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Augusta & the Kennebec Valley

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​Located on both sides of the Kennebec River, Augusta is the center of employment, commerce and service for central Maine and is the seat of state and county government.

Augusta is a one-hour drive from Portland, less than three hours drive from Boston, and a one-hour drive from top destinations in all directions:

  • Bangor to the north

  • The popular beaches of Popham Beach and Reid State Park to the south

  • The picturesque midcoast tourist destinations of Camden and Rockport to the east|

  • The ski mountains of Western Maine

While the Augusta's population is only 18,900, the city is the service center to a large area of about 70,000 people and more recently a retail shopping destination for a population of about 250,000.

Augusta is a city rich in history. From its early days as a Pilgrim trading post, the city has grown as an industrial and trade center and has become a center for the region's health and educational services.

Area Cities & Towns


Nearby towns include:

  • Hallowell, known for its downtown area of antique shops and unique restaurants

  • Gardiner

  • Winthrop

  • Waterville, located about 20 miles from Augusta, is another commercial hub of the Kennebec Valley area and the location of the Thayer Center for Health, MaineGeneral’s comprehensive outpatient care center. Waterville has a population of approximately 16,000 people and is home to Colby College, Kennebec Valley Community College and Thomas College.