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….
Save the Date for:
Mayfair - Saturday, May 3rd – click here for details
Downtown Bath’s 19th century buildings are home to shops, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants lining pedestrian-friendly Front and Centre Streets… perfect for an afternoon of browsing in all seasons.
Learn about Bath’s ship-building history at the Maine Maritime Museum, ranked one of the “Ten Best” maritime museums in the world! Bath is also a great central location for enjoying a day at the beach, hiking trails, fishing or deep-water sailing.
Year Round Reasons to Visit Bath:
- Shipbuilding - Visit the Maine Maritime Museum on 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 – A slate of educational lectures, movie screenings, live performances, dances and other indoor activities adds warmth to Bath’s spring social calendar. 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, at the Centre Street Arts Gallery in downtown Bath, and 3rd Friday ArtWalks beginning June 20th.
- Music - Enjoy music by regional and national artists at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, housed in a converted 1836 Gothic-Revival style church.
- 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 (Enjoy the markdowns on Winter items!)
- 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