Things To Do & See
Somerville is a quiet rural community, with only a few local businesses. If you speed by our southern portion on Rte. 17, you'll never know you missed us. However, our back roads are mostly dirt, and if you slow down and enjoy the scenery, you might see some of what keeps us here, from the beauty of our backyards to the occasional moose who wanders through.
Fall is Fair time in Maine, and there are several close to Somerville:
Common Ground Country Fair - Unity, last weekend in September, home to MOFGA
Union Fair - Union, middle of August
Windsor Fair - Windsor Maine, late August
For all those things you can't live without
Husseys, Windsor. As their sign says: Guns, wedding gowns, and cold beer.
Sheepscot General, Whitefield - Cafe, Friday Pizza night, entertainment.
Washington General, Washington- Delicious homemade pizza, sandwiches, and baked goods.
Tobey's, China-Fantastic pizza, amazing whoopies, and many other grocery needs.
PONDS & LAKES
Somerville is home to numerous small ponds, including Long Pond, Jones Pond, and Turner Pond (Turner pond has public access).
Beyond Somerville's borders, numerous lakes await the eager swimmer, including:
Damariscotta Lake State Park in Jefferson has a lovely sand beach and shallow entrance.
Lake St George State Park in Liberty is a spring fed lake that is clean (and cold) and has an extensive playground and picnic facilities.
RESTAURANTS (less than half an hour)
Sterlingtown Public House, Union
Morse's Sauerkraut, Waldoboro
Moody's Restaurant, Waldoboro
COASTAL towns within half an hour offer limitless entertainment:
Camden, Rockland, Waldoboro, Damariscotta, Wiscassett
Somerville Day Committee
The Local Farmers Corner
Farmer in the Dell operates a farm stand on Patricktown Rd (at the junction of Turner Ridge Rd and 105) from spring through fall, with a variety of flowers, vegetables, and dairy.
Pumpkin Vine Family Farm and Sand Hill Farm partner every Sunday from 11 am - 4 pm to provide a range of local treats, from organic veggies to baked goods and goat cheese. The market is held at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm on 217 Hewett Rd and is open for tours and picnics during market hours.
Community Outreach Programs & Resources
We have our very own little food pantry that is available with non-perishable goods 24/7. It is located on the ramp at the Town Office.
There are two local food pantries and one food and clothing exchange shop that service our area, one in Jefferson and two in Palermo.
The food Pantry that is located in Jefferson is called the Jefferson Area Community Food Pantry and is located at St. Giles Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Rd. (RTE 126). This pantry is open the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 4-5:30 PM. Call (207) 315-1134 for more information.
There are two locations in Palermo. One is the Palermo Food Pantry which is located at the Palermo Community Center on Turner Ridge Road, next to the Legion. This location is open every Tuesday from 11AM-12PM, call (207) 993-2225 for more information.
The purpose of the Somerville Community Resource committee is to help connect people in order to alleviate needs, share knowledge, or build relationships in order to make our community stronger.
The Somerville Community Resource Committee is a resource for any Somerville resident with a need. For example, if you need information about a surrounding business, need items from the food pantry delivered, need a ride to a medical appointment, or just need someone to talk to, you can email email@example.com and we will find a volunteer to help. If you would like to help others, consider joining our volunteer list. A community becomes stronger when we help each other.
Bethany Crummett-Term expires April 2023
Claudia Fujinaga- Term expires December 2025
John McLeod- Term expires December 2025
Valarie Johnson- Term expires March 2024
Heidi Bray- Term expires September 2025