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Limerick is a quaint New England town located in the foothills of the White Mountains on the southern coast of Maine. As of the 2000 census, the town had a population of 2,240 residents. In 1668 the Indians sold the land that is now Limerick to Francis Small, a trader from Kittery, for two blankets, two gallons of rum, two pounds of powder, four pounds of musket balls and twenty strings of beads. In 1772, a lawyer named James Sullivan named the town after his father's birthplace in Ireland. The town of Limerick is home to Lake Arrowhead, which boasts some of the best fishing in the state of Maine. It's also great for all types of other water sports like fishing, boating, water skiing and sailing. Other activities in the area include hiking, biking, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The town of Limerick is a delightful place to visit with lots of quaint stores and antique shops and village restaurants. With its location on the southern coast of Maine, you'll also find many other things to do and places to explore, such as lighthouses, secluded harbors and rocky shorelines, sandy beaches and picturesque harbors, outlet shopping and fine dining on fresh delicious seafood. A visit to Limerick lets you experience all that Maine has to offer for a relaxing and rewarding vacation.

Surrounding areas: Parsonsfield, Maine (7.3 mi), Shapleigh, Maine (8.5 mi), Waterboro, Maine (8.8 mi), Sebago Lake, Maine (12.0 mi), Acton, Maine (12.1 mi), Sugarloaf, Maine (16.0 mi), Denmark, Maine (19.5 mi)

Limerick Vacation Rentals

Limerick Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Chebacco RanchEffingham, NH11.3 mi.( ) -
Effingham InnEffingham, NH11.3 mi.( ) -
Pine Cove MotelOssipee, NH16.1 mi.( ) -
Mount Whittier Motel1695 Rt 16Center Ossipee, NH18.5 mi.(603) 539-4951
Snow Village InnEaton, NH19.7 mi.( ) -
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites352 North StSaco, ME20.4 mi.(207) 286-9600
Suburban Pines322 Roosevelt TRLWindham, ME20.6 mi.(207) 892-4834
Hampton Inn48 Industrial Park RdSaco, ME20.8 mi.(207) 282-7222
Comfort Suites - Biddeford45 Barra RdBiddeford, ME20.9 mi.(207) 294-6464
The Inn At Crystal LakeRt 153Eaton Center, NH21.0 mi.(603) 447-2120
White Pines Motel1262 Roosevelt TRLRaymond, ME21.3 mi.(207) 655-3345
Northern Pines Conference Center559 Rt 85Raymond, ME21.8 mi.(207) 655-7624
Rodeway Inn- Saco/Old Orchard Beach21 Ocean Park RdSaco, ME22.0 mi.(207) 282-5569
Wolfeboro Inn44 N Main StWolfeboro, NH22.2 mi.(603) 569-3016
Residence Inn By Marriott Scarborough/Portland800 Roundwood DrPortland Scarborough, ME22.5 mi.(207) 883-0400
Towne Place Suites By Marriott700 Roundwood DrScarborough, ME22.5 mi.(207) 883-6800
Extended Stay America2 Ashley DrScarborough, ME22.6 mi.(207) 883-0554
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Portland/Maine Mall2 Cummings RdScarborough, ME22.6 mi.(207) 883-0300
Norman's Motel205 Saco AveOld Orchard BCH, ME23.0 mi.(207) 934-2201
Days Inn461 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME23.0 mi.(207) 772-3450
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites303 Sable Oaks DrSouth Portland, ME23.0 mi.(207) 775-3900
Marriott Hotel200 Sable Oaks DrSouth Portland, ME23.0 mi.(207) 871-8000
Sheraton South Portland363 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME23.1 mi.(207) 775-6161
Holiday Inn Portland West81 Riverside StPortland, ME23.3 mi.(207) 774-5601
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel155 Riverside StPortland, ME23.3 mi.(207) 774-5861
Travelodge Of Portland1200 Brighton AvePortland, ME23.3 mi.(207) 774-6101
Comfort Inn90 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME23.3 mi.(207) 775-0409
Hampton Inn171 Philbrook AveSouth Portland, ME23.3 mi.(207) 773-4400
Days Inn1150 Brighton AvePortland, ME23.4 mi.(207) 775-3711
Econo Lodge South Portland80 John Roberts RdSouth Portland, ME23.4 mi.(207) 772-3838
Copley & Lareine MotelsHarrisburg StOld Orchard BCH, ME23.7 mi.(207) 934-2011
Tiffany's Senior Village7 SMT StOld Orchard BCH, ME23.7 mi.(207) 934-7600
Kebek Motel 353 W Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME24.1 mi.(207) 934-5253
Waves Oceanfront Resort87 West Grand AveOld Orchard Beach, ME24.1 mi.(207) 934-4949
The Nautilus Guest HouseOcean Park, ME24.2 mi.(207) 934-2021
Biaritz Motel78 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME24.2 mi.(207) 934-2983
Crest Motel35 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME24.2 mi.(207) 934-4060
Friendship Motor Inn167 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME24.2 mi.(207) 934-4644
Old Colonial Motel61 W Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME24.2 mi.(207) 934-9862
Embassy Suites Hotel1050 Westbrook StPortland, ME24.4 mi.(207) 775-2200
Bed & Breakfast
Freedom House Bed & Breakfast13 Old Portland RdFreedom, NH14.6 mi.(603) 539-4815

Limerick Weather & Climate

The western foothills mountain region of Maine, near the New Hampshire border has four very distinct seasons. Although influenced by the ocean, which is approximately one hour south, it does not have the heavy fogs of the seaside towns. Summers are comfortable and hot humid weather is rare. Winters are cold, with a mean temperature of 23 degrees for the three months of December, January and February. Single digit temperatures are common and readings of zero or lower are recorded on an average of 13 days per winter. Rainfall is distributed very evenly throughout the year, and snow accumulation is generally on the ground from December through March. Mid-May is the average occurrence of the last freeze in spring, and the average occurrence of the first freeze in fall is late September. Fall is often the sunniest and most pleasant of the seasons.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 6°F 3.73 in. 34°F
February 33°F 8°F 3.01 in. 33°F
March 42°F 20°F 4.31 in. 37°F
April 54°F 30°F 4.45 in. 40°F
May 66°F 40°F 3.91 in. 49°F
June 75°F 50°F 3.60 in. 56°F
July 80°F 55°F 3.82 in. 60°F
August 78°F 54°F 3.21 in. 62°F
September 70°F 45°F 3.72 in. 59°F
October 58°F 33°F 4.32 in. 52°F
November 46°F 25°F 4.49 in. 47°F
December 35°F 14°F 3.95 in. 39°F

Limerick Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located about 20 miles south of Limerick in Sanford, Maine, the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located approximately 24 miles east of Limerick in Portland, Maine, the Pease International Tradeport airport (PSM) located roughly 42 miles south of Limerick in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the Concord Municipal airport (CON) located around 48 miles southwest of Limerick in Concord, New Hampshire, and finally the Manchester airport (MHT) located about 61 miles southwest of Limerick in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Limerick Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME21.8 mi.
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME23.9 mi.
Story LandGlenNH35.0 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME36.9 mi.
Pirate's Fun ParkSalisburyMA58.0 mi.
Santa's VillageJeffersonNH60.8 mi.
Six Gun CityJeffersonNH60.8 mi.
Canobie Lake ParkSalemNH65.5 mi.
JeepersMethuenMA69.4 mi.
Funworld Game CenterNashuaNH72.3 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME21.8 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH42.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Province Lake Golf CourseParsonsfieldME6.7 mi.
Frye Island Golf CourseFrye IslandME16.8 mi.
Sanford Golf ClubSanfordME17.9 mi.
Indian Mound Golf ClubCenter OssipeeNH18.3 mi.
Gorham Country ClubGorhamME19.3 mi.
Allen Mountain Golf CourseDenmarkME19.5 mi.
Westerly Winds Golf CourseWestbrookME20.7 mi.
Rivermeadow Golf ClubWestbrookME21.2 mi.
Kingswood Golf ClubWolfeboroNH21.6 mi.
Naples Golf & Country ClubNaplesME21.7 mi.
Twin Falls Golf ClubWestbrookME21.9 mi.
Biddeford Saco Country ClubSacoME22.0 mi.
Sable Oaks Golf ClubSouth PortlandME22.9 mi.
Nonesuch River Golf ClubScarboroughME24.0 mi.
Willowdale Golf ClubScarboroughME24.0 mi.
Farmington Country ClubFarmingtonNH24.7 mi.
Pleasant Hill Country ClubScarboroughME25.4 mi.
Riverside Municipal Golf ClubPortlandME26.3 mi.
Spring Meadows Golf Course at Cole FarmsGrayME26.7 mi.
Dutch Elm Golf ClubArundelME26.8 mi.
Bridgton Highlands Country ClubBridgtonME27.1 mi.
Webhannet Golf ClubKennebunkME27.5 mi.
Cape Arundel Golf ClubKennebunkportME28.0 mi.
Val Halla Golf & Recreation CenterCumberland CenterME28.1 mi.
Sunningdale Golf ClubSomersworthNH29.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME25.6 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH32.2 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH36.9 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH39.6 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH43.7 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME49.4 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME49.5 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH50.1 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH54.6 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH54.8 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH60.3 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME61.0 mi.
Pats PeakHennikerNH62.4 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH68.4 mi.
Temple MountainPeterboroughNH81.2 mi.
Nashoba ValleyWestfordMA83.2 mi.
Ascutney Mountain ResortBrownsvilleVT85.3 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH85.5 mi.
Suicide SixWoodstockVT86.3 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME88.6 mi.
State Parks
Wentworth State ParkNH18.1 mi. 
Sebago Lake State ParkME19.2 mi. 
White Lake State ParkNH23.7 mi. 
Ferry Beach State ParkME25.8 mi. 
Scarborough Beach State ParkME26.8 mi. 
Mount Major State ParkNH27.3 mi. 
Ellacoya State ParkNH29.2 mi. 
Crescent Beach State ParkME30.1 mi. 
Two Lights State ParkME31.0 mi. 
Echo Lake-Cathedral Ledge State ParkNH31.8 mi. 
Range Ponds State ParkME32.2 mi. 
Vaughan Woods State ParkME33.8 mi. 
Bradbury Mountain State ParkME34.0 mi. 
Wolfes Neck Woods State ParkME36.1 mi. 
Wright MuseumWolfeboroNH21.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME27.0 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME27.0 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME27.0 mi.(History)
Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkportME27.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME27.8 mi.(History)
Counting House MuseumSouth BerwickME31.4 mi.(History)
Currier Gallery of ArtManchesterNH58.3 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
New England AquariumBostonMA92.9 mi.
Franklin Park ZooBostonMA92.9 mi.

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