Poland Spring is in the Heart Of Maine only 35 minutes north of Portland. We are proud to be part of the Gems of 26 where you can explore a real working farm, tour the last active Shaker community in the world, visit Maines 1893 Worlds Fair exhibit building moved from Chicago, play golf on a historic championship golf course or wander through gardens. Whether you are planning a day excursion or looking for a place to stay and places to visit, take the road less traveled Route 26.
The Maine Wildlife Park (Gray): Home to over thirty species of native wildlife. Walk nature trails and tour expansive gardens. Enjoy the snack shack, gift shop, picnic area and more. Guaranteed to see a moose! The Park serves as a permanent home for wildlife that cannot survive in the wild and are here for their protection and healing. Open daily, 9:30-4:30pm, mid-April - Nov. 11
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Society (New Gloucester): Located within the perimeters of the only active and functioning Shaker Community in the world, the museum buildings encompass twenty-seven exhibit rooms which explore over 200 years of Shaker history. Gift Shop. Open Monday through Saturday, 10â€"4:30pm, Memorial Day to Columbus Day
Poland Spring Resort (Poland Spring): Poland Spring Resort spans a vast 600 acres with an award winning golf course (the oldest golf course at a resort in the United States), 3 inns and 11 cottages. The resort offers numerous recreational and entertainment activities, water access, vacation and dining and room accommodations to suit any budget. Open every weekend, Memorial Day to Columbus Day; Open daily, in summer and winter Wednesday through Sunday.
Poland Spring Preservation Society (Poland Spring): Museum, art gallery, chapel and gift shop are housed in two buildings listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Maine State Building (originally located in Chicago at the 1893 World's Fair) and All Souls Chapel. The non-profit society conducts museum tours that focus on the history of Poland Spring, highlighting the Victorian and Gilded ages. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 9-4pm, Memorial Day to Columbus Day.
Poland Spring Preservation Park (Poland Spring): In the early 1900's a state of the art Spanish style water bottling facility and spring house were constructed at Poland Spring. Tour the former bottling facility and discover the rich history behind Poland Spring Water. Open Thursday - Saturday, 9-4pm, Memorial Day to Columbus Day.
Harvest Hill Farms (Mechanic Falls): Harvest Hill Farms Farm Market sells premium brand of natural range fed beef, chicken, lamb, and pork. In addition to our meat department we carry native vegetables, deli meats and cheeses, dairy products, baked goods and made in Maine products. We also focus on seasonal favorites such as lobsters, maple products, apples and much more. Family entertainment with Pumpkin Land in the fall and petting and viewing areas are available.
McLaughlin Garden (South Paris): Features mature collections of hostas, daylilies, astilbes, iris, phlox, sedum, cimicifuga, sempervivums, Maine wildflowers and ferns and over 200 lilacs all beneath a canopy of mature deciduous and coniferous trees. Explore the historic home, barn, Garden Gift Shop. This is Maine treasure. Garden: Open daily