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Shapleigh is a small town located in York County, southwestern Maine along Highway 11 north of the town of Sanford. Although not as well known as some of the other York County towns such as Kennebunkport, Lake Arrowhead and Old Orchard Beach, Shapleigh nevertheless enjoys all the same amenities and outdoor recreational possibilities without all the crowds. This is typical small town New England, peaceful, serene and with a high quality of life. Shapleigh is located on Mousam Lake near the New Hampshire border. This narrow 900-acre lake is popular for brook, brown and lake trout fishing, as well as canoeing and swimming. Easy day trips take you to the beach activities of Kennebunk Beach and the Coney Island-style amusement park at Old Orchard Beach, featuring the state's only old wooden roller coaster ride. Small fishing villages abound in the area and offer everything from hiking and biking, to deep-sea fishing and whale watching excursions. Shapleigh is just 45 minutes to Kennebunkport, one hour from the culturally diverse cities of Portland, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire and just two hours from Boston. With its' convenient location, it makes a quiet place to base a vacation, far enough away for seclusion, yet near enough not to miss anything.

Surrounding areas: Waterboro, Maine (4.3 mi), Acton, Maine (4.7 mi), Limerick, Maine (8.5 mi), Lebanon, Maine (12.0 mi), Parsonsfield, Maine (12.1 mi), Sebago Lake, Maine (18.4 mi), Kennebunk, Maine (19.1 mi)

Shapleigh Vacation Rentals

Shapleigh Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Chebacco RanchEffingham, NH15.8 mi.( ) -
Effingham InnEffingham, NH15.8 mi.( ) -
Pine Cove MotelOssipee, NH16.6 mi.( ) -
Cress Motel119 Milton RdRochester, NH16.9 mi.(603) 324-5462
Ella River MotelRt 11Farmington, NH17.1 mi.(603) 755-3411
Strafford InnRR 1 Box 113CFarmington, NH17.1 mi.(603) 755-3411
Comfort Suites - Biddeford45 Barra RdBiddeford, ME18.0 mi.(207) 294-6464
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites77 Farmington RdRochester, NH18.6 mi.(603) 994-1175
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites352 North StSaco, ME18.8 mi.(207) 286-9600
The Seasons Inn Of The Kennebunks55 York StKennebunk, ME19.1 mi.(207) 985-6100
Greenwood Inn10 Farmington RdRochester, NH19.1 mi.(603) 332-1902
Hampton Inn48 Industrial Park RdSaco, ME19.2 mi.(207) 282-7222
Governor's Inn78 Wakefield StRochester, NH19.4 mi.(603) 332-0107
Wolfeboro Inn44 N Main StWolfeboro, NH19.4 mi.(603) 569-3016
Anchorage Inn80 Main St Rt 125Rochester, NH19.6 mi.(603) 332-3350
Hi Vu Motor Inn157 Rochester HL RdRochester, NH19.6 mi.(603) 332-1230
Rochester MotelRochester, NH19.6 mi.( ) -
Rodeway Inn- Saco/Old Orchard Beach21 Ocean Park RdSaco, ME20.4 mi.(207) 282-5569
Mount Whittier Motel1695 Rt 16Center Ossipee, NH20.7 mi.(603) 539-4951
Congdon's Resort1072 PO RdWells, ME21.0 mi.(207) 646-6171
Lafayette's Oceanfront ResortWells, ME21.0 mi.(207) 646-2831
Usa Inn1017 PO RdWells, ME21.0 mi.(207) 646-9313
Somersworth HotelSomersworth, NH21.2 mi.( ) -
Village By The Sea Hotel And Conference Center1373 Post RdWells, ME21.3 mi.(207) 646-1100
Norman's Motel205 Saco AveOld Orchard BCH, ME21.5 mi.(207) 934-2201
Hampton Inn & Suites Wells/Ogunquit900 Post RdWells, ME21.6 mi.(207) 646-0555
Copley & Lareine MotelsHarrisburg StOld Orchard BCH, ME22.5 mi.(207) 934-2011
Tiffany's Senior Village7 SMT StOld Orchard BCH, ME22.5 mi.(207) 934-7600
The Captain Lord MansionKennebunkport, ME22.6 mi.(207) 967-3141
The Nautilus Guest HouseOcean Park, ME22.6 mi.(207) 934-2021
Kebek Motel 353 W Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME22.9 mi.(207) 934-5253
Old Colonial Motel61 W Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME22.9 mi.(207) 934-9862
Waves Oceanfront Resort87 West Grand AveOld Orchard Beach, ME22.9 mi.(207) 934-4949
Riveria Motel21 Calef HwyRochester, NH23.0 mi.(603) 332-3491
Crest Motel35 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME23.1 mi.(207) 934-4060
Nonantum Resort95 Ocean AveKennebunkport, ME23.2 mi.(800) 552-5651
Biaritz Motel78 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME23.2 mi.(207) 934-2983
Schooner Inn127 Ocean AveKennebunkport, ME23.4 mi.(207) 967-5333
The Colony Hotel144 Ocean Ave Box 511Kennebunkport, ME23.4 mi.(207) 967-4374
Friendship Motor Inn167 E Grand AveOld Orchard BCH, ME23.4 mi.(207) 934-4644
Bed & Breakfast
Freedom House Bed & Breakfast13 Old Portland RdFreedom, NH19.7 mi.(603) 539-4815
Highland Farm Bed & Breakfast148 County Farm RdDover, NH24.7 mi.(603) 743-3399

Shapleigh 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 32°F 11°F 4.16 in. 34°F
February 36°F 14°F 3.51 in. 33°F
March 45°F 23°F 4.51 in. 37°F
April 57°F 33°F 4.50 in. 40°F
May 69°F 43°F 3.92 in. 49°F
June 77°F 52°F 3.53 in. 56°F
July 82°F 58°F 3.91 in. 60°F
August 80°F 56°F 3.63 in. 62°F
September 72°F 48°F 3.75 in. 59°F
October 61°F 37°F 4.27 in. 52°F
November 47°F 29°F 4.82 in. 47°F
December 36°F 18°F 4.28 in. 39°F

Shapleigh Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located about 13 miles south of Shapleigh in Sanford, Maine, the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located approximately 26 miles east of Shapleigh in Portland, Maine, the Pease International Tradeport airport (PSM) located roughly 33 miles south of Shapleigh in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the Concord Municipal airport (CON) located around 42 miles southwest of Shapleigh in Concord, New Hampshire, and finally the Manchester airport (MHT) located about 53 miles southwest of Shapleigh in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Shapleigh Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME19.8 mi.
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME22.8 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME29.5 mi.
Story LandGlenNH41.5 mi.
Pirate's Fun ParkSalisburyMA49.5 mi.
Canobie Lake ParkSalemNH57.0 mi.
JeepersMethuenMA60.9 mi.
Funworld Game CenterNashuaNH64.1 mi.
Santa's VillageJeffersonNH67.0 mi.
Six Gun CityJeffersonNH67.0 mi.
Whalom ParkLunenburgMA82.5 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME19.8 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH34.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Sanford Golf ClubSanfordME9.9 mi.
Province Lake Golf CourseParsonsfieldME11.5 mi.
Farmington Country ClubFarmingtonNH16.9 mi.
Kingswood Golf ClubWolfeboroNH18.6 mi.
Biddeford Saco Country ClubSacoME20.0 mi.
Indian Mound Golf ClubCenter OssipeeNH20.4 mi.
Sunningdale Golf ClubSomersworthNH21.3 mi.
Gorham Country ClubGorhamME21.8 mi.
Webhannet Golf ClubKennebunkME22.1 mi.
Dutch Elm Golf ClubArundelME22.2 mi.
Cape Arundel Golf ClubKennebunkportME23.1 mi.
Links at OutlookSouth BerwickME23.3 mi.
Frye Island Golf CourseFrye IslandME23.8 mi.
Rivermeadow Golf ClubWestbrookME24.0 mi.
Twin Falls Golf ClubWestbrookME24.4 mi.
Westerly Winds Golf CourseWestbrookME24.5 mi.
Nonesuch River Golf ClubScarboroughME24.8 mi.
Willowdale Golf ClubScarboroughME24.8 mi.
Sable Oaks Golf ClubSouth PortlandME24.9 mi.
Cape Neddick Country ClubOgunquitME26.1 mi.
Pleasant Hill Country ClubScarboroughME26.2 mi.
Nippo Lake Golf ClubBarringtonNH26.5 mi.
Allen Mountain Golf CourseDenmarkME27.9 mi.
Golf Course at Bolduc ParkGilfordNH28.7 mi.
Pheasant Ridge Golf ClubGilfordNH28.7 mi.
Riverside Municipal Golf ClubPortlandME28.8 mi.
Ski Areas
GunstockGilfordNH29.0 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME34.2 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH39.4 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH42.7 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH43.6 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH51.9 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH53.4 mi.
Pats PeakHennikerNH56.7 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME57.9 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME57.9 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH60.2 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH64.3 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH64.6 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME69.5 mi.
Temple MountainPeterboroughNH74.3 mi.
Nashoba ValleyWestfordMA74.9 mi.
Ascutney Mountain ResortBrownsvilleVT82.6 mi.
Suicide SixWoodstockVT84.7 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH93.1 mi.
Wachusett MountainPrincetonMA93.7 mi.
State Parks
Wentworth State ParkNH15.9 mi. 
Mount Major State ParkNH22.9 mi. 
Vaughan Woods State ParkME25.4 mi. 
Ferry Beach State ParkME25.5 mi. 
Ellacoya State ParkNH26.1 mi. 
Scarborough Beach State ParkME26.5 mi. 
White Lake State ParkNH27.1 mi. 
Sebago Lake State ParkME27.4 mi. 
Crescent Beach State ParkME30.5 mi. 
Two Lights State ParkME31.5 mi. 
Fort McClary State ParkME34.3 mi. 
Odiorne Point State ParkNH37.5 mi. 
Echo Lake-Cathedral Ledge State ParkNH38.1 mi. 
Wallis Sands State ParkNH38.1 mi. 
Rye Harbor State ParkNH39.4 mi. 
Bradbury Mountain State ParkME39.7 mi. 
Range Ponds State ParkME39.9 mi. 
Wright MuseumWolfeboroNH19.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkportME22.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Counting House MuseumSouth BerwickME23.0 mi.(History)
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME29.4 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME29.4 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME29.4 mi.(History)
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME29.8 mi.(History)
Currier Gallery of ArtManchesterNH50.5 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
New England AquariumBostonMA84.4 mi.
Franklin Park ZooBostonMA84.4 mi.

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