Things To Do

Explore the Gems of 26 and Other Local Attractions

GEMS of 26

Route 26 connects Western Maine to the rest of the State. Though a state highway, the road meanders through gorgeous countryside and boasts culturally significant destinations for visitors of all ages.

Maine Wildlife Park

A GEMS of 26 destination. Home to over thirty species of native wildlife. Walk nature trails. Tour expansive gardens.

McLaughlin Garden & Homestead

A GEMS of 26 destination. The garden features mature collections of hosta, daylilies, astibes, phlox, sedum, cimicifuga, sempervivums, Maine wildflowers and ferns. In addition there are are over 200 lilacs.

Oxford Plains Speedway

A 3/8 mile racetrack located in Oxford, Maine is home to the legendary Oxford 250.

Poland Spring Museums

A GEMS of 26 destination. Visit the Maine State Building (originally located in Chicago at the 1893 World's Fair) - Museum, art gallery, chapel and gift shop.

Poland Spring Resort and Golf Course

A GEMS of 26 destination. Poland Spring Resort spans over 500 acres with an award winning Donald Ross-designed golf course, 3 inns and 10 cottages.

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

A GEMS of 26 destination. Located within the perimeters of the only active and functioning Shaker Community in the world -museum buildings encompass twenty-seven exhibit rooms which explore over 200 years of Shaker history.

Sunday River Ski Resort

A four-season destination, Sunday River Resort is home to eight interconnected mountain peaks of world-class skiing and snowboarding.

Explore the Gems of 26 and Other Local Attractions

GEMS of 26

Route 26 connects Western Maine to the rest of the State. Though a state highway, the road meanders through gorgeous countryside and boasts culturally significant destinations for visitors of all ages.

Maine Wildlife Park

A GEMS of 26 destination. Home to over thirty species of native wildlife. Walk nature trails. Tour expansive gardens.

McLaughlin Garden & Homestead

A GEMS of 26 destination. The garden features mature collections of hosta, daylilies, astibes, phlox, sedum, cimicifuga, sempervivums, Maine wildflowers and ferns. In addition there are are over 200 lilacs.

Oxford Plains Speedway

A 3/8 mile racetrack located in Oxford, Maine is home to the legendary Oxford 250.

Poland Spring Museums

A GEMS of 26 destination. Visit the Maine State Building (originally located in Chicago at the 1893 World's Fair) - Museum, art gallery, chapel and gift shop.

Poland Spring Resort and Golf Course

A GEMS of 26 destination. Poland Spring Resort spans over 500 acres with an award winning Donald Ross-designed golf course, 3 inns and 10 cottages.

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

A GEMS of 26 destination. Located within the perimeters of the only active and functioning Shaker Community in the world -museum buildings encompass twenty-seven exhibit rooms which explore over 200 years of Shaker history.

Sunday River Ski Resort

A four-season destination, Sunday River Resort is home to eight interconnected mountain peaks of world-class skiing and snowboarding.