About Androscoggin County
Centrally located, Androscoggin County is less than one hour from the seacoast,
the mountains, Portland, and the state capital of Augusta. A community of festivals
and events, it is home to the Liberty Festival, Moxie Festival, Festival FrancoFun,
and the renowned Great Falls Balloon Festival.
Androscoggin County is the hub of most major highways in the state. Interstate
access to the area is provided via Exits 75, 80, and 86 off the Maine Turnpike.
The area is also served by an extraordinarily well-equipped general aviation airport
in Auburn and by two of the state’s major rail lines — Maine Intermodal Transportation
and Guilford Railways. Maine Intermodal Transportation operates the intermodal transportation
facility in Auburn, making Auburn the largest freight port in Maine with both direct
service to Canada and connecting service to Chicago, Mexico, and Vancouver. Freight
originating in Auburn ultimately ends up in the Far East. Plans are currently under
way to develop passenger rail service to the Twin Cities, with an Amtrak connection
to Boston and Montreal.