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Fayette - Call the Town Office before doing any cutting or clearing to avoid a fine! Remember that some Lake View Estates lots have designated driveway header locations (see LEHA Handbook). Lots within the shoreline protection zone have more stringent standards.
Greenville - On Moosewood Lake, this area is well worth the two hour drive for a day trip or an overnight get-away.
Echo Lake Association - 2013 Newsletter
Maine Lakes Society Information on LakeSmart program
Pleasant Lake/Parker Pond Association (This is a different Parker Pond than the one next to David Pond, close to Casco Bay)
Sebago Lake Association (Chamber of Commerce)
30 Mile River Watershed Association - Numerous town officials and lake association members in the 30 Mile River Watershed, from Kimball Pond down to the Androscoggin Dead Water, joined to form a non-profit corporation to protect and preserve the watershed. Vienna’s eight-year lake warden and courtesy boat inspection program was the local model, and the group sought out other organizations in Maine during its planning. See annual kayak run described on the site.
EcoMaine - This is the organization that handles recycling from our association waste disposal site.
Kennebec County Soil & Water Conservation District - “to protect and enhance Maine's soil and water resources by providing educational programs, conservation information and technical assistance to municipalities, schools, landowners and residents of Kennebec County."
The Kennebec Land Trust - Excellent local group (consider joining). They offer walks, talks, and other educational and recreational activities.
Maine Lakes Society - Among other activities, LakeSmart is an education and reward program that assists lakefront homeowners manage landscapes in ways that protect water quality. The program is free, non-regulatory and voluntary. All shoreline property owners are encouraged to participate!
Maine Nature News - This is an informative site with lots of local "nature news"
Nature Compass in Maine - This site has a list of environmentally centered sites.
Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions - A forum hosted by U. of Maine for sharing environmental data.
DEW Haven, formerly known as DEW Animal Kingdom, is an animal refuge located on Rt. 41, is operated by Robert & Julie Miner, 918 Pond Road Mount Vernon, ME 04352. This is a great outing for the whole family. A must see! Check out the TV show Yankee Jungle on Animal Planet
Maine.info - Local festivals, lodging, dining, and events.
MaineToday.com - has a great list of things to do in the region. Check out the Calendar,
The Monmouth Fair - Still has the feel of a real country fair. (Early August)
The Skowhegan State Fair - Great day trip for the whole family. (Early-mid August)
Yankee Magazine Explore New England - Lots of activities for kids online. Great site for a rainy day!
Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce - A good site to find things to do and places to visit.
The Maine International Film Festival - Early July in Waterville
The Theatre at Monmouth - Repertoire includes Shakespeare and other classics as well as children's theatre. Shakespeare camp is a great summer activity for teens.
Statewide list of Museums - An impressive list on Wikipedia.
The Readfield Emporium (Facebook) - A great place to enjoy reasonably priced food and local entertainment.
The Red Barn (Augusta) - simple but GOOD seafood!
The Weathervane - A family owned restaurant in Readfiled. Delicious chowders, entrees, and great desserts. Also, downstairs karaoke and live music!
Slates - In Hallowell, on the Kennebec River just south of Augusta. There are also other restaurants, antique shops, and other attractions in this quaint community.
Sadie’s Restaurant on Great Pond, Belgrade Maine. Great food with a view of the pond. Only open seasonly Friday-Saturday, so call ahead.
The Old Post Office Café - in Mt. Vernon, offers “delicious fresh-baked goods and quiches, omelets, homemade soups, specialty sandwiches,” etc.
Home-Nest Farm - A member of the Maine Farm Vacation B&B Association. Chosen to be included in National Geographic Traveler's select Stay List of 150 preferred lodgings in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.