Resources & Attractions

At The Highlands, our residents enjoy retirement living in the heart of Maine’s unique lifestyle, surrounded unsurpassed natural beauty with miles of rocky coastline and beaches, a 280-acre nature preserve nearby, rivers and lakes, trails and mountains. There are plentiful opportunities for enjoying the outdoors, whether birding, biking, hiking, kayaking, or sailing. For those preferring museums or shopping, our nearby towns and villages offer the Maine Maritime Museum, endless antique and unique shops, and the famous outdoor retailer L.L. Bean’s flagship store in nearby Freeport, Maine.

Bowdoin College is just one mile away and is home to the Maine State Music Theatre, offering the finest in cultural entertainment. Our residents also enjoy the Bowdoin International Music Festival and the Midcoast Symphony.

For easy service to Boston and beyond, Portland is a short 30-minute ride with an international airport, Amtrak Downeaster train and Concord Coach Lines. The connections are unlimited to your life in the Midcoast.

Learn more about state and local resources and attractions:


Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Bates College
Colby College
University of Maine
University of Southern Maine
Southern Maine Community College
Cathance River Education Alliance (CREA)

Local Chamber of Commerce

Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber
Freeport Chamber of Commerce

City/Town Information

Town of Brunswick, ME
Town of Topsham, ME
City of Portland, ME


Portland Jetport
The Bath Trolley
Amtrak Downeaster


Maine Office of Tourism
Maine Office of Tourism, Southern Maine Beach
Maine Scenic Byways
Maine State Parks
Bradbury Mountain State Park
Golf Maine
Midcoast, ME Beach summary
National Park Service, Acadia
Popham Beach State Park
Reid State Park
Ski Maine

Resource for Arts and Culture

Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Maine Art Scene
Maine Events/Fairs/Festival
Maine Maritime Museum
Maine State Music Theatre
Midcoast Symphony Orchestra
Portland Symphony Orchestra

Senior Living Resources

Administration on Aging
This arm of the federal Department of Health & Human Services offers a wealth of information and additional valuable resources for America’s growing senior population.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
AARP is one of the nation’s best resources for information on everything related to becoming and being a retired person.

Maine Chapter – The Alzheimers Association
The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, serves the entire State of Maine from its Scarborough office. There are approximately 37,000 families in Maine who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

Argentum (formerly ALFA, the Assisted Living Federation of America)
Argentum, formerly the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve.

LeadingAge is an association of 5,600 profit and not-for-profit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old.

The Official U.S. government site for Medicare information.

National Council on Aging (NCOA)
The National Council on Aging’s mission is to improve the health and economic security of millions of older adults.

Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging
The Southern Maine Agency on Aging serves residents of Cumberland and York Counties in Maine.

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