The Recreation Department will be hosting a "Winterport Community Dinner" on Saturday, September 24th between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Leroy Smith School.

The Town Office and the Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.

Thanks to WABA all of the runners and volunteers who made the 3rd Annual Pants on Fire 5K such a success.  The Business Association was able to contribute $1,300.00 to the Winterport Fuel Fund along with the same amount going to the Fire & Rescue Association.

The Union Meeting House is also sponsoring a "Meet the Candidates Night" on Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00 p.m.  This will be a great opportunity for you to find out about the candidates who are seeking to fill State Representative and State Senate Seats in the Maine Legislature.  Jim Gilway, Scott Cuddy, Jonathon Fulford, and Michael Thibodeau will all be there with Philip Higgins presiding as Moderator.

There is still time and tickets left for Tim Samples appearance at the Union Meeting House on Sunday, September 18th at 2:00 p.m.  You do not want to miss this event featuring Maine's premier humorist.  See you there!

  • 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

Winterport Community Dinner

The Recreation Department will be hosting another "Community Dinner" at the Leroy Smith School on Saturday, September 24th between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.   Pulled BBQ Chicken sandwiches with sides , refreshments and desserts will be available.  The Recreation Board has a $5.00 suggested donation with children under 5 eating for free and all net...

Meet the Candidates Night

The Union Meeting House will be holding a "meet the candidates night" on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 starting at 7:00 p.m.  Philip Higgins will be moderating this informational session and Senator Michael Thibodeau, his opponent Jonathon Fulford, Representative James Gilway, and his opponent Scott Cuddy, will be present to share their views...

Tim Sample at the Union Meeting House

It is never too early to get out the news of a very special event to be held at the Union Meeting House on Sunday, September 18th starting at 2:00 p.m. with the special appearance of Maine humorist Tim Sample.  Tickets can be purchased at for $15.00 a ticket, two for $25.00, with senior citizens and those under 18 paying...

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