Villages of Piscataquis County
The Villages Tour is an audio driving tour of Piscataquis County highlighting the history and culture that makes that area of the state truly unique in Maine and the world. The tour route winds through 15 villages, covers approximately 134 miles and takes 4 hours if driven in one session. A beautiful color logo directs the traveler to the sites along the route, which are complemented with interpretive signage. Signs are already in place at Low’s Bridge on Rt. 15 in Guilford, Shirley Center, Sebec Village, and Brownville. Ultimately, 25 to 30 sites will have signage.
The mission of The Villages Tour is to generate a positive effect on the Piscataquis County economy by highlighting its unique cultural history, and by enhancing the understanding and appreciation of this beautiful county, while educating, entertaining, and creating a sense of community and cultural pride.
The Villages Tour began as a project of the Penquis Leadership Institute Class of 2005-2006. Some of the graduates of the class formed the Villages Committee to follow the project through to completion. Villages is now under the umbrella of the Piscataquis Tourism Development Authority, a committee of the PCEDC.