Information about the City of Waterville
Welcome to Waterville!
The City of Waterville is located on the banks of the Kennebec River in Maine. Waterville is easily accessed by two exits off Interstate-95 as well as Route 201, a national, historic byway and part of the Kennebec-Chaudière Corridor. Within our City limits you will find a unique mix of shops and restaurants, medical facilities, Thomas College and Colby College.
Waterville takes great pride in its downtown, with seven structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our downtown is home to many unique shops, one-of-a-kind eateries and a remarkable non-profit community market with produce and products solely from local farmers and craft artisans.
Visitors will enjoy numerous arts & cultural amenities, including the magnificent Waterville Opera House, Colby College Museum of Art, Redington Museum and the Railroad Square Cinema, which was recently touted as one of “The Best 5 Cinemas in New England” by Yankee Magazine. Waterville hosts a year round calendar of outstanding events, such as the Maine International Film Festival, Waterville Intown Arts Fest, Taste of Greater Waterville, and Downtown Waterville Farmers' Market.
Shoppers will find an eclectic array of products, including upscale women's clothing, home furnishings, jewelry, Maine-made products, toys and books and much more. Dining options are equally as diverse, offering authentic Lebanese, southern creole and Mexican cuisines, Asian specialties, assorted American fare, delicious pub food, and fresh seafood, not to mention great bagels, sandwiches and coffee.
Outdoor enthusiasts will delight over the miles of hiking trails located throughout the City, including those found at the four-season Quarry Road Recreation Area. Quarry Road also provides cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snow tubing in the winter months and biking, kayaking and walking opportunities in the spring, summer and fall. The Kennebec River also offers spectacular fishing and boating opportunities.
Children and adults alike can also enjoy the Alfond Municipal pool complex, complete with water slides, the indoor pool and youth activities at the Alfond Youth Center/Boys & Girls Club or family-friendly golfing at the Pine Ridge Golf Course as well as the many playgrounds and ball fields within the City.
The City of Waterville is rich in history and traditions, making it a great place to live, visit or do business. To read a brief history of Waterville by Stephen Plocher, please click here. Or take a moment to check out our historical photo albums.
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