Raymond was founded in 1767 and was known as Raymondtown. It consisted of what is now Raymond, Casco and part of Naples. Raymond is distinguished by it’s physical attributes such as Frye’s Leap and “The Images” on Sebago Lake, Rattlesnake Mountain, it’s shoreline on Sebago Lake and several lakes and ponds within its borders.
Summer visitors will appreciate Tassel Top Park on Sebago Lake’s Jordan Bay. It is state owned and town operated and is across Route 302 from Raymond Shopping Center. There is a nominal fee for entrance. An additional boat access point and beach on Route 302 is owned by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and operated by the town. The boat launch facility is available free of charge on a first come first served basis. Winter visitors enjoy miles of snowmobile trails maintained by the Raymond Rattlers Snowmobile Club.
Raymond, though a small community, provides visitors and residents with a full array of services. While the town has many small businesses to support the day-to-day needs of the residents, it also had larger businesses which build luxury sail and motor boats; design, engineer, and manufacture broadcast antennas for DTV and NTSC (UHF and VHF), and FM antennas. Many people have chosen Raymond as their second home. Sixty-four miles of beautiful lakefront is a major attraction to those who want to get away for a while but still desire the conveniences offered by a full-service community.