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Mount VernonIncorporated in 1792, Mount Vernon is a small town in Maine situated in the beautiful lake region of central Maine at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain range.

A large number of seasonal residents and tourists come to Mount Vernon for its many attractions. Fishing is outstanding in the many lakes and streams. The summer’s climate is especially conducive to swimming, hiking, and boating. Hunting and leaf peeping are fall attractions, and winter brings snowmobiling, ice fishing and cross-country skiing. Mount Vernon’s other attractions include an active community center, an excellent library, a community theater group, various clubs and other civic, fraternal, and social organizations.

Mount Vernon is a friendly town that enjoys excellent schools, an active community, and a unique blend of farmland, forest, and lakeshores. The town is located within an easy travel distance of commercial and governmental centers of Augusta, Waterville, and Farmington.


  • Population: 1,640
  • The town was originally settled as part of Washington Plantation, and the town’s name continues to honor President Washington by taking the name of his Virginia estate.
  • Elizabeth Arden’s Maine Chance Lodge, a health spa on Long Pond, put Mount Vernon on the map due to its rich and famous clientele. The lodge is now home to the Travis Mills Foundation Veteran Family Retreat.

Town of Mount Vernon
(207) 293-2379