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Amenities

With its close proximity to the lake and the river, Sidney offers outdoor adventures galore!

Community

Just over 4,000 residents call Sidney home, so it's easy to get to know your neighbors.

Weather

In Sidney, average summer high temperatures reach 79 degrees and winter lows reach 11 degrees.


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Come Explore Life in Sidney

Sidney is the perfect Central Maine getaway. The area is filled with thick forests, local farms, and unspoiled waterfront vistas, yet it's only 15 minutes north of Augusta along I-95. You can truly enjoy the best of both worlds in Sidney!

Much of the area's appeal is due to the landscape. Local farms sell all kinds of goodies ranging from pure maple syrup to farm-fresh eggs, Messalonskee Lake is a hot spot for fishing, and the Kennebec River is a rafter's paradise. You'll find an abundance of waterfront homes and properties with acreage, too.

Spotlights of Sidney


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Parks & Rec

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors in Sidney. On Messalonskee Lake, residents can fish for bass, launch their boats for an afternoon cruise, or simply enjoy the glimmering waters under the sunshine. The Friends of Messalonskee often puts on programs and activities, so don't miss out on any of the fun!

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Local Attractions

Aside from Messalonskee Lake, Sidney's biggest attractions include New England Music Camp (which was founded in 1937), Middle Road General Store and Bakery, and a handful of family-owned farms and businesses. These local destinations are what give Sidney its quintessential charm!

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Employment

Sidney is primarily an agricultural community, and several farms continue to operate in the area. Job opportunities are also available through Sidney Town Hall and in nearby communities like Augusta.

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Education

The town's James H. Bean Elementary School is part of the Messalonskee School District (RSU 18), which serves students who live in Sidney and surrounding communities.

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Shopping & Dining

While Sidney doesn't have many shops and restaurants in town limits, a quick drive to Oakland, Waterville, or Augusta will give you plenty of options. In Augusta, the Marketplace at Augusta has additional conveniences like a Walmart and Sam's Club.

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Community Events

Take part in fun programs with the Friends of Messalonskee, the town's annual Memorial Day parade and cook-off, or events sponsored by the local school district.


Sidney Attractions

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


Sidney at a Glance

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Quick Facts

Population (2010): 4,208
Zip Code: 04330
County: Kennebec

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Travel & Commute

Augusta: 15 min
University of Maine at Augusta: 15 min
Airport: Augusta State Airport
Major Highways: I-95, ME-23


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