Byron

Welcome to Byron!

Coos Canyon, Byron
Maine An EncyclopediaCoos Canyon, Byron

The town of Byron was incorporated in 1833 and is named for the British poet, Lord Byron. The town is most known for containing the Swift River and Coos Canyon, a popular spot for swimming and panning for gold and other minerals, as well as its proximity to nearby mountains and the Rangeley Lakes region.

Activities

  • Coos Canyon Byron, ME 04275
    • Located right in the center of Byron, this canyon and 32 foot gorge are a popular spot for swimming, picnics, and panning for gold in the famed Swift River!
  • Coos Canyon Campground & Cabins 445 Swift River Rd, Byron, ME 04275 | (207) 364-3880
    • This campsite, alongside the Swift River, offers tent and RV sites, as well as cozy cabin rentals.
  • Additional activities can be found in nearby Andover, North Oxford, Roxbury, and West Central Franklin.

Dining

Lodging

  • The Bateman Camps Weld Rd, Byron, ME 04275 | (207) 364-7938
    • These two cozy log cabins available for rent are located in the beautiful Byron backwoods, with close access to hiking, ATV trails, gold panning, hunting grounds, and more.
  • Coos Canyon Campground & Cabins 445 Swift River Rd, Byron, ME 04275 | (207) 364-3880
    • This campsite, alongside the Swift River, offers tent and RV sites, as well as cozy cabin rentals.
  • Coos Canyon Cottage #8 8 Dingle Hill Rd, Byron, ME 04275 | (207) 933-4708
    • Located steps away from Coos Canyon, this cottage is the perfect location for a family getaway into the Maine woods and mountains!

Shops & Services

  • Coos Canyon Rock & Gift 472 Swift River Rd, Byron, ME 04275 | (207) 364-4900
    • This gift shop specializes in providing gold panning in the nearby Swift River – they offer demonstrations, panning gear for sale or rent, and a variety of jewelry made from Swift River gold as well as other locally-themed gift items.
  • Additional shops & services are available in nearby Andover and Roxbury.

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