Western Lakes and Mountains Travel Guide

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From Sebago Lake, less than 20 miles northwest of Portland, the sparsely populated Western Lakes and Mountains stretch north along the New Hampshire border to Qu├ębec. Each season offers different outdoor highlights: you can choose from snow sports, hiking, mountain biking, leaf peeping, fishing, and paddling. The Sebago Lake area bustles with activity in summer. Harrison and the Waterfords are quieter, Center Lovell is a dreamy escape, and Bridgton is a classic New England town. So is Bethel, in the valley of the Androscoggin River; Sunday River, one of Maine's two major ski resorts, is nearby. The more rural Rangeley Lake area brings long stretches of pine, beech, spruce, and sky and more classic inns. Carrabassett Valley, just north of Kingfield, is home to Sugarloaf, a major ski resort with a challenging golf course.

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