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Raymond is a lovely town that sits on the northeast shore of Sebago Lake, which is the second largest lake in the state of Maine. Sebago Lake State Park, located on the north shore of the lake, was opened in 1938, and is one of the five original state parks in Maine. This forested lakeside park contains 1400 acres with sandy beaches, swimming, boating, salmon and trout fishing, parasailing, windsurfing, camping and picnicking. Beautiful wooded areas alongside the lake offer trails for hiking and biking, and ponds and a river offer even more opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, swimming and boating. Sebago Lake also offers an 18-hole golf course that has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the best courses in North America. You'll find plenty of lodging in the area along with fine restaurants, roadside produce stands, quaint shops and antique stores. At the north end of the lake, Songo Lock is the lone surviving lock of the Cumberland and Oxford Canal, dating back to 1830. Other unique attractions on Sebago Lake include cruises on board the Songo River Queen II, and paddlewheel boat rides across Brandy Pond through Songo Lock to Sebago Lake. The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum, which was established in the late 18th century, is located near Raymond and is the last active Shaker Community in the United States. The town of Raymond is just a half-hour drive from the city of Portland.

Surrounding areas: Casco, Maine (7.7 mi), Naples, Maine (8.4 mi), Poland Spring, Maine (10.3 mi), Sebago Lake, Maine (11.1 mi), Poland, Maine (11.3 mi), Cumberland Center, Maine (12.8 mi), Otisfield, Maine (13.6 mi)

Raymond Vacation Rentals

Raymond Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Northern Pines Conference Center559 Rt 85Raymond, ME (207) 655-7624
White Pines Motel1262 Roosevelt TRLRaymond, ME (207) 655-3345
Suburban Pines322 Roosevelt TRLWindham, ME6.8 mi.(207) 892-4834
A Fireside Inn & Suites1777 Washington StAuburn, ME14.0 mi.(207) 774-6151
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel155 Riverside StPortland, ME16.9 mi.(207) 774-5861
Holiday Inn Portland West81 Riverside StPortland, ME17.0 mi.(207) 774-5601
Days Inn1150 Brighton AvePortland, ME17.1 mi.(207) 775-3711
Travelodge Of Portland1200 Brighton AvePortland, ME17.1 mi.(207) 774-6101
Coastline Inn170 CTR StAuburn, ME18.0 mi.(207) 784-1331
Hampton Inn194 Lower Main StFreeport, ME18.2 mi.(207) 865-1400
Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch14 Great Falls PlzAuburn, ME18.3 mi.(207) 784-4433
Casco Bay Inn107 Us Rt 1Freeport, ME18.6 mi.(207) 865-4925
Coastline Inn209 Rt 1 SFreeport, ME18.6 mi.(207) 865-3777
Comfort Suites500 US Rt 1 SFreeport, ME18.6 mi.(207) 865-9300
Freeport Inn335 US Rt 1Freeport, ME18.6 mi.(207) 865-3106
Holidayinn Express Hotel & Suites450 Usroute 1Freeport, ME18.6 mi.(207) 865-9020
Harraseeket Inn162 Main StFreeport, ME18.8 mi.(207) 865-9377
Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown5 Park StFreeport, ME18.8 mi.(207) 865-1433
Motel 6516 Pleasant StLewiston, ME18.9 mi.(207) 782-6558
Ramada Inn Conference CTR490 Pleasant StLewiston, ME18.9 mi.(207) 784-2331
Embassy Suites Hotel1050 Westbrook StPortland, ME19.0 mi.(207) 775-2200
Doubletree Hotel Portland1230 Congress StPortland, ME19.1 mi.(207) 774-5611
Comfort Inn90 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME19.2 mi.(207) 775-0409
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites303 Sable Oaks DrSouth Portland, ME19.3 mi.(207) 775-3900
Marriott Hotel200 Sable Oaks DrSouth Portland, ME19.3 mi.(207) 871-8000
Fairfield Inn340 Park AvePortland, ME19.4 mi.(207) 871-0611
The Redwood Inn1968 Lisbon StLewiston, ME19.5 mi.(207) 784-5476
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Portland/Maine Mall2 Cummings RdScarborough, ME19.6 mi.(207) 883-0300
Sheraton South Portland363 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME19.7 mi.(207) 775-6161
Hilton Gadren Inn Portland Airport145 Jetport BlvdPortland, ME19.8 mi.(207) 828-1117
Days Inn461 Maine Mall RdSouth Portland, ME19.8 mi.(207) 772-3450
Eastland Park Hotel157 High StPortland, ME19.9 mi.(207) 746-5411
Hampton Inn171 Philbrook AveSouth Portland, ME19.9 mi.(207) 773-4400
Econo Lodge South Portland80 John Roberts RdSouth Portland, ME20.0 mi.(207) 772-3838
Holiday Inn By The Bay88 Spring StPortland, ME20.1 mi.(207) 775-2311
Portland Regency Inn20 Milk StPortland, ME20.1 mi.(207) 774-4200
Residence Inn By Marriott Scarborough/Portland800 Roundwood DrPortland Scarborough, ME20.3 mi.(207) 883-0400
Towne Place Suites By Marriott700 Roundwood DrScarborough, ME20.3 mi.(207) 883-6800
MS/Scotia Prince468 Commercial StPortland, ME20.4 mi.(207) 415-5678
Extended Stay America2 Ashley DrScarborough, ME20.4 mi.(207) 883-0554
Bed & Breakfast
Ware Street Inn B&B52 Ware StLewiston, ME19.5 mi.(207) 783-8171
Brunswick Bed & Breakfast165 Park RowBrunswick, ME25.2 mi.(207) 729-4914
Freedom House Bed & Breakfast13 Old Portland RdFreedom, NH28.6 mi.(603) 539-4815

Raymond 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 28°F 2°F 3.96 in. 34°F
February 32°F 4°F 3.15 in. 33°F
March 41°F 17°F 4.26 in. 37°F
April 53°F 29°F 4.42 in. 40°F
May 66°F 40°F 3.99 in. 49°F
June 75°F 49°F 3.89 in. 56°F
July 80°F 54°F 4.12 in. 61°F
August 78°F 52°F 3.63 in. 62°F
September 69°F 43°F 3.68 in. 59°F
October 57°F 32°F 4.58 in. 52°F
November 44°F 24°F 4.58 in. 47°F
December 33°F 11°F 4.10 in. 39°F

Raymond Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located about 19 miles south of Raymond in Portland, Maine, the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located approximately 37 miles southwest of Raymond in Sanford, Maine, the Pease International Tradeport airport (PSM) located roughly 59 miles southwest of Raymond in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and finally the Concord Municipal airport (CON) located around 70 miles southwest of Raymond in Concord, New Hampshire.

Raymond Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME26.9 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME27.7 mi.
Story LandGlenNH38.2 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME50.9 mi.
Santa's VillageJeffersonNH61.3 mi.
Six Gun CityJeffersonNH61.3 mi.
Pirate's Fun ParkSalisburyMA75.2 mi.
Canobie Lake ParkSalemNH85.2 mi.
JeepersMethuenMA88.9 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME27.7 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH59.2 mi.
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME110.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Frye Island Golf CourseFrye IslandME5.4 mi.
Spring Meadows Golf Course at Cole FarmsGrayME7.2 mi.
Naples Golf & Country ClubNaplesME8.0 mi.
Summit Golf CoursePolandME10.4 mi.
Fairlawn Golf ClubPolandME11.3 mi.
Val Halla Golf & Recreation CenterCumberland CenterME13.4 mi.
Westerly Winds Golf CourseWestbrookME14.0 mi.
Prospect Hill Golf CourseAuburnME16.4 mi.
Rivermeadow Golf ClubWestbrookME16.8 mi.
Allen Mountain Golf CourseDenmarkME17.1 mi.
Gorham Country ClubGorhamME17.2 mi.
Twin Falls Golf ClubWestbrookME17.4 mi.
Bridgton Highlands Country ClubBridgtonME17.5 mi.
Fox Ridge Golf ClubAuburnME17.7 mi.
Apple Valley Golf CourseLewistonME18.7 mi.
Freeport Country ClubFreeportME18.8 mi.
Sable Oaks Golf ClubSouth PortlandME19.1 mi.
Riverside Municipal Golf ClubPortlandME19.2 mi.
Great Chebeague Golf ClubChebeague IslandME21.0 mi.
Nonesuch River Golf ClubScarboroughME22.4 mi.
Willowdale Golf ClubScarboroughME22.4 mi.
Norway Country ClubNorwayME22.7 mi.
Pleasant Hill Country ClubScarboroughME23.1 mi.
Paris Hill Country ClubParisME24.1 mi.
Brunswick Golf ClubBrunswickME25.4 mi.
Province Lake Golf CourseParsonsfieldME25.7 mi.
Turner Highlands Country ClubTurnerME26.5 mi.
Lake Kezar Country ClubLovellME26.8 mi.
Biddeford Saco Country ClubSacoME27.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME16.1 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME36.3 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME38.2 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH39.1 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME45.2 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH51.3 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH52.8 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH58.9 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH60.5 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH64.8 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH67.3 mi.
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME73.0 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME74.1 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH74.2 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME74.7 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH78.7 mi.
Pats PeakHennikerNH84.1 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH89.0 mi.
Temple MountainPeterboroughNH103.0 mi.
Nashoba ValleyWestfordMA103.5 mi.
State Parks
Sebago Lake State ParkME5.6 mi. 
Range Ponds State ParkME10.8 mi. 
Bradbury Mountain State ParkME14.5 mi. 
Wolfes Neck Woods State ParkME20.0 mi. 
Ferry Beach State ParkME26.1 mi. 
Scarborough Beach State ParkME26.4 mi. 
Crescent Beach State ParkME26.7 mi. 
Two Lights State ParkME27.2 mi. 
Tacoma Lakes State ParkME34.3 mi. 
Peacock Beach State ParkME35.3 mi. 
Echo Lake-Cathedral Ledge State ParkNH36.5 mi. 
Popham Beach State ParkME36.7 mi. 
White Lake State ParkNH37.6 mi. 
Reid State ParkME38.2 mi. 
Wentworth State ParkNH39.0 mi. 
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME19.8 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME19.8 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME19.8 mi.(History)
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME21.3 mi.(History)
Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkportME37.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Wright MuseumWolfeboroNH42.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Counting House MuseumSouth BerwickME49.1 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
New England AquariumBostonMA110.7 mi.
Franklin Park ZooBostonMA110.7 mi.

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