Best known as the site of Maine’s largest fall agricultural fair, Fryeburg is also a great home base from which to explore the Saco River. You can rent canoeing or kayaking gear from a number of outfitters in town. You can also take a short hike up The Jockey Cap Trail near the center of town, which offers a 360-degree view of more than 30 distant peaks. Fryeburg also maintains 12 public parks, where you can go birdwatching, swimming, walking or fishing. Music concerts are hosted at different park locations throughout the summer. You can also visit a number of the town’s public spaces by taking a bike tour that begins west of Main Street at Weston’s Beach and continues over flat roads to nine parks.