Waterboro (Maine)

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Waterboro is a town of about 6000 people in York County, Maine.

Get in[edit]

Car only, taxis are available from nearest cities. Nearest highway exit is exit 19 in Wells, ME (approx. 35 minutes; 21 miles) and exit 32 in Biddeford, ME (approx. 30 minutes; 15 miles). Nearest Greyhound bus terminal is in Portland, ME (approx. 45 minutes; 35 miles). Nearest Amtrak station is in Wells, ME (approx. 35 minutes; 21 miles), Saco, ME (approx. 30 minutes; 18 miles), Old Orchard Beach, ME (approx. 40 minutes; 23 miles), and Portland, ME (approx. 45 minutes; 35 miles). Closest airport is Portland, ME; PWM,(approx. 45 minutes, 32 miles). Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts is about 2 hours away, at approx. 100 miles.

Get around[edit]

Getting around Waterboro is fairly simple, the areas of shops and businesses are all pretty close. But, though you can walk, it is easier to take a car around, or a bike (neither of which you can rent in the town. Waterboro is made up of North Waterboro, East Waterboro and Waterboro. The bordering towns are Limerick, Newfield, Shapleigh, Alfred, Lyman and Hollis.

See[edit]

If you're interested in learning some history of Waterboro, right at the center of town is the James Leavitt house museum, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in the 1850's, the house contains the original architecture and interior design, allowing the viewer to step back in history.

Do[edit]

The biggest thing to do in Waterboro is the lake located at the heart of the town, called Little Ossipee Lake. Here there is a small beach area for town locals, a boat ramp into the lake, and rentable cottages and houses around the edges of the water. Perfect for fun in the summer, it's always full of people, and there is a convenience store (Lakeside Market), less than a minute up the road, where you can purchase subs, sandwiches, pizzas and other quick food, as well as soda for the kids and a cold beer for the adults. In the winter time, the lake freezes solid, and a community of ice fishing shacks spring up all over the surface; there is also an annual ice fishing tournament. Located in Southern Maine, Waterboro gets plenty of snow, and there are trails for snowmobiles and snowshoeing in the woods, and across the lake.

There is also a high school located in Waterboro; Massabesic High School. During the fall season, watch football games in the stadium, during the winter, watch basketball games in the gym, and during the spring, watch lacrosse games in the fields. The drama club also puts on two plays a year, fall (usually a musical) and spring semester, which usually plays for a week, and contains talented young students.

Buy[edit]

  • Hannaford Supermarkets - 20 Sokokis Trl, +1 (207) 247-8000.
  • J D's Package Store & Redemption Ctr [Liquor Store] - 13 Sokokis Trl, East Waterboro, +1 (207) 247-3991.
  • Waterboro Antiques & Collectibles1009 Main Street +1 207 247-6200.

Eat[edit]

  • Dunkin' Donuts - 40 Sokokis Trail, East Waterboro, +1 (207) 247-2000.
  • Subway - 40 Sokokis Trail, East Waterboro, +1 (207) 247-2299.
  • 199 Sokokis Seafood and Steak - 199 Sokokis Trail, East Waterboro, +1 (207) 247-6603.
  • Blast From the Past - 114 Sokokis Trail, East Waterboro, +1 (207) 247-8005.
  • China City - Route 202, East Waterboro, +1 (207) 247-8822.

Drink[edit]

  • Dunkin' Donuts - 40 Sokokis Trail, East Waterboro, +1 (207) 247-2000.

Sleep[edit]

Closest hotels or inns are in Sanford, ME (less than 20 minutes).

Go next[edit]

Routes through Waterboro
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