Maine was settled over 400 years ago by French explorers who stayed the first winter at St. Croix Island off the Bay of Fundy. http://www.nps.gov/sacr/index.htm They only survived through the help of the First Nation people of the area.
In the years that followed, waves of different people sailed, walked, came on trains or in wagons to settle Maine’s rugged coastline and mountain valleys.
It is the people that came to our state that make it what it is today. They worked hard and built sturdy, beautiful farms and towns. They brought culture with them and made sure that living in these demanding places would not mean any lack of civilization. They brought their religious beliefs, their ability to persevere in face of daunting odds, and their commitment to friends and family.
The only way people survived was by helping and supporting one another. There is a very strong vein of quiet, unassuming neighborliness that runs through the toughest sea captain or most weathered farmer even today.
Each town and village throughout the state has its own character stamped by its own particular challenges through the years. They all share an open invitation to anyone truly interested who comes to discover more about what makes this state so beautiful.
Come and meet your neighbors!
There is so much to say about each of these lovely towns. Please explore each of them at your leisure and find your own favorite places and activities. Here is a mention of each town just as a starter. Take it from here for a lovely trip.
NEIGHBORS TOWARDS AUGUSTA
NEIGHBORS TOWARDS LEWISTON/AUBURN
NEIGHBORS IN THE LAKES REGION
The Lakes Region of Maine (of which Wayne is a part) is one of the favorite get aways for people from other states. The weather is moderate, there are all kinds of water activities available and the mountains are close by. Yet you can still get to the coast and back very easily. Just right for summer.
Mt. Vernon Between Parker Pond and Belgrade, Mt. Vernon is a lovely village with a great restaurant (The Post Office Cafe) and some sweet little stores. Good for your morning coffee.
NEIGHBORS INTO THE MOUNTAINS
NEIGHBORS TO THE SOUTH
NEIGHBORS ON THE SOUTHERN COAST
NEIGHBORS AROUND PENOBSCOT BAY
Penobscot Bay is one of the most beautiful and most photographed regions of Maine. Rightfully so. The natural beauty of the ocean, the islands and the mountains coming right down to the water, all combine to make the perfect Maine experience. The towns along with west side of the bay are each different and each worth a visit!