Cumberland, Maine has a fascinating history that is well-preserved by the local community. Incorporated in 1821, one year after Maine officially became a state, Cumberland has long been an agricultural town with an emphasis on small family businesses. This sense of community in Cumberland has never wavered – in fact, the town boasts amazing outdoor spaces for use, holds annual events all year long, and prioritizes bringing its residents together. Keep reading to learn about some of our favorite features of the community in Cumberland, Maine.
Cumberland Farmers Market
Enjoy an array of beautiful, local goods from over 20 vendors within the community. Every Saturday from May – October, you can find just about anything your heart desires, from plants, flowers and produce to local honey, jams, and baked goods. They also offer crafts, prepared foods, handmade goods such as soaps, and much more.
The Cumberland Crier
This weekly newsletter, published by the town, offers information keeping locals up-to-date with what’s going on in the community. You may find details about waste & recycling pick-up, road construction, community events or election notices. The Cumberland Crier is a great way to stay in touch with the latest in town!
Golf FORE Life Program at Cumberland Crossing
We are thrilled to offer our residents complimentary access to some of the best golf courses in the state of Maine: Val Halla Municipal Golf Course, Falmouth Country Club, and Highland Green. Val Halla is an 18-hole professional course that serves as home to the Maine State Golf Association. It also offers an incredible restaurant, Rachel’s on the Green, and tennis courts that are free of charge to the public. Voted as the “Best Municipal Course” in Maine by Golf Digest, you won’t want to miss out on this incredible opportunity to get on the green.
Cumberland Town Parks
Boasting combined trails that extend over 10 miles, you won’t want to miss out on exploring these beautiful properties. Cumberland’s parks include Twin Brook Recreation Area, The Town Forest, Knight’s Pond, Broad Cove Reserve, and Rines Forest.
Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust
In addition to Cumberland’s stunning town parks, there are also nearly 900 acres of conserved land that have been established by the Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust, a local non-profit land conservation organization. Many of these properties are open to the public for recreation and enjoyment.
A beloved tradition for almost 150 years, the Cumberland Fair attracts visitors from all over the state (and even tourists)! Featuring traditional agricultural events including livestock competitions, harness racing and live craftsmanship, and all the delicious fair food you can dream up. This family-fun event is typically held each year during the last week of September.
There is no shortage of history, local culture and fun to be found throughout the community in Cumberland, Maine. At Cumberland Crossing by OceanView at Falmouth, we are delighted to be a part of this incredible municipality. If you’re interested in Cumberland living, contact us at Cumberland Crossing today to learn more!