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Bring your family and come to Maine this summer. Maine has something for everyone, especially if you look forward to spending part of your summer away from the hustle and bustle of more urban areas.
Maine is not only larger than the other five New England states combined, it has a population less than half that of greater Boston, which leaves summer visitors plenty of pristine lakes, powerful rivers, miles of scenic, rocky coastline, and breathtaking stretches of forested mountains to explore. Colby is located on Mayflower Hill overlooking the Kennebec River and the town of Waterville, only minutes from the renowned Belgrade chain of inland lakes, an hour from the Atlantic coast, and slightly more than an hour from both wilderness mountains and rivers and from Portland, the state's largest city. The 714-acre campus is a state wildlife management area and includes an arboretum, bird sanctuary, pond, playing fields, and walking and cross-country trails that wind through acres of wooded land.
There are many off-campus activities awaiting the visitor to Colby, too. Within an hour's drive you can find great sandy beaches like Popham and Reid State Park, shopping opportunities in the dozens of outlet stores in Freeport (home to the famous L.L. Bean, which never closes), great hiking and whitewater rafting in the mountains to our north and west, and lighthouse or whale watch cruises out of Camden, Boothbay, and Rockland harbors. For many, the highlight of a trip to Maine is a visit to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island. If you plan to go to Acadia, we suggest booking reservations early as hotels and other accommodations fill up quickly.
Listed below are links to sites that contain a wealth of information for the visitor to Maine.
Maine Tourism Association
Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park
Maine Whitewater Rafting
Maine Art Museum Trail