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.

Doors opened in 2013 at the Norway Savings Bank Arena, a twin rink ice arena located in Auburn; the two cities now 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

Dryland Biathlon - Roberts Farm Preserve - Sat, Oct 21st, 8:15am to 12:15pm - Norway
Water Bear Confabulum 2017 - UMF Art Gallery - Sat, Oct 28th, 1:00pm to 6:00pm - Farmington
Halloween 2K/5K Canine Course - Sun, Oct 29th, 10:00am to 1:00pm - Norway
Lost Valley 5k Relay - Sun, Nov 5th, 8:30am to 1:30pm - Auburn
18th Annual Santa Sunday - Sunday River - Sun, Dec 3rd, 7:30am to 5:00pm - Newry
Chef Summit Sunday River - Fri, Feb 2nd, 11:00am to 8:00pm - Newry
Chef Summit Sunday River - Sat, Feb 3rd, 6:00pm to 9:00pm - Newry
White Out Weekend - Fri, Feb 9th, 12:00pm to Sun, Feb 11th, 10:00pm - Newry
CVA Backcountry Excursion - Wed, Feb 21st, 8:00am to 1:00pm - Farmington
Maine Winter Fat Bike Race Series - Sat, Feb 24th, 6:15pm to 9:15pm - Farmington
Sam Adams 3D Air & Apres Show - Sat, Feb 24th, 7:00pm to 10:00pm - Newry
3D Air & Apres Show - Wed, Feb 28th, 7:00pm to 10:00pm - Newry
Maine Winter Fat Bike Series - Essex Woods - Sun, Mar 4th, 9:00am to 11:00am - Bangor
Mt. Abram Packed Powder Fest - Sat, Mar 10th, 7:30am to 11:45am - Greenwood
Nighttime Jail Ram at Sugarloaf - Fri, Mar 16th, 4:00pm to 9:00pm - Farmington
8th Annual Sugarloaf Banked Slalom - Sat, Mar 24th (All day) to Sun, Mar 25th (All day) - Carrabassett Valley
Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation Ski-A-Thon - Sat, Mar 24th, 8:00am to 4:00pm - Newry
Eat the Heat Chili Cook-Off & Firefighters'Race - Sun, Mar 25th, 7:00am to 2:00pm - Newry
World Pro Ski Tour - Fri, Mar 30th (All day) to Sat, Mar 31st (All day) - Newry