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Falmouth

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 in America.

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.


Mingling of Rural & Coastal Living

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.

An outing 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.


Local Buzz

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.

 

THE LAY OF THE LAND

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