Enjoy Franklin County, Maine...
Franklin County, Maine is a unique blend of sophisticated culture and laid-back charm amidst natural beauty. Have you ever wanted to stroll down a vibrant downtown area while visiting local galleries, unique shops and eateries and within the same mile be able to walk down beautiful trails within miles of tranquil forest? How about hike a glacial rock formation and ride a train on a track that's more than a hundred years old, all within the same day? With our many pristine lakes and breathtaking mountains, it's not hard to explore or discover your favorite outdoor experience.
While you are in Franklin County take time to:
- Eat at one of the many restaurants.
- Shop in the unique local shops.
- Enjoy one of the many festivals, concerts or events.
- Explore the area's history in a local museum or historical society.
- Extend your stay by spending a night.
Apply for the 2019 David Robie Scholarships here. Deadline is April 26, 2019
Our new 2018 Welcome Guide is now out! Click here to read it online or visit your local businesses to find a copy
Hope AssociationLearn More
Non Profit organization helping individuals with work supports, residential, case management and community activities The Hope Association is a group of family members, friends and interested individuals who started a grassroots effort in 1956 to encourage and allow their family members with disabilities to live in and be counted on as valuable members of their own community in the Rumford and Mexico, Maine area of Northern Oxford County. The initial programs started out in education and evolved into day programs, work programs, residential and independent living programs, employment programs and now brain injury services. The Association’s services focus on providing supports for individuals with a broad variety of disabilities and helping them to focus on their many capabilities. The Association has 2 viable retail businesses: The Briar Patch Greenhouse and the What Not Shop Second Hand/Thrift store. Both of these businesses provide training and work opportunities for individuals with disabilities while raising supports for the Association’s many programs. The Hope Association’s Rural Employment Network (REN) helps individuals with disabilities to find, secure and hold on to viable work opportunities in the Oxford, Franklin and Androscoggin County areas. All of the Hope Association’s programs and services focus on an individualized, person centered approaches to helping people to achieve remarkable goals and objectives.