Where to stay and what to do along Route 26 in Maine

The Maine Wildlife Park is home to animals unable to fend for themselves in the wild. —David Lyon for the Boston Glo be

If you go. . .

For general information, visit gemsof26.com.

Where to stay and eat

Poland Spring Resort, 640 Maine St., Poland; 207-998-4351, polandspringinns.com. Rooms from $110; inquire about packages with meals

New Gloucester Village Store, 405 Intervale Road, New Gloucester; 207-926-4224, ngvillagestore.com. Sandwiches and burgers $5-$9, pizzas $9.50-$21

Bresca & the Honey Bee, Outlet Beach, 106 Outlet Road, New Gloucester; 207-926-3388, brescaandthehoney bee.com; cash only

Ruby Rose Frozen Custard, 1184 Maine St., Poland; 207-998-2262; cash only

What to do

Maine Wildlife Park, 56 Game Farm Road, Gray; 207-657-4977, mainewildlife park.com. Adults $7.50, seniors and ages 4-12 $5.50

Barn on 26 Antiques, 361 Shaker Road (Route 26), Gray; 207-657-3470, barnon26.com


Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester; 207-926-4597, maineshakers.com. Adults $10, ages 6-12 $2

Outlet Beach, 106 Outlet Road, New Gloucester; 207-926-3388. Adults $5, seniors $4, ages 3-13 $3

Poland Spring Preservation Society, Poland Spring Resort; 207-998-4142, polandspringps.org. Maine State Building, $5 ($4 for resort guests); Spring House and Bottling Plant; donation

Maine Bookhouse, 1545 Main St., Oxford; 207-743-9300, themainebookhouse.com

McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main St., South Paris; 207-743-8820, mclaughlin garden.org; donation