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Yarmouth

The Town of Yarmouth epitomizes the best in Maine communities: a New England-style main street (known as the "Village”) with a combination of old homes and small businesses, a beautiful parkway along the picturesque Royal River, a sheltered port in Yarmouth Harbor, and a diversified commercial base along U.S. Route 1.


The Clam Festival – A Statewide Attraction

Yarmouth boasts top-notch seafood spots year-round, but in July, the annual Clam Festival is the region’s main attraction. The family-friendly event features plenty of clams and chowders, as well as amusement park rides for the kids and kids at heart. Local bands play underneath tents well into the evening, and artisans sell their work. The Festival is also a celebration of the local community, with events such as a clam-shucking contest, street dancing, running races, a professional bike race, firefighter's muster, and even a diaper derby.


North Yarmouth – Prized Agricultural Roots

Just inland from Yarmouth is North Yarmouth, a town in its own right, with nearly 4000 residents. Visitors will distinguish the North Yarmouth character in its Christmas tree farms, orchards, greenhouses and organic farms. Alpacas, sheep, cows and horses all call North Yarmouth farms home, and residents will say life travels in a rather slow pace here, with townspeople enjoying their families and their homes in a quiet way. That’s not to say they don’t have time for exuberance. Residents of North Yarmouth celebrate small town life with Fun Day each fall, and are host to summertime concerts on the Village Green.


Local Buzz

Yarmouth is home to the world’s largest rotating and revolving globe. Eartha is 41 feet in diameter and visible from Route 1, taking unsuspecting motorists by surprise. Housed in a three-story glass atrium, Eartha took two years to build and represents earth as it is seen from space, with beautifully detailed continents, and vivid colors illustrating all levels of vegetation, roadways, cities, and ocean depths. It is open for view during regular business hours from three balconies. 

 

THE LAY OF THE LAND

Map of Southern Maine Freeport Pownal Cumberland Falmouth Westbrook Gorham Scarborough Portland South Portland Cape Elizabeth North Yarmouth Yarmouth Bailey Island Chebeague Island Great Diamond Island Little Diamond Island Peaks Island Great Diamond Island Little Diamond Island Long Island Cliff Island Long Island Cliff Island
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