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Our Area's Best 4 Season Outdoor Fun

Regardless of when you visit Franklin County, the area offers many sights and events to attend. Groups often add events to their schedules. For a complete listing of events happening during your visit to Franklin County, call the Chamber of Commerce or pick up a copy of The Franklin Journal at any local store.

Recreation could be the Farmington-Wilton area's middle name. There is no end to the region's outdoor opportunities. The following is merely a preview of some of the best of what you'll find here. Contact us for more information on any of these activities or even ones not listed.

Summer, Spring & Autumn


Bike path around Webb Lake
The Chesterville Esker
Holley Road Loop
Cape Cod Hill
Mt. Biking trails at the Troll Valley Campground

Temple Stream
The Sandy River

Fairs and Festivals
The Franklin County Fair
The Farmington Fair
Farmington Falls Field Day
Farmington 4th of July Festivities
Moonlight Madness Day
Foothills Arts Day Camp
Weld Heritage Day
Blueberry Festival
Old Home Days
Old Crow Indian Band
Kingfield 10K Road Race
Kingfield 1K Road Race for Kids
Made in Franklin County Showcase

New Portland Wire Bridge
Chesterville Norcross Pond
West Farmington Walton's Mill Dam
Clearwater Lake
Wilson Lake
Webb Lake
Rangeley Lake
Sandy River
Carrabassett River

Four-wheeling in 'Mud Season'
The old railroad bed from Farmington south has been turned into a recreationtrail. Bikers, hikers, runners, horseback riders and ATV enthusiasts take over the trail. In early spring, this is a pretty muddy venture before the warmer spring temperatures dry out the trail. No Jeeps, trucks, or other four wheel drive vehicles are allowed on this trail.

Mt. Blue Garden Club

Wilson Lake Country Club
Sandy River Golf Course
Sugarloaf Golf Club

The Appalachian Trail
Piazza Rock
Tumbledown Mountain
Daggett Rock
Cascade Falls
Hiking trails at the Troll Valley Campground

The fall season brings many people from southern New England and beyond for hunting opportunities. The vast forests and mountain regions offer many opportunities for hunting enthusiasts.

Scenic Drives and Fall Foliage
Titcomb Hill to Mosher Hill to Cascade Falls
Wilton to Farmington through the Hills
Temple Mountains
Wheeler Hill in Phillips
Bonney Woods in Industry
Soules Hill

Kineowatha Park
Academy Hill School
Hippach Field

Swimming, Boating and Camping
Webb Lake
Kineowatha Park on Wilson Lake
Mt. Blue State Park
Clearwater Lake
Sandy River

Festivals and Celebrations
Chester Greenwood Day
Festival of Trees
High School Sports
Winter Festival
Home & Leisure Show

Ice Skating
Hippach Field
Kineowatha Park
Walton's Mills

Titcomb Ski Slope
Farmington Ski Club
Saddleback Ski Area
Mt. Blue State Park
Hedgehog Hill

Rt. 4 Hill

ITS 89
ITS 82
William-Highlands Trail (part of ITS 82)

Kent Wiles, President | Laurie Blake, Executive Director
407 Wilton Road | Farmington, Maine 04938
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