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The Rockland Breakwater is a mile long jetty groups can walk together.


Our Destination Maine Resort Offers Something for Everyone

Memorable activities for guests of all ages

Situated on 230 scenic oceanfront acres, the Samoset Resort has unique, memorable activities for visitors all ages. Active guests will love our sports offerings and famous “Ultimate Backyard” featuring tennis, pickleball, a playground, and much more, while those seeking a more relaxing time can unwind by the spectacular “zero entry” pool or get pampered at The Spa. Because we want to make your coastal Maine vacation all about you, our expert “Consider It Done” agents will personalize your stay with the activities you and your loved ones enjoy the most.


The Samoset Resort has been hosting unforgettable Maine vacations for generations, introducing guests to the beauty and serenity of Coastal Maine with activities for every age and interest.

Samoset Winter Bridge with Christmas Wreath

Holidays & Resort Activities

Join us to celebrate our winter holidays & resort events, including Christmas, New Year’s, school vacations, and our guest favorite Glacier Ice Bar weekends.

Samoset Winter golfcourse in snow looking over ocean

The Game Room at Samoset Resort

The Game Room has everything you need to keep the family entertained on snowy days. The space is complete with cedar work play sets, foosball, ping pong, and corn hole to burn off excess energy as well as board games and movies for quieter nights in.

Samoset Winter Snow Tubes

Camden Snow Bowl

Don’t miss the National Toboggon Races at Camden Snow Bowl in Camden, Maine! Winter means cross country skiing, inner tubes, and, of course, the Camden Snow Bowl. Head on over for downhill skiing in midcoast Maine and family fun in the snow on your next trip to Samoset Resort.

man walking down the jetty to the lighthouse


Lighthouses are among Coastal Maine’s most iconic attractions. Bundle up and spot some of the region’s can’t-miss ones, including Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, Owls Head Lighthouse, and Pemaquid Lighthouse.

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Learn about Coastal Maine’s rich history at a local museum. Top ones include Farnsworth Art Museum & Wyeth Center and Maine Lighthouse Museum.

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For a wine tasting like no other, cruise up Maine’s coastal route of US 1 to Lincolnville’s Cellardoor Winery. Sample the small-batch, Maine-made wines crafted from grapes sourced from the on-site vineyards.

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If you want to try candlepin bowling, a fun activity unique to New England, check out Oakland Park Bowling Lanes in Rockport.

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Winter is a great time to visit Coastal Maine’s historic houses. Some of the region’s most storied structures include Montpelier and Conway Homestead Museum.

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Furniture Makers

Maine has a long legacy of wood furniture making. To learn more about the craft and its history, explore Windsor Chairmakers and the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.

the samoset ice bar with oysters

Annual Glacier Ice Bars

Opal’s Coolest Attraction – the Samoset’s annual glacier ice bar. Sculpted out of 50,000 pounds of ice, the ice bars have been a quintessential wintertime tradition since 2014. Join us for some invigorating winter fun, January 12-14 and 19-20, 2024.

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Enjoy the crisp, coastal Maine air and breathtaking views of the landscape with an invigorating hike. Popular options include Camden Hills State Park, Beech Hill, and Merryspring Nature Center.



Coastal Maine is full of wonderful places to kayak, no matter your skill level. To book a guided tour, we recommend Maine Sport Outfitters and Port Clyde Kayaks.

woman on bike


If you want to discover the unrivaled beauty of Coastal Maine and New England on a bicycle, rentals are available from Sidecountry Sports and Maine Sport Outfitters.

lobster boat on the water


Whether you want to book a leisurely day sail or savor freshly-pulled lobster right on your boat, our front desk team can help you choose from dozens of local boating companies.

Mini golfing

Mini Golf

Golf enthusiasts of all ages will have delight in a round of mini golf at Rockport’s Golfer’s Crossing right on Route 1.

Sailing in Camden, ME


Since few things beat being in a schooner on the water when the weather’s nice, book a day sail with Schooner Day Sails, Schooner Surprise, or Appledore2.com.


Summer Events

In the summer, the Rockport area hosts unique seasonal events such as the Great Schooner Race, North Atlantic Blues Festival, and Maine Boat & Home Show.