Some great local points of interest include:

Local sight-seeing / hikes

  • Within 5 miles
    • Andover Falls
    • Devil’s Den (fun picnic and swim spot)
    • Flat Rocks (fun picnic and swim/splashing spot)
    • The Lovejoy Covered Bridge (& swimming hole)
  • Within 10 miles
    • Dunn Falls / Churn & Flume hike
    • White Cap Mountain hike
    • Baldpate Mountain hike
  • Within 20 miles
    • Coos Canyon
    • Angel Falls hike
    • Screw Auger Falls
    • Table Rock hike
    • Height of Land / Errol NH driving tour

Bicycling in Andover Maine

Canoe/kayak/rafting trips

Lake access

  • Ellis Pond, Roxbury ME – beach / public launch (about 4 miles)
  • Richardson Lakes – South Arm Campground / beach, marina (about 10 miles)

Fishing (guides available)

  • Rapid River – access to Middle and Lower Dams
  • Magalloway River
  • Kennebago River
  • Wild River
  • Swift River
  • Richardson & Rangeley Lakes – access to Upper Dam
  • Guided trips on private waters at Kennebago Fly Fishing
  • Information, guides at Sun Valley Sports / Orvis
  • Androscoggin River – more information at Upper Andro Anglers Alliance
  • Hike to high altitude ponds for wild brookies…

Of the top 40 waterfalls in this “Best of New England” list, 6 are nearby Merrill House:

  • Dunn Falls (Churn & Flume hike)
  • Angel Falls (a hike near Coos Canyon)
  • Giant Falls (Shelburne NH – mix up the trip with some fishing or drifting on the Androscoggin)
  • Smalls Falls (on the way to Rangeley)
  • Screw Auger Falls (Grafton notch)
  • Step Falls (Newry)

And that doesn’t include our local favorites:  Flatrocks, Devils Den, or Andover Falls…

Look into fly-out fishing and sight-seeing in float-planes at Acadian Seaplanes!  Keith will pick you up at the South Arm boat launch up the road from Merrill House.

Other Attractions

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