Mount Vernon, ME, USA

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Mount Vernon, ME, USA

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Seasonal escapades in Mount Vernon

A rural and seasonal town in western Kennebec County, Mount Vernon bursts into life every summer as residents return to this pretty, quaint community to open their summer cottages. With vast, pristine lakes, picturesque rolling hills, and fragrant pine forests, Mount Vernon is a natural haven for those who love to hike, swim, and sail the summer away. Mount Vernon vacation rentals are ideal spots to make the most of this beautiful region, and _ while fall and winter may be quieter times of year here _ they are equally fun with cider pressings, rousing days of ice skating, skiing, and snowmobiling.

Summer camps in Mount Vernon

Summer camps are a huge draw in Mount Vernon, providing a safe and beautiful place to bring their children to learn and excel in swimming, archery, tennis, mountain biking, music theatre, and horseback riding. Mount Vernon vacation rentals are a far cry from the bright lights of the city, making this a serene place for stargazing and picnics in the backyard. When winter descends and the lakes freeze over, you might bundle up and learn to ice fish, or head for the wide trails curving through the forest to cross-country ski, then warm up with hot chocolate and slippers by the fire.

Exotic animals and hot donuts in Mount Vernon

It's not often you can see lemurs, capuchins, and black leopards in Maine, but at DEW Haven, a non-profit home for exotic, wild, and domestic animals in Mount Vernon, you can see these and other majestic animals. Nearby, Pine Bluff Farms is an inspiring place to visit with apple cider pressing in fall, and a shop full of delicious offerings such as home-made fried donuts, fresh pies, and cinnamon rolls. Mount Vernon vacation rentals are close to the Whittier Grist Mill and Whittier House, well worth viewing to appreciate the history and industry that shaped this region since the 1700s.

Fall colors in Mount Vernon

Like the rest of Maine, Mount Vernon has enjoyably distinct seasons. Summer is balmy with temperatures in the high 70s. It's a lovely time of year for fishing trips, swimming, and canoeing on the waterways, and nature hikes in nearby state parks. Winter is cold and snowy, and temperatures dip down low. It's a great time for snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, and taking the family to a nearby hill for an exciting day of sledding and cider. Fall is pure magic in Mount Vernon, with changing leaves transforming the area into a vibrant kaleidoscope of colors.

Forest animals and good fishing at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon is a picturesque town arranged around the shimmering bodies of water that include Parker Pond, Long Pond, and Echo Lake. It's west of Bangor and north of Portland, on the west side of the state. Wildlife species abound in the woods near Mount Vernon. Savvy observers may spot bald eagles soaring overhead, black bears lumbering through the trees, and perhaps a bobcat or Canada lynx slinking through the underbrush. Fishing enthusiasts may catch sight of American eels, trout, and smallmouth bass, and wanderers around the lakes will hear the haunting call of the loon echoing over the water.