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16 - 19 Oxford County Fair @ Oxford, Maine

OCTOBER

Livestock shows, animal pull events, midway, crafts, exhibits, and a new harness race track.

4 - 11 Fryeburg Fair @ Fryeburg, Maine

18 - 20 New Portland Lion’s Fair @ N. New Portland, Maine

Maine’s largest agricultural fair. Beautiful setting in prime foliage season. Exhibit halls, museum, harness racing and livestock shows.

Midway, exhibit hall, animal and mechanical pulling, crafts, livestock exhibits, woodsmen day, stage shows.

20 - 26 Farmington Fair @ Farmington, Maine Large midway, exhibit halls, livestock exhibits, animal pull events, harness racing, demolition derby.

25 - 27 Common Ground Fair @ Unity, Maine A celebration of rural life, demonstrations, MaineOrganic produced foods and crafts as well as livestock exhibits.

27 - Oct 3 Cumberland Fair @ Cumberland Ctr, Maine Large exhibit halls, midway and livestock exhibits. Animal pull events and harness racing.

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NON-LICENSED FAIR June 5&6 Maine Fiber Frolic @ Windsor Fairgrounds A celebration of Fiber Art with demonstrations of spinning, animal shearing and vendors selling their fiber items. There are also fiber animals on exhibit, animal demonstrations and animals for sale.

Sept 12 Cornish Horsemen’s Day @ Cornish, Maine A day devoted to the Harness racing industry and history.

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THE ANDROSCOGGIN RIVER (Section descriptions are provided by the Androscoggin Watershed Council, Androscoggin Land Trust, and Chisholm Trails.) The Androscoggin River flows 177 miles from Umbagog Lake at the Maine-New Hampshire border to Merrymeeting Bay where it joins the Kennebec River. Dropping over 1,200 feet in elevation from its headwaters, the Androscoggin has an average descent of eight feet per mile. For thousands of years, Native Americans made a sustainable existence along the Androscoggin and its watershed. The Anasagunticooks would migrate from the headwaters to the sea, raising crops and catching the abundant fish that populated the river, and developing village areas as key points. In fact, the Canton Point was once the largest Native American village in of New England. Starting in the 19th century, the Androscoggin provided power for a multitude of mills and factories that were located on its banks. Consequently, the river also bore the brunt of industrialization. By the middle of the 20th century, the Androscoggin was named one of the ten most polluted rivers in the United States. With the leadership of Androscoggin River native Senator Edmund Muskie, and his authoring of the Clean Water Act, the Androscoggin has made an incredible comeback. Public and pri-

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vate efforts have improved the water quality of the river and have led to countless boating access points along its length. Recreational opportunities feature wildlife watching and some of the best bass fishing in the northeast. A paddle along almost any stretch of the river reveals a world of beauty, wildlife and tranquility dotted with historic villages.

Paddling the Androscoggin River There are multiple access points for boaters on the river, including both trailer boat launches and hand-carry put-ins for canoeists and kayakers. Those traveling downstream through the region shown on this map must portage or transport their boats around four dams. The only rapids (Class 2+) are found in the lowermost stretch of the river midway between the Foundry Road access and the take out at Twin Bridges (Route 219), although there is some quick water in the stretch between Pine Island and the Otis Mill take-out.

Dixfield River Access (Dixfield) This hand-carry site in Dixfield allows paddlers to experience the full stretch of river in Canton and makes an ideal starting point for a day trip downstream to Riley Dam. If you choose you can portage around the dam. The put-in can be accessed from Canton Point Road roughly 2 miles west of the Canton–Dixfield town line. The total paddle distance from Dixfield to Riley is about 12 miles. This is a little-paddled section of the river, moving through corn and potato fields, hardwood-lined banks and back.

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Chamber of Commerce Area Guide 2015-2016 - at the center of the Androscggin River Valley. www.jay-lovermore-lf.org

2015 Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Area Guide  

Chamber of Commerce Area Guide 2015-2016 - at the center of the Androscggin River Valley. www.jay-lovermore-lf.org

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