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

Maine Huts & Trail Backwoods Triathlon - Sat, Sep 20th,
10:00am to 2:00pm
- Carrabassett Valley
Bud Light College Snowfest Week -
Mon, Jan 5th, 9:00pm to Thu, Jan 8th, 12:00pm
- Carrabassett Valley
Red Bull Frozen Rush - Fri, Jan 9th,
10:00am to 2:00pm
- Newry
White White World Week -
Mon, Jan 19th, 8:00pm to Thu, Jan 22nd, 12:00am
- Carrabassett Valley
Sebago Lake Ice Fishing Derby -
Sat, Feb 14th, 8:00am to Sun, Feb 15th, 12:00pm
- Sebago Lake
Winter Cowboy 5k - Sat, Mar 14th,
8:00am to 10:00am
- Greenwood
2015 Nature Valley US Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf -
Wed, Mar 25th (All day) to Sun, Mar 29th (All day)
- Carrabassett Valley
Fat Tire Festival -
Fri, Apr 3rd (All day) to Sun, Apr 5th (All day)
- Carrabassett Valley
27th Annual Bud Light Reggae Fest -
Thu, Apr 9th, 9:00pm to Sun, Apr 12th, 12:00am
- Carrabassett Valley
East Coast Pond Skimming Championships - Sun, Apr 19th (All day) - Carrabassett Valley
Sugarloaf Marathon - Sun, May 17th (All day) - Carrabassett Valley
“Dig-It” Beach Volleyball Tournament -
Fri, Jun 5th (All day) to Sun, Jun 7th (All day)
- Sebago Lake
Moose Festival and Moose Lottery -
Fri, Jun 12th (All day) to Sun, Jun 14th (All day)
- Bethel
New England Forest Rally -
Fri, Jul 17th (All day) to Sat, Jul 18th (All day)
- Newry
Tough Mountain Challenge - Sat, Jul 25th (All day) - Newry
North American Wife Carrying Championship - Sat, Oct 10th (All day) - Newry
The Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen -
Sat, Oct 17th (All day) to Sun, Oct 18th (All day)
- Lewiston