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Dexter is situated in a small valley along Route 7 beside Lake Wassookeag in Central Maine. This area known as the Maine Highlands is centrally located approximately 40 miles from the coast and 40 miles to Moosehead Lake and Squaw Mountain. With a current population of around 5,000 residents, Dexter was settled in 1801 and incorporated in 1816. A gristmill was constructed on the falls along the river in 1818 and today the Dexter Historical Society uses the building, which replaced the original in 1854, as part of its museum complex. The town of Dexter offers an appealing small town ambiance centered on the 1,170-acre Lake Wassookeag, which provides a variety of recreational opportunities. Fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and snowmobiling are all popular activities, and the town has a 9-hole municipal golf course, a driving range, and a public beach and picnic area. Dexter also boasts one of the state's best small municipal regional airports, which offers 3,000 feet of lighted paved runway. Historical sites and museums in town include the Abbott Museum (1836,) the Grist Mill Museum (1854,) Miller's House (1825) and the Carr Schoolhouse, built in 1845.

Surrounding areas: Saint Albans, Maine (9.8 mi), Hartland, Maine (12.4 mi), Newport, Maine (12.9 mi), Harmony, Maine (13.0 mi), Sebec Lake, Maine (19.2 mi), Skowhegan, Maine (27.6 mi), Unity, Maine (28.6 mi)

Dexter Vacation Rentals




Dexter Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Best Western White House Inn155 Littlefield AveBangor, ME27.0 mi.(207) 862-3737
Four Points Hotel By Sheraton308 Godfrey BlvdBangor, ME27.5 mi.(207) 947-6721
Belmont MotelSkowhegan, ME27.6 mi.(207) 474-8315
Days Inn250 Odlin RdBangor, ME28.4 mi.(207) 942-8272
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Banger300 Odlin RdBangor, ME28.4 mi.(207) 990-0001
Motel 61100 Hammond StBangor, ME28.4 mi.(207) 947-6921
Holiday Inn404 Odlin RdBangor, ME28.5 mi.(207) 947-0101
Howard Johnson336 Odlin RdBangor, ME28.5 mi.(207) 942-5251
Ramada Inn Bangor375 Odlin RdBangor, ME28.5 mi.(207) 947-6961
Super 8 Motel462 Odlin RdBangor, ME28.6 mi.(207) 945-5681
Comfort Inn Bangor750 Hogan RdBangor, ME29.6 mi.(207) 942-7899
Bangor Motor Inn701 Hogan RdBangor, ME29.7 mi.(207) 947-0355
The Charles Inn20 Broad StBangor, ME29.7 mi.(207) 992-2820
Hampton Inn10 Bangor Mall BlvdBangor, ME29.8 mi.(207) 990-4400
Best Inn570 Main StBangor, ME29.9 mi.(207) 942-0566

Dexter Weather & Climate

Central Maine , in the area known as the Maine Highlands, enjoys four distinct seasons. The Penobscot Valley region has plenty of clear, sunny days in summer, with nights cool enough to provide a welcome relief from the warm days. Brisk, sunny days and cool nights in September prepare for what is the favorite season for many in Maine. The spectacular colors of fall draw lots of visitors to the area. Temperatures continue to cool down through October and November, with wintry weather returning around Thanksgiving. Cold weather settles in around Thanksgiving. January and February are generally the coldest months of winter. Below zero temperatures are possible, but infrequent and usually do not last for a very long period of time. Temperatures begin to increase in March, with a corresponding increase in humidity. The Bangor area receives approximately 85 inches of snow a year, most of it occurring in eight to ten measurable storms per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 25°F 0°F 3.45 in. 38°F
February 29°F 3°F 2.52 in. 36°F
March 39°F 16°F 3.64 in. 38°F
April 51°F 29°F 3.72 in. 43°F
May 65°F 41°F 3.72 in. 49°F
June 74°F 50°F 3.83 in. 55°F
July 79°F 56°F 3.44 in. 59°F
August 77°F 53°F 3.61 in. 62°F
September 68°F 44°F 3.82 in. 57°F
October 57°F 32°F 3.82 in. 54°F
November 43°F 24°F 3.80 in. 52°F
December 31°F 10°F 3.45 in. 44°F

Dexter Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Bangor International airport (BGR) located about 27 miles southeast of Dexter in Bangor, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located approximately 38 miles southwest of Dexter in Waterville, Maine, the Augusta State airport (AUG) located roughly 54 miles southwest of Dexter in Augusta, Maine, the Hancock County Bar Harbor airport (BHB) located around 60 miles southeast of Dexter in Bar Harbor, Maine, and finally the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located about 67 miles south of Dexter in Rockland, Maine.

Dexter Attractions

 
Water Parks
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME60.6 mi.
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME119.7 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Dexter Municipal Golf ClubDexterME 
Orchard View Golf CourseNewportME10.7 mi.
Piscataquis Country ClubGuilfordME11.1 mi.
Todd Valley Golf ClubCharlestonME12.8 mi.
Palmyra Golf CoursePalmyraME13.0 mi.
Johnson W Parks Golf CoursePittsfieldME16.6 mi.
Kenduskeag Valley Golf ClubKenduskeagME19.3 mi.
Lakeview Golf CourseBurnhamME23.9 mi.
Hampden Country ClubHampdenME26.1 mi.
Lakewood Golf CourseMadisonME27.8 mi.
Bangor Municipal Golf CourseBangorME28.9 mi.
Hermon Meadow Golf Club & Training CenterBangorME28.9 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Big SquawGreenvilleME33.5 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME42.5 mi.
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME57.3 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME66.2 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME69.9 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME81.7 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME85.2 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME96.9 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH99.2 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH111.2 mi.
 
State Parks
Peaks-Kenny State ParkME15.8 mi. 
Katahdin Iron Works State ParkME29.4 mi. 
Lily Bay State ParkME39.6 mi. 
 
Museums
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME28.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)


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