18 Olde Village West, Naples, Maine 04055
Intersection of 302 & 11

Town of Norway Maine

The town of Norway is located in Oxford County, north of Harrison, south of Bethel, and is bisected by state routes 117, 118, and 26. In Lake Pennesseewassee (Norway Lake), Little Pennesseewassee (Hobbs Pond), North Pond and Sand Pond, it has four of the prettiest and cleanest lakes and ponds in the area.

The town was settled and populated after the Revolutionary War and soon became an active and growing community. The outlet to Lake Pennesseewassee, which runs into the Little Androscoggin River, provided water power for several mills in the 19th century including two grain mills, a cloth and carding mill, a furniture factory, box factory, and shovel handle factory.

Norway was also on a busy stage route from Paris to Fryeburg and, by 1878, there were 32 stores in its downtown area and the population was growing. In 1879 a railroad spur joined Norway to the Grand Trunk line in South Paris. But the Great Fire of May 9, 1894 destroyed a substantial portion of the downtown including the Congregational Church, the opera house, and 80 homes and other buildings. Much of Norway was rebuilt the same year, but Norway’s heyday was passing.

Norway was once called the “Snowshoe Capital of the World” because so many snowshoes were manufactured there. The Tubbs Snowshoe Company supplied the U.S. Government with 70% of the snowshoes used in WWII and also supplied the polar expeditions of Byrd and Peary. More recently all the snowshoe manufacturing, as well as the shoe manufacturing and wood products business that flourished here at one time, have all moved overseas.

While business and manufacturing may have left, Norway still boasts some of the most attractive natural beauty around. Its four lakes and ponds provide wonderful fishing, swimming, and other water recreational activities. The view down Lake Pennesseewassee from Rte. 117/118 is remarkable. Local marinas provide access to the lake and there is a public boat launch, as well, located at Lake Pennesseewassee Park.

Visit the town of Norway’s website at www.norwaymaine.com.

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Norway Listings

all waterfront-homes current residential
61 Watson Road,
Norway, ME 04268
MLS#: 1589592 |
Single Family | Year Built: 1988 | ±3,100 sqft | ±3.28 Acres
12 Rooms | 3 Beds | 3.0 Baths | Virtual Tour
Enjoy casual living in the lake and hills region of Oxford County! This stunning, spacious home is located on Hobbs Pond, just four miles from downtown Norway, approximately one hour from Portland, and approx, 2 hours and 40 minutes to Boston. Norway and the surrounding area provide four season recreation and all the essential amenities, including hospital and full medical services, the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, shopping at Hannaford and Walmart, good restaurants, Norway Brewing Company, Norway Country Club, and the Oxford Casino. Sunday River ski resort is approximately 40 minutes away. Access to Norway Lake (Big Pennesseewassee) is minutes away. The property has over 3 acres of land and more than 400 feet of shoreline. Enjoy the views from the two large decks, overlooking the property and the lake. This is a quality home inside and outside, that has been lovingly maintained during the past twenty years. The grounds have been beautifully landscaped, providing color from Spring to Fall. Hobbs Pond (Little Pennesseewassee) is a unique, quiet respite from the large lakes; it is restricted to ten hp motors. It is a good fishing lake, excellent for casual swimming and kayaking, and comes with a pair of loons for your listening pleasure. Down by the lake there is a dock, a structure that holds 4 kayaks, and a great sitting area under the trees to stay cool during the hot days. During the hottest days of the year, the prevailing breeze is across the lake providing natural cooling. Inside the house there are large windows facing the lake, an abundance of closet space and storage, and large rooms with relaxing views. Other pluses are the hot tub, three-season room, three bathrooms, a two plus car garage with a work area in the back, a pellet stove, cedar closet, large storage pantry in the lower level, and a pool table. Open House - Saturday, May 18, 2024, 9:00-1:00 stop by and take a look! Furniture can be negotiated outside of sale of the home

Keller Williams Realty
all waterfront-homes current residential
500 Main Street,
Norway, ME 04268
MLS#: 1586744 |
Single Family | Year Built: 1850 | ±3,000 sqft | ±0.28 Acres
13 Rooms | 5 Beds
Now is your chance to finish the inside of the beloved Gingerbread House in keeping with what the Norway Landmarks Preservation Society and friends have done on the outside! The building will be transferred with a preservation easement to protect and maintain the exterior in its current condition. The outstanding craftsmanship that you can see on the exterior of this beauty, carries through on the inside and then some. Ribbon molding throughout along with hardwood floors, ornate archways, gracefully curved windows and unusual steam radiators just scratch the surface of the old world charm this home exudes. This home was moved to its current location at the head of Main Street on June 11, 2011, and was placed on a brand new, full, poured concrete foundation. Since then the list of improvements have been impressive and include: - New 35 year architectural shingle roof - 2 chimneys were completely rebuilt using the original plans - Clapboards and trim restored or replaced and painted in historically correct colors on the entire house - Every window has been professionally restored - New 200 AMP electrical panel installed - Town water and sewer were brought to the building - Bricks sheath the concrete foundation above grade - Stone retaining wall - Landscaping With the exterior completely finished, the utilities in or at the building, and the bounty of charm already in the home, the finish line is well in sight! Call today to make an appointment to see this iconic gem!

Hearth & Key Realty
all waterfront-land current land
all current commercial
67 Main Street,
Norway, ME 04268
MLS#: 1568568 |
Mixed Use | Year Built: 1865 | ±1,100 sqft | ±4.02 Acres
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! House has been rented to a commercial tenant on a 3-year lease to expire 2/2027. Rental income while you build/develop the riverfront land, bring your vision to this centrally located intown Norway property that must be seen to appreciate the potential. Situated on 4.02 acres with 263 ft on Little Androscoggin River frontage. Fishing, kayaking, swimming, relaxation out your back door. The land consists of open lawn area consists of level & rolling/sloping topography and offers a ton of opportunities for another house or development. Lower land qualifies for private/water sewer systems. The building near the road was built in 1865, gutted and rehabbed in 2018/2019 down to the studs with new electrical, plumbing, insulation, siding, vinyl windows, & metal roofing. Unique open concept style with an efficiency kitchen and tongue and groove throughout walls & ceilings. Upstairs is open concept 1 bedroom with the potential to be 2 bedrooms with a wall added. Mixed use zoning allows for a residential space or in-home business or a commercial space. Bring vision to the exterior to add curb appeal with an entertaining patio, grass yard and/or parking for a business. Situated intown near all shopping, easy access to work by car, bike or walk. 15 minutes away you will find entertainment at the Oxford Casino, & Oxford Speedway

Bearfoot Realty