Maine's Lakes & Mountains

Maine’s Lakes & Mountains Region is a four-season recreation destination, boasting ten of Maine’s highest peaks and hundreds of glacial lakes. Several of Maine’s largest lakes are located here, including Sebago, Flagstaff, and Rangeley.

Canoe along tranquil ponds, explore expansive lakes by power boat or follow the historic Northern Forest Canoe Trail in an unassuming kayak. Lofty mountaintops beckon hikers to explore scenic trails, including a state-of-the-art huts and trails system and the famed Appalachian Trail. Numerous biking trails (on and off road) and golf courses can be found throughout the region.

The Androscoggin River is known for world-class bass fishing, and the corridor from Rumford to Canton has been featured in Field & Stream for its story-sized catches. Ice fishing is also a popular sport in the region.

Our mountains feature some of the most challenging ski terrain in New England with 2,800-foot verticals and snowboard parks, and have state-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming. Nearly two dozen cross-country centers offer well-groomed trails for skiers and snowshoers alike. With 5,000 miles of snowmobile trails, our extensive system offers up some incredible scenery.

With peaceful lakes and mountain vistas just three hours from Boston and one hour from the Portland Jetport, we invite you to host your event in Maine’s Lakes & Mountains region.

Lewiston / Auburn

Two cities. One great adventure. Lewiston and Auburn, known as the Twin Cities, are home to an avid hockey community, the Androscoggin River and the ever-popular Dempsey Challenge.

With the imminent construction of a new twin rink facility in Auburn, the cities will have four sheets of regulation ice within minutes of each other. The Androscoggin River hosts canoe, kayak and rowing events, while the section just north of town is a draw for many bass fishing tournaments. Also a popular bicycling destination, the area is home to the Dempsey Challenge, created by actor and Maine native, Patrick Dempsey.

Combined, Bates College, the local community college and three high schools offer multiple soccer fields, ball fields, and track facilities. Seven championship golf courses are located within twenty miles of downtown L/A. Also on the outskirts of town is Lake Auburn, a favorite fishing hole for bass and trout.

Joined by the Androscoggin River, both cities offer walkable downtowns boasting a wide variety of destination restaurants, art galleries, performances, and festivals with plenty to do for event participants and non-participants alike. With more than 1,000 hotel rooms and the Portland International Jetport and Amtrak located just 45 minutes away, Lewiston-Auburn is geared up to host your event.

Featured Events

Northeast Drift Boat Competition - Fri, Sep 13th (All day) to Sat, Sep 14th (All day) - Bethel
Mountain RAID (aka Mountain Epic) - Sun, Oct 6th (All day) - Newry
White Out Weekend - Tue, Jan 7th (All day) to Thu, Jan 9th (All day) - Newry
Red Bull Frozen Rush - Fri, Jan 10th, 10:00am to 2:00pm - Newry
New England Pond Hockey Festival - Sat, Feb 1st (All day) to Sun, Feb 2nd (All day) - Rangeley
USASA Slopestyle Event - Sun, Feb 2nd (All day) - Rangeley
Saddleback Mountain Challenge - Sat, Feb 8th, 8:00pm to 10:00pm - Rangeley
Sebago Derby - Sat, Feb 15th (All day) to Sun, Feb 16th (All day) - Sebago
Sebago Lake Ice Fishing Derby - Sat, Feb 15th, 8:00am to Sun, Feb 16th, 12:00pm - Sebago Lake
NCAA DIII Men's Ice Hockey Championships - Fri, Mar 21st, 4:00pm to Sat, Mar 22nd, 10:00pm - Lewiston
Great Falls Vertical Challenge - Sat, Jun 21st, 12:00pm to 4:00pm - Lewiston
New England Forest Rally - Fri, Jul 18th (All day) to Sat, Jul 19th (All day) - Newry
Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge - Sat, Jul 19th (All day) to Sun, Jul 20th (All day) - Carrabassett Valley
Tough Mountain Challenge - Sat, Jul 26th (All day) - Newry
AJGA Coca-Cola Junior Championship - Mon, Aug 18th (All day) to Thu, Aug 21st (All day) - Carrabassett Valley
Mt. Abram’s Ascent - Sat, Sep 6th (All day) - Greenwood
Mt. Abram Ascent - Sat, Sep 6th, 10:00am to 12:00pm - Greenwood
Maine Huts & Trail Backwoods Triathlon - Sat, Sep 20th, 10:00am to 2:00pm - Carrabassett Valley
The Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen - Sat, Sep 27th (All day) to Sun, Sep 28th (All day) - Lewiston
Mountain Bike Vacation at Maine Huts & Trails - Fri, Oct 3rd (All day) to Sun, Oct 5th (All day) - Carrabassett Valley