Bowdoin is located in Brunswick, ME, a town of 21,000 near the coast. Bowdoin and Brunswick are thoroughly interwoven. A cinema, music store, farmers’ market, and dozens of restaurants and boutiques are a five-minute walk from the campus.
Coastal Maine is striking not just for its beauty, but also for the rich array of academic & recreational opportunities along the rocky coast. Maine has almost 3500 miles of coastline containing lighthouses, beaches, fishing villages, and thousands of offshore islands.
25 minutes to the south of Bowdoin is Maine's largest city, Portland. Portland is a thriving medium-size city filled with galleries, boutiques and shops, and nationally recognized restaurants.
Bowdoin is tucked away between the mountains and the coast. Maine's mountains offer thousands of acres of wilderness along with world-class skiing at Sugarloaf and Sunday River, the second largest ski resort in the Northeast.