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 these March 2014 events!
Bath Blarney Days, March 14-17th
So You Think You Know Bath, March 21st
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.
Just two miles downriver, the Maine Maritime Museum has been ranked one of the “Ten Best” maritime museums in the world!
Located on the Kennebec River at the head of the Phippsburg and Georgetown peninsulas, Bath is also a great central location for enjoying a day at the beach, hiking trails, fishing or deep-water sailing.
Off-season reasons to visit Bath:
- Historic Architecture - Take an ipod- or map-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. Click here to download.
- 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.
- Events – A slate of educational lectures, movie screenings, live performances, dances and other indoor activities adds warmth to Bath’s winter social calendar. See the latest “Bath Matters” enews (bottom right on page) for an updated list.
- Art Galleries - See the work of accomplished Maine artists in juried shows and seasonal exhibits at the Chocolate Church ART Gallery, and at the Centre Street Arts Gallery in downtown Bath.
- Music - Enjoy music by regional and national artists at the Chocolate Church Arts Center 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/Snowshoe-ing – take to the woods at the Thorne Head nature preserve for a short walk to Merrymeeting Bay, or an exploration of the entire 5-mile Whiskeag Trail.
- 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 post holiday bargains!
- 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