Attractions near the Bold Colorful Life Inn**

Things to Do:

Things to Do ~ At the Inn


Things to Do ~ On the Boothbay Peninsula


Things to Do ~ Farther Afield

Around the Area

Maine Maritime Museum and Antique Shops

Boat trips, lobster bakes, hiking, whale watching, shops, deep sea fishing, ocean aquarium

Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
Walker Art Museum at Bowdoin College campus

Mount Battie State Park (view the coast from Bar Harbor to Portland from top)

Pownalboro Court House (the only remaining pre-Revolutionary court building in Maine)

Fort Edgecomb

L.L. Bean stores & other outlets,
Wolfe's Neck Woods Park

Reid State Park Beach (miles of crashing Atlantic)
Five Islands for lobster on the dock

Dodge Point Preserve (450 acres of trails),
St. Patrick's Church (oldest surviving Catholic Church in New England)

Scenic spot for lobster/lunch on the dock

Owls Head Transportation Museum
Owls Head Lighthouse

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Fishermans' Museum & Art Gallery
Pemaquid Beach

Fort William Henry

Popham Beach State Park and Fort Popham

Old Port shopping

Portland Museum of Art for Homer & Wyeth works

Farnsworth Art Museum

"Browse among a Sea-faring Town's Treasures in this small coastal village where antique dealers abound, most offering objects of value", The New York Times
Castle Tucker, Nichols Sortwell House, Old Lincoln County Jail & Museum, antique shops, train rides, Musical Wonder House

Things to Do ~ Farther Afield

WHAT TO DO IN WISCASSET - Located on the banks of the Sheepscot River, this historic village showcases 19th century architecture and is brimming with antiques, small shops and eateries. Step into the past by visiting Castle Tucker and the Nickels-Sortwell House- two early 1800s mansions in prime condition, both featuring elliptical staircases and some original furniture and wallpaper- or the Lincoln County Courthouse, the oldest functioning courthouse in New England. A visit to town wouldn't be complete without a stop at Red's Eats, and the Musical Wonder House, where hundreds of musical marvels like music boxes and pump organs are showcased in an 1852 sea captain's mansion.

WATERSHED CENTER FOR THE CERAMIC ARTS hosts Salad Days on July 14th from 11am to 3 PM in Newcastle.(about 10 mins from SnowSquall) For a $25 donation to Watershed, guests receive a handmade earthenware salad plate created by a Watershed resident artist from native Watershed clay. You can fill your plate from a buffet of healthy summer fruit and vegetable salads (locally grown produce, prepared by Watershed artists and local restaurants) and enjoy lunch under the awnings.

You can also visit the resident artists' studios, explore the thiry two acres, or shop for unusual and lively works of art made by ceramic artists from around the country. (I went last year, it was FUN!) For more information, visit or call 882-6075

THE BOWDOIN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL begins its season on June 22nd with performances associated with their Great Romantics Concert Series (running through August 2nd) as well as their Upbeat! Concert on June 27 at 7:30 pm featuring music by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Glinka, Rochberg, and Schumann, their Artist's of Tomorrow Concert featuring student performers on June 28 at 7:30 pm, and a MusicFest concert featuring work by Schumann, Elger, and Brahms. All concerts are part of a series that runs throughout the summer. For Tickets call 725-3895 or visit the box office at 12 Cleveland Street from 10am to 3pm on weekdays. For more information visit (45 mins from Bold Colorful Life)

TAKE THE TRAIN - All Aboard, The Maine Eastern Railroad! Come aboard the restored vintage railcars for a carefree journey through the spectacular scenery of mid-coast Maine, between Brunswick and Rockland. You'll experience charming seaside villages, picturesque sailboats, lobstermen working their traps on the bay, tidewater wildlife, and, in autumn, magnificent foliage. Service begins in May and will continue through the fall, with special holiday trains in December. Service operates Wednesday through Sunday.

Summer/Fall Schedule - For more information visit or call 866-ME-RAILS for reservations.

NORTH ATLANTIC BLUES FESTIVAL - Rockland Maine July 14-15 See schedules for Blues performances from various artists at

THE CHOCOLATE CHURCH ARTS CENTER hosts their Third Thursday Jazz performance on June 21st from 12:00 - 4:00pm featuring accomplished musicians Thom Keith and Tim Webb. For more information call the Chocolate Church at 442-8455. (30 mins from Bold Colorful Life)

FREEPORT SUMMER ART FEST features New England artists exhibiting and selling their work in a wide variety of media such pottery, jewelry, fiber art, fine art, and everything in between. Artists exhibiting include members Catherine Worthington and Monika Kirtland. For more information call Sally Wallen at
865-1259. (45 mins from Bold Colorful Life)

MAINE LOBSTER FESTIVAL - Rockland Maine August 1-5 WOW! It's the 60th anniversary of the Maine Lobster Festival. The focus of the festival is, of course, fresh hot Maine lobster! Enjoy your lobster dinner under the Maine Eating Tent while enjoying a view of Penobscot Bay. What could be better on a warm August day? During the 2006 Lobster Festival, nearly twelve tons of luscious lobster was prepared in our huge steamer on the shore (that's a show in itself!). In addition to lobster, you can choose from steamed and fried clams, fried Maine shrimp, shrimp cocktail, steamed mussels in wine and vegetable sauce, and many varieties of traditional summer fair food, all prepared in the traditional Maine way. This year they're selling bricks to build a new lobster cooker in 2008. You can buy a brick, too. Put your name or a loved one's name on the brick.

MAINE BOATS, HOMES, AND HARBORS SHOW - Rockland Maine August 10 -12If you love the coast of Maine, you won't want to miss this show. Come see Maine's finest artists, architects, boatbuilders, furniture makers, craftsmen, designers, marine gear vendors, and musicians. There'll be a model yacht pond, live music, a children's area, exhibits, fine food, the running of the 5th Annual World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials, and more! See sailboats, powerboats, lobster boats and yachts of all kinds.

Antique Store



Castle Tucker



Sweet Woodruff



View from Shaw's



Wiscasset Village

White Water Rafting in Maine
Have a blast on Maine's rivers!

Crab Apple Inc.
North Country Rivers
Magic Falls
Raft Maine

Bicyling in Maine
There are many beautiful bike paths in Maine. There is one right over the Sheepscot river in Wiscasset.

Bike Maine
Trail Source
Outdoors - Maine Today

Rock Climbing in Maine
For the Rock Climbing enthusiast, Acadia national park offers great guides and challenges.

Acadia Mountain Guides
Indoor Climing - Maine
Maine Guides - Rock Climbing

Pottery in MidCoast Maine
Maine is famous for some beautifully crafted pottery, and these
two show rooms are only 10-15 minutes drive from Snow Squall.

Edgecomb Potters



If you are looking for a hard-core ski weekend, Bath is probably not the ideal choice, as the best skiing is a few hours away. Ski areas that are within two hours of The Inn include Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Camden Snow Bowl and Lost Valley .

Antique Shopping - Bath

Antiquarian Books-The Open Door
John Ring, 178 Front St.  Open year round 10-5 Downtown Bath Maine. About 14,000 books and ephemera. Maine books a specialty.
Tel: 443-8689

Brick Store Antiques
Polly Thibodeau, 143 Front St. Shop in an old brick building offering a range of country, Victorian, and decorative pieces large and small. Old paint and gilt coexist in this shop. Open daily 10-5 year round.
Tel: 443-2790

Front Street Antiques and Books
Barbara D. Weinz, 190 Front Street.
Tel: 443-8098

Ha'Penny Antiques
189 Front St. Open Mon-Sat 10-5, Tel: 442-7640 Co-owned by the following dealers:

  • Different Drummer Antiques, Judy Waner. Country and formal furniture and accessories, toys to textiles. Specializing in early lighting. Also exhibiting at York Antiques Gallery. Home tel: 563-1836
  • New England Antiques, Marion Redlon. Country and formal furniture, quilts, hooked rugs, fine linens, china and decorative accessories including drapery tiebacks.

Mathew & Helen Robinson, 70 Front St. Specializing in the unusual - Neolithic to Modern. Emphasis on Eur. objects and furniture form N.E. estates. Classical- decorative-comfortable. Please call ahead. Open by chance or appointment.
Tel: 443-5856

Antique Shopping - Camden

American Country Collection
James and Marjorie Tenety, 27 Mountain Street (Rt. 52). Pewter, prints, paintings, glass, tin, nautical, wood, tools, toys, lighting, iron, photographic, military, political and books. Open May-Oct most days 9-5.
Tel: 236-2326

Downshire House Ltd.
Alan Spanswick. 49 Bayview St. Fine quality antique longcase clocks, wall regulators & both mercurial & aneroid barometers. Plus selected furniture. Mon.-Sat. 10:30-4 or by appointment.
Tel: 236-9016 Fax: 236-3445. Web Site:

Quarter Cape Antiques Gallery
Ray Cushing, Rte. 1, 4 miles north. 20 dealer shop set in Maine's only historic Quarter cape coach house. Buying & selling fine ceramics, period furniture, folk art, paintings, paint decorated smalls, hooked rugs & pottery. May-Nov Tues-Sat 10-5.
Tel: 236-4574 E-mail:

Rufus Foshee Antiques
Rte. 1 halfway between Camden and Lincolnville Beach. Specialist in English and American pottery, 1650-1880. Open daily. Serious collectors should call ahead.
Tel: 236-2838

Schueler Antiques
10 High St., Rte. 1 just above town. A fine collection of American period and country furniture, paintings, antique accessories and folk art. Open from mid May to mid Oct. Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5, Mon & Tue by chance or appt.
Tel: 236-2770 or (winter) 617-738-8309

Somerset Antiques
47 Bayview St. English & French antiques. English silver, estate jewelry, figural napkin rings, antique garden accessories, lamps, wall decor, antique Oriental carpets. Open daily 9-5 Mon-Sat, 10-4 Sun.
Tel: 236-1013

Suffolk Gallery
Marjorie Jones, 47 Bayview St. Fine English silver, blue & white transfer ware, porcelains, Staffordshire figures, furniture, paintings and decorative accessories. Open daily 10-5 and by appt.
Tel: 236-8868

The Richards Antiques
Chad Richards, 93 Elm St., US 1. Furniture and accessories for the discriminating collector, lamps a specialty. Fine new lamp shades and lamp repair. Normally open 10-5 June-Oct but an appointment is advisable. Balance of year by appointment.
Tel: 236-2152


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