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

Spring Festival at Sunday River - Fri, Apr 6th, 7:00pm to Sun, Apr 8th, 4:00pm - Newry
Pond-A-Palooza - Sat, Apr 14th, 9:00am to 4:00pm - Newry
East Coast Pond Skimming Championship Sugarloaf - Sat, Apr 21st (All day) - Farmington
Smalls to the Wall - Steep Creek Race - Sat, Apr 21st, 11:00am to 2:00pm - Rangeley
Ski Mania ~ Sunday River - Sun, Apr 29th, 8:00am to 5:00pm - Newry
Safe Voices 5K Run/Walk to End Domestic Violence - Sat, Jun 2nd, 9:00am to 12:00pm - Lewiston
Triple Crown 5K - Fit Fest - Sat, Jun 30th, 8:30am to 11:00am - Auburn
New England Forest Rally - Fri, Jul 20th, 8:00am to Sat, Jul 21st, 5:15pm - Newry
Triple Crown 5K - Emily's Run - Sun, Jul 22nd, 8:30am to 11:00am - Auburn
Grit Clinics ~ Sugarloaf Outdoor Center - Sat, Aug 4th (All day) to Sun, Aug 5th (All day) - Farmington
American Junior Golf Association - Coca Cola Classic - Sun, Aug 5th, 4:00pm to Thu, Aug 9th, 4:00pm - Carrabassett Valley
Naples Causeway 5K - Dempsey Center - Sat, Aug 25th, 8:00am to 9:30am - Naples
Sebago Lake Bass Open/Point Sebago - Fri, Sep 14th, 8:00am to Sun, Sep 16th, 8:00pm - Sebago Lake
Loon Echo Trek - Sat, Sep 15th (All day) - Bridgton
BATES vs. AMHERST FOOTBALL - Sat, Sep 15th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm - Lewiston
Black and White 2 Peak Challenge, Black Mountain - Sun, Sep 23rd (All day) - Rumford
Riverlands 10k - Sun, Sep 23rd (All day) - Turner
Riverlands 10k - Mon, Sep 24th (All day) - Turner
Dempsey Challenge - Sat, Sep 29th (All day) to Sun, Sep 30th (All day) - Lewiston
Carrabassett Adventure Ride - Sat, Sep 29th, 9:00am to 9:00pm - Kingfield