Tucked into the gorgeous mountains of western Maine, East Andover is a unique destination full of country charm and small-town hospitality. Maine’s River Valley offers recreation opportunities for visitors all year round, and visitors to Andover can take full advantage.
Accommodation in East Andover ranges from inexpensive hostels to quaint bed and breakfasts, letting visitors get out and explore everything this quintessential New England town has to offer. From your local hotel or hostel, you can venture out into the village to explore the Historical Society, Andover Public Library, or Andover’s Telstar satellite, an IEEE historic site where the first transatlantic television signal was transmitted.
Or, check out some of the many recreation opportunities offered in East Andover. A trail hike through the area lets explorers discover secret waterfalls or fishing and swimming holes, and cyclists can check out the beautiful landscapes along the roads surrounding the town – including a trip through the Lovejoy Covered Bridge, one of only five in the state of Maine. The area is popular among cross-country skiers and snowshoers throughout the winter, and summer visitors can canoe through some of East Andover’s riverways.
In August, East Andover is home to an annual festival. Olde Home Days offers live music, car show, parade, craft fair and flea market, and plenty of activities for adults and children. Hostels and hotels book up during this time of year, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead if you hope to attend this yearly event.
Renting a car is suggested for visitors looking to stay in this area. From the airport, tourists can grab a taxi or shuttle to get to their hostel or hotel in East Andover, but a car rental gives travelers the freedom to explore the mountains around the village – and the rest of Maine’s beautiful River Valley.
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