Brunswick

Welcome to Brunswick

A historic college town with an eclectic arts community

 

Brunswick is a small college town roughly thirty minutes north of the largest city in Maine, Portland. Brunswick prides itself on celebrating and protecting the rich history of Maine. It maintains some of the most amazing natural areas in the region. The ocean is a huge part of the arts and culture of Brunswick, and the local university holds several community events educating the public. Brunswick is a suburban town that maintains a quaint nature even as the area grows and expands with more moving into the area. The population of the region is also very eclectic, with a great blend of young college students, and young families that settled in the area after falling in love with the Maine wilderness just minutes away. 

Though Brunswick has a small-town feel, the central commercial area is a busy place with plenty of small businesses, boutiques, and restaurants. Maine Street is a popular area among the locals for a place to relax after a long week of classes or hanging out with friends in one of the perfectly manicured green spaces. 

 

 

What to Love

  • Minutes away from the untouched Maine wilderness
  • Interesting arts scene 
  • Energetic downtown 
  • Quiet outlying neighborhoods
  • Rich history with several protected buildings and landmarks 

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Brunswick cherish its rich history. They have a sense of community around some of the important events that took place in the region. It’s very common for the residents to volunteer at one of the several historic sites, working to spread knowledge to the younger generations and visitors. You will see residents relaxing downtown while reading a book or working on their art while they soak in the peace. Summer in Brunswick is the main highlight on the calendar. It is the best time to enjoy the crystal-clear waters and visit the surrounding state and national parks. Summer concerts and events are plentiful in the summer, celebrating the arts, history, and culture of this historic region.  

 

 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Bowdoin College attracts restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops to Brunswick. Wild Oats Bakery is a small cafe in the middle of town, perfect for students or working professionals to have breakfast or to study with friends. Flight Deck Brewing has a sophisticated brewery experience with amazing small bar snacks. Watami Is a family-owned sushi restaurant with authentic Japanese cuisine. 

Brunswick residents shop locally and there are opportunities to buy locally grown produce. Local growers bring their best fruit and vegetables to the Brunswick farmers' market every summer. Local artisans set up booths with their handmade items and crafts. The Cooks Corner Shopping Mall is the largest shopping center in Brunswick.
 

The entertainment in Brunswick is defined by Bowdoin College and its amazing art students. The summer arts, music, and food shows at Bowdoin College and Brunswick are some of the highlights of the year. There are plenty of bars and breweries in Brunswick for weekend entertainment, date nights, and fun evenings out with friends. 

 

 

Things to Do

With the pristine wilderness surrounding Brunswick, there is no shortage of amazing outdoors activities mere minutes from anywhere in town. The Thomas Point Beach and Campground is one of the best open spaces in Brunswick. It has a sandy beach overlooking the rocky Maine shoreline and fully functional camper stands for RVs and tent camping. Thomas Point is also a wonderful day trip for families looking to get away from the city and relax. 

The 2nd Friday Brunswick Art Walk is a monthly art festival where local artists show off their newest pieces. It is a wonderful family-friendly event that brings out the entire community. Fun events in Brunswick are not just in the summertime. The annual Ice Bar Party at The Brunswick Hotel is a winter festival showcasing some spectacular ice sculptures along with an Ice bar with signature cocktails. 

 

 

Schools

Brunswick is served by the Brunswick School Department.  

 
 

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