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Area Attractions near Poland, Maine -
Maine is the "Vacation State" and there is always something to do within an hour's drive or less of Poland Mining Camps. Additionally, there are a number of Mineral Stores and Museums in the area which are a perfect destination on any rainy days!

Mineral Related Attractions We Recommend-



Mount Mica Rarities - Locke Mills, Maine
The retail Mineral and Jewelry store for the Plumbago Mining Corp. of Dunton Quarry and Mt. Mica fame. There are great displays and retail minerals available, along with Maine gemstone jewelry. Drive time is 45 minutes.
Poland Spring Preservation Park - Poland, Maine
Although a Museum dedicated to the origins of the Poland Springs Water Bottling Company, they have installed a Mineral Display Area of some of the best specimens from Maine. There is a gift shop and dining area also. Drive time is 5 minutes.
Norway Historical Society - Norway, Maine
On Main Street in Norway, this Historical Society houses the George R. Howe Mineral Collection. Some rather unique and historical specimens are in this collection. Viewing is by appointment. Drive time is 15 minutes.
Maine State Museum - Augusta, Maine
In the State capital of Maine, the Museum houses the State Collection of gemstones and minerals, but I honesty can't say what is on display. Drive time is about one hour.

Other Area Attractions -

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village - New Gloucester, Maine
A living Shaker Village, it is the only active Shaker Community remaining. Visitors are welcome to the active farm, Tours, Museum, Library and gift shop.
Maine Seacoast
Within an hours drive, you can do things like whale watching, fishing, beaches, factory outlets, antiquing, tourist attractions and more.
Local Lakes, Ponds & Streams
From boat rentals, fishing, swimming, beaches, cruises, the area has an abundance of waterways and activities.
Oxford Plains Speedway - Oxford, Maine
Throughout the summer months, the Speedway has stock and Nascar races almost every week. There is also a drag strip on their grounds and they hold events almost weekly.
Oxford Plains Fun Park - Oxford, Maine
Right across Rte. 26 from the Speedway above, this park has miniature golf and other things to mend you mind after a hard day at the quarry!
General Shopping!
If you need to do some shopping while at Poland Mining Camps, every major store chain and small businesses are in the area. You will be driving past some of these on your field trips or more of them are available within 30 minutes of PMC. There are also neighborhood convenience stores less then 500 yards from PMC.

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