Located on Route 117, Denmark sits at the southern end of Moose Pond, beneath the shadow of Pleasant Mountain. There are at least four trails up Pleasant Mountain from Denmark locations. Though there is one town operated public boat launch at Moose Pond, the state of Maine maintains launches at the other three large ponds in town. The Denmark Public Library, Denmark Municipal Building and Kate Sanborn Memorial Field, Denmark Arts Center and Historical Society and Denmark Community Church plus a few small businesses create the center of town. Of special note is the fact that in 1901, Camp Wyonegonic, located on Moose Pond, was the first children’s camp to open in Maine.
Special events include the Sheep Fest, July 4th parade, the Lions Club Annual Bean Hole Supper and their fall Turkey Shoot.
Over 1,000 people reside in the 48 square miles of Denmark. The residents participate in activities at the library and Denmark Arts Center, recreation program, Denmark Historical Society, Lions Club, The Draggers Snowmobile Club and Project Joy. Denmark children attend Brownfield-Denmark Elementary School until grade 5. For the remainder of their school years they attend middle and high school in Fryeburg. Education, tourism, construction, boating and camping, service and retail trade create the economy of Denmark.
Playgrounds: Kate Sanborn Memorial Field, Bicentennial Park, Brownfield-Denmark Elementary School*
Beach: Moose Pond Picnic Area: Denmark Bicentennial Park
Boat Launches: Moose Pond, Hancock Pond, Sand Pond, Long Pond
FMI: www.denmarkmaine.org; town office: 207.452.2163
*Not available during school hours.
Denmark Bicentennial Park – The soothing sound of water flowing over the dam at the foot of Moose Pond greets visitors at Denmark Bicentennial Park on Main Street. Fish near the dam, canoe or kayak from the park, play on the grass, picnic under the shelter or ice skate on the pond – all are possibilities in this easily accessible public green space in village of Denmark.