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Poland-Spring is a small town with a very interesting history, located in the western mountains region of Maine. This quaint town is known for being the home to the Poland Spring Resort, called "The Most Beautiful Resort in the World." It began in 1845 when the Ricker family first started bottling the clean, fresh spring water found in the area, and eventually built a large, two-story gable roofed house to be used as a stagecoach stop. The inn grew until eventually it contained 300 rooms in all, including a huge music room, and many card and recreation rooms. The grand hotel became so famous that rooms in it were sold out for years in advance to some of the wealthiest celebrities and barons in America. Today, the Poland Spring Preservation Park contains the Mansion House, the Maine State Building, All Soul's Chapel, and the Historic Poland Spring Water Plant. All are open to the public and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Poland Spring is also near Range Ponds State Park, which offers 750 acres for swimming, boating and fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and picnicking. Nearby Tripp Lake is a two-mile long lake that is also great for swimming, fishing and boating, and the Shawnee Peak ski area is just about 20 minutes away from Poland Spring.

Surrounding areas: Poland, Maine (3.4 mi), Casco, Maine (8.3 mi), Lewiston, Maine (9.6 mi), Oxford, Maine (9.8 mi), Raymond, Maine (10.3 mi), Otisfield, Maine (10.4 mi), Naples, Maine (13.0 mi)

Poland Spring Vacation Rentals

Poland Spring Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
A Fireside Inn & Suites1777 Washington StAuburn, ME4.8 mi.(207) 774-6151
Coastline Inn170 CTR StAuburn, ME8.0 mi.(207) 784-1331
Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch14 Great Falls PlzAuburn, ME8.3 mi.(207) 784-4433
Motel 6516 Pleasant StLewiston, ME9.5 mi.(207) 782-6558
Ramada Inn Conference CTR490 Pleasant StLewiston, ME9.5 mi.(207) 784-2331
Northern Pines Conference Center559 Rt 85Raymond, ME10.3 mi.(207) 655-7624
The Redwood Inn1968 Lisbon StLewiston, ME10.8 mi.(207) 784-5476
White Pines Motel1262 Roosevelt TRLRaymond, ME11.2 mi.(207) 655-3345
Suburban Pines322 Roosevelt TRLWindham, ME15.3 mi.(207) 892-4834
Casco Bay Inn107 Us Rt 1Freeport, ME17.4 mi.(207) 865-4925
Coastline Inn209 Rt 1 SFreeport, ME17.4 mi.(207) 865-3777
Comfort Suites500 US Rt 1 SFreeport, ME17.4 mi.(207) 865-9300
Freeport Inn335 US Rt 1Freeport, ME17.4 mi.(207) 865-3106
Holidayinn Express Hotel & Suites450 Usroute 1Freeport, ME17.4 mi.(207) 865-9020
Hampton Inn194 Lower Main StFreeport, ME17.5 mi.(207) 865-1400
Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown5 Park StFreeport, ME17.6 mi.(207) 865-1433
Harraseeket Inn162 Main StFreeport, ME18.9 mi.(207) 865-9377
Fairfield Inn & Suites36 Old Portland RdBrunswick, ME19.4 mi.(207) 721-0300
Interstate Oasis Econo Lodge215 Pleasant StBrunswick, ME19.9 mi.(207) 729-9991
Comfort Inn199 Pleasant StBrunswick, ME20.0 mi.(207) 729-1129
Captain Daniel Stone Inn10 Water StBrunswick, ME21.1 mi.(207) 725-9898
Bo-Ed Inc Dba Brunswick Travelodge21 Gurnet RdBrunswick, ME23.7 mi.(207) 729-5555
Super 8 Motel-Brunswick224 Bath RdBrunswick, ME23.7 mi.(207) 725-8883
Parkwood Inn71 Gurnet RdBrunswick, ME24.0 mi.(207) 725-5251
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel155 Riverside StPortland, ME24.1 mi.(207) 774-5861
Viking Motor Inn287 Bath RdBrunswick, ME24.2 mi.(800) 429-6661
Holiday Inn Portland West81 Riverside StPortland, ME24.2 mi.(207) 774-5601
Days Inn1150 Brighton AvePortland, ME24.3 mi.(207) 775-3711
Travelodge Of Portland1200 Brighton AvePortland, ME24.3 mi.(207) 774-6101
Doubletree Hotel Portland1230 Congress StPortland, ME25.8 mi.(207) 774-5611
Hilton Gadren Inn Portland Airport145 Jetport BlvdPortland, ME25.8 mi.(207) 828-1117
Fairfield Inn340 Park AvePortland, ME26.0 mi.(207) 871-0611
Embassy Suites Hotel1050 Westbrook StPortland, ME26.1 mi.(207) 775-2200
Portland Regency Inn20 Milk StPortland, ME26.1 mi.(207) 774-4200
Eastland Park Hotel157 High StPortland, ME26.2 mi.(207) 746-5411
Holiday Inn By The Bay88 Spring StPortland, ME26.3 mi.(207) 775-2311
MS/Scotia Prince468 Commercial StPortland, ME26.6 mi.(207) 415-5678
Comfort Inn90 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME26.6 mi.(207) 775-0409
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront Me65 Commercial StPortland, ME26.8 mi.(207) 780-0780
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites303 Sable Oaks DrSouth Portland, ME26.9 mi.(207) 775-3900
Bed & Breakfast
Ware Street Inn B&B52 Ware StLewiston, ME9.5 mi.(207) 783-8171
Brunswick Bed & Breakfast165 Park RowBrunswick, ME21.1 mi.(207) 729-4914

Poland Spring Weather & Climate

The Kennebec Valley region of southwestern Maine near the cities of Augusta and the sister cities of Lewiston and Auburn has four distinct seasons. Located approximately one hour from the seacoast and along the Kennebec River, the area is considered coastal, but it lacks the heavy fogs of the seashore towns. It is also far enough south that it is without the severe snowfalls and cold of the northern regions. The summer is comfortable, with perhaps a few days that reach as high as 90 degrees. Uncomfortably hot and humid weather is rare. Winters are moderately cold, with a mean temperature of 23 degrees for the three months of December, January and February. Readings of zero or lower are recorded on an average of 13 days per winter.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 29°F 11°F 3.90 in. 34°F
February 33°F 14°F 3.00 in. 33°F
March 41°F 24°F 4.52 in. 37°F
April 53°F 35°F 4.11 in. 40°F
May 66°F 45°F 3.80 in. 49°F
June 76°F 55°F 3.82 in. 56°F
July 81°F 61°F 3.63 in. 60°F
August 79°F 59°F 3.06 in. 62°F
September 70°F 51°F 3.48 in. 59°F
October 58°F 40°F 4.08 in. 52°F
November 45°F 31°F 4.27 in. 47°F
December 34°F 19°F 4.12 in. 39°F

Poland Spring Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located about 26 miles south of Poland Spring in Portland, Maine, the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located approximately 47 miles southwest of Poland Spring in Sanford, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located roughly 48 miles northeast of Poland Spring in Waterville, Maine, and finally the Pease International Tradeport airport (PSM) located around 69 miles southwest of Poland Spring in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Poland Spring Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME35.3 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME36.6 mi.
Story LandGlenNH41.3 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME60.5 mi.
Santa's VillageJeffersonNH61.5 mi.
Six Gun CityJeffersonNH61.5 mi.
Pirate's Fun ParkSalisburyMA85.2 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME36.6 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH69.1 mi.
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME102.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Summit Golf CoursePolandME2.7 mi.
Fairlawn Golf ClubPolandME3.4 mi.
Prospect Hill Golf CourseAuburnME7.0 mi.
Fox Ridge Golf ClubAuburnME7.8 mi.
Spring Meadows Golf Course at Cole FarmsGrayME10.3 mi.
Apple Valley Golf CourseLewistonME10.7 mi.
Naples Golf & Country ClubNaplesME12.6 mi.
Frye Island Golf CourseFrye IslandME15.8 mi.
Turner Highlands Country ClubTurnerME16.3 mi.
Paris Hill Country ClubParisME16.9 mi.
Val Halla Golf & Recreation CenterCumberland CenterME17.3 mi.
Norway Country ClubNorwayME17.6 mi.
Freeport Country ClubFreeportME17.8 mi.
Bridgton Highlands Country ClubBridgtonME18.3 mi.
Cobbossee Colony GolfMonmouthME21.3 mi.
Brunswick Golf ClubBrunswickME21.5 mi.
Meadows Golf ClubLitchfieldME22.0 mi.
Westerly Winds Golf CourseWestbrookME22.0 mi.
Allen Mountain Golf CourseDenmarkME22.2 mi.
Springbrook Golf ClubLeedsME22.3 mi.
Great Chebeague Golf ClubChebeague IslandME23.1 mi.
Rivermeadow Golf ClubWestbrookME24.7 mi.
Twin Falls Golf ClubWestbrookME25.2 mi.
Riverside Municipal Golf ClubPortlandME25.5 mi.
Gorham Country ClubGorhamME25.8 mi.
Bath Country ClubBathME25.9 mi.
Sable Oaks Golf ClubSouth PortlandME26.8 mi.
Lake Kezar Country ClubLovellME27.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME17.6 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME30.8 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME33.6 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME37.5 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH41.5 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH56.9 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH60.9 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH61.9 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH65.1 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME65.2 mi.
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME65.5 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME66.3 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH70.2 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH74.0 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH74.7 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH82.6 mi.
Pats PeakHennikerNH93.8 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH97.8 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME105.9 mi.
Suicide SixWoodstockVT111.2 mi.
State Parks
Range Ponds State ParkME1.0 mi. 
Bradbury Mountain State ParkME12.6 mi. 
Sebago Lake State ParkME13.2 mi. 
Wolfes Neck Woods State ParkME20.2 mi. 
Tacoma Lakes State ParkME24.8 mi. 
Peacock Beach State ParkME26.7 mi. 
Crescent Beach State ParkME33.1 mi. 
Two Lights State ParkME33.3 mi. 
Ferry Beach State ParkME33.8 mi. 
Scarborough Beach State ParkME33.8 mi. 
Fort Edgecomb State ParkME35.4 mi. 
Popham Beach State ParkME35.5 mi. 
Reid State ParkME35.9 mi. 
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME25.8 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME25.8 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME25.8 mi.(History)
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME27.4 mi.(History)
Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkportME46.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Wright MuseumWolfeboroNH52.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME57.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Counting House MuseumSouth BerwickME59.3 mi.(History)

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