Arts Center and the Theater Project. Take in a professional Broadway musical by the Maine State Music Theatre, world class concerts at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, or an outdoor concert in downtown parks on a summer evening.
Explore tree-lined neighborhoods graced by examples of many eras of American architecture. Discover the freshest local produce at weekly Farmer’s Markets. Hop aboard the Maine Eastern Railroad in either downtown and enjoy views of Maine that can’t be seen from a car. Just outside the downtowns play a round or two of golf, or hike local trails and cycle on bike paths. Last but not least, join the throngs of happy people at Bath Heritage Days, the Thomas Point Bluegrass Festival, or the Maine Highland Games.