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Nestled in the picturesque foothills of Western Maine,

the town of Norway is a vital cultural and commercial center.

Its bustling Main Street is characterized by unique, locally owned shops, restaurants, and other businesses housed in architecturally significant buildings from the early 19th and 20th century. On the outskirts of town you'll find the natural beauty of Lake Pennesseewassee, Shephard's Farm Preserve which features Bernard Langlais sculptures, part of the statewide Langlais Art Trail, the unique old growth white pine trees in Ordway Grove, and the beautiful views and summer and winter trails in Roberts Farm Preserve.

This scenic village of about 5,000 residents was designated a Main Street Maine community in 2002 in honor of its character and historic assets, and the potential to build a thriving downtown upon these virtues. Whether you are looking for an afternoon lunch, shopping, a yoga class, a massage and a haircut, entertainment, a family vacation, or a place to put down some roots, Norway beckons.


Area History

Home to Native Americans, followed by settlers from the Massachusetts Colony, the town of Norway was incorporated in 1797 when Maine was still part of Massachusetts.



Norway is known as much for its recreational opportunities as it is for its historic downtown where you can link into an urban trail system under development.


Dining & Groceries

Looking for snacks, a fine or fast meal, or fresh ingredients for dinner at home? Downtown Norway has

it all. The variety of restaurants in the heart of downtown Norway serves...


Culture & Community

As the cultural center for the Oxford Hills, Norway celebrates creativity in many ways. Fans of dance explore creative movement at  Art Moves Dance Studio.


Festivals & Events

Find out what festivals and events are happening in downtown Norway. On the second weekend in July the streets.Check out our Calendar of Events.



Visit Norway's historic Main Street. Discovering Norway is easy. It's just 45 miles north of Portland, 20 miles west of Lewiston, and 35 miles east of the New Hampshire border.

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