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friendly village" of Harrison is nestled between Long and
Crystal Lakes. It is the epitome of a quaint small town in
Maine. Old Home Days Celebrations are held the weekend following
July 4th each year. Parades, carnival rides, entertainment,
contests, barbecues, and fireworks are part of this annual
event. Each August the Scribner’s Mill Preservation Society
hosts a “Back to the Past” Celebration at the 1847 mill site.
This mill was operated continuously by members of the Scribner
family until 1962. The Harrison Historical Society operates a
museum on 190 acres at the top of Haskell Hill Road.
Deertrees Summer Theatre:
listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Deertrees is
operated as a non-profit performing arts center and presents an
eclectic offering of over fifty productions; from cutting edge
standup comedy to Downeast humor, from Broadway Plays to New
Orleans Jazz -during a season that runs from late June until
early September. They are home to the Deertrees Theatre
Festival, the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, the Deertrees
Children’s Wednesday Series, the BackStage Art Gallery and the
Salt Lick Café, Deertrees is one of the most active performing
arts venues in the Northeast.
Rufus Porter Museum and Cultural Heritage Center:
The Rufus Porter Museum and Cultural Heritage Center celebrates
the contributions of Rufus Porter to American arts and industry.
The Center preserves a home on 67 North High Street in Bridgton,
Maine, containing Porter murals painted in 1828. The Center
proposes adding a structure to house the 15 Westwood, Mass
murals, and to become an exhibition and teaching facility
devoted to the creative arts and sciences of the 19th and 20th
Rufus Porter was, among many other things, a teacher of the
arts. The center wants continue this tradition by offering
classes, lectures, and workshops such as wood carving,
restoration arts, folk painting, traditional furniture making,
candle making, tole painting, fiber arts, etc. to help keep
these arts alive.
Pleasant Mountain Trail, Sabattus Mountain Trail, Waterford Inne,
Bickford Brook Slides and Blueberry Mountain Trail, Sebago Lake
State Park, Range Pond State Park - This short list is a sample
of the great hiking experiences for you and your family. There
are many more trails with various skill levels to choose from.
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village:
The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is home to the last active
community of Shakers. The village includes the Shaker Museum and
the Shaker Store. The Shaker Store is a gift shop offering
Shaker handmade oval boxes and other "fancy goods." The museum
offers village tours, special events; including crafts workshops
and demonstrations. Other special events include Nature Walks,
Apple Saturdays, Maine Festival of American Music, herb garden
internships, Friends' Weekend and the Christmas Fair.
Highland Lake & Long Lake:
Located in the Lakes and Mountains Region of Southwestern Maine,
Highland Lake has long been a favored freshwater getaway. Once
called Crotched Pond, the lake has spent several generations
perfecting the art of making visitors happy. The Greater
Bridgton Lakes area around Highland Lake acts as hub for the
dozen villages and many, many lakes stretching from Sebago Lake
to White Mountain National Park.
Long Lake lies just north of the Naples
Causeway. Many recreational activities start at the Causeway,
including lake tours on the Songo River Queen paddleboat,
seaplane rides, windsurfing, and parasailing. Boat rentals are
available at marinas in Naples and Harrison. Restaurants and
shops are within walking distance of the public dock in Naples.
Plains Speedway is a racetrack in Oxford, Maine, USA.
Established in 1950, it has been home to various NASCAR
Nationwide Series events, including the True Value Oxford 250,
Oxford 250 and True Value 250. With 14,000 seats, the speedway
has the largest seating capacity of any sporting venue in Maine.
The main race held there is the TD Banknorth 250.
Songo River Queen/Naples Causeway:
Summer visitors are drawn to the Causeway where they find lots
of fun activities by day, then spectacular sunsets and bustling
nightlife at restaurants and pubs. And no one should miss the
chance to cruise Long Lake or travel through historic Songo Lock
on the magnificent Songo River Queen! Local marinas provide many
watercraft options for fun on the water. Enjoy over 40
continuous miles of boating in the region starting either on
Long Lake or Sebago Lake via Brandy Pond.
Bridgton Drive-In and
Prides Corner Drive-In Theatres:
Drive-In theaters and Maine summer vacations go hand-in-hand,
especially in the Western Maine Lakes and Mountains Region. We
are lucky enough to have not one, but two drive-in movie
theaters both located on Route 302.
Steamboat Landing Mini-Golf:
A trip to Steamboat Landing is like taking a tour through the
Pine Tree State and experiencing “…the way life should be.” This
challenging course is based on the history of the area and
includes many landmarks from around Maine. The holes include a
classic New England covered bridge, historic Fort Western, a
scenic lighthouse, typical of the many that line Maine’s rocky
coast, and a Maine Black Bear, sporting his trout catch between
his teeth! As the course winds through the wooded gardens, you
will find something to catch your eye at every turn. At
Steamboat Landing you’ll enjoy the rustic setting with its lush
flower gardens and the sound or running water as it flows
through the Grist Mill at the 10th hole.
Bridgton Highlands Country Club:
Bridgton Highlands Country Club is a beautiful and challenging
18 hole golf course with great mountain views located in the
heart of the lake district in southwestern Maine. The original 9
hole course was planned by the noted designer, A.W. Tillinghast.
The course has been expanded to 18 holes with old and new holes
mixed in both the front and back nine. Don't forget to
visit their driving range, full tennis facilities.
Lake Kezar Country Club:
Lake Kezar Country Club is nestled in the foothills of the White
Mountains. This par 72 gem, combines a 1924 Donald Ross Design,
with a 1998 spectacular and breathtaking back nine. The
challenge and beauty of the brooks, ponds, stonewalls, and
majestic Eastern white pines are never ending. Lake Kezar
Country Club offers four sets of tees on every hole to
accommodate any level of golfer.
Looking for a fun, affordable way to spend some quality time
with friends and family this summer? With a broad collection of
attractions ranging from the adrenaline-filled Sky Swing to a
more relaxed game of mini-golf, Seacoast also offers go-karts,
bumper boats, and a climbing wall. Whether you're looking to add
a little excitement to your life, or you just want to spend a
relaxing day in the great outdoors, come on over to Seacoast Fun
Park in Windham!.
The West Oxford Agricultural Society (presenters of the Fryeburg
Fair) was incorporated on June 3, 1851. Originally nine Maine
towns were included, with six New Hampshire towns added in 1888.
After moving from town to town for the first few years, a
permanent fair site was purchased in Fryeburg. After nearly 30
years it moved to its present location, north of town. The first
fair was held there in October 1885. During the next 100 plus
years it has expanded to 180 acres and includes 100 permanent
buildings, with over 3,000 camping sites. Currently, about
300,000 attend the fair annually.