So you can see we offer you proximity to a large and exciting variety of outdoor activities not to mention myriad hiking opportunities in nearby Grafton and Evans notches as well as some great climbs right here in Waterford!

Feel like taking it a bit easy? Drive up and over Paris Hill where Hannibal Hamlin—Abe Lincoln’s first VP—lived and visit the historic jail which now houses a small and charming library. Stop in Norway and browse through Books ‘n Things to find some local author’s works or gifts for those back home.Perhaps visit one of our two local Thrift Shops which support animal rescue homes—you can find wonderful bargains and help to provide care for our “furry friends.”

Still too active?-- then you need to come back to Waterford and we’ll book you a session at Waterford Therapeutic Massage. Let Kate Bradley work her magic using neuromuscular, Swedish and sports massage techniques to relax your muscles and your whole being.

LAKE KEZAR COUNTRY CLUB - 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.

NORWAY COUNTRY CLUB – Nine holes with fabulous views of western Maines’s hills and lakes. Enjoy the panorama over lunch.

BRIDGTON HIGHLANDS CC  - 18 hole, par 72 course has impressive views of the Presidential Range.  Tennis courts, snack bar, pro shop.

SONGO RIVER QUEEN II - Take a ride on a replica of the Mississippi River Stern Paddle Wheelers to view Long Lake and the lock system

HIGH VIEW FARMEnjoy Maine’s winter wonderland in a horse drawn sleigh ride pulled by Belgian draft horses. 

BEECH HILL BISON RANCH - Take hay rides among the herd, view calves in spring. Buy bison products and Native American ware.

SPORTSHAUS SKI & SPORT – Kayak, canoe & sailboat rentals in summer; ski, snowboard & snowshoe rentals in winter.

SUNDAY RIVER SKI RESORT – 8 mountain peaks of skiing, snowboarding, maintain biking and gondola rides. March chili cook-up, April Parrot Head Festival

MT. ABRAM SKI AREA – A small family owned ski area for perfect family outings.

SHAWNEE PEAK SKI AREA – Offers 40 trails and multiple lift options for day & night skiing; also renowned for its children’s lessons & daycare.

McLAUGHLIN GARDEN – Dedicated to preserving one of Maine’s renowned landscapes. Free lectures & demonstrations year round, spectacular Lilac Festival in May.

DEERWOOD FARM & GARDENS – Specializes in hundreds of varieties of daylilies and perennials. Seasonal lectures & demonstrations.

SACO RIVER CANOE & KAYAK  - Day trips and overnights on the Saco River with vehicle shuttle service provided.

MAHOOSUC GUIDE SERVICE – Offers one day or multiple day dog sledding experiences in winter. Also guided canoe trips in summer.

CARTER'S CROSS COUNTRY SKIING - two locations (Bethel & Oxford) offering groomed x-country trails and equipment rentals.

DEERTREES THEATRE- An active performing arts and cultural center in western Maine since 1936 providing an eclectic roster of productions June through September.

THE ODDFELLOW THEATER - An old Buckfield, Maine landmark has been restored to showcase a unique line of professional vaudeville style shows (juggling, comedy, dance, etc.) year ‘round.

GALLERY 302  - Showcases the works of over 60 artists exhibiting works in oil, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, pen & ink. Special seasonal shows. Open year ‘round.

BONNEMA POTTERS – Visit the Bonnema’s gallery & showroom displaying their pottery and porcelains. Their product’s amazing colors and textures are suggestive of the water and sky of western Maine.

OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY & TUBING – family fun year round. Come and snow tube in winter or be a spectator at the track events April through October. Grand show is the July Oxford 250.

MAINE WILDLIFE PARK – Opens in April. The visitor center and animal orphanage allows one to view over 25 species of Maine wildlife. Picnic grounds, walking trails, lectures, fish hatchery.

SABBATHDAY LAKE SHAKER COMMUNITY & MUSEUM – The only active Shaker community left in the world. Tours, museum, library, workshops, and herb shop.


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