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Welcome to  New Gloucester

Located in Cumberland County, this town has the distinction of having the last active Shaker community in the United States! That in itself says something about the area’s geography and the sense of peace when you visit here. One could say that New Gloucester offers the best of both worlds as it is rural yet is just outside some of Maine’s major metropolitan areas as well as near to the Atlantic coast. With a wide variety of places to see and visit, your stop here will be one to remember and could very well become one of your favorite stops on Maine’s Pine Tree Trail! 


Events & Activities

The Sabbathaday Lake Shaker Community

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The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community is the last active Shaker community in the WORLD! Their museum, store, and grounds open in May and they offer in-person visitation. Get In Touch With Them Here  


Farmers Market

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During the warmer months, it is no surprise that Pittsfield would host a farmers’ market as it is a natural fit for the landscape the town is nestled in! Located in Hathorn Park, the market is open every Monday afternoon (except holidays) from 2-6 p.m. rain or shine until the end of October. Why not stop in and see all the wonderful things their great farmers and artisans have to offer?     

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(Learn More Here On The Pittsfield's Farmers Market Facebook Page)


Hiking, Biking & ATVing

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The Pittsfield Rail Trail is 3 miles of gravel surface that is used by ATVs, hikers, and bikers in the summer and by snowmobiles in the winter months. It is considered an easy hike as it is primarily even.  

The Mill Pond Loop Walk is a one-mile trek that takes you through four parks and courses along the Sebasticook River. The trees are even marked to teach you how to identify each species!



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The Sebasticook River is an excellent waterbody to do some recreating on. The fishing is good there, and paddlers enjoy the different types of scenery they pass by.   

(Learn More From This Nonprofit Organization Website Here)



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The Pittsfield Driftbusters is the snowmobile club for this area and they maintain the trails to keep them enjoyable and safe. 

(Click Here To Visit Their Facebook Page For More Info)


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The Pinnacle Ski Club is a nonprofit ski and skating area that is operated by volunteers and offers area residents the opportunity to recreate in the outdoors with multiple options. You can even purchase gently used equipment from them if you are just starting to learn to ski! They hold a “Pinnaclefest” which features activities, fun, and ski races for varying levels of skill.

(Visit Them On Facebook Here)




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There are plenty of places to turn in for the night in the New Gloucester area!  

While there are no motels or campgrounds here, there are plenty in neighboring areas that are just a hop, skip, and a jump away! 

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No matter what mood you are in you will be able to satisfy your cravings here in Pittsfield! From cafes/bake shops, Asian, American, and of course, pizza why not sample them all? 

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Manson Park is approximately 48 acres of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. With the Sebasticook River running through it, Manson Park offers plenty of places to enjoy the nature that surrounds this town. Easily accessible, the park is located near the central business district.

(You Can Visit The Town’s Website For More Information Here)

Hathorn Park is located in the center of town and features a bandstand where concerts are held during the summer months. Stein Park is located near the Mill Pond and features the work of the local garden club. Veterans’ Park is located downtown and is a tribute to those who have served our country. There are seven parks total in Pittsfield.    

(Learn More By Visiting The Town’s Website)


Museums/ Music & The Arts

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Located at Maine Central Institute, the famous Bossov School of Ballet trains students from around the world. Many wonderful performances are offered to the public in various venues.   

(You Can Visit The School’s Facebook Page Here)

The Depot Museum is a former railroad station built in 1888 by Maine Central Railroad. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this building is beautifully preserved and features artifacts from the Civil War, railroad, and the Lancey House. The Pittsfield Historical Society is caretaking this wonderful building.   

(Visit Them By Clicking Here)

The Pittsfield Community Theater is operated by the town itself and offers not only movies, but theater as well as musical events.  



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What a great community to spend time shopping in! With all the choices, you are sure to find something that has got to go home with you! 



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Don’t worry if your hair needs a touch up while you are here...there are salons to make sure you look your best! 



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The Pittsfield Municipal Airport features a 4,000 foot runway that can accommodate many types of aircraft, including light jets. There is even seaplane access from the Sebasticook River at the south end of the field.  Many recreational activities take place at this airport, including skydiving and flight lessons!  

(Visit The Town’s Website For More Information)

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