Introduction to Brunswick, Maine
Brunswick, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 22 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 121 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Portland metropolitan area. Brunswick has a population of 21,172.
The area was originally settled in by Thomas Purchase in 1628. Brunswick was incorporated as a town in 1738. The first cotton mill in Maine was established in this town. Brunswick was named after the House of Brunswick, the Germanic royal dynasty that ruled the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg.
Brunswick and nearby Attractions
- Pejepscot Historical Society Museum
- Edwards Field
- Lincoln Street Historic District
- Brunswick Golf Course
Things To Do In Brunswick
Parks like the Lishness Park, Pickard Field and Edwards Field are coupled with recreational facilities that attract tourists. The Pejepscot Historical Society Museum may interest those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. Golfers can also enjoy a round at the Brunswick Golf Course. The Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival is hosted by the town every yeat.
Portland International is the nearest major airport.
Brunswick Higher Education
Bowdoin College is in the town. Other higher education institutes that can be attended from Brunswick include University of Southern Maine, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of Maine at Augusta.