South Paris Things to Do
Originally privately owned, the McLaughlin Foundation purchased the McLaughlin house and garden in 1996 following the owner's death. Since then they have been fundraising, gardening, and doing a phenomenal job of maintaining the property.
Spring is the best season to visit, since that is when the wildflowers and lilacs are in full bloom. Of course, later the summer, there is still plenty to see so definitely stop in!
After wandering around the property, be sure to stop in the Tea Room for some refreshments and visit the gift shop for gifts and gardening supplies.
South Paris Hotels
56 King Hill Rd, South Paris, ME 04281
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South Paris Restaurants
Norway Soft Serve moved from Norway, Maine (where logically it should be) to South Paris a few years ago when it managed to arrange a lease for the old South Paris train station. This establishment, which is only open in the summer, is unbelievabley busy in a town that is otherwise very quiet in the evenings. And, it's great to see the train station actually in use after years of being empty.
In addition to the chocolate and vanilla soft serve, there are a surprising number of other soft serve options, nevermind the hard ice cream, sundae and milkshake choices.
Unfortunately, Norway Soft Serve is only open in the summer months.
Favorite Dish: Coffee and chocolate twist soft serve in a wafer cone! Yum!!
This relatively new restaurant right in Market Square has great potential. It has a nice selection of traditional pub food with a slightly healthy twist. Unfortunately, this meant no fries, something I was really craving on my last visit to the Smiling Moose, but I understand this to be for my own good.
The beer selection started out good for the area and has only gotten better. On our last visit, they had a great selection of local microbrews.
Favorite Dish: I had a bacon tuna melt on an english muffin which was delicious. The salads and other sandwiches also looked very good.
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