Downtown Augusta boasts a variety of unique shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes. For a complete listing of area retail and dining options visit www.augustadowntownalliance.org.
Marketplace at Augusta, located at 197 Civic Center Drive, offers nearly 40 shops and nine different dining options, in addition to a ten-screen movie cinema.
Maine General Health oversees over a dozen medical facilities in Augusta, including senior medicine, orthopedics, oncology and rehabilitation services, as well as a full-service, regional hospital, located at 35 Medical Center Parkway.
Employment opportunities may be found at local retailers and restaurants, banks and other area businesses and organizations.
City of Augusta job openings are listed on the JobsinME website.
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England offers part-time opportunities through its Senior Community Service Employment Program. The Augusta donation center and store is located at 5 Senator Way. Call 1-800-244-5891, ext.460. A.B.L.E./National ABLE Network’s Maine chapter, call (207) 945-6073.
The Viles Arboretum, located at 153 Hospital St., boasts 200-acres of walking trails, gardens and outdoor art exhibits. Admission is free. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk and is the site of many educational and cultural events and programs.
A Farmers Market is held Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.
The Bureau of Parks, Cemeteries and Trees oversees 15 neighborhood parks.
Bond Brook Recreation Area offers opportunities for Nordic skiing, nature hikes and other activities.
Bicentennial Nature Park, located six miles from the city center, offers swimming, picnic areas, walking trails, canoe and kayak access and onsite bathroom/changing facilities.
The Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) offers various services, including the Kennebec/Somerset Explorer, a fixed-route, public bus program, and the KV Van, a community-service, door-to-door handicapped-accessible van. The KVCAP offices are located at 22 Armory Street.
The Augusta Civic Center, located at 76 Community Drive, hosts regular concerts, sporting events, expositions, trade shows and other public and private functions.
The Maine State Library, located at 64 State House Station, is the source of thousands of books, serial volumes, audio and video materials, periodicals and government documents. The library also offers public-access-computers with wireless Internet.
Old Fort Western, built in 1754, is New England’s oldest surviving wooden fort. The National Historic site, located at 15 Cony Street, is the site of various educational programs.