Brunswick, ME, USA

Brunswick, ME, USA

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Where to stay near Brunswick, ME?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 344 vacation rentals near Brunswick. From 177 houses to 111 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Brunswick for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Quintessential New England charm

Historic Brunswick offers everything you'd expect from a picturesque village on Maine's Atlantic seaboard: rugged coastline, a plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy, trails and waterways to explore and cozy local restaurants serving up fresh seafood. Choose a Brunswick vacation rental for summer hiking, biking and beach fun or winter sports and snows. Sightseeing further afield can take in Portland's shops, pubs, clubs, museums and arts scene – just 30 minutes away – or the state capital, Augusta, just under an hour up the Androscoggin River.

Brunswick's sights and sounds

Your Brunswick vacation rental offers a perfect base to explore the verdant local parks, pretty local villages bursting with New England charm, and miles of wooded trails to hike and bike. Then there are the dreamy beaches and iconic lighthouses of the Maine coast and the windswept islands of Casco Bay. The campus and cosmopolitan alumni of Bowdoin College lend Brunswick a proud literary heritage and a thriving arts and entertainment scene. Foodies can check out the local farmers' market, while the festive community events bring everybody together.

Explore historic Brunswick

The Museum of Art on the Bowdoin College campus has a renowned collection of paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and artifacts, as well as a busy program of arts events. Nearby, you can discover the story of Bowdoin College alumni who explored the North Pole at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum. History and literature buffs shouldn't miss a visit to Harriet Beecher Stowe House – a celebration of the life of the famous author. The Androscoggin Swinging Bridge is another notable local landmark. Connecting Brunswick with neighboring Topsham, the historic iron bridge is a National Historic Place and part of the scenic Androscoggin Riverwalk.

Brunswick's wintery wonders

Despite Brunswick's idyllic coastal location, which lends the region to summer holidays, you can expect snow during the winter months. At this time of year, you can join with the crowds skating on Maine Street. Pause for a warming hot chocolate or a draught of a local craft brew at one of the local cafes, bars or breweries along the way, or visit the historic Fort Andross Mill Complex, now a thriving hub of business and pleasure on the banks of the Androscoggin. And don't forget, there are miles of local trails to ski, snowmobile or snowshoe under snowy mountains and fragrant, snow-dusted forests.

Brunswick's natural delights

There's a wealth of nature spaces to explore in Brunswick. In summer months, canoe or kayak from Mill Street canoe portage down to the 250th Anniversary Park along the Androscoggin River as it flows through the city. Meanwhile, the city's Coffin Pond Recreation Area is a fantastic spot for summer swimming. You can hike Brunswick's highest point, the Pinnacle, in the sweeping acres of forested hills and wetlands at Cox Pinnacle Park. Or, 20 minutes from Brunswick vacation rentals, the rocky shores and ancient hemlocks at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park are a renowned osprey-spotting and picnic spot.