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winthrop aerial photo credit to Dave Dostie©Dave Dostie PhotographyLocated about 10 miles west of Maine’s capital city, Winthrop was incorporated on April 26, 1771. With over 12 lakes, ponds, and streams along with hundreds of acres of farmlands and undeveloped woodlands, there is an abundance of opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, and enjoying the wildlife.

Winthrop boasts a number of places for relaxation and entertainment, including lakeside cottages, campgrounds and lodging facilities along with a selection of local restaurants and shops. Additionally, Winthrop hosts several fairs, festivals, and community events throughout the year that provide entertainment for all ages.

During the summer months, Winthrop’s population nearly doubles as part-year residents return to their seasonal camps and visitors enjoy Maine’s natural beauty.


  • Population: 6,092
  • The town was first settled in 1765 and named Pondtown for its several lakes and ponds.
  • Winthrop is named for John Winthrop, the first colonial governor of Massachusetts.
  • Ladies Delight, a small, inland waters lighthouse, is located on Cobbosseecontee Lake in Winthrop

Town of Winthrop
(207) 377-7200

Winthrop Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce
(207) 377-8020