Lewiston, Maine, is the second largest city in the state. It lies halfway between Augusta and Portland and is a short 25 mile drive to the Atlantic Ocean coastline. Lewiston was incorporated in 1795 as a town and became a city in 1863. The population was 37,121 in 2020. Bates College (regarded as one of the little ivies) and Maine College of Health Professions are located here. The city celebrates its rich and diverse culture with various annual festivals. Downtown Lewiston is ripe with excellent restaurants and activities.
Things to Do in Lewiston Maine
The annual festivals in Lewiston take the cake! The events include the Great Falls Balloon Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Great Falls Brew Fest, Maine Music Society Concerts, and Trek Downtown (a three day annual cycling event). Downtown Lewiston is home to the Gendron Franco Center, offering performances of symphonic music, solo instrumentalists, and choir groups. The green space in Lewiston is enjoyed throughout the city’s 19 parks. Residents and visitors can explore over 150 golf courses in Maine, including the Apple Valley Golf Course in Lewiston. Devils Grove Disc Golf in Lewiston is a top destination for disc golf players, offering two 18-hole courses on 45 acres.