Jay, Livermore & Livermore Falls
Located on the edge of Maine's western mountains, the communities of Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls are the gateway to several ski areas and outdoor recreation sites. The towns are in a valley formed by the Androscoggin River and are home to some of the country’s best white granite – used in buildings throughout the states and Grant’s Tomb.
Things to Do in Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls
For local skiing, don’t miss Spruce Mountain Ski Slope in Jay. This ski area is mostly run by volunteers, keeping the prices low for a day of fun. There are also cross-country and snowshoeing trails. The Androscoggin River is renowned for its smallmouth bass fishing and you can go canoeing, kayaking or tubing. Take part in the Source to Sea Canoe Trek to explore the more than 170 miles of river. In Jay, hike to overlooks of the river at Pine Island Park or hike along a one-mile trail through an orchard at North Jay White Granite Park, where an active quarry still exists.
Livermore is home to the Washburn Norlands Living History Center, a 455-acre complex that includes a restored Victorian mansion, large barn, farmer’s cottage, church, granite library and a one-room schoolhouse. Here you can see rural, late 19th-century, living history experiences such as becoming a scholar in the schoolhouse and taking part in the daily chores of the 1870s. Programs range from tours to daylong and overnight live-in programs.
Where to Stay in Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls
The nearby towns of Wilton and Farmington have a variety of inns, hotels and motels for your accommodation needs.
Restaurants in Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls
From lobster to steak, the Chuck Wagon in Livermore Falls has been serving up classics with a Franco-American flair for more than 40 years. La Fleurs Restaurant in Jay is a family-friendly spot known for its seafood buffet.