Lakes & Mountains
Geographically, this region of Maine borders New Hampshire to the west, and Canada’s Province of Quebec on the north. Vast in size (larger than New Hampshire and Vermont combined), it has literally dozens of lakes, rivers and ponds that provide opportunities for water sports such as boating, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing and whitewater rafting. If fishing is your passion, you can find some of the best trout and salmon fishing in the country in Western Maine. In addition to Sebago, popular lakes in the region include Rangeley, Flagstaff and, the fun to pronounce, Mooselookmeguntic Lake. The area is also home to some of the best hunting in all of New England.
March & April
23° | 53°
Wear layers as temperatures vary. Welcome to “Mud Season”!
May & June
45° | 74°
Wear layers as temperatures vary. Things are warming up!
June & July
50° | 75°
Wear layers as temperatures vary.
August & September
51° | 78°
40° | 57°
Bring a sweater.
November & Early December
31° | 45°
Bring a sweater, coat & hat. Snow likely.
Late December & January
19° | 30°
Dress for snow!
February & March
15° | 40°
Bring a sweater. Snow is likely.
Here, you will find some of the most picturesque mountains in the state with such names as Sugarloaf, Bigelow, Saddleback, Sunday River, Pleasant Mountain and Shawnee Peak. Check out each location for a variety of recreational adventures that can include hiking, mountain biking, zip lines, disk golf, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, all terrain vehicle trails and more.
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail that begins in Springer Mountain, Georgia and ends at Mount Katahdin in Maine passes through this region. The area’s Mahoosuc Notch is often considered by hikers to be the most difficult mile of the entire 2168 mile trail.
Nestled among the lakes and mountains are towns and villages with unique dining options, an array of lodging and accommodations, and downtowns that have a unique New England charm catering to locals and visitors alike. You’ll find fairs and festivals dotting the western Maine countryside.
- March 6
Held at Sugarloaf Mountain, all participants challenge themselves to stay active on the slopes for a full 24 hours. Last year, the event raised over $360,000 to expand WinterKids programs to rural areas of the state. Started in 1997, WinterKids is a ...Sugarloaf
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