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Lewiston

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Lewiston is a city in Androscoggin County, in the central Maine region of Maine.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Maine Turnpike (Interstate 95), Exit 80.

By bus[edit]

By air[edit]

A number of shuttle companies serve Lewiston.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St, +1 207-783-1585 (admin), +1 207-689-2000 (box office), fax: +1 207-689-2355. Performing arts and museum in old St. Mary's church.

Do[edit]

  • Great Falls Balloon Festival, Simard-Payne Memorial Park. Annual hot air balloon festival; one of the largest tourist draws to the area. Normally the 3rd weekend in August. Events take place in Lewiston and the neighboring city of Auburn as well.
  • Switzerland Road. It's one of the more hidden pleasures of living in Lewiston. Switzerland Road is between the local fire station and a local furniture store and across from Harley Davidson's. Walking down this road is a quiet delight. Switzerland is a dead end road, approximately one mile in length. It parallels the Androscoggin River, offering waterfront access( but no swimming) after the initial 100 yards of residences.

    About halfway down the road is St Peter's Cemetery, which is a local landmark. A tourist can see the cultural heritage of Lewiston in the Quebecois names and Catholic practices in this quiet, beautifully maintained, place of rest. It is a wonderful place to be at peace and look at the inspiring statues, mottos, and inscriptions of those who came before. (Please respect the atmosphere and let it enrich you!)

    Switzerland Road ends in a power plant that uses the water power from the river to provide electricity to Lewiston locals, and while the power plant is not public, it is easily accessible if you call in advance for a tour. The tour is very worthwhile, because they show how water is transformed into electricity.

Eat[edit]

  • Fuel, 49 Lisbon St, +1 207-333-3835. 5PM-9PM. Fuel is a modern French Bistro located in downtown Lewiston.
  • Governor's Restaurant & Bakery, 1185 Lisbon St, +1 207-753-0173. Family place. Oh my, try the pie.
  • Patrick's Deli, 89 Lincoln St, +1 207-783-2111. Delicious soups, sandwiches, and burritos. Award-winning chowder. Closed Sundays and at 6 on Saturdays.
  • Thai Jarearn Express, 65 College St, +1 207-786-3653. Authentic Thai food.
  • Golden City Chinese food, 20 east Ave, +1 207-777-7037. World famous Chinese food to eat in or take out. Very authentic
  • Sam's Italian Foods, 268 Main St, +1 207 782-9145.
  • Davini's Eatery, 150 Mill St, +1 207-782-2088. In the old Bates Mill, great lasagna and bread,did that part of the mill over very nicely. Brick oven. North Italian cuisine. We make it every year when we go to the Moxie Festival

Drink[edit]

  • Barnie's Bar and Grill.

Sleep[edit]

Go next[edit]

Routes through Lewiston
AugustaGardiner  N I-95.svg S  AuburnPortland
RochesterAuburn  W US 202.svg E  MonmouthAugusta
END  W MA Route 126.svg E  → Jct MA Route 197.svg EMonmouthGardiner
END  W MA Route 196.svg E  LisbonBrunswick



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