Welcome To Gardiner: Big City Amenities, Small Town Values: Comfort, Community, and History


Playful Water StreetCentrally located in the heart of Maine and at the interchange of I-95 and I-295, the city of Gardiner offers history, convenience, and a wealth of shopping and outdoor activities to visitors seeking arts and entertainment, and scenic recreational trails.  Gardiner also features the northernmost deep water harbor on the tidal Kennebec River, where boaters and families enjoy the waterfront park, public boat launch, and canoe / kayak put-in.  Gardiner is an unspoiled, authentic New England community - our beautiful downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Start here for a memorable visit along Maine's Kennebec - Chaudière trail, the route that Acadians used to find work in New England's factories and mills and settle in our riverfront communities.  Home to Pulitzer Prize winning poet E. A. Robinson and renowned author Laura E. Richards, Gardiner is a place where history and progress meet along the Kennebec.

Please come see for yourself why Gardiner is known as Maine's best kept secret, and the jewel of the Capitol region. 

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Gardiner, Maine: A Great Community