Our Town Dexter, Maine

Located in the Moosehead Lake Region near Lake Wassookeag, Dexter ME is a picturesque town providing the quintessential Maine experience. Here you will find an abundance of sights and activities just a short distance from your lodging accommodations at The Brewster Inn.

The town of Dexter, Maine which borders both Penobscot and Piscataquis counties is a scenic gem. Parks trails and activities are all close by as well as the impressive Lake Wassookeag.

Peaks Kenny State Park on Sebec Lake is just 25min from here. Lily Bay and Baxter State Parks are also very easy to get to for incredible day trips. Maine’s largest mountain, “Katahdin” is at Baxter State Park

You can visit the Grist Mill and Abbott Museums, The Miller House and the Carr School House. Learn about Dexter history and view antiques from early settlers. Take home Maine-made items, maple syrup, stained glass, jewelry, local artwork, and other memorabilia from the museum gift shops.

In spring/summer months….Pack a picnic lunch and take a relaxing stroll through Wayside Park, where birds and wildlife abound. Visit Lake Wassookeag and Elenor Ronco Park where you will find a public beach, swimming, and boat launch. Bring your canoe or kayak and paddle around the beautiful lake. In the evening, take in the spectacular view of Lake Wassookeag at sunset.

Enjoy a golf outing at the Dexter Municipal Golf Course, a challenging 9-hole course with putting green, driving range, and snack bar. It is perfect for those wishing to add a round of golf to their vacation agenda. Other golf courses are also close by.

Other great activities for this time of year include: Hiking, Moose Watching, Waterfall and Wilderness Tours, White Water Rafting, Fishing, ATV’s,  Fruit Picking, Golfing, and Hunting.

In autumn/winter months….In autumn there is spectacular leaf peeping in and around Dexter, along with pumpkin picking, apple picking, fresh cider, and corn mazes. In winter, there is snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, ice fishing, hunting, dog sledding, ice cave and frozen waterfall tours, and much more.

Spend a family vacation in Maine at The Brewster Inn and experience the beauty and unspoilt wilderness of The Maine Highlands. We have listed some of the numerous attractions and activities that Maine has to offer.

Try our local restaurants for a quick bite of lunch or dinner offering casual dining with assorted menus and terrific chef specials!

For our aviator friends, The Dexter Regional Airport offers a lighted and paved 3,000-foot runway. Fly in & stay at the Inn

Fun Trivia about Dexter….

Part of the downtown section of Dexter is referenced on the cover of the Stephen King novel Needful Things. It can also be glimpsed during the “Hitchhiker” story of Creepshow 2, as can nearby Dover-Foxcroft.

Some of the local activities and sites you can consider are:

Antiques & Shopping:
Roller Rink Antiques
Fairfield Antiques Mall
Erda Leather
Renys Store

Alpine Skiing, Tubing, and Boarding:
Hermon Mountain
Eaton Mountain
Squaw Mountain

State Parks:
Peaks Kenny
Lily Bay
Baxter

Moose, Wildlife Tours and White Water Rafting:
Young’s Guide Service
Northwoods Outfitters

Rentals (Snowmobiles, Ski’s, Snowshoes, Canoe and Kayaks):
Northwoods Outfitters

Wineries:
Winterport Winery
Dragonflies Winery
Spotted Cat Winery

Birding:
Maine Birding Trail

Horseback Riding/Trail Rides:
Cedar Winds

Boat Rentals:
Boat Sebec Lake

Skydiving:
Vacationland Skydiving

Golf:
Dexter Municipal
Whitetail Golf Course
Piscataquis Golf Course
Palmyra Golf Course
Mount Kineo Golf Course

Other great information:
Center Theatre
Stephen King Tours