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Harrison is a small town located in the foothills of the White Mountains and Lakes Region of western Maine. Over thirty lakes can be found in the area, with Long Lake being the closest one to the town of Harrison. This is a region with four seasons of great scenic beauty and all types of outdoor recreational sports to enjoy. Downhill skiing, ice-skating and ice fishing, and over 600 miles of cross-country ski trails are located in the nearby vicinity. Harrison is just ten minutes away from Shawnee Peak and thirty minutes to the Sunday River area ski resorts. Long Lake provides over 100 feet of sandy beach and a boat dock, while boat rentals are available at neighboring Naples Marina. Other outdoor sports around the lake include swimming, jet skiing and water skiing, sailing, hiking, biking and horseback riding, and a half dozen golf courses are available within a half-hour drive. Rides on board a paddlewheel boat are also available on Long Lake. Kezar Lake, approximately a half-hour drive from Harrison, has been called "one of the three most beautiful lakes in the world" by National Geographic Magazine. It also offers a full array of water sports activities, and being both a cold and warm water lake, is known for its' trout, salmon and bass fishing. The town of Harrison is approximately 60 miles from the city of Freeport and 180 miles to Acadia National Park.

Surrounding areas: Bridgton, Maine (3.6 mi), Waterford, Maine (6.3 mi), Otisfield, Maine (6.6 mi), Oxford, Maine (9.3 mi), North Waterford, Maine (9.5 mi), Norway, Maine (9.6 mi), Naples, Maine (10.2 mi)

Harrison Vacation Rentals

Harrison Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Northern Pines Conference Center559 Rt 85Raymond, ME17.8 mi.(207) 655-7624
White Pines Motel1262 Roosevelt TRLRaymond, ME18.9 mi.(207) 655-3345
The Bethel Inn And Country ClubBroad StBethel, ME21.0 mi.(207) 824-2175
A Fireside Inn & Suites1777 Washington StAuburn, ME21.2 mi.(207) 774-6151
Bethel Spa Motel88 Main StBethel, ME21.3 mi.(207) 824-3341
Peacock InnKearsarge, NH21.9 mi.( ) -
Coastline Inn170 CTR StAuburn, ME22.3 mi.(207) 784-1331
Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch14 Great Falls PlzAuburn, ME22.5 mi.(207) 784-4433
1785 Inn3582 White Mtn HwyNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-9025
Best Western Fox RidgeRt 16 NNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-3151
Briarcliff MotelNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-5584
Chimney House GuesthouseNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.( ) -
Clarendon MotelNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-3551
Colonial MotelNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-5178
Comfort Inn & Suites2001 White MTN HwyNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-8811
Cranmore InnNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-5502
Cranmore Mountain LodgeNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-2044
Eastern Inns Of NHNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.( ) -
Eastern Slope InnNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-6321
Forest Glen InnNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-6311
Green Granite Inn & Conference1515 W M HwyNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-6901
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1732 White MTN HwyNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-2551
Junges MotelRFD #1North Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-2886
Maple Leaf MotelNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-5388
Mt Washington Valley Inn1567 White Mtn HwyNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-5486
Nereledge InnNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.( ) -
North Conway Mountain InnRt 16North Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-2083
Olde Eastman VillageNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-6707
Presidential MotelRFD 2North Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-9744
Red Jacket Mountain ViewRt 16North Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-5411
School House MotelNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-6829
Scottish LionNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-6381
Sheraton White Mountain InnNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-9300
Stonehurst ManorNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-3113
StonehurstNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.( ) -
Sunnyside LodgeNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.( ) -
Sylvan Pines MotelS Main StNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-2878
White Mountain Hotel & ResortW Side Rd Hales LocationNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-7100
Fox Ridge Resort1979 White Mountain HwyNorth Conway, NH22.9 mi.(800) 343-1804
Hampton Inn & Suites North Conway1788 White Mountain HwyNorth Conway, NH22.9 mi.(603) 356-7736
Bed & Breakfast
The Buttonwood Inn Inc.64 Mt Surprise RdNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-2625
Victorian Harvest Inn Bed & Breakfast28 Locust LnNorth Conway, NH22.6 mi.(603) 356-3548
Ware Street Inn B&B52 Ware StLewiston, ME23.5 mi.(207) 783-8171
Freedom House Bed & Breakfast13 Old Portland RdFreedom, NH27.0 mi.(603) 539-4815

Harrison Weather & Climate

Western Maine near the New Hampshire state line enjoy four distinct seasons that typifies the best of a New England climate. There's plenty of clear, sunny weather with cool nights in the summertime, with occasional showers and thunderstorms. Extreme humidity in summertime is usually not a problem because temperatures are so mild. Fall is spectacular - crisp, mild days and cold nights, perfect for sightseeing. Winter begins in Maine around Thanksgiving, with January and February being the coldest months. The average annual snowfall is around 85 inches and winter temperatures vary from the mid-30s to below zero. Most snowfall occurs in eight to ten measurable storms of 6 inches to a foot. In the last fifteen years, the largest single snowstorm amount was 16 inches. Temperatures begin to increase in March, along with an increase in humidity, which often results in snowstorms until mid-April.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 28°F 4°F 4.25 in. 34°F
February 32°F 7°F 3.36 in. 33°F
March 41°F 18°F 4.18 in. 37°F
April 52°F 29°F 3.99 in. 40°F
May 66°F 41°F 3.77 in. 49°F
June 74°F 50°F 4.05 in. 56°F
July 78°F 55°F 4.03 in. 60°F
August 76°F 53°F 3.97 in. 62°F
September 68°F 44°F 3.66 in. 59°F
October 57°F 33°F 4.61 in. 52°F
November 45°F 25°F 4.25 in. 47°F
December 33°F 12°F 3.81 in. 39°F

Harrison Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located about 37 miles south of Harrison in Portland, Maine, the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located approximately 49 miles south of Harrison in Sanford, Maine, the Pease International Tradeport airport (PSM) located roughly 71 miles south of Harrison in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and finally the Concord Municipal airport (CON) located around 74 miles southwest of Harrison in Concord, New Hampshire.

Harrison Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Story LandGlenNH25.0 mi.
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME43.6 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME43.7 mi.
Santa's VillageJeffersonNH44.8 mi.
Six Gun CityJeffersonNH44.8 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME65.0 mi.
Pirate's Fun ParkSalisburyMA87.5 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME43.7 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH71.9 mi.
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME116.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Bridgton Highlands Country ClubBridgtonME3.1 mi.
Norway Country ClubNorwayME8.4 mi.
Naples Golf & Country ClubNaplesME10.5 mi.
Lake Kezar Country ClubLovellME10.6 mi.
Allen Mountain Golf CourseDenmarkME11.4 mi.
Paris Hill Country ClubParisME13.1 mi.
Fairlawn Golf ClubPolandME13.8 mi.
Summit Golf CoursePolandME14.2 mi.
Frye Island Golf CourseFrye IslandME20.8 mi.
Fox Ridge Golf ClubAuburnME22.4 mi.
North Conway Country ClubNorth ConwayNH22.5 mi.
Prospect Hill Golf CourseAuburnME22.7 mi.
Turner Highlands Country ClubTurnerME23.4 mi.
Spring Meadows Golf Course at Cole FarmsGrayME23.6 mi.
Eagle Mountain Golf CourseJacksonNH25.4 mi.
Apple Valley Golf CourseLewistonME27.1 mi.
Province Lake Golf CourseParsonsfieldME29.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME4.2 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME20.1 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME21.0 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH25.0 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME31.3 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH42.2 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH44.0 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH49.4 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH53.2 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH53.6 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME59.2 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH61.0 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME64.1 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH65.3 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH71.5 mi.
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME80.3 mi.
Pats PeakHennikerNH86.0 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH87.5 mi.
Suicide SixWoodstockVT97.6 mi.
Ascutney Mountain ResortBrownsvilleVT99.8 mi.
State Parks
Sebago Lake State ParkME14.1 mi. 
Range Ponds State ParkME16.1 mi. 
Echo Lake-Cathedral Ledge State ParkNH24.6 mi. 
Bradbury Mountain State ParkME28.8 mi. 
White Lake State ParkNH32.7 mi. 
Moose Brook State ParkNH33.8 mi. 
Wolfes Neck Woods State ParkME35.9 mi. 
Tacoma Lakes State ParkME37.8 mi. 
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME37.5 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME37.5 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME37.5 mi.(History)
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME39.1 mi.(History)
Wright MuseumWolfeboroNH44.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkportME52.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)

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