Introduction to Cumberland, Maine
Cumberland, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 10 miles N of Portland, Maine and 108 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Portland metro area, Cumberland is home to some 7,159 residents.
Cumberland was originally a part of North Yarmouth. It was incorporated as a separate town in 1821. Ephraim Sturdivant named the town in the honor of the Duke of Cumberland. The town is home to the Cumberland Fair, which was first held in 1868 and is today one of the largest agricultural fairs in the state.
Cumberland and nearby Attractions
- Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
- Portland Public Market
- Center for Maine History
- Maine Historical Society and Museum
- Maine Wildlife Park
- Children's Museum of Maine
Things To Do In Cumberland
While in Cumberland, one can enjoy golf at the Great Chebeague Golf Club and the Val Halla Golf and Recreation Center. The town also offers easy access to the Maine Historical Society and Museum, the Portland Public Market and the Children's Museum of Maine. One can also view wildlife at the Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park and the Maine Wildlife Park.
Portland International is the nearest major airport.
Cumberland Higher Education
The University of Southern Maine is nearby. One can also pursue higher education from Saint Joseph’s College, the University of Maine at Augusta and the University of New England-University Campus.