Introduction to Winthrop, Maine
Winthrop was previously known as Pondtown for its ponds and lakes. It was settled in 1765 by Timothy Foster. The town was incorporated as Winthrop in 1771 by the Massachusetts General Court. It was named in honor of John Winthrop, the first colonial governor of Massachusetts. The town became famous for its cattle and orchards. A sawmill was built in 1768, and a windmill soon followed.
Winthrop and nearby Attractions
- Monmouth Museum
- Maine State Museum
- Peacock Beach State Park
- Springbrook Golf Club
Things To Do In Winthrop
One can visit the Maine State Museum and the Monmouth Museum to learn more about the area’s history. The Peacock Beach State Park is an ideal place to spend a family day trip. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Springbrook Golf Club. The Maranacook Lake is also a popular local spot.
Bangor International Airport is nearby.
Winthrop Higher Education
Higher education institutes near Winthrop include the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of Southern Maine.