As Maine’s gateway to midcoast, mountains, and downeast, Gardiner is unspoiled, authentic New England community with a historic downtown located within an hour of Maine’s famous midcoast region and just a 45 minute drive from Portland. From art and music festivals to our famous Swine & Stein Oktoberfest, you’ll experience Maine’s best kept secret in Gardiner!
A national Main Street designated downtown!
Who doesn’t love an independent bookshop? Here is a sample of Main Street Maine’s best downtown bookstores. These small, independent bookshops are important components of our communities and offer places to connect with like-minded individuals. These Maine bookstores offer a depth of knowledge rarely found in bigger chains (or online), and they also support our talented local authors. Make sure to visit these wonderful downtown book shops right on Main Street Maine!
The solidarity and ingenuity of our downtown businesses and organizations went on full display since the early stage of the COVID-19 crisis.
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