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Travel and Tourism

Tourism is big in Maine, particularly in the summer. There is nothing like a week spent in Maine where everyone is friendly and the views are breathtaking. People from all over the world travel just to get away for their busy, fast-paced lifestyle and big city living to retreat to a small cottage on the lake or to hike a hill. If wildlife is not for you, there are many historical sites, museums and galleries open for the viewing. There are many parks in the area. North Street in Waterville is located across from MaineGeneral hospital and features the Alfond Municipal Pool and the Morton Brody Playground featuring tennis, basketball courts, swings and jungle gyms for the little ones. It's a great place to have an afternoon picnic. To end the days off right, come shop in downtown Waterville where many old buildings are part of the daily busy businesses such as shops and restaurants. There are also some overnight options as well, many motels, hotels, and bed and breakfasts that can accommodate your every need. If lodging is not in your interest, there are campgrounds for the outdoor enthusiast. These are just a few places mid-Maine offers; you can find more events in the greater Waterville area by going to our events page.

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Points of Interest in Mid-Maine

Arts & Entertainment

  • * Colby College Museum of Art — Known for its American art collection, the art museum is open to the public at no charge. Hours 10:00 to 4:30 Monday through Saturday. (207) 872-3936.
  • * Railroad Square Cinema — Showing a variety of alternative and foreign films, Railroad Square Cinema offers movies for all tastes and ages. (207) 873-6526.
  • Waterville Opera HouseWaterville Opera House — A magnificent turn-of-the-century theater located in the historic Waterville City Hall building in Downtown Waterville. The Opera House offers a variety of arts presentations. (207) 873-7000.
  • Colby Community Symphony
  • Gould Band Shell - Colby College
  • New England Music Camp

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Recreational Opportunities

Maine offers fun activities for both visitors and residents. No matter what your interests may be, you will find something of interest to you, whether it be battling the mighty Kennebec, walking down Main Street or just relaxing for the day at a lake. You will find fun in every season.

Springtime has the sweet smell of maple sugar camps boiling up their brew. Schools begin their spring concerts and competitions in tennis, softball, baseball, and track. Waters are great for freshwater fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, swimming, sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, and camping on the hundreds of lakes, rivers and streams that speckle the mid-Maine region.

With the habitat of our area, it's a great place for bird watching as they migrate back from winter territories. Hiking trails can be found at French's Mountain in Rome or Oxbow Nature Preserve in Waterville.

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Maine Profile

Official State of Maine Website
State of Maine Kid's Page

… is recognized as one of the most healthful states in the nation with summer temperatures averaging 70º F and winter temperature averaging 20º F
… is about 320 miles long and 210 miles wide, with a total area of 33,215 square miles, about as big as the other five New England states combined.

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