Pittsfield has long been a commercial and industrial center in central Maine. From its history as a mill town, the community has evolved into a diversified industrial center with church vestments manufacturing, engineering and construction firms, wood products manufacturing, applied value wood products and much more. Pittsfield is a dynamic community providing extensive economic development opportunities.
It is a community of seven parks and sports facilities including the 45-acre Manson Park, home of the now-historic Central Maine Egg Festival.
Snowmobilers traverse the community in season and have access to a statewide trail system aided by the Pittsfield Driftbusters Snowmobile Club. Pittsfield is unique as the only town of its size to own and operate a community movie theater showing first-run movies daily at reduced rates. The Pittsfield Community Theatre is also available for special events, live shows, birthday parties, plays and community activities.
Pittsfield is home to one of the oldest college preparatory schools in New England. Founded in 1866, Maine Central Institute is a prominent part of the landscape with its traditional, ivy covered halls and trees lined campus. The school provides secondary education for the students of SAD 53 comprised of Burnham, Detroit and Pittsfield as well as a multicultural residential population from across the country and around the world. The school is home to the Bossov Ballet Theatre where students come from around the world to train.
Central Maine Egg Festival-Third week of July
Curtis Air Scenic Tours
Historical Walking Tours through Historic Society Railroad Caboose
Pittsfield Garden Club Tours and Field Trips
Deeper Life Assembly Winter Carnival
Driftbusters Snowmobile Club
MCI Craft Fair
MCI Holiday Open House
MCI Winter Carnival
Mid-Maine Community Forum
SVH Auxiliary Christmas House Tour
Vickery School Craft Fair
Local Farms & Farmer’s Markets
Pittsfield Farmers Markets
Snakeroot Organic Farm
Other Areas of Interest
Depot House Museum
Johnson Flat Hunting Preserve
MooseKat Guide Services
Pittsfield Community Theatre
Pittsfield Municipal Airport
Pittsfield Public Library
Boat Launches:Pinnacle Park on Waverly Ave.,Peltoma Ave.
Craft Shops: Country Creations, Pennywise Shop
Golf Courses: JW Parks Golf Course
Lodging: Motor Inn, Easy Street Bed & Breakfast, the House Next Door Bed & Breakfast
Parks: Hathorn Park, Fendler Park, Manson Park, Pinnacle Park, Remembrance Park, Stein Park, Veteran’s Park
Trails: Mill Pond Trails, Pinnacle Trails, Railway Bed ‘Rails to Trails’ ATV & Snomobile
Skiing: Pinnacle Ski Slope
Swimming: Paul E. Bertrand Community Swimming Pool