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 to late 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, on Facebook. Delicious homemade pizza, sandwiches, and baked goods.

Tobey's, China-Fantastic pizza, amazing whoopies, and many other grocery needs.


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 Day Committee will be holding their annual Fireworks display in September 2021


What's Up in Somerville is published quarterly, in mid-January, mid-April, mid-July, and mid-October.

Residents can receive the newsletter either as a hard copy at their postal address or electronically at an email address. Electronic distribution saves the town money and paper. Please contact Maria at if you would prefer to receive it electronically. You can also view the full text by clicking on the links below.

Residents interested in submitting an article to the newsletter should contact the town clerk at at least 2 weeks before distribution date.

Local businesses can advertise for $20 / year, which includes a printed copy of their business card in all four issues.

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Community Outreach Programs & Resources

Food Pantries

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 to 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.

Food and Clothing Exchange Shop

The Food and Clothing Exchange Shop is located at 322 Branch Mills Road and is open Saturdays 9-11AM. For more information call (207) 993-2636.


Coming soon!

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.