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Rumford is a city in the River Valley area of the Lakes and Mountains region of Maine.

Get in[edit]

Rumford is located on Route 2 between Bethel and Farmington. It is also along the Scenic Route 17 between Jay and Rangeley. Visitors from the south can find Rumford at the Western end of Route 108.

Get around[edit]


Downtown Rumford[edit]

  • Shopper's Island. The entire business district is built on an island.
  • Rumford Municipal Building. (architecture)
  • Hotel Harris. (architecture)
  • Strathglass Building. (architecture)
  • Mechanics Institute Building. (architecture)
  • Vietnam Memorial. In Memorial Park at the end of Congress Street.
  • Rumford Historical Society. Located in the Rumford Municipal Building

Rumford Information Booth[edit]

  • Paul Bunyan Statue.
  • Pennacook (Rumford) Falls. Largest Vertical Drop east of Niagara Falls
  • Edmund Sixtus Muskie Memorial. A leader in clean water legislation, former Senator and U.S. Secretary of State.
  • Indian Sillhouettes. By J. Eugene Boivin

Rumford Falls Village[edit]

  • Rumford Library. One of the original Carnegie Libraries.
  • Strathglass Park. A community built for the workers in the mill by Hugh Chisholm (architecture)

Rumford Center Village[edit]

  • Rumford Museum (at Lufkin School).

Rumford Corner[edit]

  • Rumford Settlement Marker.



  • Shopper's Island (Rumford Falls Village).
    • Secret Beneath. Intimate apparel
    • Bartash's. Gifts, Card Store
    • Carlisle. Clothing Store
    • Stanley's. Furniture Store
    • Treasures (on the island). Gift Store


Rumford Center[edit]

  • Route 2 Diner.

East Rumford[edit]

In addition to McDonalds:

  • Teena's Restaurant.
  • Candlepin Cafe. Oxford Lanes

Rumford Falls[edit]

  • DiConzo's Ristorante, Congress Street.
  • River Valley Grill, Exchange Street.
  • Rumford House of Pizza, Congress Street.
  • King Wok, Congress Street.
  • Mountain Valley Variety, Route 2, Hancock St. Take out.
  • Brian's Bistro (Hotel Harris, Shoppers Island).


  • Hotel Rumford, Canal St (Shopper's Island).
  • Eagle's Club, Rumford Avenue (Rumford Falls).
  • American Legion Hall, Congress St (Shopper's Island).
  • VFW, Waldo St (Rumford Falls).
  • BPO Elks, River St (Shopper's Island).


  • Linnell Motel & Restinn Conference Center, Prospect Ave (Just off Route 2 near McDonalds).
  • Blue Iris Motor Inn (Rumford Center).
  • Hotel Harris, Congress Street (Downtown Rumford Falls).

Go next[edit]

Routes through Rumford
St. JohnsburyNewry  W US 2.svg E  MexicoBangor
END  W MA Route 108.svg E  PeruJct MA Route 219.svg E
Ends at MA Route 5.svgAndover  W MA Route 120.svg E  END
END  N MA Route 232.svg S  → Jct N MA Route 26.svg SEND

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