Big enough to be a commercial and cultural hub and compact enough to be intimate and walkable, Bath is vibrant, friendly, and a Maine visitor’s paradise….
…explore Bath’s historic waterfront downtown shops, boutiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants on pedestrian-friendly Front and Centre Streets.
…learn about Bath’s ship-building history at the Maine Maritime Museum, ranked one of the “Ten Best” maritime museums in the world!
Top-ten reasons to Visit Bath:
- Shipbuilding - Visit the Maine Maritime Museum on the grounds of the historic Percy and Small Shipyard for exhibits from the era of the tall ships, currently showing an exhibit on Nautical Humor,through June 20.
- Historic Architecture - Take a guided walking or driving tour of Bath’s historic mansions, homes and civic buildings. Maps and ipods available at the Bath Visitors Information Center, or download to your own mobile device. Visit Sagadahoc Preservation for more information.
- Events - See the latest “Bath Matters“ enews for our Community Calendar.
- Art Galleries - See the work of accomplished Maine artists in juried shows and seasonal exhibits at the Chocolate Church ART Gallery, the Centre Street Arts Gallery and Markings Gallery in downtown Bath, and 3rd Friday ArtWalks beginning June 20th.
- Music - Enjoy our free outdoors Summer Music Series at the Gazebo every Tuesday and Friday at 7pm, and on the Waterfront Park dock on Saturdays at 6pm.
- Beaches - Popham Beach and Reid State Parks flank the mouth of the Kennebec River with miles of sand beach, just a few miles downriver from Bath.
- Hiking– take to the woods at the Thorne Head nature preserve for a short walk to Merrymeeting Bay, or an exploration of the 5-mile Whiskeag Trail. Or make a short drive to Phippsburg to hike Morse Mountain.
- Farmers Market - Buy fresh local produce including fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, poultry, bread, pastries, cheeses, yogurt, cut flowers, plantings, soaps, yarns and fleeces. Saturday mornings, 8:30am – 12:30pm at Waterfront Park on Commercial Street.
- Shopping - Browse downtown for Clothing, Jewelry, Antiques, Books, Home Furnishings and Decor, Kitchenware, and Made in Maine gifts.
- Dining - Bath offers casual or fine dining in charming settings. Whether snug in a historic building or overlooking the ice-floes in Kennebec River, Bath’s restaurants continue to attract top-notch chefs.
FMI contact: Main Street Bath, 15 Commercial Street, Bath, ME 04530 Tel: 207-442-7291 Email: assistant @visitbath.com
Bath is a Main Street Maine Community