Introduction to Gray, Maine
Gray, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 16 miles N of Portland, Maine and 111 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Portland metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 6,820 people lived in Gray.
The area now covered by the Town of Gray was granted to a group from Boston on March 27, 1736. The township was laid out in 1737 and the first settlers arrived in 1738. In was named New Boston in 1756 and was incorporated as Gray on June 19, 1778. The town was named after a landowner named Thomas Gray.
Gray and nearby Attractions
- Crystal Lake
- Gray Plaza Shopping Center
- Libby Hill Forest Recreation Area
- Maine Wildlife Park
- Bradbury Mountain State Park
- Eagle Island State Historic Site
Things To Do In Gray
Gray offers easy access to several museums and historic sites such as the Victoria Mansion, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, the Children's Museum of Maine and the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. The Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park and the Bradbury Mountain State Park provide a number of recreational facilities. One can enjoy shopping at the Gray Plaza Shopping Center. Facilities for fishing and boating are offered by the Little Sebago Lake and Crystal Lake.
Portland International is the nearest major airport.
Gray Higher Education
The University of Southern Maine, the University of New England-University Campus and Saint Joseph’s College are the centers of higher education.