Dexter

Dexter is located along Moosehead Trail (Route 7) in the southwestern portion of Penobscot County, about 30 miles northwest of Bangor.  Moosehead Trail takes travelers from Interstate 95 in Newport north toward Dover-Foxcroft and the Moosehead Lake Region and passes through the heart of Dexter’ commercial and recreational districts.

Lake Wassookeag, a 1,062 acre lake, named by the Penobscot Indians for ‘shining water,’ borders Dexter’s busy business district.  The lake is known for its supply of landlocked salmon, trout and togue, and is a favorite year round fishing spot.  Most of the lake is navigable by boat with the addition of a new boat launch to the Little Wassookeag side of the lake in 2000.  The lake also provides the town’s water supply and is subject to several town ordinances to protect water quality.

Dexter also offers a municipal 9-hole golf course, driving range, public beach, campgrounds, picnic areas and a small regional airport.  Dexter is the original home and namesake of the world famous Dexter Shoe Company.  The town is actively involved in economic development focusing on future opportunities for Dexter’s progressive and skilled workforce.


  • North Country Riding Club
  • Public Beach at Lakeshore Lunch
  • Wayside Park evening concerts (Tuesdays, Mid-June to Mid-August)
  • Fishing Derbys
  • Maine Red Hot Dog Festival
  • Dexter Town Hall with Roller Skating
  • Skating Rink
  • Wayside Theatre
  • Ice Fishing Derbys 
  • Abbott Memorial Library
  • Dexter Regional Airport
  • ATV/Snowmobile Trails – Railroad Bed and other local trails
  • Dexter Snowmobile Club 
  • Waterways and Boat Launches: Lake Wassookeag, Echo Lake
  • Cabins/Camping: 15 sites with Electricity, 9 without
  • Craft Shops: Abbott Museum
  • Golf Courses: Dexter Municipal Golf Course
  • Historic Sites: Dexter Grist Mill, Miller House & Museum
  • Lodging: Brewster Inn
  • Parks: Crosby Park, Ronco Park & Wayside Park
  • Swimming: Dexter Public Beach


Dexter Town Office

23 Main Street
Dexter, Maine 04930
(207) 924-7351
www.dextermaine.org
manager@dextermaine.org


Dexter Historical Society

Dexter Historical Society

12 Church St.
Dexter, ME 04930

207-924-5721 (Main)

info@dexterhistoricalsociety.com (Main)

Website

Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Family, Community & Civic Organizations,

Dexter Lumber Company

Dexter Lumber Company

21 Jennings Hill Rd
Dexter, ME 04930

207-924-6408 (Main)

dexterlumbercompany@myfairpoint.net (Main)

Categories: Construction, Equipment & Contractors, Home & Garden,

Dexter Print Shop & Design

Dexter Print Shop & Design

54 Main Street
#5
Dexter, ME 04930

207-924-0028 (Main)

dexterprintllc@gmail.com (Main)

Website

Categories: Printing, Media & Web,

George Howard Insurance Agency

George Howard Insurance Agency

48 Main Street
Dexter, ME 04930

207-368-2568 (Main)

info@howardins.com (Main)

Website

Categories: Business & Professional Services, Finance & Insurance,

Live Maine Team@ REMAX/INFINITY

Live Maine Team@ REMAX/INFINITY

175 Spring Street
Dexter, ME 04930

207-924-2264 (Main)

livemaineteam@gmail.com (Main)

Website

Categories: Real Estate, Housing & Storage,

Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union

Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union

73 Main St.
Dexter, ME 04930

207-924-5544 (Main)

dparola@mainehighlandscreditunion.com (Main)

Website

Categories: Business & Professional Services, Finance & Insurance,

Skowhegan Savings Bank

Skowhegan Savings Bank

83 Church St.
Dexter, ME 04930

207-858-2601 (Main)

aquick@skowsavings.com (Main)

Website

Categories: Business & Professional Services, Finance & Insurance,

The Eastern Gazette

The Eastern Gazette

21 Main St.
Dexter, ME 04930

207-924-7402 (Main)

gazette@easterngazette.com (Main)

Website

Categories: Printing, Media & Web,

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