Western Lakes and Mountains Travel Guide


Plan Your Western Lakes and Mountains Vacation

From Sebago Lake, less than 20 miles northwest of Portland, the sparsely populated Western Lakes and Mountains region stretches north and west, bordered by New Hampshire and Québec. Each season offers different outdoor highlights: you can choose from snow sports, hiking, mountain biking, leaf peeping, fishing, swimming, and paddling. The Sebago Lake area bustles with activity in summer. Bridgton is a classic New England town, as is Bethel, in the valley of the Androscoggin River. Sunday River, a major ski resort, is nearby. The more rural Rangeley Lake area brings long stretches of pine, beech, spruce, and sky and more classic inns. Just north of Kingfield is Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, Maine’s other big ski resort. Like Sunday River, it offers a host of summer activities.


Western Lakes and Mountains Hotels

Fodor's local writers visit every hotel we recommend. Look for our discerning Fodor's Choice picks or search by price and location.


Western Lakes and Mountains Restaurants

Find the best Western Lakes and Mountains restaurants in every price category with our top picks.

Things To Do

Things To Do in Western Lakes and Mountains

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


Western Lakes and Mountains Experiences

  • Whoopie Pies

    When a bill aiming to make the whoopie pie Maine’s official dessert was debated in the state legislature, some lawmakers countered that... Read more


Trip Finder

Fodor's Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire

View Details
Travel Deals