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                    World renown, the McLaughlin     Historic Paris Hill gives you a   Mountain Tops and Trails: While
               1    Garden and Homestead features   2  glimpse of a bygone era first settled   3  hiking trails can be found in every
                    mature collections of hostas,    in the 1770s. A drive by will show   corner of the Oxford Hills, many
              daylilies, astilbes, iris, phlox, sedum,   you the iconic 1838 Baptist Church, the Hamlin   fun seekers turn to such things as mountain
              cimicifuga, sempervivums, and over 200   Library and Museum (in the old Jail from 1822),   biking and off trail ATV vehicles to explore
              lilacs beneath a canopy of mature deciduous   the 1850 Academy Building, and the Paris Hill   the outdoors..
              and coniferous trees.           Historical Society that houses historic artifacts
                                              and offers archives for research.

               4    The Oxford Casino is southern   5  Snow Falls: The Little Androscoggin   6  Celebration Barn: This immersive
                                                                                      physical theater center draws artists
                    Maine’s only casino offering gaming
                                                     River cuts its way through a narrow
                    tables and slot machines for round   and winding gorge at Snow Falls in   from around the world who are
              the clock fun—24/7. Take in the new brew   West Paris. At this special rest-stop, there’s a   seeking to train and create their own works.
              pub, the Oxford Casino Hotel, and one of the   fine picnic area, complete with trails on both   The theater is a beautiful, restored horse barn
              newest conference centers in the state.   sides of the gorge with walls up to 30 feet in   in the woods of Maine. Artists are in residence
              Guests must be 21 years of age at this one   height. Fenced in areas make this stop family   throughout the summer and you’ll find a
              stop gaming center.             friendly for the youngster.      weekly series of performances bring world-
                                                                               class touring artists and local audiences
                                                                               together to share one-of-a-kind experience.

                    Oxford Plains Speedway: A 3/8    Winter Outdoors: Downhill        Lakes and Water Activities: Take
               7    mile paved oval with short   8   enthusiasts will enjoy the nearby   9  your pick from swimming, lake side
                    straights and wide, sweeping turns,   slopes at Mt. Abram in Greenwood   camping, boating, canoeing, or
              Oxford Plains Speedway plays host to a   with its five lifts, 44 trails and a vertical drop   water tubing from any number of the lakes in
              Saturday night Oxford Championship Series,   of 1,150 feet. The mountain’s gentle and   the region. Don’t miss the gem of the Oxford
              a Wednesday night Oxford Acceleration   rolling terrain provides one of the best   Hills, Lake Pennesseewassee, also known as
              Series, and occasional Motor Mayhem events.   learning areas in New England. This is an   Norway Lake, which is about five miles long,
              This is the site of the Oxford 250, hailed as   authentic, family-focused quality mountain   a half mile wide, and measures nearly 12
              the richest one-day short track race in   that is family friendly and affordable.  miles around its perimeter. It has a maximum
              America with a purse nearing $200,000.                           depth of 48 feet and a mean depth of 18 feet.
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