Town of Wayne, Maine


About Us

"Wayne is a place full of exquisite landscapes where everbody knows you, where they take care of you when you're sick, where your kids can grow up without fear.  Why doesn't eveybody live like this?"  (New England Monthly:  "In Praise of Small Towns", April 1989)

We are a small town 15 miles west of Augusta, the State Capital.  Wayne's population doubles in the summer as visitors from all over the world come here to swim and sail in our seven lakes and ponds, pick strawberries and blueberries, eat local vegetables

and Maine seafood, and enjoy a relaxed life in small town Maine.  We are near excellent restaurants, a world class Shakespearean Theater, ocean beaches, mountains, whitewater rafting, and many other adventrues.  Visitors will find a classic New England Village with two churches, one library, a recreation center, ageneral store and our corner store/gas station, and specialty shops.  We would be gald to help you find a cottage on one of our lakes to rent for a week or for the summer.  Facts about Wayne.

History of Community

Originally known as New Sandwich, the Town of Wayne was incorporated on February 12, 1798, and named in honor of General Anthony Wayne.