(Maine's Capital City):
Situated along the banks of the Kennebec River, Maine's
roads and highways converge on this centrally located
capital city. Augusta is the communication and transportation
hub for the State of Maine. Historical tours of the
Governor's Mansion, the Capital building, The Maine
State Library, the State Museum, and the Archives building
Winthrop Lakes Area:
Located west of Augusta, this area encompasses the towns
of Monmouth, Manchester, Readfield, and Winthrop. A
continuous network of streams connects some 20 lakes
in this region. The quantity and size of the small-mouthed
bass has made this a favorite fishing spot for anglers.
Belgrade Lakes Area:
Situated just north of Augusta, this area consists of
a chain of 7 lakes and offers tremendous recreational
activities and facilities. Accommodations ranging from
small camps or cottages to resort motels are available
to annual tourists.
China Lakes Area:
This area encompasses the towns of Albian, China, Palermo,
Vassalboro, and Windsor. The Windsor Fair and the Common
Ground Country Fair are popular annual events and take
place in this region.
Located just 20 miles northeast of Augusta, Waterville
is also situated along the Kennebec River. Urban facilities,
shopping centers, department stores. Home to Colby College
and Thomas College.
Located across the river from Waterville, Winslow is
home to Fort Halifax, built in 1754.
Take Route 201 north from Waterville and you'll arrive
in Skowhegan, Somerset County's largest town. Home to
one of Maine's most famous residents, Margaret Chase
Smith, former U.S. Senator. Each year, the Skowhegan
Fair draws visitors from throughout the region.
Located and east of Skowheagan, Pittsfield is centrally
located easily accessible from Bangor, Augusta, Newport
or Skowhegan. This small industrial town produces shoes,
woolen goods and textiles.
While the town of The Forks may be small, it's big on
whitewater... rafting, that is. More than a dozen commercial
rafting companies are located here and offer trips on
both the Dead and Kennebec rivers. Two miles east of
The Forks is Maine's highest waterfall, Moxie Falls.
Located at the southern end of the upper Kennebec Valley
is Solon. Important Indian artifacts have been unearthed
here and Indian petrogryphs have been identified on
the ledges surround Caratunk Falls. Some of the relics
date back some 9000 years.
- Moose River:
This four-season recreation area offers more than 250,000
acres of natural, unspoiled wilderness. More than 60
lakes and ponds invite sportsmen to fish for salmon,
brook trout, togue, and smelt. Float plane service can
be provided for backwoods fishing, air tours, and photography.
Hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails make
this area a popular destination in the winter months.
The famous 46-mile "Bow Trip" on Moose River
remains one of a handful of wilderness canoe trips in