Patten Travel Guide

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    My introdution to "Duck and Cover."
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  • "You got any Pretzel Seeds?"
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Patten Things to Do

  • Patten Historical Society

    Newly donated residence houses artifacts of Pattens' history. Worth a look. Opportunity to pick up brochures on local places of interest as well as a chance to yak with some of the nice folks of P-Town.

  • Lumbermens' Museum

    Patten is home to this wonderful collection of over 4000 historical lumbering artifacts, objects, and documents. The museum is open seasonally and has many fine examples of the areas proud heritage housed in nine buildings, including an authentic logging camp on site. Cool.Admission-(03-06-03)Adults: $7.00Seniors: $5.006-11: $$2.00Under 6: FreeA...

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  • The Bradford House B&B

    46 Main St, PO Box 888, Patten, Maine, 04765, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Patten Restaurants

  • Tasty Daily Specials

    Family restaurant with home-style cooking. Prices are reasonable...Desserts are worth saving room for.... They offer Daily Specials and many local folkfrequent this popular eatery, taking in and sharing the latest bit of local news, while enjoying a bite or two as well. If you keep your ears tuned, you may overhear a tip on a good local hunting or...

  • "Pint of Clam Patties Please."

    A local seasonal staple since the days when it was "Ava Deans". Here is where you will find the locals taking in their favorite meals.Its a Drive-up type setting where you get a number after placing your food order and then wait until they call it over the loudspeaker before you go pick up your tray.Many Ice Cream choices as well. This is the...

  • Rent a Video and Buy a Pizza Too!

    Good Pizza and Subs here and Liars Club International Headquarters. What more could you possibly want out of life? A tasty slice of pie, a sub and a chance to rub elbows with local celebs. Best of all worlds.Good folks here. Honest. hehe. Really. No, really. "Fresh" Onion Rings and of course the Pizza. Say hi to Christie and Cindy for me...I'm too...


Patten Shopping

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  • Best bet for your grocery needs

    Friendly family grocery store with a small town appeal. All the items you would expect to find, and then some...They stock kindling wood during the camping season, sell propane, block and cube ice, beer, and are an agency liqueur store to boot. Pick up a lottery ticket here for the Mega-bucks or rent the latest video release.They even make a point...

  • Fishing supplies here...

    This place used to be called "Guiggeys" and before that "Myricks". It was the social hub for many a kid way back when. I recall it all with fondness.The stories I could tell...Pick up your gasoline here, then go inside and check it out.Random Phantoms:Myricks dog coming in for food, Earl singing the "nine" tune, Jimmy breaking out in song, Walters'...

  • All your hardware needs...

    Full service hardware store with personable and helpful staff. Family-run business with many years of experience. Many useful and practical items are kept in stock. Ask them if they still have pretzel seeds. Some items are a bit marked up but if you spend some time and look around you will find a bargain or three.


Patten Local Customs

  • Knot a problem...

    If you overhear a local say that ," he'd pay someone good money to have them grind his stump." It's not as bad as it sounds. Anyway, I think you have to call someone named Darren in Presque-Isle for that particular service.

  • Arriving at the municipality...

    When one wishes to travel to the Main street of "P-Town"...One does not say: "I am going to Town."Rather, the correct form:"I am going over town."or"I am going up town."Either is correct , neither is the derivative form.Congratulations,You are now almost a resident."O.K. Now pull my finger."

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Patten Warnings and Dangers

  • For Your Consideration

    1. Moose are not an ideal as hood ornaments.2. Deer come out to lick the salt on the side of the road and are a driving hazard as well...3. Mosquitos4. Black Flies5. Tree Sqweaks6. Snipes7. Black Bears8. Side Hill Gougers9. Sascrotch10. Creature(s?) from movie: "The Prophecy"Insider Tip:You can purchase an electronic ultrasonic whistling device...

  • Black Bears...Ursus Americanus

    Bears are common in Maine. -I believe there are around 23,000 or so.-They weigh between 250-600 lbs. and are generally deep brown or black with a tan muzzle.-They are about 5-6 feet long and are most active just before and just after dawn and dusk. -They can run up to 35 miles per hour and are powerful swimmers and climbers.-They can be roused from...

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Patten Sports & Outdoors

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    1947 Patten Academy Eagles Basketball...

    by Gilfeather Updated Mar 7, 2003

    Coach and Principal Willis Phair picked 9 for his team from an enrollment of 28 boys.

    Before the Heal Point System, there were the usual Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D classifications , but small schools had the ability to play the larger schools.

    -This team won every game in their regular season...

    -Won the Eastern Maine Championship...

    -Won the State of Maine Championship...(over two Class A teams.)

    -Faced Boston Latin at Boston Gardens for the New England Championship.

    Know this:
    Boston Latin had an all-male student body of 1,800...and had played on the Garden floor 6 times during their regular season..

    I'm not certain that players on the Patten team had even seen a glass backboard before.

    ~David vs.Goliath~

    Patten Academy brought home the New England Championship trophy by winning in overtime..35-32

    Unbelievable. ..but true.

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    Insider Tip:
    Please consider re-reading what I have written and think about it.

    Personal Note:
    -I attended Junior High School at the Academy.

    -I had wonderful teachers throughout my school years...and am grateful for their efforts to enlighten me.
    "Ohhhh, the futility."
    -I fondly recall walking to school, when huge Dutch Elms mirrored each side of the street. They cast mottled shade on throngs of school kids whom, like myself, navigated their way to the Academy each morning under their canopy.
    *school kid sounds here*
    I enjoyed many happy hours of playing marbles, flag football, and basketball while attending there with my classmates.

    -Sometimes... just for fun... I would study too.

    Footnote: One of the players on the Championship team went on to win the Lottery..
    "How lucky is this guy?"

    ~.~Any movie makers out there?~.~

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Patten General

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  • Veterens' Memorial Library

    The hours spent here as a child and young adult discovering the wonder and magic of books.Insider Tip: Stop by... relax, and spend some time with a good book. (They have an internet connect as well. ;-)Congrats to Mrs. D....The latest in a tradition of helpful, thoughtful, and knowledgeable librarians.

  • Scenic View of Mt. Katahdin

    Take a right off I-95 at the scenic turnout ...mile marker 252. It's a rather nice view of Mt. Katahdin; a pleasant stop-over, and a good chance to stretch your legs before traveling on to Patten.

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