A C T I V I T I E S
Back Country Excursions is northern New EnglandsÂ popular destination for serious mountain bikers. Its 8800 acre preserve provides a base of operations. Bike rentals, dedicated single track trails for all levels of riders, terrain parks, guided rides, and instruction if needed. They're just 10 minutes from the Music Festival. Day and 1/2 day rides always available. Some camping also available. www.bikebackcountry.com
Canoeing and Kayaking
Two Maine rivers, the Saco and the Ossipee, meet in Cornish. You can put in to the Ossipee River above the festival grounds and paddle down to our swimming hole. There are also plenty of area lakes with public launches.Â
Rentals and guided trips are available at River Run CanoeingÂ in Brownfield, ME. 30 minutes from festival.Â
Douglas Mountain - Sebago, MEÂ Â Â Â Â Â
Fantastic views of lakes and White Mountains to the North East.Â 30 minutes from festival.
Burnt Meadow Mountain - Brownfield, MEÂ Â Â Â
Demanding hike with rewarding views to the east and south.Â 30 minute drive from festival.
Foss Mountain -Â Eaton, NHÂ Â Â Â Â Â
Awesome blueberry picking!Â 35 minutes from festival.
Green Mountain - Effingham, NHÂ Â Â Â Â Â
Great 360Âº views.Â 30 minutes Â from festival.
Mountain Division Trail - walking or bikingÂ
D I N I N GÂ
*All within 10 min of grounds, turn right out of the fairgrounds and head towards downtown Cornish*Â
krista's restaurantÂ Â 2 Main Street. 207-625-3600
fine dining atmosphere with family friendly menu, beautiful setting with outdoor porch.Â
Bay Haven RestaurantÂ 2 Maple Street. 207-625-7303
fresh seafood specialties and takeout window, family friendly and screened porch.Â
Cornish Inn Restaurant-Cornish, ME, 2 High Street. 207-625-8501Â
fine dining in beautiful old inn, early-bird specials and outdoor porch.Â
Sophia's Pizza-125 Maple Street. 207-625-4500
laid-back greek style with take out window.Â
Sacopee House of Pizza-200 Maple Street (after heading towards Cornish, make U-Turn at Rite Aid onto R. 25 West)Â
Breakfast Buffet Sunday!Â
Phat Boy's 172 Main Street, 207-625-7980Â
Breakfast joint with fresh food and free wifi Â
Parkside Ice Cream-28 Main StreetÂ
homemade hard ice cream, many flavors, lunch food as well Â Â
H O P P I N GÂ A N DÂ A N T I Q U I N G
Friendly River Music- Vintage, new and reconditioned electric and acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins and accessories. Come by our booth at the festival or drop by the store. Open Wednesday thru Friday 4 to 7:30 pm. Saturday 10 'til 5 (207) 625-8639 40 River Road, Lower Bridge Street, Cornish ME 04020 www.friendlyrivermusic.comÂ
*North Conway, New Hampshire, 40 minutes northwest of the festival, has an abundance of outlet shopping, movie theaters, restaurants and hotels* Â
For additional information about activities and services in the area visit the Cornish Association of Businesses (CAB).