Augusta, ME is a visual mixture of old and new woven together on a beautiful landscape. Augusta was developed from a frontier existence and has evolved into the bustling city it is today. The industries along the river remind me of the rivers edge along the Mississippi, Tennessee, Chattahoochee River and many others.
Many buildings in Augusta retain the early personality of Augusta standing among the more recent landscapes. I adore the café in the Vickery which was once Vickery Hill Publishing House. Publishing magazines was a mainstay of Augusta, ME back in the early part of the 20th century. The Vickery is a delightful attraction to visit and an interesting building to take a look at. By the way, The Children's Museum is located in the Vickery; the city is filled with shops and museums. Visit Boothby Rail Village, the adult tickets sell for about $10. See a collection of antique rail cars, and visit the old State House, reminding you of a once developing nation, the architecture is quite eloquent.
The environment in Augusta is clean and uncomplicated, while this beautiful landscape is made for hiking and nature walks. Walking through a park on a beautiful afternoon is so relaxing, almost like a story book. The parks in the afternoon are beautiful sanctuaries, I just can't say enough about the scenery in Augusta.