Introduction to Lewiston, Maine
Around fifty families dwelled in the area before 1774. The first permanent settler in Lewiston was Paul Hildreth. Lewiston was incorporated in 1795 and became a city in 1863. In its early history, Lewiston was found to be a slow but steadily growing farm town.
Lewiston and nearby Attractions
- Stanton Museum
- North Wood Park Shopping Center
- Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary
- Lincoln Street Park
- Apple Valley Golf Course
Things To Do In Lewiston
While in the town, one can shop at the Westminister Station Shopping Center and the North Wood Park Shopping Center. Maple Street Park and Lincoln Street Park come with a range of recreational facilities. Those interested in the area’s history should visit the Stanton Museum. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Apple Valley Golf Course. The city also hosts the Great Falls Balloon Festival and the Greek Festival every year.
Air transportation facilities are offered by Portland International Airport.
Lewiston Higher Education
Bates College is located in Lewiston. Others in the neighborhood include the University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine at Augusta and Saint Joseph’s College.