What to do and see in Winthrop, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 11, 2017 Weston Hennigan

Winthrop is a town in Kennebec County, Maine, United States. The population was 6,092 at the 2010 census. Winthrop's population, however, approximately doubles during the summer months as part-year residents return to seasonal camps located on the shores of Winthrop's Lakes and Ponds. A recreational area located among lakes, the town includes the villages of Winthrop and East Winthrop, and is the center of the Winthrop Lakes Region. Winthrop is included in the Augusta, Maine Micropolitan New England City and Town Area.
Restaurants in Winthrop

1. Pond Town Tavern

7 Union St, Winthrop, ME 04364-1411 +1 207-377-9992
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2.5 based on 3 reviews

Pond Town Tavern

Reviewed By Maineboy47 - Winthrop, Maine

This is an awful place and I wouldn't go in there without a bullet proof vest. I surely wouldn't eat or drink anything at this place. Always smokers hanging out in front of the door. Nasty.

2. 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.

3. Maine State Museum

230 State St, Augusta, ME 04330-6845 +1 207-287-2301
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4.5 based on 246 reviews

Maine State Museum

The museum's four floors of world-class exhibits provide a chance to explore and discover the best of Maine, from the Ice Age to the 1960s. The museum is open from Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and all state holidays.

Reviewed By MHP8473 - Rocky Mount, North Carolina

We spent over three hours touring this outstanding museum and learned a lot bout the State of Maine. It was a very informative and educational experience. It is very well laid out to show the history and the making of Maine. I would recommend this museum to anyone even if you are not a native Mainer.

4. Mahala's Day Spa

693 Western Ave, Manchester, ME 04351-3556 +1 207-512-8255
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5 based on 7 reviews

Mahala's Day Spa

Mahala's Day Spa is the ultimate daytime retreat offering an oasis of comfort, relaxation, and wellness through its selection of spa treatments. Come and experience Manicures, Pedicures, Shellac Manicures & Pedicures, Facials, Facial Waxing, Body Waxing, Eyelash & Eyebrow Tinting, NovaLash Extensions, Massage Therapy (including Aromatherapy & Warm Stone Massage), and Polarity Therapy. Open Monday-Saturday by appointment. Gift cards, spa parties, and packages available.

Reviewed By misskaseydawn - Augusta, Maine

At Mahala's Day Spa you will receive exceptional spa treatments and customer service, without having to pay a premium price. As a spa regular, you won't have to worry about a constant revolving door with the staff that you would find at other poorly managed spa's-- a reflection of the high quality of person the owner/operator, Hiedi Hayden is. You can look forward to seeing the same friendly staff each time you go.

I have had spa services throughout Maine, and traveling throughout the U.S., Mexico, and Canada and feel fortunate that minutes from home I can receive the highest quality spa services at a reasonable price.

5. Woodbury Pond

Whippoorwill Rd, Public Boat Landing, Litchfield, ME
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4 based on 4 reviews

Woodbury Pond

Reviewed By SeniorTravelME - Augusta, Maine

We have been here many times to launch our kayaks and just enjoy the scenery and wildlife. The pond connects with two other ponds and a stream, making for either a long or short kayak. Loons, eagles, herons, fish, and ospreys can be enjoyed along the way.

6. Kennebec River Rail Trail

Gardiner, ME 04345 +1 207-582-3100
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Kennebec River Rail Trail

Trail is paved from Gardiner to Augusta, Maine.

Reviewed By quilterlady83 - Ocala, Florida

We have walked this trail many times & always enjoy the river views! The bikers usually are always courteous! Ringing their bell acknowledges to us that they are about to pass when they approach behind us. The view of the river gives everyone a better education! I have now learned about how far inland the tide affects the river, watched eagles catch fish & watch the protected sturgeons jump! It really is a great place to be outside!

7. Beech Hill X-Country Ski & Snowshoe Center

296 Tucker Rd, Wayne, ME 04284-3018 +1 207-685-9281
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4 based on 1 reviews

Beech Hill X-Country Ski & Snowshoe Center

Reviewed By MaineHo_Da - Lewiston, Maine

My wife and I enjoyed a day of snowshoeing, tramping the six miles of wooded, rolling terrain on a cold winless day after a blizzard. The warming hut was nicely stocked with diversions, including a group-effort puzzle for this year's visitors and--just what she needed--reading glasses. The 'comfort stations' were clean and supplied. We don't own snowshoes, but Mr. Patell loaned them for free. An inexpensive, beautiful day.

8. The Liberal Cup

115 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347-1357 +1 207-623-2739
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

The Liberal Cup

Reviewed By RamponaO - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Pork belly with fresh brussel sprouts served on Brie mashed potatoes! I was expecting lower grade pub food but was pleasantly amazed. Hubby had vodka cured salmon with a mango/coconut milk purée. Our friends had a ribeye and the prime rib. Beautifully prepared w/ great flavor. Desserts and beers were lovely also. I'll go again!

9. 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.

10. DEW Haven

918 Pond Rd, Mount Vernon, ME 04352-3150 +1 207-293-2837
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4.5 based on 112 reviews

DEW Haven

DEW Haven | Maine zoo and rescue. Located in Mount Vernon Maine, DEW Haven is home to over 200 animals from around the world. Looking for something to do in Mount Vernon, Maine? DEW Haven is a great place to bring the family. Please visit our website for hours and pricing!

Reviewed By greenmountaingringa - Hartland, Vermont

Recently visited this place in Aug of 2017. Dirty small enclosures. They breed their lions. The wolf enclosure was boarded off and I peeked between the boards. One of the wolves had its ears covered in flys and eaten off. The State of Maine should be ashamed of itself for letting this go on.

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