Welcome to Dexter, Maine

Nestled in the heart of the Moosehead Lake Region, Dexter, Maine, offers a quintessential New England experience brimming with charm and natural beauty. Just a stone’s throw away from your cozy accommodations at The Brewster Inn, this picturesque town invites you to immerse yourself in its rich tapestry of sights and activities. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil retreat or an action-packed getaway, Dexter, Maine, promises an unforgettable experience amidst the splendor of the Maine Highlands.

Parks, Lakes and Trails

Bordering Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Somerset counties, Dexter is a scenic gem boasting an array of parks, trails, and attractions, all within easy reach. In spring/summer months, pack a picnic lunch and take a relaxing stroll through Wayside Park, where birds and wildlife abound. Visit Lake Wassookeag and Elenor Ronco Park (pictured) where you will find a public beach, swimming, and boat launch. Bring your canoe or kayak and paddle around the beautiful lake. In the evening, take in the spectacular view of Lake Wassookeag at sunset. Click on the images below to view them larger.

Enjoy a golf outing at the Dexter Municipal Golf Course, a challenging 9-hole course with putting green, driving range, and snack bar. It is perfect for those wishing to add a round of golf to their vacation agenda. Other golf courses are also close by.

Autumn and Winter

In autumn there is spectacular leaf peeping in and around Dexter, along with pumpkin picking, apple picking, fresh cider, and corn mazes.

In winter, there is snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, ice fishing, hunting, dog sledding, ice cave and frozen waterfall tours, and much more.

Dexter’s History

Delve into Dexter’s rich history at the Grist Mill and Abbott Museums, where exhibits and artifacts illuminate the town’s past. Wander through historic landmarks like The Miller House and the Carr School House, and peruse museum gift shops for unique Maine-made souvenirs. Click images below to view them larger.

Fun Trivia about Dexter: Part of the downtown section of Dexter is referenced on the cover of the Stephen King novel Needful Things. It can also be glimpsed during the “Hitchhiker” story of Creepshow 2, as can nearby Dover-Foxcroft. In addition, Graveyard Shift was filmed in nearby Harmony.

Food, Drink, Shopping and Other Helpful Links

Try our local restaurants for a quick bite of lunch or dinner offering casual dining with assorted menus and terrific chef specials.

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What Our Guests are Saying:

A great place to stay! We stayed for four nights as we visited family members in the area. The Brewster Inn was like a home away from home. Very quiet and comfortable. The breakfast was great and just the right amount to eat. Mark and Tina are a fun couple. We enjoyed our interactions with them. The garden is beautiful and nice to walk through in the morning. The Inn is within walking distance of downtown Dexter (pictured), which is a wonderful little town. The nearby lake is beautiful as well.” Scott G

A warm, comfortable place to stay Mark and Tina want everyone to feel provided for, and do not neglect the guests as I have experienced in other venues. I’d recommend the inn to anyone staying in the area. The town itself is extremely small, but if you’re looking at staying in Dexter then you probably plan on traveling north or south to visit Katahdin, Baxter State Park, Acadia National Park or the coastline, which are all a reasonable drive from Dexter, so you’ll have plenty of things to do. Even Canada is only a couple hours away!” Michael L