Introduction to Windham, Maine
Windham, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 11 miles NW of Portland, Maine and 102 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Portland metropolitan area. There are an estimated 14,904 people in Windham.
The township of Windham was granted to Joseph Blaney, Abraham Howard and fifty eight other men in the early 18th centry. Most of the early inhabitants of this area were farmers, as the loamy soil created good land for farming. Windham was incorporated in 1762 and named after Wymondham in Norfolk, England.
Windham and nearby Attractions
- Wadsworth-Longfellow House
- Maine Historical Society and Museum
- Sebago Lake State Park
- Portland Head Light
- Ferry Beach State Park
Things To Do In Windham
The North Windham Shopping Center and the Windham Mall are the local shopping destination. The Maine Historical Society and Museum, the Fifth Regiment Center, the Portland Head Light, the Shaker Museum and the Children's Museum of Maine are all accessible from Windham. The Sebago Lake State Park and the Bradbury Mountain State Park are nearby as well. Windham hosts the Summerfest every year.
Portland International Airport is nearby.
Windham Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Saint Joseph’s College, the University of Southern Maine, the University of New England-University Campus and the University of Maine at Augusta.