HistorySkowhegan is a name given to this place by the Abenaki, who used to live there before they were attacked and dispossessed by the white man. It means "watching place" in their language, and referred to the good fishing there was on the Kennebec River.
More recently, Skowhegan was a flourishing mill town with a big shoe factory. But unlike many deindustrialized cities in the Northeast, it still has a shoe factory — for New Balance — and a functioning paper mill.
The nearest large airport is in Portland, which is 90 mi (145 km) away.
- about 55 mi (85 km) west of Bangor on State Highway 2
- about 49 mi (69 km) north of Augusta on Interstate 95 and Route 104
The nearest bus terminal is in Waterville, about 16 mi (27 km) away.
Skowhegan Indian Sculpture
phone: +1 207 474-6632address: 66 Elm StAn early area house that hosts a museum of local history.
phone: +1 207 474-2666address: 89 Lambert RdSki and snowtubing facility.
phone: +1 207 474-9345address: 39 Art School Road, MadisonHas a 9-week program every summer. If you are a young artist, you can apply, and if you're an art-lover, you can check on whether there are any shows while you're in town.
phone: +1 207 474-2947address: 33 Constitution Ave
Skowhegan Village Shopping Center
Alice's Restaurantphone: +1 207-858-4448address: 101 North Ave
phone: +1 207 474-2257An ice cream stand with a mini golf course in the back.
phone: +1 207 474-2253address: 87 Water StA bakery in a former bank building. Aside from sweets, they sell breads, soups, and coffee.
phone: +1 207 474-6627address: 39 Water StServes draft beer from area breweries, pretzels, and seafood with a patio overlooking the river. Occasionally hosts live music.
phone: +1 207 474-9072address: 9 Elm St
Skowhegan Post Office