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Rumford is located in the western mountains of Maine in the River Valley Region. This area is at the center of Maine's forest industry and is surrounded by the Androscoggin River and numerous crystal clear lakes and streams. Rumford is known for its vast array of winter sports activities such as snowmobiling, cross-country and alpine skiing and ice fishing and sledding. The Black Mountain Ski Center is host to many regional competitions and international ski events, as well as being a great family ski center. As part of the River Valley Community, Rumford also offers hiking, biking, picnicking, camping or canoeing and kayaking, fishing and boating on the clear blue lakes and rivers of the region. Hosmer Field and Rumford Park are great places to take a hike or skate and play hockey on one of two rinks. Other places of interest near Rumford include Andover Falls and Angel Falls. The Appalachian Trail can be accessed in three areas: Grafton Notch State Park, or off the South Arm Road in Andover and also from East B Hill Road, which is 8 miles from the intersection in Andover. Check with the rangers or South Arm Campground for exact location of trail access.

Surrounding areas: Andover, Maine (11.4 mi), Woodstock, Maine (11.6 mi), Weld, Maine (11.9 mi), Newry, Maine (12.5 mi), Sunday River, Maine (14.1 mi), Bethel, Maine (15.7 mi), Greenwood, Maine (17.0 mi)

Rumford Vacation Rentals

Rumford Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Bethel Spa Motel88 Main StBethel, ME15.5 mi.(207) 824-3341
The Bethel Inn And Country ClubBroad StBethel, ME15.7 mi.(207) 824-2175
Twin Pond MotelRR 4 Box 5232Farmington, ME21.3 mi.(207) 778-4977
Country Club InnGold CLB Ests RdRangeley, ME28.9 mi.(207) 864-3831

Rumford Weather & Climate

The Sunday River area of Maine, near the towns of Bethel and Norway Lakes, is situated in the western part of the state north of Portland. This area enjoys four distinct seasons, with cold, snowy winters. January temperatures generally range from 11 to 31 degrees F., and single digits at night are common. Below zero temperatures are a possibility, but usually do not stick around for long. Temperatures start to warm up in March, but snow is still possible into early April. Generally, summers are mild with a greater range of temperatures the further inland you travel. Autumn often sees some of the best weather in Maine, with mild, sunny days and crisp cool nights - perfect for viewing the spectacular fall foliage. Rain is possible anytime of the year in Maine, but most often occurs in spring and summer. Thunderstorms are possible and average annual rainfall is western Maine is 51 inches.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 27°F 7°F 3.39 in. 34°F
February 31°F 9°F 2.31 in. 33°F
March 40°F 20°F 3.71 in. 37°F
April 52°F 32°F 3.82 in. 40°F
May 66°F 43°F 3.94 in. 49°F
June 74°F 52°F 4.38 in. 56°F
July 79°F 57°F 3.88 in. 60°F
August 77°F 55°F 4.25 in. 62°F
September 68°F 47°F 3.64 in. 59°F
October 57°F 36°F 3.98 in. 52°F
November 43°F 28°F 4.24 in. 47°F
December 31°F 14°F 3.37 in. 39°F

Rumford Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Berlin Municipal airport (BML) located about 30 miles west of Rumford in Berlin, New Hampshire, the Auburn Lewiston Municipal airport (LEW) located approximately 37 miles south of Rumford in Auburn / Lewiston, Maine, the Augusta State airport (AUG) located roughly 40 miles southeast of Rumford in Augusta, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located around 43 miles east of Rumford in Waterville, Maine, and finally the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located about 63 miles south of Rumford in Portland, Maine.

Rumford Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Story LandGlenNH43.8 mi.
Santa's VillageJeffersonNH46.5 mi.
Six Gun CityJeffersonNH46.5 mi.
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME72.1 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME73.0 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME73.0 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH102.9 mi.
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME107.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Oakdale Country ClubMexicoME2.1 mi.
Paris Hill Country ClubParisME21.1 mi.
Norway Country ClubNorwayME23.4 mi.
Sandy River Golf CourseFarmington FallsME24.1 mi.
Turner Highlands Country ClubTurnerME25.7 mi.
Springbrook Golf ClubLeedsME27.6 mi.
Mingo Springs Golf CourseRangeleyME29.2 mi.
Ski Areas
Black MountainRumfordME 
Mount AbramLocke MillsME13.0 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME15.7 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME28.9 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME34.1 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME35.4 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH42.1 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH43.1 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH52.5 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH62.8 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH63.3 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH65.5 mi.
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME77.1 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME78.2 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH81.5 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH93.1 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH96.4 mi.
Stowe Mountain ResortStoweVT105.3 mi.
Smugglers NotchJeffersonvilleVT112.3 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH112.9 mi.
State Parks
Mount Blue State ParkME14.8 mi. 
Milan Hill State ParkNH32.9 mi. 
Moose Brook State ParkNH35.1 mi. 
Range Ponds State ParkME36.6 mi. 
Tacoma Lakes State ParkME38.8 mi. 
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME46.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)

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