Incorporated in 1792, Mount Vernon is a quintessential small town in Maine situated in the beautiful lake region of central Maine at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain range.
A large number of seasonal residents and tourists come to Mount Vernon for its many attractions. Fishing is outstanding in the many lakes and streams. The summer’s climate is especially conducive to swimming, hiking, and boating. Hunting and leaf peeping are fall attractions, and winter brings snowmobiling, ice fishing and cross-country skiing.
Mount Vernon’s other attractions include an active community center, an excellent library, a community theater group, various clubs and other civic, fraternal, and social organizations. The town is governed by the voters at the annual town meeting and a three-member Board of Selectmen carry out the wishes of the voters.
Mount Vernon is a friendly town that enjoys excellent schools, an active community, and a unique blend of farmland, forest, and lakeshores. The town is located within an easy travel distance of commercial and governmental centers of Augusta, Waterville, and Farmington.