Eight miles from Farmington you’ll find Wilton, also with a bustling historic downtown. Wilton is known for being the location of Maine’s first cotton mill. In 1876, George Henry Bass founded G.H. Bass & Co. and became the best-known businessman in Wilton’s history.
Wilton claims to be the “place to play”. While here you will find a plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy year-round on the Wilson Lake or you might choose to spend a day on the links at the Wilson Lake Country Club.
If visiting museums is more to your liking then make sure your vacation includes a stop at then Wilton Farm and Home Museum. The museum is housed in a solid Maine structure built during the Civil War. It includes one of Maine’s finest collections of farm tools, a nearly complete collection of Maine bottles and memorabilia from G.H. Bass, originator of the famous Bass Weejun.
In August, Wilton hosts its famous two-day Blueberry Festival with over 60 events going on fun for all Road races, boat rides, parades, tractor pull, baby crawl, entertainment, lot’s of good food, crafters, and the list goes on.” Wilton in August is the place to be.
Fourteen miles northwest of Wilton you’ll discover the Mount Blue State Park. It boasts 5,021 acres; campground; sand beach with bathhouse; hot showers; flush toilets; boat launch; amphitheater, and nature center. The Adirondack shelters are available for large group use, and canoes may be rented. The park maintains cross-country ski trails, a major snowmobile trail, and an ice rink during the winter.
For accommodations you’ll find excellent choices from charming inns (like the Wilson Lake Inn), to local motels and great camping options.