The Farmington Space

Our spectacular lakes & mountains location in Maine combines the right mixture of the energetic outside life-style with the humanities and smarts of a small faculty city.

One thing you’ll discover rapidly: the city of Farmington and the UMF campus are very carefully knit. There aren’t any partitions or gates right here. We love our neighbors and we all know them nicely. We get alongside nice.

The city of Farmington (pop. 7,500) is world well-known because the birthplace of Chester Greenwood, inventor of the earmuff; and of two-time Olympic Gold Medalist snowboarder, Seth Wescott. Seth grew up in a house on the sting of campus and he discovered to shred at Farmington’s Titcomb Mountain. His mother taught Dance at UMF for years.

The campus is situated in downtown Farmington. It’s truly part of the downtown — only a brief stroll away from an excellent variety of espresso outlets, funky shops, eating places, banks, bookstores, a multi-screen (amazingly nice) movie show and a complete lot extra.

Wish to take a quiet stroll downtown at night time for dinner and a film? Exit for some Italian? Mexican? A pizza? A veggie wrap? Sizzling fudge sundae? Superb soup? Reny’s division retailer? A big mochaccino and a ginormous breakfast bagel? It’s all a really brief stroll downtown.

And sure, Farmington additionally has a Walmart, Hannaford grocery store, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell / KFC, McDonald’s, BK, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Olympia Sports activities, and different names you acknowledge. And UMF runs a daily shuttle.

Get Your Outside On

When you’re into the energetic outside life-style, that is the right place to be. Clip in your pupil low cost elevate ticket, toss your twin-tips on the roof rack and head as much as Sugarloaf or Sunday River for the day. Or head over to Farmington’s personal ski space, Titcomb Mountain, which has daytime and under-the-lights nighttime Alpine snowboarding, snowboarding, Nordic snowboarding, mountain biking and path working trails — simply 10 minutes from campus. (You’ll be able to see the skiers from the top-floor home windows of Scott Corridor residence corridor.)

And talking of Titcomb … because of a beneficiant donation from Sunday River and Sugarloaf, all full-time UMF college students get a FREE season cross to Titcomb Mountain. By no means skied earlier than? You additionally get FREE learn-to-ski-and-ride classes at Titcomb, taught by your fellow UMF college students in our Alpine Operations Certificates program or our Outside Rec Enterprise Admin program.

So go hike Bigelow Mountain or close by Mount Blue State Park. Mountain bike miles of close by trails. Paddle close by Clearwater Lake and Wilson Lake. Fly-fish the Farmington’s Sandy River, which runs alongside our Athletics fields. Camp out on the prime of close by Tumbledown Mountain and search for at so many stars you possibly can almost attain out and contact them.

And to assist introduce you to all this outdoorsy exercise, we provide a backpack filled with epic adventures via our Mainely Outside energetic journey program.

We Coronary heart Artwork

The campus and better Farmington neighborhood love the humanities. In actual fact, the Farmington space is taken into account the cultural middle of the area.

With an energetic native and campus neighborhood of artists, musicians, poets, actors, writers, filmmakers, improv comics and extra, there’s all the time one thing artsy and funky happening.

The College has hosted performances by nationally and internationally recognized musicians, dance troupes, and comedians; displays by famend artists; readings by Pulitzer Prize-winning poets and famend authors; and thought-provoking dramas, comedies, and musicals.

The humanities are all the time well-attended and enthusiastically supported by the local people in addition to the campus neighborhood.

Maine is famend for its excellent High quality of Life and we wholeheartedly agree. We like it right here. You’ll, too.

Maine is a state of breathtaking magnificence: unspoiled lakes and spectacular mountains to the west, rugged rocky shoreline to the east. Farmington is situated smack-dab amongst these unspoiled lakes and spectacular mountains. When you just like the energetic outdoor life-style, you’ll like it right here.

A comparatively small state population-wise (1.23 million folks), Maine is New England’s largest state: concerning the measurement of the remainder of New England mixed (33,215 sq. miles). Maine has 3,500 miles of shoreline, 6,000 lakes and ponds, and 17 million acres of forest. To reap the benefits of all these timber, lakes and ponds, Maine has 436,064 acres of state and nationwide parks.

Maine’s largest metropolis is Portland, about an hour and a half from Farmington, and the state capital is Augusta, about 40 minutes from Farmington. Maine was as soon as a part of Massachusetts and is the one state within the U.S. that borders only one different state. Keep in mind that while you’re on Jeopardy.

The state hen is the chickadee (not the blackfly, opposite to standard perception) and the state motto is “Dirigo,” which suggests “I Lead.” We like that. Our license plates appropriately say “Vacationland.” We like that, too.

Maine’s Lovely Lakes & Mountains Area (aka Ski Nation)

Farmington is situated in stunning Franklin County, which stretches from the Quebec border to central Maine. Our a part of Maine is named “the western mountains,” “the lakes & mountains area,” “Maine’s Excessive Peaks” or “ski nation.” It seems to be like an L.L. Bean business right here. It actually does.

Western Maine is a spot of spectacular magnificence: unspoiled lakes and rivers, stunning mountains, plentiful wildlife: moose, deer, bald eagles, skunks, trout, bass, blackflies and sure … beavers. (Our beloved faculty mascot is the Beaver.)

This area has lengthy been a vacation spot spot for guests from throughout the globe, who come right here to ski and snowboard, to fly-fish and whitewater raft, to hike and camp, to snowmobile and mountain bike … and naturally, to go to school.

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