Auburn, Maine A Great Place to Live, Work and Play

    Sitting on the banks of the Androscoggin River, Auburn is a great place to live, work and play. You’ll enjoy a dynamic community and fall in love with the authenticity of the people here. Along with Lewiston, just across the river, it offers amenities found in a city twice its size – dining, cultural events, entertainment, two major hospitals and abundant outdoor recreation.

    Good Eats & Brews

    There is no shortage of great local restaurants in Lewiston/Auburn. Some of our favorites include: Mac’s Grill, Gipper’s Sports Grill, Gritty McDuff’s Auburn Brew Pub, Tripp’s FarmHouse Cafe, Mac’s Seafood, Sam’s Italian and Pat’s Pizza! And just over the bridge in Lewiston: Fuel Bistro, Fishbones, DaVinci’s Eatery, Forage Market, Ben’s Burritos and MarcheA must “check out” are local breweries: Baxter Brewing Company and Bear Bones Beer, and The Vault, a specialty shop offering wine and craft beers!

    Arts & Entertainment

    You’ll be surprised by the variety of live theater events, as well as year-round music venues, concerts and festivals the area hosts. L/A Community Little Theater, The Public Theatre, Franco Center for Heritage and Performing Arts are but a few. If you are a fan independent films, put the Emerge Film Festival on your bucket list!

    Outdoor Recreation

    Outdoor recreational opportunities abound in Auburn. Waterways perfect for fishing and boating include Lake Auburn, Taylor Pond and The Androscoggin River. If hiking or biking is your thing, check out Mt. Apatite – a former mine site that still attracts hobby rockhounds, it is now a 300-acre preserve enjoyed by mountain bikers, hikers and cross-country skiers. For more casual walks, try the Whitman Spring Road Trail with its beautiful views of Lake Auburn or for a cool city walk, try the Lewiston-Auburn Greenway Trail.

    Generations of kids in Lewiston/Auburn learned how to ski at Lost Valley Ski Area including World Cup and Olympic alpine ski racer Julie Parisien. Lost Valley holds a special place in the heart of the community. You’ll also find the bigger mountains in Maine, such as Sunday River and Sugarloaf  just over an hour away!

    There are 3 major golf courses in Auburn, Martindale Country Club, Fox Ridge Golf Club, Prospect Hill Golf Course, and many more nearby. Golfers are a hardy in Maine; you’ll often find them on the course right through November! 

    Festivals

    Some of the best festivals/events in the area include the Artwalk on the last Friday of every month from May-September, Great Falls Balloon Festival, the largest balloon festival in northern New England, and the annual 4th of July celebration – Liberty Festival – featuring live music, games, food, fun and fireworks!

    Within a category by itself is one of our favorite spots – Wallingford’s Fruit House – a local orchard offering special events, fresh homemade pies and doughnuts,hayrides, corn mazes, and more!

    Auburn’s beautiful natural environment, central location and vibrant community offers limitless options for a quality lifestyle. So many of Maine’s beaches, mountains and attractions are easily accessible and just an hour’s ride away. Discover all that living and working Auburn can be.

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    *Androscoggin County Chamber Guide