Summer Fun in Farmington for the Whole Family

Summer is finally upon us, and the best place to make the most of it is right here Farmington. Here are just a few ways we think you can maximize your summer fun in our beautiful town this year.

Summer Fun in Farmington, ME

Farmington Farmers’ Market

The Farmington Farmers’ Market takes place all summer long. Not only will you have a lovely day in the sunshine, but you will keep your family supplied with fresh and healthy locally grown produce. Available items include eggs, meat, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, dairy products and produce. The Farmington Farmers’ Market takes place in the courthouse parking lot every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May to October.

Emery Community Arts Center

If you haven’t yet, we strongly encourage you to check out an event or exhibition at the Emery Community Arts Center, part of the University of Maine at Farmington. The center presents programs, features and shows at no cost to the Farmington community. This summer, pair a visit to Emery with a relaxing picnic on campus.

Take a Hike

It’s no secret that our neck of the woods is full of natural splendor. All around the region, there is an almost unlimited supply of hiking, biking and horse-riding trails to explore solo or with the whole crew. Make a weekend of it and book a lot at one of Farmington’s numerous campgrounds.

No matter where in Farmington you’re headed, stop and see us at Hight Chevrolet Buick GMC if you’re in need of a new summer ride!

Local Farmington Activities to Take Your Chevrolet

Local Farmington Activities - Farmington, ME

Your new Chevrolet should be in the spotlight, and have you covered. These local Farmington activities offer plenty of opportunities to drive your new set of wheels around, while also enjoying a day out on the town.

Titcomb Mountain

As a popular local outdoor attraction in Farmington, Titcomb Mountain offers skiing, running trails, snowboarding, and mountain biking.

Other outdoor activities

In addition to Titcomb Mountain, residents of Farmington can enjoy the trails at nearby Mount Blue State Park or Bigelow Mountain.

DEW Haven

DEW Haven is more than a zoo; it’s also a rescue center. It is home to more than 200 species of animals. Many of the exhibits come from recyclable materials and function more like a farm than a standard zoo.

Go downtown

Downtown Farmington is where the University of Maine resides, and it’s also the cultural center of Maine. Many artists and musicians flock to the local art scene in Downtown Farmington. Plenty of local shops and restaurants provide you with channels for browsing and eating.

Farmington Underground

If you are looking for a unique experience, the Farmington Underground Escape Room offers the chance for team-building activities through solving and escaping from puzzle rooms. Work together to find clues and break out before the time is up.

Stop by Hight Chevrolet in Farmington for service before you venture out into the surrounding area.

GMC and Chevy Towing Equipment: Improve Capabilities

GMC and Chevy towing equipment

If you want to improve your Chevy or GMC truck, there is a wide variety of GMC and Chevy towing equipment — from brake controllers to hitches. A number of accessories can improve performance and capability. These are just some of the many accessories you should consider getting if you need to tow and haul in the future.

Some of the most popular equipment includes brake controllers and hitches. A brake controller mounts to the dash area and can delay or moderate the trailer’s electrical braking system. Gale Banks Engineering offers a popular Brake Tuner device, while Tekonsha® has a much more affordable brake controller.

In terms of hitches, there are many options to choose from. Go with something that is durable, flexible, and stays connected to the chassis. CURT trailer hitches are among the top on the market, including the Curt Double Lock hitches. Go Rhino® and Trimax™ hitches come in handy as well, but we strongly encourage using Chevy or GMC hitches.

If you need fifth-wheel accessories, CURT and B&W offer great bang for your buck with high-quality fifth-wheel accessories. For instance, the A25 Fifth Wheel Hitch with a GM Puck System costs around $1200, but it will allow you to tow heavy loads like campers.

Stop in at our service department for more advice, and order an auto part for your GMC or Chevy vehicle on the Hight Chevrolet website.

Best Valentine’s Day Drives in Farmington, Maine

Valentine’s Day drives in Farmington

You can’t forget Valentine’s Day if you love someone. A great way to spend some time together is to go for a drive. If you haven’t planned an outing yet, here are some of the best Valentine’s Day drives in Farmington, Maine.

Titcomb Mountain

Spend a winter day by driving to the mountains. Visit Titcomb Mountain and go skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling or just play in the snow. Finish your adventure by warming yourselves up with a delicious meal at the lodge.

Waterville Opera House

The opera house in Waterville frequently presents HD broadcasts of world-class performances. This month, they will present Macbeth from the National Theatre, The Metropolitan Opera, and The Bolshoi Ballet. Expect the drive from Farmington to Waterville to take 50 minutes.

Nordica Homestead Museum

Take a tour of this historic home, which showcases the life and history of one of Farmington’s most storied residents: Lillian Nordica. She was a famed Victorian opera singer born right here in Maine.

Ice Fishing

Take a nice drive to your favorite Maine lake and spend the day ice fishing. Try Authentic Maine Ice Fishing Adventures with Twin Maples Outdoors.

Before you make the trip, stop in at Hight Chevrolet for a routine car check-up in our service department. Schedule an appointment on our website.