Welcome to Cornish Maine's Official Website

Cornish is located in the foothills of the White Mountains, midway between the coastal city of Portland and the picturesque Mt. Washington Valley of New Hampshire. It is called the Crown Jewel of York County* and voted as one of the 2016 "Sweet 16" for "Best Places to Live in Maine".

Cornish is one of the towns making up what's called the Sacopee Valley area. Our near by neighbors are Baldwin, Brownfield, Hiram, Fryeburg, Kezar Falls, Limington, Limerick, Parsonsfield, and Porter. The word "Sacopee" is derived from Saco and Ossipee, the two major rivers that flow along our borders.

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Explore what you
can find and do
in and around
Cornish area!

Shopping in town & so close to more:

  • Historic Downtown Cornish offers a variety of locally owned shops
  • Outlet shopping North Conway (45 minutes, tax free)
  • Freeport (Home of LL Bean, 1 hour)
  • Kittery (1-1/2 hours)

Antiques, crafts,
local artist, hand
crafted gifts.

Collectors & Crafters:

  • Antique hunter's destination featuring shops and auctions
  • Unique craft shops
  • Local crafters make quilts, felted goods, jewelry, forged steel, stained glass, "garden jewelry", hooked rugs, paintings, medieval reenactment attire, hand decorated furniture, and more.
  • Quilt Shops
  • Natural Raw Yarn Products

Stop for a few
hours or stay for a
few days.

Lodging:

  • Comfortable motels with a variety of accommodations
  • Cottages available overnight, weekly and seasonally (South Hiram)
  • B&B’s (Cornish, Brownfield, Limerick, Sebago, and Fryeburg)
  • RV campground along the Saco River

Scenic stops, mild
and challenging
activities on land,
lakes or rivers.

Sight Seeing & Outdoor Sports:

  • Picturesque vistas, waterfalls and colors of the seasons inspire photography buffs and artists.
  • Rivers, lakes and bogs offer fishing, boating and swimming
  • Hiking trails offer a challenge to everyone
  • Cross country & downhill skiing locally, Sebago, & NH
  • Geocaching has come to the area
  • Internationally acclaimed summer camps
  • Ice fishing & snowmobiling locally &NH
  • Golfing locally, Sebago, & NH

Community events
that will reminds
you of yesteryear.

Events:

  • Maple Syrup Sunday (local sugarhouses are open 4th Sunday in March)
  • Summer chamber concerts
  • Ossipee Valley Fair (summer fair & music events)
  • Music & Bluegrass Festivals
  • Community Yard Sales and Unique Estate Sales (May – September)
  • Cornish Strawberry Festival (End of June or first week in July)
  • Annual Health Races (Sacopee Valley Health Center - August • Cornish Apple Festival - September)
  • Cornish Apple Festival (last Saturday in September)
  • Fryeburg Fair (just 20 minutes away)
  • Christmas in Cornish (First Weekend in December)