Maine’s town of Norway is a community of culture, history, and recreation. You’ll see many beautiful and lovingly restored historic buildings along the downtown streets. The downtown is revitalized and designated as a National Maine Street Affiliate Community. Some of the homes and commercial buildings are over 200 years old.
Things to Do in Norway
Love the outdoors? Stop by Roberts Farm Preserve, a great spot for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Overlooking the picturesque Lake Pennesseewassee, the preserve also offers some beautiful views, fishing, and boating. Popular annual events at the preserve include the triathlon in July and the Snowshoe Festival in February.
Looking for treasure? The Oxford Hills Region has gemstone quarries in both Norway and neighboring South Paris where you can go mining for tourmaline, quartz, rose quartz, and crystal.
Downtown’s Main Street is lined with unique, locally owned shops, restaurants, and other businesses including the Norway Historical Society and Museum. On the outskirts of town, you’ll find Ordway Grove, Witt Swamp, and the Roberts Farm Preserve. Other nearby attractions include Mount Mica at Paris Hill, Greenwood Ice Caves, Keoka Lake, and Mount Tir’em.