Introduction to Scarborough, Maine
Scarborough, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 6 miles SW of Portland, Maine and 92 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and that it shares the Portland metropolitan area with. Scarborough contains a population of approximately 16,970.
The area now known as the town of Scarborough was once occupied by the Abenaki Indians. At that time, it was known as Owascoag, which means "a place of much grass." The land was granted to Captain Thomas Cammock by the Plymouth Council for New England in 1631. It was incorporated as Scarborough on July 14, 1658. The town was named after the city of Scarborough in Yorkshire, England.
Scarborough and nearby Attractions
- Scarborough Marsh Nature Center
- Higgins Beach
- Scarborough Beach State Park
- Oakhill Plaza Shopping Center
- Scarborough Historical Society Museum
- Two Lights State Park
Things To Do In Scarborough
The Scarborough Beach State Park is a popular tourist attraction. One can also visit Higgins Beach, Crescent Beach State Park and the Crescent Beach State Park. One can observe a number of wildlife and birds at the Scarborough Marsh Nature Center. The Oakhill Plaza Shopping Center is a great place to hang around with family and friends.
Portland International Airport is nearby.
Scarborough Higher Education
The University of Southern Maine, Saint Josephs College and the University of New England-University Campus are some of the nearest universities and colleges.