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

White Out Weekend - Fri, Feb 8th, 8:00am to Sun, Feb 10th, 8:00pm - Newry
SOMERSET SNOWFEST - Sat, Feb 9th, 8:00am to Sun, Feb 10th, 2:00pm - Skowhegan
SKIJOR SKOWHEGAN - Sat, Feb 9th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm - Skowhegan
2019 Maine Pond Hockey Classic - Sun, Feb 10th, 8:00am to 6:00pm - Sidney
4th Annual Rangeley Winterpaloozah - Sun, Feb 17th, 10:00am to 4:00pm - Rangeley
Moonlight Climb - Sugarloaf - Fri, Feb 22nd, 5:30pm to 9:00pm - Carrabassett Valley
7TH ANNUAL DOWNHILL 24 AT SUGARLOAF - Fri, Mar 1st, 8:00am to 12:00pm - Carrabassett Valley
24th Annual Legendary Rangeley Lakes Loppet - Sat, Mar 2nd, 8:30am to 4:00pm - Rangeley
Nordic Biathlon - March 2K - Sun, Mar 3rd, 11:00am to 1:00pm - Norway
2019 Mary's Firemen for a Cure - Sat, Mar 9th, 12:30pm to 6:00pm - Auburn
6th Annual Moose Dash Snowshoe Race - Sun, Mar 10th, 10:30am to 4:00pm - Rangeley
BMW Winter xDrive Experience - Fri, Mar 15th, 9:00am to Sun, Mar 17th, 4:00pm - Newry
U.S. ALPINE SPEED CHAMPIONSHIPS - Sat, Mar 16th, 10:00am to Thu, Mar 21st, 10:00am - Rangeley
Maine Adaptive Ski-A-Thon - Sat, Mar 23rd (All day) - Newry
World Pro Ski Tour - Sunday River - Fri, Mar 29th, 9:30am to Sat, Mar 30th, 4:00pm - Newry
BANKED SLALOM - Sat, Mar 30th, 10:00am to Sun, Mar 31st, 10:00am - Rangeley
L/A Triple Crown 5K - Lost Valley Registration Event - Sun, Mar 31st, 8:00am to 4:00pm - Auburn
POND-A-PALOOZA - Sat, Apr 13th (All day) - Newry
World Snowshoe Wife Carrying Championship CANCELLED - Sat, Apr 20th, 10:00am to 1:00pm - Newry
Smalls to the Wall - Steep Creek Race 2019 - Sat, Apr 27th, 9:00am to 12:00pm - Rangeley