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Mount-Vernon is a small rural town located in western Kennebec County about twenty miles northwest of Augusta. Many of the families that live here have roots going back for generations, while in recent years more retirees and professionals have relocated to the area to enjoy the fresh air and clean lakes. About one third of the town's homes are vacation properties that are clustered around the lake frontage of Parker Pond, Echo Lake, Long Pond, Torsey Pond, Flying Pond, Taylor Pond and several other smaller ponds. The village of Mount Vernon has a small commercial district with several small gift shops, a country store that sells almost anything you might need, a post office, community center and a few other businesses. The hamlet of West Mount Vernon is situated in the southwestern part of town between Echo Lake and Taylor Pond. The hamlet of Dunn's Corner is located at the southeastern corner of Mount Vernon. The activity in the town greatly increases in the summer months, beginning around the 4th of July. The many lakes in the area provide lots of opportunities for swimming, boating and fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Hiking and biking are also available and golf is nearby. Other attractions in Mount Vernon include the old Grist Mill, Castle Island, Wings Mills Dam and "The Chimney" which is located in West Mount Vernon and is what is left of a tannery built in 1881. If you tire of the peace and quiet, the city of Augusta is just a short drive and offers shopping, fine dining, theater and nightlife.

Surrounding areas: Belgrade Lakes, Maine (6.2 mi), Wayne, Maine (11.3 mi), Winthrop, Maine (13.6 mi), Lake Cobbossee, Maine (13.7 mi), Farmington, Maine (14.0 mi), Sidney, Maine (14.1 mi), Livermore, Maine (15.2 mi)

Mount Vernon Vacation Rentals




Mount Vernon Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Twin Pond MotelRR 4 Box 5232Farmington, ME14.2 mi.(207) 778-4977
Holiday Inn110 Community DrAugusta, ME14.4 mi.(207) 622-4751
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites390 Western AveAugusta, ME15.3 mi.(207) 622-6371
Motel 618 Edison DrAugusta, ME15.3 mi.(207) 622-6000
Best Inn65 Whitten RdAugusta, ME15.6 mi.(207) 622-3776
Econo Lodge455 Kennedy Memorial DrWaterville, ME15.6 mi.(207) 872-5577
Hampton Inn425 Kennedy Memorial DrWaterville, ME15.7 mi.(207) 873-0400
Comfort Inn281 Civic CTR DrAugusta, ME16.7 mi.(207) 623-1000
Norridgewock Colonial Inn15 Upper Main StNorridgewock, ME17.4 mi.(207) 634-3470
Best Western Waterville Inn356 Main StWaterville, ME17.8 mi.(207) 873-3335
Comfort Inn & Suites332 Main StWaterville, ME17.9 mi.(207) 873-2777
Holiday Inn Waterville375 Uppr Main StWaterville, ME17.9 mi.(207) 873-0111
Belmont MotelSkowhegan, ME22.5 mi.(207) 474-8315
 
Bed & Breakfast
Maple Hill Farm B&B InnRR 1 Box 1145 Outlet Rd HallowellAugusta, ME16.7 mi.(800) 622-2708
Ware Street Inn B&B52 Ware StLewiston, ME29.2 mi.(207) 783-8171

Mount Vernon Weather & Climate

The south-central portion of Maine, just north of Augusta, has four delightful seasons with spectacular foliage in the autumn months. The overall climate is moderate with summer daytime temperatures in the 70s and low 80s, and cool nights. Winters are cold but usually not frigid. Spring and autumn are mild during the day, with crisp, cool nights. The really cold weather begins arriving around the end of November with January and February generally having the lowest temperatures. Below zero temperatures are possible, but not the norm. Accumulating snow is a possibility into March and early April, but the warmer days of spring generally means it melts fast. Rain can occur anytime of the year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 25°F 2°F 3.73 in. 34°F
February 30°F 6°F 2.81 in. 33°F
March 39°F 17°F 4.03 in. 37°F
April 51°F 28°F 4.10 in. 40°F
May 65°F 38°F 3.97 in. 49°F
June 73°F 47°F 4.50 in. 56°F
July 78°F 53°F 3.65 in. 60°F
August 76°F 51°F 3.94 in. 62°F
September 68°F 41°F 3.73 in. 59°F
October 56°F 33°F 4.06 in. 52°F
November 43°F 25°F 4.20 in. 47°F
December 31°F 11°F 3.94 in. 39°F

Mount Vernon Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located about 15 miles east of Mount Vernon in Waterville, Maine, the Augusta State airport (AUG) located approximately 15 miles southeast of Mount Vernon in Augusta, Maine, the Auburn Lewiston Municipal airport (LEW) located roughly 34 miles southwest of Mount Vernon in Auburn / Lewiston, Maine, the Knox County Regional airport (RKD) located around 53 miles southeast of Mount Vernon in Rockland, Maine, the Berlin Municipal airport (BML) located about 58 miles west of Mount Vernon in Berlin, New Hampshire, the Bangor International airport (BGR) located approximately 60 miles east of Mount Vernon in Bangor, Maine, and finally the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located roughly 61 miles southwest of Mount Vernon in Portland, Maine.

Mount Vernon Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Story LandGlenNH65.0 mi.
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME70.7 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME72.7 mi.
Santa's VillageJeffersonNH73.5 mi.
Six Gun CityJeffersonNH73.5 mi.
 
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME72.7 mi.
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME79.9 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH106.1 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Belgrade Lakes Golf ClubBelgrade LakesME6.2 mi.
Sandy River Golf CourseFarmington FallsME9.2 mi.
Waterville Country ClubOaklandME13.5 mi.
Springbrook Golf ClubLeedsME15.4 mi.
Natanis Golf CourseVassalboroME16.1 mi.
Western View Golf ClubAugustaME16.5 mi.
Pine Ridge Municipal Golf CenterWatervilleME18.0 mi.
Cobbossee Colony GolfMonmouthME19.5 mi.
Kennebec Heights Country ClubFarmingdaleME21.0 mi.
Turner Highlands Country ClubTurnerME21.6 mi.
Meadows Golf ClubLitchfieldME23.4 mi.
Lakewood Golf CourseMadisonME24.7 mi.
Oakdale Country ClubMexicoME26.0 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Black MountainRumfordME28.0 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME32.7 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME35.9 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME40.2 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME45.5 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME47.3 mi.
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME49.8 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH63.9 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME69.0 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH69.6 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH78.2 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH84.0 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH89.0 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH89.0 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH96.5 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH108.7 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH115.0 mi.
 
State Parks
Tacoma Lakes State ParkME20.3 mi. 
Mount Blue State ParkME24.9 mi. 
Peacock Beach State ParkME25.2 mi. 
Lake Saint George State ParkME32.2 mi. 
Damariscotta Lake State ParkME34.2 mi. 
Range Ponds State ParkME37.0 mi. 
Fort Edgecomb State ParkME39.1 mi. 
 
Museums
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME21.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Farnsworth Art MuseumRocklandME51.4 mi.(Art)
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME59.5 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME59.5 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME59.5 mi.(History)


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