Cyclists flock to the Kennebec Valley region known for its outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities, including biking, hiking, canoeing, whitewater rafting and fishing. Cyclists looking for history and culture will enjoy spending time in Augusta, the state’s storied capital, and shopping in nearby Hallowell.
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine located in Augusta is an excellent resource for cyclists looking for great routes in the area. The Bicycle Coalition of Maine can be reached (207) 623-4511 or by email at BCM@BikeMaine.org.
The Maine Department of Transportation web site is also an excellent resource for cyclists looking for a ride in the Augusta, Maine area.
Augusta Area Shopping
Whether you enjoy retail shopping, shopping for antiques or shopping at L.L. Bean, the Senator Inn provides easy access! The all-new Augusta Crossing shopping center is conveniently located directly behind the hotel, featuring Starbucks, Lowes, Target, Best Buy, Staples, A.C. Moore, and Pet Smart.
Three miles north on 1-95 at exit 112, The Marketplace offers additional shopping opportunities, and is home to the Gap, Old Navy, the Home Depot, Eddie Bauer Outlet, EMS, Panera Bread, Bath & Bodyworks and others.
Nearby downtown Hallowell is filled with local shops of the quaintest variety, and both Hallowell and adjacent Gardiner are fertile ground for antiques and collectibles. The L.L. Bean retail store in Freeport is located just 38 miles to the south of the Senator Inn & Spa
Augusta Crossing Shopping Center
The all-new Augusta Crossing shopping center is conveniently located directly behind the Senator Inn & Spa hotel, featuring Starbucks, Lowes, Target, Best Buy, Staples, A.C. Moore, and Pet Smart.
Theatres Near Augusta, Maine
If you enjoy live theater, then Gaslight Theater and The Theater at Monmouth are two theatres near Augusta, Maine that are worthy of your consideration while visiting the Augusta area or staying at the Senator Inn and Spa.
The Theater at Monmouth, also known as the Shakespearean Theater of Maine, is open from June through early October each year. The Theater at Monmouth is widely known for its dedication to excellence and commitment to great theater at affordable prices. Located just 15 miles from the Senator Inn & Spa on Route 132, the Shakespearean Theater of Maine has presented professional productions of the world’s greatest plays in rotating repertory. Performances are held in beautiful Cumston Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings since 1976. For more information, please visit http://www.theateratmonmouth.org/.
The Gaslight Theater produces four regular shows in Hallowell each year. Located on Winthrop Street in nearby Hallowell, The Gaslight Theater is 3 short miles from the Senator Inn & Spa.
Golf Courses Near Augusta, Maine
The Belgrades Lakes Golf Course and Fox Ridge Golf Club are two superb golf courses within short driving distance from the Senator Inn & Spa.
Fox Ridge Golf Club features a gentle blend of rolling hills, babbling brooks, century old stonewalls and stone bridges with island greens. The links course is a bold 6,800-yards and is situated on over 200 acres of rolling farmland in south Auburn, Maine. Fox Ridge is just 38 miles from the Senator Inn and Spa. For more information, please visit http://www.foxridgegolfclub.com/.
Belgrade Lakes Golf Course in nearby Belgrade Lakes. Designed by Clark Ives (his first in the United States), Belgrade Lakes Golf Club is a 6,629-yard golf course that offers incredible views beginning at the first tee. The panoramic scenery rivals any in the State of Maine. There are dramatic elevation changes on the course, and the fairways are lined with boulders. With its eighteen unique holes this course has been labeled “a gem in the wilderness.” Belgrade Lakes Golf Club is 15 short miles form the Senator Inn & Spa. For more information, please visit www.belgradelakesgolf.com/index.html