Starting July 1st we are transitioning to single stream recycling at our transfer station.  Rick has handouts for our residents letting them know what recyclables are "acceptable" and which ones are "unacceptable"  Basically this will mean you can dispose of Paper, Plastic, Cardboard, Metal, and Glass all in the same container at the transfer station.  The unacceptable items will still be disposed of in our Universal Waste building, Demolition debris container, and in our MSW.  As always "Hazardous Wastes" are not accepted.

The Town Office will be closing at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 for fiscal year end processing.  We will be open Friday morning for regular business hours.

The Town Office and Transfer Station will be closed  on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day

Pants on Fire 5K Race/Walk will take place on Saturday, June 25th.  The race starts at 9:30 a.m. and you can register the day of the race starting at 8:00 a.m. if you have not registered already.

  • Businesses in Downtown Winterport
    Businesses in Downtown Winterport
  • Old Winterport Commercial House
    Old Winterport Commercial House
  • Steamboat at Winterport Landing
    Steamboat at Winterport Landing
  • Marsh Stream Trestle by Jeff Bray
    Marsh Stream Trestle by Jeff Bray
  • Old Winterport Village
    Old Winterport Village
  • Winterport Union Meeting House
    Winterport Union Meeting House

Welcome to Winterport

Historic Maine Town

Winterport is a small town located in Waldo County, Maine. Incorporated March 12, 1860 and once home to far-ranging sea captains, Winterport retains a 19th century charm that blends well with 20th century conveniences.

Scenic Downtown and Waterfront

Located just 12 miles south of Bangor on Route 1A, Winterport faces the deep and fast-flowing Penobscot River. Older homes, many built for Winterport sea captains, stand along the downtown roadways. Sidewalks encourage people to stroll through the town.

From the historic downtown, where people can find a variety of restaurants and small businesses, visitors can walk the short distance to the Winterport waterfront and watch boats make their way to and from the Penobscot Bay and open waters just beyond.

Rich in Natural Resources

Winterport is fortunate to have abundant natural resources including the Penobscot River, Marsh Stream, numerous brooks, acres of gravel deposits, rolling hills and hardwood forests. Such abundance allows our hard-working businesses to prosper.

A Proud Heritage

The Union Meeting House, built in 1834, is a special meeting place for townspeople.  This building shelters a bell cast by Paul Revere, a belfry clock installed in 1861, and a Masons and Hamlin hand-pumped reed organ installed in 1859.  Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, the Union Meeting House is the subject of ongoing preservation efforts and local pride.

Latest News

Fire & Rescue Auxiliary Fund Raiser

Mark your calendars for July 9th for this safety equipment fund raiser which will be held at the fire station from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.   Lunch will be available for $5.00 and at noon there will be a "Jaws of Life" demonstration. 

"Pants on Fire 5K race/walk"

The third annual Pants on Fire 5k will take place this Saturday, June 25th with the race starting at 9:30 a.m.  Proceeds from the race will be donated to the Winterport Fire & Rescue Association and the Winterport Fuel Fund.

Mexican Restaurant

Word on the street is that a Mexican Restaurant will be opening up at the old Bacon Tree location sometime in the near future.  Stayed tuned as we learn more about this exciting new venture.

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