Hello everybody. My family is going to be staying in Boothbay Harbor 7/31-8/7. Every year, we take a drive over to Camden and visit Mt. Battie and the Maine state prison shop in Thomaston. This year, we've decided we'd like to visit the Penobscot Narrows bridge, and since that adds driving time to our trip, we've decided to make a full day trip of the area.
So, my mission (should I choose to accept it) is to be the trip planner, to figure out a full day to see the best of the area. Care to help? We are definitely planning to:
Drive to the Penobscot Narrows bridge
Go to the top of Mount Battie
Visit the Maine State Prison Shop in Thomaston
I know there's Belfast, Owl's Head, Rockport, Rockland, and who knows what else in the region. What are the things I ought to include in the trip and are there any times or days that we should aim to see certain things? Is there a recommendation for where to be for lunch and dinner? I'd love any input I could get from the people who love this area!