Welcome to VisitAndroscoggin.com!
Background and Vision
VisitAndroscoggin.com is designed to become a full service resource for those looking to enjoy the unique character of the Androscoggin River region of Maine; from its undeveloped countryside dotted with farms and working forests to its historic, industrial villages and downtowns.
Whether you call this region home, or are visiting from away, this site will provide easy access to information about outdoor recreation opportunities and historic and cultural sites of local, state and national significance. Through a partnership with local chambers of commerce, you will also find details on local businesses nearby the destinations you choose to visit.
Current Focus: The Jay/Livermore/Livermore Falls/Canton Mapping Project
Initiated in 2008 by Androscoggin Land Trust and the Center for Community GIS, the Jay/Livermore/Livermore Falls/Canton (JLLFC) Mapping Project is an innovative, community-driven project that aims to strengthen ties between recreation, conservation, and economic development in Maine’s rural communities.
The four Androscoggin Valley communities of Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls and Canton are genuine “diamonds in the rough” having multiple, overlooked and under-promoted recreational assets, natural treasures, and cultural and historical attractions. The JLLFC Mapping Project will lead to the design and production of hardcopy and digital maps that can better inform visitors and residents about the unique character of these communities.
To date, project partners have completed extensive field work of trails, open space properties, and various other cultural assets. This summer, project partners have launched a campaign -- and web-based mapping tools! -- to gather local input about these four communities hallmark attractions, special places, and unique events and traditions.
We welcome your participation. Click on "Nominate Sites" to use VisitAndroscoggin.com's built-in mapping application to begin to locate, describe, and submit suggestions about favorite places. Nominations will be gathered through the end of September and then reviewed for inclusion on the final map.