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Things to do near Waterville and Skowhegan, Maine

Outdoor Activities

  • Quarry Road Trails: Enjoy hiking, biking, disc golf, or cross-country skiing on the miles of trails at this four-season recreation area.  In the summer, bring your kayak to explore Waterville via the Messalonskee Stream.

  • Belgrade Lakes: Located just a short drive from Waterville, the Belgrade Lakes offer boating, fishing, and swimming opportunities on crystal-clear waters.

  • Kennebec River: Go rafting, kayaking, or fishing on the Kennebec River, which flows through the heart of Waterville.



  • Waterville Opera House: Catch a show or concert at this beautifully restored historic theater, which hosts a variety of performances throughout the year.

  • Colby College Museum of Art: Explore the impressive art collection at Colby College, which includes American and contemporary art, as well as works by European masters.

  • Waterville Farmers Market: Visit this weekly market to sample local produce, baked goods, and crafts from area vendors.

  • Experience First Fridays - The first Friday of every month, by venturing to downtown Main Street, you can engage with artists, witness performances, delight in live music, savor tasty cuisine, support local commerce, appreciate the arts, and unite with others in the community.

  • Want to see a classic film?  Maine Film Center brings contemporary, independent films to Waterville.

Fitness Class

Get Active

  • Looking for the ultimate yoga experience in Central Maine? Give Soul Revival a try.  One of the best yoga schools studios in Central Maine, they offer a variety of yoga and barre classes.  Discover the power of yoga and leave feeling energized and inspired!

  • Do you prefer weight training?  Check out Miller Fitness! They have everything you need to stay in shape including cardio and resistance machines, free weights, and bands and have multiple locations in Central Maine.  Memberships and day passes are available.

  • Whether you're interested in fitness classes or open swim or gym options, the Waterville AYCC has you covered. The newly updated facility now includes a state-of-the-art fitness center and an indoor track for you to enjoy

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