nearby attractions and Places To Visit

The Canaan Motel is located on U.S. Route 2 between Skowhegan and Newport. Within a five minute walking distance, guests will find a restaurant with good home cooking, pizza and sandwich facilities, liquor store, groceries, ATM machine, laundromat, post office and propane.

Beyond the comfort of the motel there's much to see and do in the area. Attractions and activities close by include:

  • ¬†Lakes and parks for swimming, boating, fishing, hunting and snowmobiling. Lake George Park is 260 acres with over 8,000 feet of shore front. It provides beaches, a nice picnic area, hiking trails, boating and fishing. It is clean, quiet and scenic.

  • Eaton Mountain Ski Area which is great for downhill or cross-country skiing and snow tubing in the winter and hiking in the summer.

  • Lots of great woods for Maine's annual deer hunting season in November.

  • Golf courses are an easy 15 minute drive.

  • Several antique stores as well as a large stained glass business nearby.

  • Skowhegan, Maine's great Senator Margaret Chase Smith's home and library.

  • Lakewood Theater where performances occur during the summer months.

  • Skowhegan State Fairgrounds which features its annual State Fair every August as well as many other activities throughout the year.

  • Whitewater rafting expeditions, canoeing , boating and fishing on the magnificent Kennebec River.

  • Spectacular scenic drives during fall foliage season.

  • Our Great Location - Whether you are travelling through the area or looking for a great place to stay while touring the area, the Canaan Motel is for you.

    Skowhegan - 10 minutes

    Madison, Waterville, Fairfield, Harmony-  25 minutes

    Pittsfield, Palmyra, Newport, Hartland, Saint Albans 20 minutes

    Solon - 34 minutes

    Augusta, Bangor - 45 minutes

    Portland 1 hours 28 minute / International airport

    Freeport 1 hour 10 minute / Outlet Mall Shopping Area

    Rockland & Boothbay Seacoast Area - 1 hour 26 minutes

    Belfast Seacoast Area - 1 hour

    Sandy Bay Township 2 hours