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12 Fantastic Things to Do in Maine With Kids

things to in Maine with kids

Finding activities and attractions that children can enjoy isn’t always an easy task, but thankfully, there are plenty of things to do in Maine with kids! Museums, theme parks, nature tours and much more abound in Maine. Check out this list of some of the best things to do in Maine with kids, and get out and enjoy the Pine Tree State!

12 Fantastic Things to Do in Maine with Kids

1. Acadia National Park

Located on Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park is one of the most popular places in Maine for hiking, camping, kayaking and more. Kids of any age will love the natural beauty here.

2. Whale Watching

There are few adventures as exciting as whale watching in Maine! Head to Cap’n Fish’s Whale Watch in Boothbay Harbor, or Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co., and see humpback whales, fin whales, and more.

3. A Portland Sea Dogs Baseball Game

The Portland Sea Dogs are the AA minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, and a Sea Dogs game is one of the best things to with kids in Maine! Minor league baseball games are both family-friendly and budget-friendly!

4. The Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine

Located in Portland, the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine is the perfect outing for kids. Exciting exhibits, theater shows, educational programs and more are in store!

5. Fishing Charters

Maine fishing charters are great for kids and parents alike, allowing them to experience the thrill of not only the ocean but reeling in fish you can’t catch from the shore.

6. York’s Wild Kingdom

York’s Wild Kingdom is a popular choice for things to do with kids in Maine, and it’s easy to see why. Exotic wildlife (like the Bengal tiger and spider monkey), animal presentations, an exciting amusement park, and more can be found at York’s Wild Kingdom. 

7. Wolfe’s Neck Farm

Located by the water in Freeport, ME, scenic Wolfe’s Neck Farm offers visitors camping, hiking, bike rentals, hay-wagon tours, summer camps, agricultural education, and more.

8. Kayaking

Thanks to the state’s many lakes, rivers, and miles of coastline, Maine kayaking is a fun activity that kids will love! Head to Sebago Lake, one of the state’s best kayaking spots, and enjoy paddling its beautiful waters.

9. Funtown Splashtown USA

Summer isn’t complete without a trip to a waterpark. Head to Funtown Splashtown USA and enjoy the park’s exciting slides and pools, as well as the classic park rides. This park is one of the most fun things to do with kids in Maine!

10. Carousel Music Theater

If your family has an appreciation for great theater performances, take them to Boothbay Harbor’s Carousel Music Theater. Enjoy coffee, dessert, food, and more before the show!

11. Maine Wildlife Park

Gray, ME, is home to the Maine Wildlife Park, where visitors can see and learn all about the exciting animals that inhabit the state, like moose, bald eagles, and more. Don’t forget to tour the fish hatchery!

12. Lobster Tours

Lobster is the premier food of New England dining, so why not see where they come from? Maine lobster tours are both educational and exciting.

Experience the Beauty of Coastal Maine When You Stay at Dockside Guest Quarters & Restaurant

Located in York, ME, Dockside Guest Quarters & Restaurant is a waterfront Maine bed and breakfast that provides guests with the best lodging in the area. Enjoy the coastline of Maine, views of the Atlantic Ocean, and the pleasant atmosphere of York Beach when you stay at Dockside. Our beautiful rooms and suites feature amenities like private decks, views of the water, queen-size beds, and more!