The outdoors and wonderful views are among the attributes that put
Weld on the map. Weld is known throughout Maine as having a breathtaking
view of the mountains that wrap themselves around the eight-mile-long
Webb Lake the town¹s first name, and one chosen because residents
found �Thomas Webb� carved into a tree beside the lake.
Weld is a bedroom community located at the crossroads of Rt. 156, coming
out of Wilton, and Rt. 142 and is the home of not only Webb Lake, but
Mt. Blue State Park, Tumbledown Mountain and Tumbledown Pond.
A drive up famed Center Hill Road, which winds through Mt. Blue State
Park, gives a traveler a spectacular view of Webb Lake and the surrounding
Mt. Blue State Park offers diverse recreational activities and in the
summer has a cultural and entertaining schedule of programs.
Weld is home to one of the region�s most spectacular views, but it
takes a little walk. Follow Rt. 142 north about three-tenths of a mile
past the Transfer Station, a trail behind the Blueberry Mountain Bible
Camp heads up onto the mountain. On a clear day, hikers can see all
the way to Mt. Washington in New Hampshire.
The town�s diverse natural resources offer hiking trails for both veterans
and novices, boating, trout and perch fishing, swimming and ice fishing.
The town center is home of a general store and village variety stores.
The local historical society has acquired three buildings and built
a fourth. The town¹s population doubles during Heritage Days, held
Town profile: Incorporated in 1816; 428 residents. It sits about
15 miles north of Wilton.
Town offices: Mill St., 585-2348, fax 585-2540. Open 8am-1pm,
Mon. and Tues. and 3-6pm Thurs.
Selectmen: First and third Tues. at 6:30pm, town office.
Planning Board: Second Tues. at 7pm, town office.
Elections: First Fri. of March.
Taxes: $12.30 on $1,000 of valuation, with valuation at 89 percent
Snow removal: Town
Animal Shelter: Franklin County, 778-2638
Ambulance: 911 (emergency only)
Fire: 911 (emergency only)
Fire Chief: Stephen Vining, 585-2304.
Police: 911 (emergency only)
Police Chief: Leo M. Buck, 585-2519.
Town Clerk: Carol Cochran, 585-234