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Old 07-20-2011, 10:32 PM
 
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Hey folks, if you can tell me everything to know about Wilton, ME. I sure would appreciate it!
The general weather. The town. The people of the town.
Busy times of the day. Night life. Early morning eateries.
Local art/ artist? Music? Karaoke?
I think you get the point. .

Thank you!
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Hey folks, if you can tell me everything to know about Wilton, ME. I sure would appreciate it!
The general weather. The town. The people of the town.
Busy times of the day. Night life. Early morning eateries.
Local art/ artist? Music? Karaoke?
I think you get the point. .

Thank you!
Wilton is a small, poor town with virtually nothing in it. Used to be a shoe factory town, but China is where shoes are made now.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:27 AM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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Hey folks, if you can tell me everything to know about Wilton, ME. I sure would appreciate it!
The general weather. The town. The people of the town.
Busy times of the day. Night life. Early morning eateries.
Local art/ artist? Music? Karaoke?
I think you get the point. .

Thank you!
Nice area. Plenty to do, but not much of the above.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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Wilton is a small, poor town with virtually nothing in it. Used to be a shoe factory town, but China is where shoes are made now.
There are hundreds of towns like that in Maine now. We could not believe how many little towns are all but boarded up now in Maine when we toured the west and northern towns last summer. It's sad. All of the prosperity that Maine enjoyed in the 40's through the 80's is now long gone. We're talking ghost towns business wise. A few hearty souls still live in these places but they must have to travel many miles just to buy groceries now.
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:58 AM
 
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There are hundreds of towns like that in Maine now. We could not believe how many little towns are all but boarded up now in Maine when we toured the west and northern towns last summer. It's sad. All of the prosperity that Maine enjoyed in the 40's through the 80's is now long gone. We're talking ghost towns business wise. A few hearty souls still live in these places but they must have to travel many miles just to buy groceries now.
My friends who live in Wilton buy groceries at Hannaford and it's not that much of a drive. Now driving to NH to work would be traveling many miles to work. Healthcare jobs are still available. Bass shoes haven't fit me right since they started making them in Brazil.
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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You need to buy your shoes in Skowhegan at the New Balance outlet. Wicked good prices on American made shoes and they have your size from 6 AAA to 15 EEE. Good socks too.
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:39 PM
 
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I visited with a friend today who has lived in Wilton for more than 20 years. Maybe this info will help. She didn't say anything about karaoke or early morning eateries, artists/art, or nightlife. When I've visited her house, the only nightlife was watching lightening bugs and movies. Google was very helpful with a sort of "early" morning (7:30) breakfast info. http://www.bakersmarketcafe.com/

Wilton has an upscale Italian Restaurant, a Chinese take out (good food) three places to get pizza, two banks, two public beaches, good golf course, no movie theater but Farmington has one with reasonable prices; friendly people at the library, a grocery store (Food City), four churches, low income apartments and a redemption store.

Since Farmington is a college town, maybe there's a little more night life there. There is always more snow in Wilton than in Ellsworth. The Blueberry Festival is the first weekend in August.

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Old 07-29-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Wilton is a pretty little town. No, it's not buzzing with industrial activity, but it's still a nice town with a nice lake (Wilson Pond). The nice Italian place is in a nicely restored mill building (the restaurant used to be the "Boiler Room" but now it's something Pasta Company) right at the mouth of a swift flowing stream.

Wilton doesn't have a ton going on, but Farmington is right next door and is active enough. In fact, that's where you'll find most of your amenities. Downtown Farmington is home to the University of Maine at Farmington. A small college. There is a small handful of bars there, but nothing too exciting (I heard the Granary closed... is that true?). Downtown also has a few little cafes and eateries too (my favorite is the Homestead). Along the stretch of Route 4 (it's also 2 through here) between Wilton and Farmington is where you'll find some box retail like Walmart, Hannaford, and a few others.

Farmington has a little arts scene (largely collegiate) and a community gallery there too.

It's small town Maine. I really don't know how else to describe it.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:09 PM
 
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Can I see moose in the Wilton/Farmington area?
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