- 1 Brunswick Visitors Center (Brunswick Station), 16 Station Ave, ☏ . 9:30AM-6PM daily. Staffed by volunteers, this little space packs a big punch of information for new arrivals. They've got an array of pamphlets and local knowledge to help you find what you're looking for throughout the Southern Mid Coast region. The space is also the waiting area for Amtrak's Downeaster service, Brunswick is the end of the line. Free.
Approaching from either south or north on Interstate 95, take Interstate 295 and watch for the Brunswick exits. Alternatively, old US Route 1 runs right through the city.
Wiscasset airport (ISS IATA), in Wiscasset or Merrymeeting field in Bowdoinham are the nearest public-use airports. They are less than 10 miles away from the city center of Brunswick. Personal air charter can be arranged into these airports, with Wiscasset having all-weather and 24/7/365 availability.
- 1 Androscoggin Swinging Bridge, Mill St & Cushing St. 24 hours daily. This simple pedestrian suspension bridge spanning the Androscoggin River was built in 1892 for workers crossing from Topsham into Brunswick for their factory jobs. Crossing affords beautiful views of the placid river. The bridge has been rebuilt a few times, but the cables you see today are still the originals. Parks have since been created on either end, and In January 2004 the bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Free.
- 2 Bowdoin College. The oldest institute of higher education in Maine, founded in 1794. Many interesting buildings and activities.
- 3 Bowdoin College Museum of Art, ☏ . Upper Park Row, Walker Art Building, at Bowdoin College.
- 4 First Parish Church, Maine St, ☏ . Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose husband was a professor at Bowdoin College, was sitting in Pew 23 of this church during a communion service when she had a vision of the death of a slave which became the pivotal element in her book, Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- 5 Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 63 Federal St, ☏ . A National Historic Landmark, nearly 200 years old. Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin here.
- 6 Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, 2 Potter St, ☏ .
- 7 Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, 9500 College Station, ☏ . Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 2-5PM. Hubbard Hall at Bowdoin College.
- 8 Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, 159 Park Row, ☏ . One of Maine's oldest historical organizations, maintaining three museums about the area and a extensive research collection.
- 9 The Skolfield-Whittier House, 161 Park Row, ☏ . Open during the summer only.
- Androscoggin River Bicycle Path, ☏ . Between Grover Lane and Water Street, along the Androscoggin River. A 2.5 mile-long paved path along the River with trees, granite benches, restroom facilities, and designated lanes for cyclists and pedestrians. Great for walking, jogging, bicycling, roller-blading, or skateboarding. Managed by the Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department.
- Brunswick Golf Club, 165 River Rd, ☏ . 7AM-7PM daily. Public course. $25-45.
- The Theater Project, 14 School St, ☏ . Community theater, June through August.
- 1 Thomas Point Beach, 29 Meadow Rd, ☏ . 8AM-sunset daily. A clean, sandy beach that offers picnicking, a snack bar, playgrounds for the kids, volleyball, and softball areas. See "Sleep" for campsite rentals. $4.
These trails often pull double duty as cross country tracks during the colder months.
- Bowdoin Pines Trail, ☏ . Adjacent to Bowdoin College Campus. One of Maine's few remaining old-growth forests, 33-acre 'The Bowdoin Pines,' has a trail open year round for walking, jogging, bird-watching, picnicking and cross-country skiing. Dogs on leashes. No fires or camping. Information available from Bowdoin's 'Environmental Studies Program'
- Brunswick Town Common. Starts at a parking lot in a pine grove about 2 miles south on Harpswell Road (Route 123) Comprises less than 100 acres of woodlands and bog with wide trails suitable for walking and cross-country skiing. Dogs are permitted on leash or under owners voice control. Comprises the far southwestern section of the original thousand acre "commonage" granted by the Pejepscot Proprietors in 1719. Managed by Brunswick Town Commons Planning Committee.
- Cox Pinnacle, ☏ . Near Hacker Road, off Durham Road. 103-acre parcel with trails for walking, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and horseback riding through wooded hills, rocky ledges, and wetlands. Includes the highest point of land in Brunswick, at 350 feet, with views of the White Mountains. The trail begins with a boardwalk across the wetlands and is marked in blue.
- Crystal Spring Farm Reserve, 277 Pleasant Hill Rd, ☏ . Trails are located on 160-acre farm owned and maintained by the 'Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust.' Forests, fields and blueberry barrens. (Maps can be found in a mailbox at the trailhead.)
- Mid Coast Hospital Nature Trails, Medical Center Drive, off Old Bath Rd. Look for the trail entrance at the far end of the parking lot. More than 3300 feet of prepared walking paths through the forested wetlands areas between the Hospital and the protected estuary and salt water marshes of Thompson's Brook. More information at Hospital Information Desk.
- Seaspray Kayaking Tours, Rentals & Guide Service, 209 Pleasant St, ☏ . 9AM-5PM daily.
- Androscoggin River Fish Migration: Brunswick Hydro. W-Su from 1-5PM during the spawn. If you are planning on being in the Brunswick area between mid-May and late June, be sure to visit FPL Energy's Brunswick Hydro generating station on the Androscoggin River. Here you will find a glass wall viewing room to observe the annual spawning ritual of anadromous fish heading upriver. Species such as Herring, Salmon and Smallmouth Bass make their way up a 40 foot high, 570 foot long man-made fish ladder. The viewing room can accommodate up to 20 people.
- Maine Highland Games - August 15, 2009, 29 Meadows Road (Route 24) (Thomas Point Beach), ☏ .
- Brunswick Arts Festival - August 15, 2009. 3rd Annual, on the sidewalks of Maine Street in Downtown Brunswick. Numerous children's activities will line the streets; roving jugglers, face painting,art projects, dance, and music. Street performances will include theatre, dance and a variety of other artistic venues. This festival is designed to celebrate and foster an appreciation of the arts in downtown Brunswick that truly makes Brunswick a cultural destination. The Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival (BOAF) exemplifies the Brunswick Downtown Association's goals to promote cultural activities and other events that create, support, and maintain a healthy, friendly and vibrant downtown.
- Bowdoin International Music Festival. Founded in 1964 by Robert K. Beckwith and Lewis Kaplan, the Bowdoin International Music Festival brings renowned classical musicians from around the world to Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine each summer for six weeks of instruction and performance. More than 250 highly talented young performers of graduate, college, and high school levels further their artistic development through a concentrated program of instrumental study and composition with the Festival's outstanding artist faculty. The Bowdoin Festival produces seven concert series three artists' concert series, two student concert series, and two series in which students and faculty perform together, EuroFest and the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music. Through its concert presentations, the festival brings performers of international stature and a rich variety of musical programming to thousands of residents and summer visitors.
- Estilo, 10 Pleasant st, ☏ . Th-Sa 10:30AM-5:30PM, Su noon-4PM. A unique consignment boutique for women featuring fashions by JJill, Flax, Eileen Fisher, Habitat, and many others.
|This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:|
|Mid-range||$15 - $25|
- The Gelato Fiasco, 74 Maine St, ☏ . Open 11AM-11PM. Of all the things you can eat in Brunswick, this is easily the most delicious. Artisan-style gelato made daily from traditional Italian recipes. All natural and made from scratch. Espresso and coffee also served.
- Fat Boy Drive-In, Route 24, ☏ . The classic old drive-in lives here, and you can eat in your car. Lights on for service. Roll up your window a bit so the waitress can hang your tray on it. Good, inexpensive classic food like burgers and onion rings.
- Wild Oats Bakery and Cafe, 149 Maine St, ☏ . Fantastic baked goods, specialty sandwiches, freshly baked bread, healthy snacks, take home dinners, cookies & cakes & pies, coffee & espresso, homemade soups. The works, really. Delivers to Bowdoin College. Prices are low and quality is high so expect some crowding around meal times.
- Shere Punjab, 46 Maine St, ☏ . W-M 11AM-3PM; 5PM-9PM. Indian food.
- Henry and Marty's, 61 Maine St, ☏ .
- Scarlet Begonias, 16 Station Ave, ☏ . Specialty sandwiches and pizzas. 'A bistro & catering establishment.' Lunch and dinner, M-Sa.
- The Great Impasta, 42 Maine St, ☏ . Italian food. Lunch and dinner six days. Closed Sundays.
- Cameron's Lobster House, 18 Bath Rd, ☏ . 8AM-7PM daily. Family owned institution with old school feel, serving breakfast lunch and dinner for dine in or drive-thru. Good lobster rolls at good prices.
- Richard's Restaurant, 115 Maine St, ☏ . German and American cuisine. German dishes include wienerschnitzel and sauerbraten. German beer on tap. Children's menu. Live piano Saturday nights.
- Frontier, 14 Maine St, ☏ . Tu-Su 9AM-9PM. Outstanding cuisine from across the globe, set in a refurbished old mill overlooking the river. Go during the day for the best views, or go during the night to check out the art gallery, filmhouse, and performance space. A Brunswick original.
- Sea Dog Brewing Company, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island (Topsham), ☏ . 11AM-1AM daily. Pub food and Maine microbrews.
- Vessel & Vine, 4 Pleasant St, ☏ . W Th 2-10PM, F Sa 2PM-1AM. Wine bar with a vintage aesthetic. Also serves beer and small plates.
- Moderation Brewery, 103 Maine St, ☏ . W Th 4-9PM, F 3-10PM, Sa noon-10PM, Su noon-7PM. Intimate space with friendly staff.
|This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:|
|Mid-range||$75 - $125|
- Thomas Point Beach Campground, 29 Meadow Rd (Off Route 24 at Cook's Corner), ☏ . Snack bar, gift shop, sportsground. Open May - Oct, 9AM - sunset. $30.
- Days Inn - Brunswick, Maine, 224 Bath Rd, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. At the Walmart near Cooks Corner Mall. All rooms with refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary Continental Breakfast. Car needed. $70.
- Comfort Inn, 199 Pleasant St, ☏ . Free continental breakfast, free local calls. Wireless internet. Exercise room. Car needed. $70.
- Travelers Inn, 130 Pleasant St, ☏ . $70.
- New Meadows Motel, 393 Bath Rd (Harding), ☏ .
- Best Western Plus, 71 Gurnet Rd, ☏ . $90.
- The Brunswick Hotel, 4 Noble St, ☏ . Full Service Tavern opened seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 52 spacious rooms offering complimentary wireless internet and in-room coffee. Function space for up to 120 people. Pet friendly rooms available. $140.
- Brunswick Inn, 165 Park Row, ☏ . Bed and breakfast with 15 rooms, most in the charming 19th century house. There is some additional space in cottages on the property. Tons of period detail, antique furniture, and working fireplaces. Staff is quite friendly and helpful, and the included breakfast is chef prepared. Close to Bowdoin College, train station, and the downtown area. $150.
- 2 Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St, ☏ . M-Th 9:30AM-8PM, F Sa 9:30AM-5PM, Su noon-4PM. Your friendly neighborhood local public library. Free.
- Bowdoin College Library, 5 College St, ☏ . M-F 8AM-midnight, Sa Su 10AM-11PM. Offers computers and in-house use of their collections. Of course there are many more services available to registered Bowdoin students. Free.
- Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Rd (Topsham), ☏ . Tu-Th 9PM-8PM M F Sa 9AM-4PM. A community center for all ages. Free.
- Maine Maritime Museum, premier maritime museum with working exhibits off Route 1 in Bath. Tel: +1 207 443-1316. Open year round.
- Reid State Park and Beach, 800 acres with 1.5 miles of sandy salt-water beach in Georgetown.
- Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, woods trails on the ocean only five minute drive from the center of Freeport.
- Popham Beach State Park, spacious sandy salt-water beach in Phippsburg. Renowned for its wide, sandy beach, beautiful views and excellent swimming. Kids will love exploring the ruins of the adjacent historic Fort Popham.
- Mast Landing Sanctuary- Upper Mast Landing Road, off Flying Point Road, in Freeport, Tel: +1 207 781-2330. Marked trails on 100 acres.
- Josephine Newman Sanctuary, Route 127 in Georgetown, Tel: +1 207 781-2330. 2 miles of nature walks through a 119-acre preserve that is bounded by a salt marsh. Trails wind through a marsh and secluded woods along exposed ledges, ocean inlets, and a pond.
- Morse Mountain Sanctuary, Phippsburg.
- Thomas Point Beach
- Eagle Island State Park (Casco Bay)
- The Olde Stone Schoolhouse at Georgetown
- Elijah Kellogg Church
|Routes through Brunswick|
|END ←||N S||→ Freeport → Portland|
|Augusta ← Richmond ←||N S||→ Freeport → Portland|
|Ellsworth ← Bath ←||N S||→ Freeport → Portland|
|Augusta ← Richmond ←||N S||→ END|
|Lewiston–Auburn ← Lisbon ←||W E||→ END|