Dover-Foxcroft, a small town in rural northern Maine, is a place of nature and wonderful community. As of 2010, Dover- Foxcroft is home to around 2,528 people, but this small community has much to offer for its youth as well as the older generations. In Dover- Foxcroft, the main attraction is Peaks Kenny State Park which is made up of 839 acres of beach, lies on the Sebec Lake and has numerous camping grounds as well as 1,600 acres of hiking trails. Peaks Kenny is a major tourist attraction for the state of Maine and people travel from far just to come enjoy the scenery or come out to kayak on the beautiful Sebec Lake. Dover-Foxcroft is home to Foxcroft Academy, where about 110 international students come to obtain a better education as well as improve their English. The town of Dover-Foxcroft has a variety of cultures represented within the town, which makes the community a stronger family. If visiting, tourists should definitely drop by Pat’s Dairyland on a hot summer day or if in the mood for pizza go to the local Shiretown Pizza for the best local pizza there is. During the summer, the Maine Whoopie Festival is held and hundreds of people turn out for this event where you can indulge yourself in whoopie pies, run or walk the 5K or just enjoy being out with your whole community. For the kids and teenagers of the community, many of us enjoy going to the local Centre Theater for a movie and some volunteer there. Visitors should also stop by the Kiwanis Park for some fun with their kids, whether it is pushing them down the slide or pushing them high on the swing. Nearby, there is a small pond area where in the hot summer time it is nice to dip your feet in or to walk the trail right near the pond. Tourists should also go visit the gravesite of my friend Dacano Arno, who died tragically while saving the life of his friends who were jumping off a bridge in the nearby town of Sebec. Dacano represents much of our community, for people look up to him for what he did; Dacano risked his own life for his twin brother and his best friends after they attempted to save him from a rough current. In addition, visitors should take it upon themselves to try out some of the back roads and go mudding or four-wheeling since that’s the Mainer way. Courtesy of Foxcroft Academy, Dover-Foxcroft is home to a wonderful basketball and tennis courts that persons of all ages enjoy using for recreational activity. If tourists want to know about local historical facts, tourists should visit the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society in the middle of town. Every August, the Piscataquis Valley Fair is held and is full of vendors, rides, 4-H clubs and tractor driving as well as many other fun experiences. The local fairgrounds host many events throughout the year including the newly brought Hot Air Balloon Festival, a festival that attracts all ages within the community and beyond. Although Dover-Foxcroft is a small town, there is much to do as well as see.
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