By holding your conference, event, or convention at the Ben Franklin Center, you open up a realm of possibilities for your guests. The Greater Franklin County region offers an abundance of outdoor and cultural activities available year round.
There is no end to Western Maine's outdoor opportunities. Bike riding, canoeing, hiking, golf, tennis, and scenic drives through our quaint towns and picturesque mountain ranges are just some of the ways to make the most out of your visit.
Easily accessible from the Ben Franklin Center, our beautiful mountains and winter resorts provide stunning views and well-groomed trails for snowboarding, Alpine, and Nordic skiing.
Our vibrant artistic community features visual and performing artists, writers, and craftspeople. Youth performers such as the Franklin County Fiddlers and Stratton Elementary All-Star Steel Drum Band (pictured here), as well as adult performers specializing in Franco-American folk music, offer a pleasant closing to any conference.
The region also features several family-oriented festivals and events during every season. From the Blueberry Festival, to the Apple-Pumpkin Festival, to the host of local maple houses open to the public on Maine Maple Sunday, Western Maine's rich tradition of community celebration offers something for everyone.