Points of Interest

Maine remains one of the nation’s premier vacation spots. There is much to see and do within easy reach of the College.

We’ve listed only a few of the many places of interest as well as a partial list of area accommodations and restaurants.

 

60-MILE RADIUS FROM COLBY

Augusta (Maine State Museum, Old Fort Western, Augusta Civic Center, airport, and retail shopping)

Bath (Maine Maritime Museum, scenic coastline, historical charm, and a vibrant arts scene)

Belgrade Lakes (boating, camping, and fishing on five lakes and numerous streams and wetlands)

Boothbay Harbor (Boothbay Railway Museum, sea kayaking, whale watching, and scenic coast and village)

Camden/Rockport (Center for Maine Contemporary Art,quaint coastal villages, boating, hiking, and antiques)

The Forks (whitewater rafting, hunting, fishing, and National Scenic Byway or All-American Road)

Freeport (birthplace of the state of Maine, L.L. Bean and more than 50 other major outlet stores)

Georgetown (Reid State Park, Five Islands, wildlife sanctuary, and beach)

Hallowell (antiques, rare books, riverside walking)

Owls Head (Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head Light, resorts, and fishing)

Pemaquid Point (Scenic coast, Samoset Memorial, salt pond, famous lighthouse, and historic sites)

Phippsburg (Maine’s first ship, Popham Beach, and Fort Popham)

Rockland (Farnsworth Museum, Maine windjammer fleet, prized restaurants, trendy shops, and boating)

Sabbathday Lake (last functioning Shaker community in the U.S., Shaker museum, and arts and crafts)

Weld (Mt. Blue State Park, swimming, boating, and picnic facilities)

Wiscasset (picturesque village, waterfront dining, historic architecture, and antiques)

 

   

120-MILE RADIUS FROM COLBY:

Acadia National Park (Mt. Desert Island, Somes Sound, Cadillac Mountain, scenic drives, hiking, and wildlife tours)

Bar Harbor (Millionaires’ Row, Abbe Museum, boutiques, sailing, golf, and dramatic coastal views)

Baxter State Park (Mt. Katahdin, “Yellowstone of the East”)

Cape Elizabeth (Portland Headlight, Fort Williams Park, fishing, and water sports at Crescent Beach)

Castine (historic coastal town predating Plymouth Colony, Maine Maritime Academy)

Gilead, N.H. (Evans Notch)

Grafton Notch (Appalachian Trail, waterfalls, mountains, hiking, fishing, and early fall foliage)

Greenville (Moosehead Lake, museums, boating, hunting, and fishing)

Kennebunkport (Ocean Avenue, fine dining, excellent boutiques, and superior accommodations)

Kittery (Maine’s oldest incorporated town, sandy beaches and ocean views, and 120 outlet stores)

Old Orchard Beach (The Pier, sand beach, shops, eateries, nightlife, fireworks and concerts, golf, and fishing)

Ogunquit (Marginal Way, galleries, boutiques, gift and antique shops, fine restaurants, and beaches)

Port Clyde (ferry to Monhegan Island, outstanding scenery)

Portland (Old Port historic district, fashionable shops, fine dining, sports, art galleries, art museum, island cruises)

Rangeley Lakes (fishing, hiking, kayaking, golf, tennis, hunting, skiing, and snow shoeing)

Sebago Lake State Park (fishing, boating, water skiing, windsurfing, swimming, camping, and golf)

Sugarloaf (alpine and Nordic skiing, golf, biking, dining, and concerts)

Sunday River (alpine and Nordic skiing, golf, biking, dining, and concerts)

Wells (all-season outdoor activities, shopping, fine dining, sandy beaches, and leisure pastimes)

York (Harvest Fest and York Days, miles of beaches, historic sites, Nubble Light, and dining).

 

Other useful resources: 

www.visitmaine.com 

www.midmainechamber.com

www.raftmaine.com (for rafting enthusiasts)

www.themainegolftrail.com (for the golfer)

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