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Maine’s Lakes & Mountains Region is a Breath of Fresh Air

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The western region of Maine, referred to as Maine’s Lakes & Mountains, stretches west and north from the New Hampshire border to Sebago Lake, less than 20 miles northwest of Portland. This region is part of the Appalachian Mountain range that stretches along the entire east coast of the United States. Popular destinations include Rangeley, Fryeburg, Bethel, Carrabassett Valley and the Lewiston / Auburn area.




Windham Lakes Photo Credit Cynthia Farr and The Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau

Maine's west, known as the Lakes & Mountains region, is a breathtaking, four-season destination. Home to some of the state’s most bustling cities, as well as quaint, small towns, the region, and its ten sub-regions, is as diverse as it is wide—larger than New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Adorned with incredible mountain ranges, hundreds of glacial lakes and watering holes and interesting, history-infused communities, the region is enjoyed by all who treasure a pristine, uncrowded environment. Families, adventure seekers, retirees and those just looking for a breath of fresh air return to Maine’s Lakes & Mountains year after year.

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Each season dramatically unfolds, from the vibrant colors of spring to the stunning white snowcapped mountains of winter. Catch a glimpse or relish for days in the Lakes & Mountains of Maine:

 

My favorite spot in the Maine's Lakes & Mountains region is Sunday River Bridge in Newry. In the Spring the river runs wildly, then calms and you can watch the trout swim lazily by. In the fall the foliage is spectacular. Gorgeous spot year round.

–Karen A., Brunswick, ME

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