All of the local residents know that some of the most beautiful sites in the world are located in Merrill, Maine. You can take a ride and enjoy the gorgeous, vibrant fall foliage or you can kick back and enjoy a wonderful brilliantly, dazzling setting sun over Mount Katahdin. The area offers a vast array of opportunities and activities. You can take pleasure in picnicking at the magnificent Hastings Falls, or you can spend a day relaxing in the serene, peaceful Merrill Millstream Park located on the shore of the meandering, sparkling. bubbling East Branch of the Mattawamkeag River. At the end of the day, as the sun drops over the horizon, you can settle down to watch the shimmering, flickering Northern Lights put on a spectacular, dazzling display.
If taking pictures and spotting wildlife is more your style – you can take a ride along the famous Route 212 and by chance you might see – owls, moose, deer, bear, fox, turkeys, eagles, coyotes, wolves, beaver, blue heron, mallards, ducks, pheasant and partridge to name a few, but not all. In the springtime, you can visit downtown Merrill and feed the herd of deer that gather annually.
For activities, you can canoe or kayak the beautiful pristine rivers and streams through Merrill, you can spend a day hiking the Appalachian Trail through Merrill – let your hike take you to Sholler Mountain or into Hastings Falls. You can spend a day picking fiddleheads and fishing along the shores of the rivers and streams, or you can go hunting in the vast, untamed, wild woods of Northern Maine.
If you are not a hiker, but would like to see what the area has to offer, take the scenic, well-groomed snow sled trails in the winter or the ATV trails in the summer. Merrill welcomes hikers, snowmobilers and ATV riders. The area has many, cozy little gift shops tucked here and there. Where you can see and purchase handmade unique crafts. Step back into time and visit the old-world Amish Country Store next door in Smyrna. We offer small town charm within an easy drive to city glitz. Come discover Merrill yourself; you will be glad you did.
In addition to the many outdoor activities Merrill has to offer, we have organized athletics for people of all ages. Men's and women's softball in the summer, men's and women's basketball all year. Children can participate in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, softball, soccer, basketball and baseball throughout the year. We have a very active local senior citizens club. We belong to the Oakfield Community Center, which offers weekly live entertainment; a place to walk for exercises twelve months a year. Merrill's membership to the Community Center offers additional benefits such as a place to rent for large or small gatherings, receptions, dinners, and meetings, training sessions, conferences, public and private functions.
Whether you are looking for a place to visit, live, or work, Merrill is a very low crime, family oriented, pro business community. We offer fresh air, clear skies, clean water and unspoiled natural beauty all four seasons, we are a very friendly, neighborly, caring community. Escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and come to Merrill where it is peaceful and quiet with good, honest and caring people. We are a healthy community – a great place to nurture a family or grow a business.