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Home to one of America’s oldest state fairs and a world-renowned residency program for artists, the county seat of Somerset County is anything but sleepy.

Skowhegan is one of the biggest and liveliest towns in the region. Enjoy its charm and embark on daytrips into the surrounding wilderness to experience Maine’s great outdoors.

One of the most beautiful places to get out among nature is at the nearby 320-acre (130-hectare) Lake George Regional Park. Go hiking, try your luck fishing or use the public boat launch to explore the lake. Beat the summer heat with a cooling swim. A large sandy beach is located on the east side of the park, while a rocky shore lies to the west. In winter, go ice fishing on the lake or try snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Stroll through the flower gardens and along the Kennebec River at Coburn Park. When your feet start to tire, take a break in its picturesque gazebo. Concerts often take place here during summer; ask around to see if any are taking place during your stay.

Continue walking along the scenic Kennebec River. Cross at the Walking Bridge, which connects the north and south side of town. The Swinging Bridge spans the south channel of the Kennebec River connecting Skowhegan Island to the mainland.

Experience small-town America on Main Street. Browse the independent shops and eateries that line the street. Over the past decade, Skowhegan has been working hard to revitalize its downtown area and these efforts are paying off.

Learn about a famous Skowhegan resident at the Margaret Chase Smith Library. Senator Margaret Chase Smith was the first woman to be elected to both houses of Congress. Browse through political papers, photographs and other memorabilia documenting her 32-year congressional career.

Find out more about the area’s cultural heritage at the Skowhegan History House. Built in 1839, this historic Greek-revival cottage now serves as a local museum.

Skowhegan is located in the heart of the Kennebec Valley. The town itself is walkable, but consider renting a car to access nearby parks and nature areas. Come here in August to attend the time-honored Skowhegan State Fair, which has taken place since 1818.

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