Southern Maine College Metro
ewiston is the home of Bates College. It is also Maine’s second largest city, situated on the banks of the Androscoggin River, midway between the state’s spectacular coastline and lush mountains. Lewiston and Auburn, twin cities on the revitalized Androscoggin River, are home to a number of parks and walking trails, along with natural gems such as Lake Auburn and the 357-acre Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary. A downtown shopping area and several shopping centers, two multiplex cinemas, more than 80 restaurants, and offering a wide variety of styles and cuisines. Galleries and museums, a historical society, and performing arts groups, including a classical music society and The Public Theater. Four golf courses, 2,260-acre Lake Auburn, the Androscoggin River, several natural parks, freshwater beaches, and ski areas. Ranked the 31st healthiest community in the country by Business/Development Outlook, a trade magazine. 40 minutes north of Portland; one hour from the ocean or mountains. 2.5 hrs to Boston.