The 10 Best Things to Do in Turner, United States

October 11, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

Turner is a town in Androscoggin County, Maine, United States. The population was 5,734 at the 2010 census. Turner includes the villages of Turner Center and North Turner. The town is part of the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Metropolitan New England City and Town Area.
Restaurants in Turner

1. Ricker's Hard Cider

11 Ricker Hill Rd, Turner, ME 04282-3615 +1 207-225-6165
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5 based on 15 reviews

Ricker's Hard Cider

Hard Cider Tasting Room featuring Mainiac & Ricker Hill Hard Ciders and Wines. Just steps from the cider house where the apples are pressed and the "magic" happens. Located at the foot of Ricker Hill where the familiy has been farming for over 200 years. Enjoy a flight or a glass; we serve sweet, non-alcoholic, cider too. We're family friendly. Apple picking available in season. Farm stand and bakery, featuring apple cider donuts is located next door and is open early spring through Chirstmas Eve. During the fall there is a childrens' play area and corn maze between our tasting room and the Farm Stand.

Reviewed By klyns - South Dakota

We stopped at this orchard on our way from Bar Harbor, ME to the White Mountains of NH because we heard it had beautiful scenery and grounds. It certainly did. While there, we did the hard cider tasting (large portions - enough for two people), toured the apple sorting facility, toured the hard cider production area, and picked our own apples. They had some picnic tables there so we had a picnic lunch and purchased some of their cider donuts which were wonderful. They have a wonderful play area for children. Overall, a fun little plate to visit off the beaten path.

2. Monument Hill

North Road, Leeds, ME 04263
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5 based on 1 reviews

Monument Hill

Reviewed By jdavenport207 - Skowhegan, Maine

This is a wonderful little loop trail up to a civil war veterans monument in Leeds. The climb is very doable in any season and the view is worth it. Would be a great spot for a picnic. Parking is along the edge of the North road. Not a great as a destination, but instead shines as an “along the way” adventure.

3. Boothby's Orchard

366 Boothby Rd, Livermore, ME 04253-4015 +1 207-754-3500
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5 based on 3 reviews

Boothby's Orchard

Apple Orchard and Farm Winery. Open daily August to October. Weekends and holidays 10-5:00 with free scenic wagon rides to pondside orchard. Weekdays 12-6:00. Farmstand has our own apple wine, sweet corn, mums, jams bagged apples along with local gifts. See calendar events for activities and events or check facebook. Call Rob for info & variety availability 207.754.3500.

Reviewed By senseiSue - Livermore,Maine

We visit the orchard every fall, to pick apples and now try wines from there own winery. Enjoy talking with the Boothby's and the knowledge that they know about the apples and wines they produce, is very informative. Enjoy riding the cart down to the orchard to pick our own apples, children would love that I'm sure. Can't wait to visit again.

4. Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary

c/o The Stanton Bird Club, Lewiston, ME 04240
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary

Reviewed By Kittery_traveller - Kittery, Maine

Was in Lewiston for a few days for the Bates Dance Festival, saw this on the map and decided to check it out for a morning walk. Well maintained trails through the woods, an open field with wild flowers and pollinators going wild. Well worth checking out. We did notice that dogs are not allowed. It's too bad for the dogs and dog owners (I'm one, but we were dogless this trip), but probably a little easier on the wildlife.

5. Theater at Monmouth

796 Main St, Monmouth, ME 04259-7014 +1 207-933-9999
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5 based on 22 reviews

Theater at Monmouth

Theater at Monmouth is a year-round repertory company of professional theatre artists from across Maine and the United States. Founded in 1970, the Theater was named The Shakespearean Theater of Maine by the Maine State Legislature in 1975. Performances are held in Cumston Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings since 1976. The mission of Theater at Monmouth is to present innovative approaches to Shakespeare and other classic plays through professional productions that enrich the lives of people throughout the state of Maine. In its 44 seasons, TAM has presented more than 310 productions in its three-month Summer Repertory Season, including 25 world premieres, entertaining audiences from 36 states and through Education Tours in the fall and spring annually reaching more than 15,000 students. Theater at Monmouth education programs strive to deepen understanding of, appreciation for, and connection to great literature. Education programs aim to build analytical and literacy skills; to inspire imaginative thinking and foster creativity; and to increase confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of community. TAM works in partnership with community-based arts, cultural, and service organizations using theatre to build community and enhance civic engagement. Theater at Monmouth is a constituent member of Theater Communications Group, the Shakespeare Theater Association, the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce. From its inception, Theater at Monmouth has maintained strong community partnerships, education programs, and humanities initiatives. Through collaborations with such institutions as the University of Maine at Augusta, the Maine Humanities Council, Arts Midwest, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maine Arts Commission, The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Cumston Hall Public Library, and schools across the state, the Theater provides educational, scholarly, and artistic experiences for Maine residents of all ages.

Reviewed By lizletourneau

For residents of Monmouth the opening night is $10 for each play. The acting is very good and amazes me every time. The old charm of the building is unique. I have to say, I did dress up and everyone else was in jeans....Thanks, Liz! Our $10 Monmouth Resident tickets are actually for our Preview Performances which are the first Thursday night in every run.

6. Greenwood Orchards

174 Auburn Rd, Route 4, Turner, ME 04282-4011 +1 207-225-3764
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5 based on 4 reviews

Greenwood Orchards

Reviewed By BeenMom - Turner Maine

this is a small Farm stand off rte 4 that offers a lot of great local Maine fresh produce, groceries, on site Bakery. You can smell the bread baking every morning as you arrive. They offer all sorts of wonderful things in the Bakery daily, but go early because they sell out quickly. opened July to January and offering in season fruits vegetables and all sorts of local yummy items all made local and delivered daily in the morning by the local farmers and merchants. There apples start coming in around Sept and they are so delicious some varieties are only offered by Greenwoods. Don't worry because if you aren't going to be in the area for the apple season just call and they will ship apples to any where in the World and the apples are out of this world. My kids love shopping at Greenwoods, and we live just down the road so we go often.

7. Streaked Mountain

Streaked Mountain Road, South Paris, ME
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Streaked Mountain

Reviewed By Janet D

The trailhead is located on the left side of Streaked Mountain Road. Although not marked, it's easy to find because of evidence on the shoulders of many cars having parked there. The trail starts in the woods and starts to climb immediately. In 2016, it is marked with orange blazes. Evidence of older blazes (red, turquoise) are seen on parts of the route to the top. After about 10 - 15 minutes in the woods, you begin the hike up the granite face of the mountain toward the radio towers. It took us, a reasonably fit couple in our 60s, about 30 minutes to reach the radio towers at the summit. There are unobstructed views to the WNW on the way to the summit. From the area around the radio towers, there are expansive views of mountains and farms. The hike is family-friendly to this point. An option then is to retrace your steps to the trailhead. A second option is to continue the hike if you have a map and a compass. We walked across the summit in an ESE direction, looking for a trail that would take us to a slightly lower peak to the west. We found a trail without difficulty and found the views from the second peak to be better than those from the first. From there, we followed a jeep road (across the granite) until it intersected with a trail that is heavily used by ATV's and snowmobiles. These trails meandered from SE to S to SW. The upper part was all across granite ledges which are quite interesting from a geological standpoint. The lower part of the trail was through woods and eventually along a dirt road that passes a protected forest area. We followed the dirt road W until it intersected with the Streaked Mt Road, where we turned N to walk back to the trailhead. This indirect route was about 3.5 miles from the towers to the trailhead and gave us a total distance of about 6 miles. This included some wandering around the summit as we picked all the wild blueberries we could eat. Instead of following the Streaked Mountain Road back to 117 to return to South Paris, we drove in the opposite direction and found that the road intersects with King Hill Road, where there are some spectacular views. There's also a business in the road that sells blueberries, so if you haven't had your fill, you have a chance to get more.

8. Springbrook Golf Club

141 US Hwy 202, Leeds, ME 04263-3802 +1 207-946-5900
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3.5 based on 3 reviews

Springbrook Golf Club

Reviewed By KenVicLee - Huntington Beach, California

One of the best parts about this golf course is knowing that it is operated by a third generation family that formerly used the land for a dairy farm. The pro shop is in an old post & beam barn that can also host private events.

Considering that golf is a seasonal enterprise in Maine, the quality of the greens was amazingly high. The fairway are about what you would expect and with the woods encroaching on all sides, a ball out-of-bounds is lost. If you can stay in the fairways, however, it is a pretty fair course with some challenging holes.

The course only plays to 6,300 yards from the black tees so it is quite short. That said there are some water hazards and a stream that runs through the course that require some good course management to get around.

The prices are reasonable, seniors $29.00 on the day we played. Add in $15.00 for golf club rentals (an odd collection of mismatched hand-me downs) and you can have a fun day even if you aren't going to shoot your handicap.

9. Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

122 Ash St, Lewiston, ME 04240-7138 +1 207-777-1200
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5 based on 20 reviews

Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Reviewed By Lorene d - Central Florida, Florida

This Bacilica is so beautiful, like stepping into a European church. The mass is said in Latin, which is so beautiful, it took me back to when I was a child. Of course they have English mass as well. I was in awe of the beautiful interior. A must see for those who desire to be part of something beautiful.

10. Tabers Golf

470 Lake Shore Dr, Auburn, ME 04210-8730 +1 207-784-2521
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Tabers Golf

Reviewed By Rhonda A - South Portland, Maine

Looking for a new mini golf course to try out, we went to Taber's and had a great time on this course that has a wonderful lake view and is meticulously maintained. A fun, challenging course, it is relatively inexpensive to play ($6.75 for adults). On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, it was not crowded as it is not on a highway/busy street. There is a 19th hole to try for a free game. They offer a twilight league if you live in the area! Adjacent is a driving range and a food stand for ice cream and burgers and fried food (we did not try). There are several picnic tables and many were eating and enjoying the view. Great out of the way place to enjoy a beautiful day.

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