Located on the banks of the Kennebec River, Waterville is home to a unique mix of shops and restaurants as well as two colleges, Thomas College and Colby College. A Main Street Maine community, Waterville takes great pride in its downtown, which is home to seven structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to many unique shops and one-of-a-kind eateries. Waterville is easily accessed with two exits off Interstate 95 as well as Route 201, which touts a national, historic byway and is part of the Kennebec-Chaudiere Corridor.
Visitors to Waterville will enjoy numerous arts & cultural amenities, including the magnificent Waterville Opera House, Colby College Museum of Art, Redington Museum and Railroad Square Cinema. Waterville hosts a year round calendar of outstanding events, such as the Maine International Film Festival, Waterville Intown Arts Fest, Taste of Greater Waterville, and Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market.
Shoppers will find a wide array of products, including upscale women’s clothing, home furnishings, jewelry, Maine-made products, toys and books, and much more. Dining options are equally as diverse, offering authentic Lebanese, southern creole and Mexican cuisines, Asian specialties, eclectic American fare, delicious pub food, and fresh seafood, not to mention great bagels, sandwiches and coffee.
Outdoor enthusiasts will delight over the miles of hiking trails located throughout the City and its neighboring communities, including the newly developed Quarry Road Trails which also provide cross country skiing in the winter months. The Kennebec River also offers spectacular fishing and boating opportunities.