Bath, Maine

Bath was settled in 1781 and is now a thriving city in Sagadahoc County with a lovely downtown area. Bath is also home to Bath Iron Works, which has been building military vessels since 1884. Bath is known as "The City of Ships" and has a rich maritime heritage. Long before Bath Iron Works the city produced ships known as clipper ships that sailed to ports around the world. By the mid 19th century Bath was the nation's 5th largest seaport. During this time numerous homes were built in the Federal, Greek Revival and Italianate architectural styles. Many of these homes still exist today.

Sites and Attractions

To name a few...

  • The Chocolate Church Performing Arts Center
  • The Maine Maritime Museum
  • Downtown Trolley Tours
  • Bath Iron Works
  • Patten Free Library and Park
  • South-End Boat Launch
  • Bath’s Waterfront Dog Park
  • Downtown Bath
  • Bath Area Family YMCA
  • The Riverfront Park
  • The Bath Farmer’s Market
  • Summertime 3rd Friday Artwalks
  • The Bath Country Club

Places to Eat
  • Mae’s Café and Bake shop
  • Starlight Café
  • Café Crème
  • Best Thai II
  • Beale Street BBQ
  • J R Maxwell’s
  • The Cabin
  • Kennebec Tavern and Marina
  • Southgate Family Restaurant
  • Betty’s Home-Style Cooking
  • The Galley Restaurant
  • Mid-coast Pizza and More
  • Jimbo’s Diner
  • Solo Bistro
  • Byrnes Irish Pub
  • Bath Sandwich Shop
  • Bounty Restaurant
  • Fiona’s Catering
  • Dot’s Ice Cream
  • Mario’s Pizza and Subs
  • Mateo’s Hacienda

Places To Stay

Bath is a gracious and hospitable town with lodging choices ranging from large and straightforward to ornate and intimate.

  • Holiday Inn
  • Hampton Inn
  • Kennebec Inn
  • Kismet Inn
  • Bath Shipyard Inn
  • Galen C. Moses House B&B
  • Inn at Bath

Conserved Areas
  • Thorne Head Preserve. Owned by the Kennebec Regional Land Trust this 1.5 mile trail is popular with pet owners. You are sure to meet people with unleashed dogs along this trail. The top of the overlook provides lovely views.
  • Whiskeag Trail. Find this trail just outside of the Bath YMCA. It is very popular with joggers.
  • Sewall Woods. A 91 acre preserve owned by the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust. This preserve has over 2,300 feet of shorefront on Whiskeag Creek and is home to numerous species of wildlife. The preserve was donated to KELT with a priority put upon habitat protection and non-motorized recreation. The Whiskeag Trail follows the ridge that runs north to south across the preserve.
  • Lilly Pond Community Forest. Explore woodlands and wetlands in this preserve which protects 900 feet of waterfront along Lilly Pond, the headwaters of Whiskeag Creek. The community forest offers 3 miles of multi-use trails.

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