Even though it may seem like a sleepy little town, Cornish has a long and interesting history, and was once busy with the railroad passing through, clothing manufacturing, and commercial production of corn and apples. It was considered the hub of the surrounding area. We are proud to say that Cornish was chosen in 2016 by Downeast Magazine as one of the sixteen most desirable towns to live in Maine.
A visit to our small town during any season will provide you with great overnight accommodations, a variety of well-known eateries and lots to do to fill the hours. Cornish is close to skiing, has many snowmobile trails, near ponds, rivers and lakes for all season hunting and water sports, a variety of unique shops, and hospitable people.
Once you have visited, you may well want to make Cornish your home. Local realtors can help find the perfect home. Amenities are bountiful and even though there are no big “box stores”, you can find everything you would need right here.
The local Code Enforcement Officer can help with any building or business needs. The Town Clerk can direct new residents in getting settled in. Shop owners are helpful in finding anything you need. Most of all, ask anyone you meet and you will discover the wealth of services available to you.
The single sort recycle bins are located on School Street near the Rt 5 intersection. A list of acceptable items is available by clicking here or at the Town Office.
The local Post Office is located at 200 Maple Street and the service desk is open 9 am to 4pm Mon-Fri. Closed for lunch 12-1pm on those days. The desk is also open 9-11:30am on Saturday. Mail delivery routes, lobby boxes and guidelines for placing your mailbox are available there.