Hiking the forest trails in Maine's lakes and Mountains

Find Yourself Outside in Maine’s Lakes and Mountains

Hiking, biking, rock-climbing, kayaking, and backwoods camping in Maine’s Western mountains is everything you want and more. All adding up to unmatched outdoor experiences and one fantastic getaway.

The forests and valleys of Maine’s Lakes and Mountains are crisscrossed by a network of lakes, rivers, and streams begging to be paddled, while woodlands offer an abundant variety of wildlife. Our spectacular mountains, which include several 4,000-footers, welcome both seasoned and novice hikers and provide plenty of opportunities for rock-climbers.

Jump into one of our crystal clear lakes for a swim. Bring or rent a canoe, kayak, SUP, or pontoon-boat to explore our many waterways. Discover the peaceful joy of fly-fishing amongst the rapid streams and historic pools that helped to define the sport.

Our trails are perfect for walks, runs, and bike rides and even motorized action. In the winter, enjoy Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, or seek out Alpine and snowboarding thrills at our world-class resorts and community ski mountains.

You’ll find nature’s majesty at every turn along the scenic drives connecting our culture-rich downtowns to crossroad communities and mountain villages. Rustic camps and lakeside retreats welcome lovers of the outdoors, including a “season” in nearly every season for those who love the thrill of the hunt.

Snowshoeing in Maine's lakes and Mounatins

The region is perfect for a multi-day getaway with wilderness tenting spots and sporting resorts easy to find. Camp and paddle trips along a choice of numerous waterways can easily turn a few days into lasting memory here in Maine’s Lakes and Mountains.