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.

Early Spring

March & April

23° | 53°

Wear layers as temperatures vary. Welcome to “Mud Season”!

Late Spring

May & June

45° | 74°

Wear layers as temperatures vary. Things are warming up!

Early Summer

June & July

50° | 75°

Wear layers as temperatures vary.

Late Summer

August & September

51° | 78°


Early Autumn


40° | 57°

Bring a sweater.

Late Autumn

November & Early December

31° | 45°

Bring a sweater, coat & hat. Snow likely.

Early Winter

Late December & January

19° | 30°

Dress for snow!

Late Winter

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.

Featured Events

  • WinterKids’ Downhill 24

    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 ...


Recommended Area Businesses

639 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, ME 04055
(207) 693-3988

 Shop / Lakes & Mountains

200 Broadway, Farmington, ME 04938
(207) 778-4631

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15 Lincoln Street, Lewiston, ME, 04240
(207) 344-1000
Pet Friendly

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41 Loons Haven Dr., Naples, ME 04055
(207) 693-6881
Pet Friendly

 Campgrounds / Lakes & Mountains

795 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, ME 04062
(207) 572-4514

 Shop / Lakes & Mountains

Cyndi’s Dockside

Lakeside Dining
723 Maine Street, Poland Spring, ME 04274
(207) 998-5008
Pet Friendly

 Dine / Lakes & Mountains

480 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, ME 04062
(207) 892-8308

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8 Depot Street, Bridgton, ME 04009
(207) 577-0782
Pet Friendly

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633 White's Bridge Rd., Standish, ME 04084
(207) 892-4913

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