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Weekend Events Around Wiscasset Woods Lodge – Sept. 19-22

Haunted History Tour – Bath/Damariscotta/Hallowell
When: Thu, September 19, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Residents and visitors in Maine are invited to explore the little known history & mysteries of Bath, Damariscotta or Hallowell (the Hallowell tour starts at 7 pm) during lantern lit walking tours of historic sites and ghostly haunts. Participants will be taken through back streets to hear tales of local hauntings and the history behind them. Buildings that once seemed ordinary will take on eerie new dimensions as “The Lady in the Red Cloak” relives their history and that of the ghostly entities that are said to still reside there.

Papercut Pressed Floral – Class
When: Fri, September 20, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Midcoast Crafts, 75 Main St. Route 1, Wiscasset
Using layers of hand cut paper, students will create a composition reminiscent of
pressed flowers and foliage. The workshop fee includes a frame for the finished piece. Limit 6 students. Cost: $50. Midcoast Crafts.

Lighthouse Lovers Cruise
When: Sat, September 21, 3:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Maine Maritime Museum
See up to 10 of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, Seguin Island Light, Cuckolds Light, Ram Island Light, Burnt Island Light, and Hendricks Head Light.

Haunted History Tour – Damariscotta
When: Sun, September 22, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Damariscotta, ME, USA
Residents and visitors in Maine are invited to explore the little known history & mysteries of Damariscotta during lantern lit walking tours of historic sites and ghostly haunts.
Participants will be taken through back streets to hear tales of local hauntings and the history behind them. Buildings that once seemed ordinary will take on eerie new dimensions as “The Lady in the Red Cloak” relives their history and that of the ghostly entities that are said to still reside there.

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Weekend Events Around Wiscasset Woods Lodge – Sept. 12-15

Sunken Steamboats of Moosehead Lake

When Thu, September 12, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where Maine Maritime Museum
See the Midcoast premier of this new documentary featuring never-before-seen underwater footage revealing the discovery and history of the sunken steamships in Moosehead Lake. Film will be followed by a talk with director Ryan Robbins and producer Liz McKeil.

Intro to Linoleum Blockprinting – Class

When Fri, September 13, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Where Midcoast Crafts, 75 Main St. Route 1, Wiscasset
Description An introduction to carving a linoleum block for printing. Students will receive guidance designing a graphic image, transferring the image to the block, safely cutting the design and printing. Final prints may need to be left to dry, and can be picked up at any time during gallery hours. Cost: $48. Midcoast Crafts.

Maine Open Lighthouse Day

When Sat, September 14, 9am – 3pm Description This popular annual event, is a once a year opportunity to tour dozens of lighthouses across Maine. The event is sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation offers the general public the rare opportunity to climb and learn about over two dozen historic Maine lights.

Foreign Auto Festival

When Sun, September 15, 10am – 3pm Where Owls Head Transportation Museum Description Grab your transcontinental ticket to jet set through the world of impeccable imports – no passport needed!

Also check out our list of weekly events around Wiscasset Woods Lodge.

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Maine Open Lighthouse Day, September 14, 2019

This is one of my favorite days of the year. We stumbled upon this event during our trip out to Maine to look at purchasing the hotel. We were even interviewed by the Portland Press Herald that day.

Each year they open about two dozen lighthouses to the general public. Most of these lighthouses are rarely, if ever, accessible to the average person. So come out and take advantage of this great opportunity. Lighthouses are open from 9 am to 3 pm unless otherwise noted.

This year’s open lighthouses include:

Wood Island Lighthouse

Portland Head Lighthouse

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse

Portland Breakwater Lighthouse

Seguin Island Lighthouse

Doubling Point Lighthouse

Burnt Island Lighthouse

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

Marshall Point Lighthouse

Owls Head Lighthouse

Curtis Island Lighthouse

Grindle Point Lighthouse

Fort Point Lighthouse

Dyce Head Lighthouse

Monhegan Island Lighthouse

Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Goat Island Lighthouse

Squirrel Point Lighthouse

Whitehead Lighthouse

Come enjoy this once a year opportunity on Saturday, September 14th, 2019. Book your room today here.


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New Bedding In Every Room

At Wiscasset Woods Lodge we’re constantly working to improve and upgrade our facilities. This year we hall all new bedding and curtains in all our rooms. We love the new look and hope you will too.

Queen Cottage Room
Two Full Beds Motel Room
King Cottage Room
Two Full Bed Cottage Room
Full Cottage Room
King Motel Room
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Weekends in Wiscasset – July 18th to 21st

Farmer’s Market – Wiscasset
When: Thursday, July 18, 3pm – 6pm
Where: Wiscasset Recreational Pier – Downtown
Description: Enjoy the goodness growing, baking, and being created across our community! Vendors indlude: Big Barn Coffee, Buckwheat Blossom Farm, Creamed Baking Co., Hawkes Farm, Island Mushroom Co., Micromainea, Pinetree Poultry, SeaLyon Farm

Music on the Commons
When: Thursday, July 18, 6pm – 7pm
Where: Just below courthouse in downtown Wiscasset
Description: Concerts start at 6:00 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair, a boxed lunch, sit back and enjoy the music in the air! Concert Schedule

Bath Art Walk
When: Friday, July 194:00 – 7:00pm, Bath
Description: Discover Bath’s lively arts community during the art walk. Come downtown and stroll through the streets to see Bath’s talented artists and grab a great meal at one of our many fabulous restaurants. All locations are in walking distance.

Truck and Tractor Show
When: Saturday and Sunday July 20, 10am – 3pm
Where: Owls Head Transportation Museum
Description: From grounbreakers to big rigs, this 2-day celebration is all about massive machines on a mission. Featured Marque: International Harvester

Rails, Tails & Ales
When: Saturday, July 20, 12pm – 4pm
Where: Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Rd, Boothbay
Description: | $35 | Passport to All Participating Brewers Enjoy great craft beer from Maine breweries, an outdoor vintage car show, plus a family-friendly setting including steam train rides and a Village Green filled with classic, vintage, antique, hot rods, muscle cars and much more – on the great Midcoast of Maine. Brewers & Others

Old Stone Jail tours
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm – 4pm
Where: 133 Federal Street, Wiscasset
Description: Built in 1811, it is one Maine’s oldest surviving jail buildings, serving as the state’s first penitentiary between 1820 and 1824. It is now a museum operated by the Lincoln County Historical Society.

Music at Waterfront Park
When: Saturday, July 20, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Bath, Maine
Description: Summer Saturday Concernt Series on the Waterfront. Bring a blanket, pack snacks and enjoy these open air concerts featureing the best in local and regional musicians. If raining, the concerts will be held in the Chocolate Church.

Lobster Boat Racing – Friendship or Portland
When: Sun, July 21, 10am – 12pm
WhereFriendship or Portland
Description: Just what it sounds like, lobster boat racing

Haunted History Tour – Damariscotta
When: Sun, July 21, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Damariscotta
Description: Residents and visitors in Maine are invited to explore the little known history & mysteries of Damariscotta during lantern lit walking tours of historic sites and ghostly haunts. Participants will be taken through back streets to hear tales of local hauntings and the history behind them. Buildings that once seemed ordinary will take on eerie new dimensions as “The Lady in the Red Cloak” relives their history and that of the ghostly entities that are said to still reside there.

For a list of all the regular weekend events visit our Weekends in Wiscasset page.


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Weekends in Wiscasset July 4 – 7th

Bath Heritage Days (July 3 – 7)

A 5 day festivel with events held throughout the city’s downtown area including 30 bands and activities for the entire family.

Wiscasset 4th of July Events

A community breakfast, parade, music and fireworks. Click here for times.

All-American Cruise-In

Saturday, July 6th from 10 am to 3 pm at Owlshead Transportation Museum. Showcase of American automotive design and ingenuity. Highlights the syle and power of automotibles beginnning inthe early 20th century and extending through the 70’s.

WWF Ice Cream Social and Steam Trains

On Saturday July 6th from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Take their afternoon trains from Sheepscot station and enjoy and ice cream social at Alna Center Station.

Sheepscot River Race

Saturday, July 6th from 3:00pm – 6:30pm starting at Sherman Lake Rest Area in Newcastle and ending at the Wiscasset Waterfront. This is the 30th anniversary of the Sheepscot River Race.

In addition to these special events we have numerous events that occur every weekend. For a full listing of those events checkout out our Weekends in Wiscasset page.


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Weekends in Wiscasset June 27th – 30th

Wiscasset Art Walk

When: Thu, June 27, 5pm – 8pm
Where: Wiscasset
Description: Enjoy a delightful summer evening as you park your car and stroll the charming Village of Wiscasset. View the incomparable art and meet the artists, sip some wine, and enjoy the sounds of our strolling minstrels. Be sure to visit the Village collection of one-of-a-kind shops – from high antiques to folk craft and mid-century furnishings; personal luxuries and gifts for loved ones back . Artwalk Page

Farmer’s Market – Wiscasset

When: Thu, June 20, 3pm – 6pm
Where: Wiscasset Creamery Pier – Downtown
Description: Enjoy the goodness growing, baking, and being created across our community! Vendors indlude: Big Barn Coffee, Buckwheat Blossom Farm, Creamed Baking Co., Hawkes Farm, Island Mushroom Co., Micromainea, Pinetree Poultry, SeaLyon Farm

Lecture: Preserving Maritime Artifacts: The Art and Science of Archaeological Conservation

When: Thu, June 27, 6pm – 7pm
Where: Maine Maritime Museum
DescriptionLearn the secrets and science behind conserving artifacts found underwater. Molly O’Guinness Carlson, of the Head Tide Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, will share her experience and challenges working as a marine conservator.

Boothbay Windjammer Days – June 23rd to 29th

When: Sunday June 23rd to Saturday June 29th
Where: Boothbay Harbor
Description: Windjammer Days marks the kick off to summer in the Boothbay region and is a time to reconnect with family, friends and neighbors after the long winter, an opportunity to support local businesses and welcome visitors. It is a time to honor our maritime history and celebrate the vital role it plays in the lives of all who live here. Clich here for full schedule of events

“Art in the Barn” Lulu’s Barn

When: Sat, June 29, 1pm – 3pm
Where: Lulu’s Barn, Westport
Description: Guided Painting Event Moon over Pines Join us for a guided painting event Moon over Pines hosted by artist, Marie L. Spaulding.

PLUS ALL THE OTHER GREAT ACTIVITIES THAT OCCUR EVERY WEEKEND. CLICK HERE FOR A LISTING OF ACIVITIES THAT CAN BE ENJOYED EVERY WEEKEND. And don’t forget to check out our events calendar to help you plan your next Maine Vacation.


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Weekends in Wiscasset – June 6, 7, 8, 9

All activities listed here are either in Wiscasset itself or are in Midcoast Maine within and hour’s drive of Wiscasset Woods Lodge. For more details on each event go to our Events Calendar.

Thursday, June 6

10am Midcoast Craft Sidewalk Sale – Downtown Wiscasset
10am Members Art Show – Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset
3pm Farmer’s Market – Wiscasset Recreational Pier – Opening Day
6pm Lecture: Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Hanover: The Romance and Reality of a Maine Shipwreck – Maine Maritime Museum
7:30pm Haunted History Tour – Bath/Damariscotta/Hallowell (7pm)

Friday, June 7

10am Members Art Show – Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset
10am Midcoast Craft Sidewalk Sale – Downtown Wiscasset
11am Tours of Nickels-Sortwell House and Castle Tucker – Wiscasset

Saturday, June 8

6am Montsweag Flea Market – Woolwich
7:45am PIYO on the Pier – Wiscasset Commercial Pier (near the Yacht Club)
10am Midcoast Craft Sidewalk Sale – Downtown Wiscasset
10am Members Art Show – Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset
10am Monkey C Monkey Do is Open – Wiscasset
10:30am WWF steam trains operating – Alna
11am Tours of Nickels-Sortwell House and Castle Tucker – Wiscasset
3:30pm Lighthouse Lovers Cruise – Maine Maritime Museum, Bath
4pm Historic Tidbit Tasting Tour – Hallowell

Sunday, June 9

6am Montsweag Flea Market – Woolwich
11am Tours of Nickels-Sortwell House and Castle Tucker – Wiscasset

These are just some of the many great activities available every weekend throughout Midcoast Maine. Keep checking our events calendar for more activities. And reserve your room at Wiscasset Woods Lodge today to make sure you don’t miss out on anything!

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Weekends in Wiscasset May 31, June 1

Friday, May 31

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Schooner Bowdoin and Ernestina-Morrissey

1-3 pm, Participants will meet at the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard.

Built in 1894 the Ernestina-Morrissey is a National Historic Landmark Vessel and the Official Vessel of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Built in 1921, the schooner Bowdoin is the official vessel of the state of Maine and the flagship of Maine Maritime Academy. Both vessels are currently undergoing restoration work at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard. Presented by Maine Maritime Museum.

Saturday, June 1

Lighthouse Adventure Cruise to Burnt Island Light

9am – 12pm, Red Cloak Tours, Boothbay Harbor

This Boothbay Harbor cruise only happens once a year. View up to 4 or 5 lighthouses and then land on Burnt Island where you will have exclusive access to the island, open tower and open keeper’s house. Elaine Jones, DMR education director will be there to welcome the tour and Red Cloak Tours will have narrative about the island, families, lighthouse life, folklore & legends,the other lighthouses we might see, etc. during the whole 3 hour tour, which is on the Novelty of Balmy Days Cruises. Tickets for this one of a kind adventure are only $75 each, a portion of  your ticket price will go toward restoration of the light tower, which is looking forward to its 200th birthday in 2021. It is the only original light tower left in Maine. Advanced reservations required.

Auto TourOwls Head Transportation Museum

6:30am – 4pm, Owls Head Transportation Museum

Calling auto enthusiasts of all ages for an epic excursion through beautiful Midcoast Maine! Dust off that classic, antique or special interest car and kick off the season with the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s Annual Spring Auto Tour, taking participants on a specially-curated, scenic route along the coast. After stopping to explore iconic locations throughout the day, the tour will break for a special lunch with our friends at the Fort Knox State Historic Site, Maine’s most visited historic site and home to one of the best-preserved military fortifications in New England.

Castle tucker & Nickels Sortwell House Tours

11am – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday, Wiscasset Historic District

Now open for the season. Historic New England oversees two historic homes in Wiscasset Castle Tucker and the Nickels-Sortwell House. Come take a tour and learn the history of the homes and the town.

1811 Old Stone Jail Opens for the Season

Noon – 4 pm , Saturday and Sundays

The Old Stone Jail is opening for the season. Docents give tours every weekend through the summer. Located on Federal Street in Wiscasset.

Members Art Show

10am – 4pm, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset

Opening of the Annual Members Exhibition provides member artists the opportunity to exhibit their work in an non-juried, all inclusive show in the award-winning gallery.

Regular Weekend Events

Lighthouse Lovers Tour

3:30 – 7:30 pm, Maine Maritime Museum

See up to ten of the Mid-Coast’s most iconic lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, Seguin Island Light, Cuckolds Light, Ram Island Light, Burnt Island Light, and Hendricks Head Light.

Montsweag Flea Market

6am am – 1:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, Montsweag Flea Market is Midcoast Maine’s largest flea market 

Steam Trains Running

10:30 am – 1:30 pm Saturdays, Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway


To see a full list of all the events in Midcoast Maine see our Events Calendar.

Enjoy all that Midcoast Maine has to offer, make your reservation to stay at Wiscasset Woods Lodge today!

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Weekends in Wiscasset – May 24 and 25th

Saturday, May 25

Damariscotta Mills Alewives Festival

2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Damariscotta Mills Fish Restoration Ladder, Nobleboro

Childrens activities, music games, see the alewives and restoration work. Good food, smoked alewives and 5K road race (8 AM)

35th Anniversary, Wiscasset Bay Gallery

From 3 – 5 pm to celebrate the gallery’s 35th year and the opening of “Spring Arrivals.” The reception is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. 67 Main Street, Wiscasset

Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, 7 Cross Rd, Alna

WWI on the Homefront Re-enactment  May 25 at 2:00 pm – May 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Re-enactors from 103rd Regiment Living History will be encamped at Alna Center Station all weekend sharing stories, information and history relating to the First World War in Europe and on the home front.

The Art of Woodburning May 26th 9:30 am – 3 pm

The Shelter Institute, Route 1 in Woolwich

Explore tools, wood types and techniques to open a world of creativity, utilitarian uses and unique gifts. Wood burning has much to offer and does not require you to be an artist.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens – Free Weekend for Mainers

Maine residents get free admission to the gardens this Saturday, Sunday and Monday (May 25, 26, 27).

Regular Events

Montsweag Flea Market

6:00 am – 2:00 pm Montsweag Flea Market is Midcoast Maine’s largest flea market. Open Saturday and Sunday.

Monkey C Monkey Do

Ropes challenge course and ziplines for the whole family. On Route 1 just south of Shaw’s supermarket. Open Saturday and Sundays.

Lighthouse Lovers Tour

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath 3:30pm – 7:30pm. See up to ten lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, Seguin Island Light, Cuckolds Light, Ram Island Light, Burnt Island Light, and Hendricks Head Light.

Monday – Memorial Day

Try your had at selling stuff at the Montsweage Flea Market. Memorial Day is Open Field Day FREE To One & All. Please limit yourself to 2 spaces. No Reservations.