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Discover Gardiner


You'll love Gardiner's historic downtown, riverfront park, and quick access to I-95.


Just over 5,000 people live in Gardiner, so it's easy to get to know fellow residents.


Average summer high temperatures reach 79 degrees and winter lows reach 7 degrees.

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Come Explore Life in Gardiner

New England charm meets the great outdoors in Gardiner. Located along the Kennebec River, Gardiner is a small town nestled within the rolling hills of Central Maine, giving residents the seclusion they crave. Though Gardiner feels removed from the rest of the world, it's not far from Central Maine cities like Augusta (just 15 minutes north), Brunswick (30 minutes south), or Lewiston (35 minutes west). Portland is a 45-minute drive from Gardiner via I-295.

Spotlights of Gardiner

A tree in a park.

Parks & Rec

Where do we begin? Launch your boat on the Kennebec River from the public boat landing, hike or bike by waterfront on the Kennebec River Rail Trail, or meet your neighbors at events like the Rail Trail Half Marathon. If you're up for a little adventure, Gardiner is only 20 minutes away from beautiful Lake Cobbosseecontee.

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Local Attractions

Water Street is a must-see for longtime residents and newcomers alike. Lined with old-fashioned street lamps, three-story brick storefronts, and leafy green trees, the historic downtown area is a hot spot for shopping, dining, and entertainment in Gardiner. Be sure to visit Johnson Hall and the Gardiner Public Library while you're here!



Libby Hill Business Park, located near I-295, is home to several distribution and manufacturing companies that serve the Central Maine area. Gardiner residents are also close to top employers in nearby Augusta, Manchester, and Lewiston.



MSAD 11 is the public school system that serves residents who live in Gardiner, Pittston, Randolph, and West Gardiner. River View Community School, Gardiner Regional Middle School, and Gardiner Area High School are located in Gardiner.

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Shopping & Dining

Take your pick of local shops and restaurants in Gardiner's historic downtown. If you're eager to spend an afternoon at department stores like Target and Sam's Club, you need only drive a few minutes to the major shopping centers in Augusta.

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Community Events

Trail races, storytimes at the library, concerts at the park, and holiday celebrations are just a few of the many events on the Gardiner town calendar. Be sure to attend the Greater Gardiner River Festival, Waterfront Concert Series, Classic Car Cruise-In, and the Swine & Stein Oktoberfest.

Gardiner Attractions

Looking for something fun to do? Check out our interactive map of Gardiner's top attractions.

Gardiner at a Glance

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Quick Facts

Population (2016): 5,620
Zip Codes: 04345, 04359
County: Kennebec


Travel & Commute

Augusta: 15 min
University of Maine at Augusta: 20 min
Airport: Augusta State Airport
Major Highways: I-95, I-295

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