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About South Berwick


GENERAL TOWN OVERVIEW

Settled in 1631, South Berwick is located on the Salmon Falls River, a tidal estuary that guided Maine's earliest settlers to build a water powered sawmill that became one of the first in America.  South Berwick is a vibrant community of residences and small businesses.  It is a walkable village with retail shops and restaurants.  Many of the buildings and homes downtown are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including Berwick Academy, which was founded in 1791.  It is the oldest educational institution in Maine.  Homes are spread along miles of country roads that wind through farmlands and conservation areas, as well as friendly residential neighborhoods.  South Berwick offers many wonderful opportunities for residents of all ages to connect with and enjoy the outdoors.  You can enjoy hiking at Mt. Agamenticus or Vaughn Woods or go skiing at Powderhouse  Hill.  South Berwick also welcomes visitors each year to the South Berwick Strawberry Festival, Pumpkinman Triathlon and Home for the Holidays.

ABOUT SOUTH BERWICK
Demographics

BUSINESSES
York Chamber of Commerce

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Memorial Benches
Community Garden
Adopt an Island

HISTORICAL INFORMATION
South Berwick History
Cultural Activities & Historical Resources

HEALTH SERVICES
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover
York Hospital, York ME
Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth
South Berwick Medical Services
Great Works Chiropractic

SUPPORT SERVICES
Hotline, Crisis Intervention, Education, Support Groups
(603) 436-4107
WIC (Women, Infants & Children)
Maine's Heath & Human Services Directory
e-mail
Fridays 8-4:30 at the Community
Center on Norton St. 384-8886

OTHER LINKS
York Center for Wildlife
Safe Teen - Work Permit Information