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Explore a Variety of Activities at Spruce Point Inn and in the Area!

Oceanside Swimming

The ocean, affectionately known by locals and summer residents as the “Boothbay pool”, isn’t the only place to swim at Spruce Point Inn. Our oceanfront salt water pool was constructed in 1991 to upgrade the original tidal pool from the 1930’s. Poolside service, comfortable teak furnishings, a hot tub and waterfront sporting amenities make this location one of the first stops for guests each season.

Another full size salt water pool also on the resort grounds is adjacent to our Lighthouse Children’s Camp and playground. 

    The Spa at Spruce Point Inn

    The Spa at Spruce Point Inn, set among the cooling pines, is a boutique spa encompassing four treatment rooms, changing facilities, and a secluded hot tub and lounge area on a private deck. Relax and enjoy signature massages, organic facials, body rituals and nail treatments — using natural Maine ingredients.

     

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    Trail Hiking & Geocaching

    May of 2020 marks the 157th anniversary of the publication of “The Maine Woods” by Henry David Thoreau. A man who understood the inseparability of people and place – and who went to some trouble to immerse himself in the wild places he loved, from Walden Pond to Cape Cod to the White Mountains – it was Maine that Thoreau considered among the wildest of wild places.

    The historic trails on Spruce Point are set in an old growth forest that spans over 40 acres of our private 100 acre peninsula.

    Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt using a GPS device. You will navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and attempt to find the geocache hidden at that location. We have geocaches hidden out on our hiking trails here at SPI. Stop by the Front Desk to sign out a GPS unit and hunt for the caches yourself!

      Road Biking

      The back roads of Spruce Point and the “east side” of the harbor provide a great way to explore our private peninsula. Enjoy a short ride to town for lunch at the Boathouse Bistro Roof Top or Red Cup. And if a one-way trip is all you are interested in — just let us know. We’ll come and pick you up in the SPI shuttle or Bright Line.

      The Spruce Point Inn complimentary bikes are located by the oceanside saltwater pool and may be reserved any time upon arrival.

        S'more Bliss

        Inn-siders know there are fire rituals at Spruce Point Inn: s’mores parties where kids and grownups (who can tell the difference at a s’mores party?) gather in the shared familiarity of a tribe that’s having fun. But what many other resorts make a trending afterthought, we make a signature opportunity for the ‘oceanside memories made in Maine’ we curate to bring discovery and delight to every corner of Spruce Point.

         

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        Tennis

        Since the 1930’s, Har-Tru made from granular green stone from Pennsylvania, has been used as a popular surface for tennis courts. Har-Tru “American” clay is easier on the body and reduces the incidence of common tennis injuries to the lower extremities. It’s also known to be 15 degrees cooler than hard surface tennis courts.

        The two complimentary Har-Tru tennis courts at Spruce Point Inn are located just adjacent to The Spa. Reserve a court time at the front desk upon arrival. Tennis racquets and balls are available at any time.

        The Inn’s tennis courts are open from early June through mid-October.

        Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

        The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is recognized on Trip Advisor as one of the top 10 Botanical Gardens in the US. Located on 250 acres in nearby Boothbay, it offers more than a dozen individual ornamental gardens within a landscape that’s quintessentially Maine. Spectacular plantings, imaginative stonework and water features, a permanent sculpture collection plus seasonal art exhibits, and miles of waterfront and woodland trails set this garden apart.

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        Boothbay Region Land Trust Hiking

        No Tickets. No Lines. No Noise. All Yours. BRLT trails are open to the public, year-round, free of charge. Properties include woodlands, wetlands, salt marshes, islands, seabird and wading bird habitat, feeding areas for migratory birds and butterflies, historical and archaeological sites, and working waterfront.

        Founded in 1980, Boothbay Region Land Trust (BRLT) is a non-profit organization working to conserve the natural beauty and character of the Boothbay region including the towns of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Edgecomb, and Southport. They work with towns, land owners, residents, visitors and neighboring land trusts to conserve and steward the land.

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        Fitness Room

        Ourt strength training and cardio fitness room is equipped with a treadmill, elliptical cross trainer, stationary and recumbent bicycles, multiple Peloton bikes, and weight machines. Additional equipment includes dumbbells, stability balls, bosu balls, medicine balls, and body bars.

        In addition, Spruce Point Inn is proud to be the only resort in Boothbay Harbor listed on Peloton’s official Hotel Finder.

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        In compliance with the state of Maine's COVID-19 guidelines, our fitness center will not be available until further notice. 

        Downtown Boothbay Harbor

        A short drive - or a short boat ride aboard our Brite Line boat - away, Downtown Boothbay is a charming area full of wonderful shopping, incredible dining and a variety of celebrations throughout the season. Browse through the eclectic gift shops and remarkable art galleries featuring local artists. Pick up a souvenir to remember your trip or grab a gift for a friend! 

         

        Pemaquid Lighthouse

        Rising above crashing surf and spectacular rock formations, this area attraction is a cultural and historical treasure. Each year, about 100,000 visitors come to explore the park grounds, take in the panoramic view of the Atlantic and marvel at one of the state’s best known icons. It is so honored that, in 2003, Maine citizens voted to use its likeness to represent them on the state quarter.

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        Maine Maritime Museum

        Maine Maritime Museum is an area attraction offering many opportunities to explore Maine’s maritime heritage and culture. This attraction is located in Bath, Maine — just 25 minutes South on Route 1. Here, visitors will find tours of Bath Iron Works, daily lighthouse cruises and trolley tours, the country’s only surviving historic shipyard where wooden ships were built, A Victorian-era shipyard owner’s home, New England’s largest sculpture: a full-size representation of the largest wooden sailing vessel ever built, Wyoming and more!  

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        Walking on Ocean Point

        Just a short drive from the Inn, Shore Road on Ocean Point is a serene place to watch the lobstermen hauling and setting their traps just offshore, all sorts of vessels sailing past, and seabirds wheeling overhead. Look out to Burnt Island Light, Ram Island Light, and Cuckolds Light. On a good day, you’ll also see Seguin Island and its lighthouse towering in the distance. On your walk, drop in at Ocean Point Studio.

        Pure Maine Golf

        Boothbay Harbor Country Club is a wonderful Maine Golf Course, featuring breathtaking vistas, challenging holes, and a sea breeze blowing off the ocean. Their 18 championship holes are truly a "Pure Maine" golfing experience with innovative design, incredible conditioning, and beautiful landscaping. 

        During the months of Mid-May to Mid-June, Mid-September to Mid-October, public access players must call the golf shop for a tee time at 207-633-3673 ext 1. Please note: Non-Golf Members are limited to 3 rounds per season as a guest of a member or public access player. 

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        Gleason’s Fine Art

        Established in 1985 by husband and wife team Dennis and Martha Gleason, Gleason Fine Art has become a fixture on the local and statewide art scene. From the beginning, the Gleasons’ goal has been to offer the finest work by established painters and sculptors inspired by the beauty of Maine, especially its coast. Over the years, the Gleasons have placed work in some of Maine’s most important collections, including pieces now in the permanent collections of the Portland Museum of Art, Farnsworth Museum, and the Monhegan Museum. The gallery celebrates the rich art history of coastal Maine, particularly the long-standing connection between Boothbay Harbor and Monhegan Island.

        Hendrick’s Head Beach

        Searching for treasure buried beneath seaweed, you can climb the tiny Kitten Island off Hendricks Head Beach. The cozy beach, wedged in a cove just past the Southport General Store, is just a few minutes from Spruce Point Inn. A perfect place to feel the sand between your toes and soak up the allure of a local Maine beach.

        Boothbay Opera House

        For generations, the stage of the historic 1894 Opera House in Boothbay Harbor, Maine has played host to actors and musicians from around the state and around the globe. With over 100 events and performances annually, there is almost always something happening at the House – an evening with a Grammy winning musician, a visit from a Broadway actor, nights of jazz or bluegrass, rocking Celtic concerts, lectures, holiday celebrations and community events fill our schedule. With fine acoustics, historic charm, a great old bar room upstairs and a commitment to reasonably priced tickets, the Opera House is a gathering place for the local community and visitors alike.

        Boothbay Railway Village

        The Boothbay Railway Village is a non-profit educational organization. Nowhere else in New England can you ride the rails behind an authentic steam locomotive surrounded by historic Maine buildings preserved in a recreated village, and view a collection of 60 antique autos. Throughout the season a wide variety of special events are hosted on the Museum’s Village Green from vintage ball games to car shows and family festivals.

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