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

MS Walk Auburn - Sat, Apr 27th, 9:00am to 12:00pm - Auburn
Safe Voices 5K to End Domestic Violence - Sat, Jun 1st, 9:00am to 11:30am - Lewiston
Molly Ockett School PTA Annual 5K Color Run - Sat, Jun 1st, 10:00am to 12:30pm - Fryeburg
Girls on the Run Maine - Sun, Jun 2nd, 10:00am to 12:30pm - Standish
Fit Fest/Triple Crown 5k - Sun, Jun 9th, 8:30am to 11:00am - Auburn
Moxie Day 5K - Sat, Jul 13th, 7:00am to 10:45am - Lisbon
Norway TRIathlon - Sat, Jul 13th, 8:00am to 12:00pm - Norway
New England Forest Rally - Fri, Jul 19th (All day) - Newry
Emily's Run - Sun, Jul 21st, 8:30am to 11:00am - Auburn
Lewiston Auburn Criterium - Sun, Aug 4th, 9:30am to 4:00pm - Lewiston
Mt. Apatite 5KM - Sat, Aug 10th, 8:30am to 4:00pm - Auburn
Bridge Run - Triple Crown 5k - Sun, Aug 25th, 8:30am to 11:00am - Auburn
Lake Auburn Half, 5K Walk/Run, and Kids Fun Run - Sun, Sep 8th, 7:30am to 12:00pm - Auburn
Mahoosuc Ridge to The River Challenge - Sat, Sep 14th, 9:00am to 5:00pm - Bethel
Dempsey Challenge - Sat, Sep 28th, 6:00am to Sun, Sep 29th, 5:00pm - Lewiston
Mt. Abram Ascent - Sat, Oct 12th, 9:00am to 3:00pm - Greenwood
North American Wife Carrying Championship - Sat, Oct 12th, 10:00am to 12:00pm - Newry
New England Cornhole Championship - Sun, Oct 13th, 10:00am to 5:00pm - Newry
Moose Pond Half Marathon and 5k - Sat, Nov 2nd, 10:00am to 2:00pm - Bridgton