Introduction to Auburn, Maine
Auburn, Maine, in Androscoggin county, is 30 miles N of Portland, Maine and 127 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is located in the Lewiston-Auburn metropolitan area. Auburn has a population of 23,203.
The area was originally settled in 1786 as an integral part of Minot. Auburn was incorporated in 1842. It was named after the town in "The Deserted Village," a famous poem by Oliver Goldsmith. It was reincorporated as a city in 1968.
Auburn and nearby Attractions
- Auburn Plaza Shopping Center
- Rodney Bonney Memorial Park
- Auburn Municipal Beach
- Androscoggin County Historical Museum
- Prospect Hill Golf Course
Things To Do In Auburn
Rodney Bonney Memorial Park, Pettingill Park and West Pitch Park offer various facilities for recreational activities. Auburn Municipal Beach is also a popular tourists destination. The Androscoggin County Historical Museum is a notable location that can be visited. Tourists can also take part in the Winter Carnival, which is celebrated in the city every year.
Portland International Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Auburn Higher Education
Central Maine Technical College and Mid-State College are in the city. Others in the neighborhood include the University of Southern Maine, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of Maine at Augusta.