Falmouth is located just north of Portland on the coast of
Maine and covers approximately 32 square miles from the coastline to rural
areas further inland. Drive north on Route 1 in Falmouth and turn
onto Route 88, and you’ll witness one of the most beautiful drives
Falmouth is a vibrant, independent town committed to serving
the citizens of its community. Short-term visitors will notice its charming
main street first, particularly picturesque in the fall. Town Landing Market in
Falmouth Foreside is a must while you’re in town (it showcases one of the oldest
Coca Cola signs in America), and the walk down the hill to Falmouth
Town Landing offers spectacular views of the harbor.
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Attractions in Falmouth are many, and visitors enjoy its
charming community in warm weather and cold alike. Visitors can get out on the
water for a relaxing sail on Casco Bay by taking a sailing lesson or sailing
charter nearby, where they often catch a view of a harbor seal or porpoise. Or,
they can head out to Gilsland Farm, an Audubon nature center
in Falmouth where they can connect with the environment and see
earth’s bounty close-up. They can also ice skate, shop, visit local parks or
golf at one of the town’s three golf courses.
to Mackworth Island is an ideal daytrip. It is a legislated bird sanctuary and
is connected to Falmouth by a causeway at the mouth of the Presumpscot River.
It is the former home of James Phinney Baxter and of his son, Governor Percival
Baxter, and was deeded to the State of Maine in 1943. The island is open to
visitors from dawn to dusk. The perimeter path is maintained by the Maine
Bureau of Parks and Lands. This easy trail circles Mackworth Island and
offers excellent views of Casco Bay.
Falmouth's K-12 schools are some of the best in
Maine, and its high school is consistently ranked as one of the very best
public schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.