The Spruce Point Inn Resort and Spa is a beautiful vacation destination in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Before your visit, check out my post on what to do at Spruce Point Inn Resort and around Boothbay Harbor.
Read FIRST: Part One of our Spruce Point Inn trip here with details on lodging and dining! Thank you to the Spruce Point Inn Resort and Spa for hosting me!
What to Do at Spruce Point Inn
My husband and I were among some of the first guests at Spruce Point Inn this season, so many of the activities were not yet in service. However, that doesn’t mean we didn’t get a preview of the resort’s activities on land and water. From the oceanside pool and jacuzzi to complimentary bikes and croquet, SPI has a variety of things to do during your stay.
Our cabin is located just a few steps away from the pool. The staff was cleaning the pool and setting out chairs the day we were packing to return home. We popped into the pool area to admire the crystal blue waters!
While we were unable to swim in any of the resort’s two pools, we were able to watch as the oceanside pool’s stone patio received a mini makeover. The glittering view of the harbor is indescribable! During the summer, guests can order poolside cocktails while relaxing on teak furniture and watch the sun set.
We loved walked around the Spruce Point Inn Resort property despite the chill in the air. We saw a S’mores station, a fun game room, a playground with tetherball for the little ones, and plenty of places to relax. Hammocks and Adirondack chairs are strategically placed around SPI for relaxation anytime – usually with a gorgeous view!
Visiting Burnt Island
Guests will find the dockside access to SPI’s Bright Line from this pool area. The Bright Line is the resort’s complimentary boat service for hotel and restaurant guests. We took the Bright Line to Burnt Island for a picnic by the lighthouse and into Boothbay Harbor for shopping/dining.
Burnt Island is a well known historic site and must see while visiting the Spruce Point Inn. The Burnt Island working Lighthouse overlooking the ocean is surrounded by lush greenery and makes for a picturesque picnic location. Check out our picnic packed by Spruce Point Inn here!
For all the history buffs, you’ll love to learn since 1821, the Burnt Island Living Lighthouse has played a significant role in guiding vessels safely into one of Maine’s best harbors. Read more here before your visit!
Exploring Boothbay Harbor, ME
Boothbay Harbor is a beautiful New England coastal town first settled by British fisherman and farmers in the 1600s. The fishing aspect is still alive and well as boats and lobster traps adorn the harbor. Brandon and I spent quite a bit of time exploring Boothbay Harbor each morning during our stay at Spruce Point Inn.
There are so many stores in Boothbay Harbor that you can easily spend an entire day shopping in town. From Maine & Ivy, the ultimate boutique for the Modern Maine Prepster, to Coastal Maine Popcorn, home to handmade popcorn in all flavors – we had fun picking out souvenirs for ourselves and the family. We also popped into Orne’s Candy Store for a bag of gummy lobsters (my favorite) while Brandon visited Shirts by the Bay to pick up a Maine sweatshirt. If we return to Boothbay Harbor I would love to visit the places that weren’t open yet – like Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop and Two Salty Dogs Pet Outfitters.
After shopping we drove around to explore the surrounding area – mainly enjoying the Maine coastline! If you drive from Spruce Point Inn to Ocean Point you will see some of the most gorgeous views!
Did you know Margaret Brainard Hamilton, the actress who played the Wicked Witch of the West in Wizard of Oz, had a summer home on Cape Island near Southport Island? It was so fun to see her home – which is located in the town next door to Boothbay Harbor. Tip: Stop by the Southport General Store for snacks, beer, or a sandwich on your way there.
Other attractions we were unable to visit (but heard are amazing): Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, the Maine State Aquarium, and the Lighthouse on Monhegan Island.