A peaceful town with beautiful rivers, streams, and lakes
Old Town is a small, picturesque town in central Maine, less than two hours from the Gulf of Maine and beautiful coastal communities. The community is surrounded by many attractive water sources like Pushaw Stream, Penobscot River, Stillwater River, Pushaw Lake, and Perch Pond.
Old Town is a great place to live because of the great schools, unique location, outdoor lifestyle, and friendly people. The community has a rich history of log drivers, sawmills, hydropower, canoe building, and other wood commodity productions. Today, Old City is primarily a residential community surrounded by acres of forest, marshes, and waterways. The community is home to many nature enthusiasts who enjoy hunting, hiking, canoeing, and bird watching.
In addition to the historic district, which is home to many of the town’s residents, many neighborhoods are within a short walk into downtown. Old Town has a strong sense of community and is very walkable, with many attractions, restaurants, shops and boutiques, community events, and parks.
Old Town has a quality outdoor lifestyle where residents can enjoy clean, well-respected natural areas. Locals enjoy year-round access to more than 50 miles of rivers and streams and the adventure that comes with waterways like fishing, canoeing, and boating. Though many residents live an outdoor lifestyle, Old Town is also an industrial community with transportation, businesses, and a population with well-educated leaders. Old Town promotes a quality community for all to enjoy and experience, where it continues to grow and thrive with the growing population.
Old Town is a unique destination. Whether you’re looking for a shopping experience, fine dining, unique accommodations, or a peaceful place to experience life, Old Town is the place to be. O.T.O (Outta The Ordinary) is a fun eatery with games like pool, corn hole, and golden tee that serves stuffed burgers, gourmet pizza, hand-cut fries, and more. Governor’s Restaurant & Bakery is a local chain that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating. Locals can also shop for fresh produce and groceries to make delicious and healthy meals from Hannaford. Angelo’s Pizzeria & Family is a sit-in pizza place with a cozy dining area that serves specialty pizza.
Old Town Museum is a nonprofit organization that provides locals with the history and development of the community. It is located in the old waterworks building on the Penobscot River and seeks to encourage residents to preserve the city's culture, agriculture, and industrial life. Pushaw Lake is a warm water lake with boating docs, a campground, and places to hike and enjoy the views and nature. Sewall Park offers a multipurpose field and water activities like boating, fishing, and canoeing on Mud Pond. Riverfront Park is on the Penobscot River and features a playground, splash pad, picnic areas, and several walking trails. Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is more than 2,400 acres of conserved woodlands and wetlands that strive to preserve wildlife through educational and recreational opportunities. The refuge has more than seven miles of marked trails, river access, rentals for canoes, kayaks, and show shoes, and public programs and events.
Old Town School Department (RSU #34) serves kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Alton, Bradley, and Old Town. There are also private, Montessori, and higher education schools.
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