Brunswick & Midcoast Maine

Historic and picturesque, Brunswick mixes New England charm with a thriving arts and entertainment culture. Visitors can explore more than fifty ethnically-diverse restaurants, distinctive retail shops, Bowdoin College and its museums and beautiful campus, summer musical theater, a year-round Farmers Market, and cultural offerings at the Town’s many theaters, galleries, museums, and festive community events—nearly all in walking distance of the vibrant downtown.

The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern is adjacent to the Bowdoin College campus and steps from the heart of downtown Brunswick giving our guests easy access to a variety of events, activities and attractions right outside the hotel doors. Portland, Maine’s largest city, is approximately thirty minutes from the property offering additional museums, water adventures and dining. And Freeport is only fifteen minutes away featuring LL Bean’s flagship store as well as numerous outlet and shopping opportunities.

Named one of the Top 20 “Best Small Towns in America” by Smithsonian magazine in 2012 because of our high concentration of arts and culture, museums and historical sites per capita, the activities are limitless.

Via the Amtrak Downeaster or the Maine Eastern Railroad, the newly developed Brunswick Station connects visitors from both South and North to Maine’s Midcoast region. Located on Station Avenue adjacent to Bowdoin College and right across the street from the Brunswick Hotel and Tavern, this exciting station features the Brunswick Visitors Center, restaurants and pubs, financial institutions and a walk-in clinic.

The rocky Midcoast of Maine is a region with an abundance of outdoor recreation and activities for travelers wishing to take some time to reconnect with nature and take in the sites of our timeless coast. Be sure to pack your sneakers or hiking shoes and set aside some time for the great outdoors.

Androscoggin Bicycle & Pedestrian Path
The 2.63 mile paved pathway offers scenic views of the Androscoggin River between downtown Brunswick and Cook’s Corner. It is a popular location for bicycling, jogging and roller blading.

Androscoggin Brunswick-Topsham Riverwalk
Enjoy a stroll along the Androscoggin on the 1.25 mile loop. The path links the Frank J. Wood Bridge to the Androscoggin Swinging Bridge along the river.

Reid State Park
Interested in communing with nature? Discover a paradise of sand dunes, hiking trails, bird watching and a magnificent beach! (375 Seguinland Rd, Georgetown.)

Attractions

Attractions

Coastal Maine boasts a hefty dose of nostalgic Americana— all within a short distance of our hotel.

Maine Lighthouses

Maine Lighthouses

Nothing compares to heading to the coast to see a Maine Lighthouse for the first time.

Maine Beaches

Maine Beaches

Long, pristine stretches of sandy beaches can be found along the southern and mid-Maine coast.

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Coastal Maine is peppered with museums and galleries. We’d love to share some of our favorites places with you.

PERFORMING ARTS

PERFORMING ARTS

The Bowdoin College International Music Festival presents six weeks each summer of distinguished classical artists.

BOWDOIN COLLEGE

BOWDOIN COLLEGE

The Bowdoin College campus is the quintessential New England College campus.