Brush Up on History
Waterville is a city steeped in historical significance for both the state and the entire nation. Catch up on what has been going on in the city for the last two centuries at The Redington Museum, where you will be able to catch a glimpse of period-specific furniture, toys, and tools, as well as browse newspapers and diaries that date back for hundreds of years. The museum itself is house within a bicentennial home built by the hands of an original Waterville settler, so you will get a truly unique look back in time.
One of the most respected outdoor areas in Waterville is the Quarry Road Recreation Area. Residents enjoy spending their days hiking on miles-worth of park trails, which wind through the forest, over rolling hills, and across bubbling brooks. The recreation area is also the perfect destination for cross-country skiers, bicyclists, boaters, fishers, and more. Take part in a number of events held in the park all year long, from community fireside gatherings, to group ski events, and more. There is no better place to take in a breath of fresh air and soak up some sun, no matter what time of year.
When you are ready to spend the day shopping to your heart's content, be sure to pay a visit to some of the local vendors and support the town's economy. If you are in search of the perfect gift for a loved one, stop by Maine Made & More, where you will be able to browse a large selection of items crafted and produced by local artisans, such as footwear, maple syrup, chocolates, and more. The shop also sells a variety of non-local goods that include clothing, boos, and toys for kids for a well-rounded shopping experience.