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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
10 Racoon Way,
Norway, ME 04268
MLS#: 1582629 |
$345,000
Manufactured Home | Year Built: 1978 | ±1,128 sqft | ±1.29 Acres
5 Rooms | 2 Beds | 2.0 Baths | Virtual Tour
Are you dreaming of the Maine ''lake living'' lifestyle, but nothing fits your budget? Pay particular attention to this entry-level lakefront listing! This can be yours without breaking the bank. It is on a 1.29-acre private lot with 280 feet of picturesque North Pond waterfront. Yes, it is partially a 1978 Windsor Mobile Home, but the wheels and hitch have long been removed, and it now sits upon a modern-poured contract foundation with a large waterfront side bump out. You will be amazed at the roominess of this place! The first floor consists of a large eat-in kitchen, a spacious living room with water views, an ensuite bedroom, a second bedroom, two full baths, a laundry area, a mud room, and a 13' x 35' elevated deck overlooking North Pond. The lower-level direct entry walkout comprises a vast, finished bonus room/bunkhouse-style area. There is an additional two storage rooms with windows and a utility room. All rooms have views of the lake. Most furnishings are included. This property has been used year-round for kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and skiing (Sunday River is 25 miles away). Norway's very progressive and picturesque town is only a short ten-minute drive away, where you will find excellent restaurants, shopping, a brewery, antique shops, crafts, and so much more! This has been a very well-cared-for home (see list of maintenance and upgrades). Start here for your new Lake Living Lifestyle. You are going to love it! Click on any home tour icon to visit the website for this property. If you are on a website that does not have a home tour icon, please request it from the listing broker. See you there!


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Locations Real Estate Group LLC
all waterfront-homes current residential
67 Main Street,
Norway, ME 04268
MLS#: 1568547 |
$300,000
Single Family | Year Built: 1865 | ±1,100 sqft | ±4.02 Acres
5 Rooms | 2 Beds | 1.0 Baths
Property has been rented to a commercial tenant on a 3-year lease. Buyers looking for a rental or to develop the back 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 & windows. Originally built in 1865, this home was 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 a entertaining patio, grass yard and/or parking for a business. The lower level of open lawn area consists of level & rolling/sloping topography and offers a ton of opportunities for another house. Many ideas come to mind, riverfront yurts, yoga studio, condos, skate park, community garden, community event center, kayak tours, Ropes course, Beer Garden, Drive-thru businesses, outdoor archery, shooting range. Buyer responsible for researching town approvals on any of the above ideas. Lower land qualifies for private/water sewer systems. Live in the Cape while you build your dream riverfront home away from the busy road, then rent the cape for an investment opportunity, house an in-home business, subdivide and sell off or more. Possibilities are endless you create the ending to this story. 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.


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Bearfoot Realty
all current commercial
67 Main Street,
Norway, ME 04268
MLS#: 1568568 |
$300,000
Mixed Use | Year Built: 1865 | ±1,100 sqft | ±4.02 Acres
Property has been rented to a commercial tenant on a 3-year lease. Buyers looking for a rental or to develop the back 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 & windows. Originally built in 1865, this home was 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 a entertaining patio, grass yard and/or parking for a business. The lower level of open lawn area consists of level & rolling/sloping topography and offers a ton of opportunities for another house. Many ideas come to mind, riverfront yurts, yoga studio, condos, skate park, community garden, community event center, kayak tours, Ropes course, Beer Garden, Drive-thru businesses, outdoor archery, shooting range. Buyer responsible for researching town approvals on any of the above ideas. Lower land qualifies for private/water sewer systems. Live in the Cape while you build your dream riverfront home away from the busy road, then rent the cape for an investment opportunity, house an in-home business, subdivide and sell off or more. Possibilities are endless you create the ending to this story. 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.


NORWAY INFO
Bearfoot Realty