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Old Town Canoe Visitor Center and Factory Store
100 Gilman Falls Ave.
Our Rating Neighborhood Old Town Hours Tues–Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 10am–3pm; closed Sun and Mon in fall and winter Phone 207/827- 1530 Web site Old Town Canoes & Kayaks
A few minutes north of Orono on Route 178 is the riverside community of Old Town, famous for the classic canoes made by hand here since the turn of the 20th century. The company’s now owned by Johnson Outdoors of Wisconsin, but it’s a point of Maine pride that the original factory is still here, cranking out top-quality watercraft. Next door to the headquarters, this is more store than visitor center, but there are some deals—plus a big pool where you can try out a few models.
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