Gardiner, Maine

Gardiner Maine Historic Downtown Area (by BC)

Gardiner, Maine​

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!

TIP!  Start your visit of downtown Gardiner at the beautiful historic Public Library located: 152 Water Street, Gardiner, ME 04345 (map)


Downtown features:

  • Waterfront - on the Kennebec River
  • Beautiful historic buildings
  • Locally-owned shops, restaurants and bars
  • Farmers' Market, Art Walks, Waterfront Concerts
  • Water Street is Gardiner's Main Street!

Great for kids:

Kennebec River Trail! (info)
Gardiner Commons (map)

Dog on a leash

Dog Friendly Area:

Kennebec River Trail! (info)


Upcoming Events


The Downtown Beat

Bath Farmers Market

Don’t miss these great Maine downtown Farmers’ Markets!

It’s always fun to go to a farmers’ market, browse the appealing stalls, mingle with the local purveyors and artisans, and even listen to live music.

We’ve crafted a list for you here that goes a bit beyond the traditional market.

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Gardiner Maine Historic Downtown Area (by BC)

Ten Main Streets in Maine you should absolutely visit!

Main Street Maine highlights 10 Maine’s National Main Street communities that are vibrant places to find local food, shops, cultural happenings and great New England architecture. The following

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Map & Directions:



Contact Information


Contact: Piper Panzeri

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