The results of the annual Down East Magazine poll, Best In Maine, are in! Here are the winners and finalists in the Boothbay Region, Wiscasset, Bath, Damariscotta, Waldoboro, Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville. Drum roll, please ...
Editor’s Picks within our readership areas: Family - “Guardians of the Seeds” at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens; Cruise- Hardy Boat Cruises; Hard Cider - Whaleback Farm Cider
Best of Maine in the Boothbay Region, Wiscasset and Bath businesses voted Best Of Maine: Art Gallery - Gleason Fine Art; Pet Store: Two Salty Dogs; Book store: Sherman’s; Book Shops (all locations) Women’s Boutique (including Bath) : House of Logan; Yoga Studio: Crow Point Yoga; Builder & Architect: Knickerbocker Group; B&B/Inn: Topside Inn; Golf Course: Boothbay Harbor Country Club; Marina: Boothbay Harbor Marina. Finalists Boothbay Region & Bath were: Market for Seafood - Pinkham's Gourmet Market; Gym/Fitness Center - Boothbay Harbor Country Club; Home Improvement Store: Grover's and Ames True Value; Builder: Marden; Cruise: Balmy Days Cruises AND Cabbage Island Clambakes; Hotel/Resort: Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Golf Resort AND Spruce Point Inn; Breakfast/Brunch Spot - Mae’s Cafe & Bakery; Coffee Shop - Cafe Creme; Women’s Boutique - Bohemian Rose; Used Car Dealer - Norm’s Used Cars; Art Museum - Maine Maritime Museum; Furniture Store - Country Farm Furniture.
The Best of Maine In the Newcastle/Damariscotta/Waldoboro regions - Best Of Maine Winners: Bar - King Eider’s Pub; Diners - Moody’s Diner; Food Co-ops - Rising Tide Co-op; Bargain Store: Reny’s (all locations); Shoe Store - Reny’s. Finalists: Distilleries - Split Rock Distilling; Ice Cream: Round Top; Candy Stores: Orne’s Candy Store; Apple orchards: Biscay Orchards; Taproom/Tasting Room - Oxbow Brewing Co.; Brewery - Oxbow Brewing Co.; Bargain Stores - Big Al’s Super Values, Women’s Boutique - Women of Substance; Furniture Store - Dow Furniture; Garden Center/Nursery - Moose Crossing Garden Center; Cruise- Hardy Boat Cruises.
Best of Maine Rockland/Camden/Lincolnville: Winery - Cellardoor Winery; Women’s Boutique: House of Logan; Art Museum - Farnworth Art Museum; Home Improvement Store - Aubuchon Hardware (all locations); Hotel/Resort: Samoset Resort. Finalists: Food Co-ops - Belfast Co-op; Maine-made Chocolate - Bixby & Co; Hard Cider - Whaleback Farm Cider; Breakfast/Brunch Spot - Home Kitchen Cafe; Winery- Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery; Pizza - Flatbread Company; Bargain Stores -Serendipity Fine Consignment; Book Store - Owl & Turtle Bookshop Cafe; Toy Stores - Out on a Whimsy; Women’s Boutique - Coyote Moon; Spa - Green With Envy; Shoe Stores - Reny’s and Colburn Shoe Store; Art Gallery - Waterfall Arts; Private School, Seconday - Watershed School; Builder - Artisan Builders; Architect - OPAL Architecture; B&B/Inn - Hartstone Inn & Hideaway.