Things to do

Community Activities (no structured program, facility open to public):

Baseball/Softball:
1 co-ed Field located at Cottage Street Recreation Area
2 baseball, 1 softball Field, 1 soccer field located at Lovejoy Farm Sports Complex; league games

Basketball:
Half court at Cottage Street Recreation Area
Full court at Lake Pennesseewassee Park

Boating:
Boat Ramp at Lake Pennesseewassee Park, located off Route 118/Waterford Road
Carry in at Lake Pennesseewassee, located off Crockett Ridge Road
Boat ramp North Pond, located at dam off Round The Pond Road
Carry in at Hobbs Pond, located off Route 118/Waterford Road

Ice skating:
Out door rink located on Cottage Street, open weather permitting, lights on till 10pm
Warming Hut, manned by volunteers or open for groups by appointment;
loaner skates available

Picnic Areas:
Lake Pennesseewassee Park, picnic tables and benches
Lake Pennesseewassee Rest Area on Lake Road, picnic tables
Hobbs Pond Rest Area

Playground:
Age 2-5 and 5-12 plus 40+ stand alone elements at Lake Pennesseewassee Park
Two playgrounds at Guy E Rowe Elementary School

Swimming:
Lake Pennesseewassee Park, two beaches

Tennis:
2 courts at Cottage Street Recreation Area, must purchase key to use courts, $10 residents/$25
non-residents, purchase key at Norway Town Office

Volley Ball:
Sand court at Lake Peneesseewassee Park

Walking:
Map at Norway Town Office for downtown streets, some measured routes
Lake Pennesseewassee Park, located off Route 118/Waterford Road
Oxford Hills Trail Committee produces the Oxford Hills Tails Map

Roberts Farm Preserve is a conservation and recreation project of the Western Foothills Land Trust. We welcome you to respectfully explore the 165 acre Preserve using the trails provided. The agricultural history of this land will reveal itself as you skirt the farm pond, passing through remnants of fields and pastures, through numerous stone walls, orchards, and groves.

Fitness Trail:
at Lake Pennesseewassee Park; 2000’, 8 stations

Hidden Brook Farm:                                                                                                                                                                                     Nestled in the foothills of Norway, Maine, Hidden Brook Farm is a large, family oriented facility that has been in operation since 1989. We pride ourselves on offering the best care, training and instruction to all our clients – both human and equine!  We offer many amenities, including two outdoor and one indoor arena, heated tack rooms, laundry area, miles of trails, large pastures, all day turnout and large, well-ventilated stabling. It’s an easy, comfortable environment for both the owner and the horse, making boarding at Hidden Brook enjoyable and rewarding!  FMI click on link: Hidden Brook Farm Website.  We teach people of all ages, from beginner to advanced, focusing on balance seat and dressage. Everyone is encouraged to progress at a pace appropriate to their particular style and enthusiasm.

Ordway Grove:
(Taken from Ancient Forests of the Northeast published 2004) Ordway Grove could easily earn the distinction of being the greatest living symbol of Maine. It claims the tallest tree in the state – an eastern white pine – which is the official state tree and the centerpiece of Maine’s flag. Ordway Grove is also the state’s tallest forest. The champion of this 9 acre grove is 155 feet tall. Many others are 140 to 149 feet and have diameters of 30 to 40 inches or more. Their ages are between 200 and 350 years. Ancient 36 inch diameter northern red oak, as ancient hemlock and beech also grow here. This virgin old-growth grove is one of the earliest ancient forests in Maine to be protected. In 1930, a forestry report documented seventy three white pines and hemlocks in the grove. The Twin Town Nature Club saved from logging and has owned it since 1931. For a map to locate Ordway Grove, please contact Norway Town Hall 207 743-8679. Click here for Map of Ordway Grove.

Norway Historical Society Museum:                                                                                                                                                           471 Main Street – 743-7377 Website: Norway Historical Society and Museum

Pawsilities Thrift Shoppe:                                                                                                                                                                              124 Waterford Road – 743-8679 – Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. All the proceeds from sales benefit Responsible Pet Care Shelter & Adoption in neighboring Paris, Maine.  Click on link FMI: Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills

Stephens Memorial Hospital Thrift Shop:                                                                                                                                                    Danforth Street – M-F 10:30AM to 4:30PM

Norway Country Club:                                                                                                                                                                                      310 Waterford Road.  FMI call 743-9840 or follow link to their website: Norway Country Club