Vacation rentals on or near the Lakes and Mountains region of Maine
The Lakes and Mountains Region is one of Maine’s best kept secrets for a great vacation. In summer everyone from out of state flocks to Acadia National Park, but there is so much more to Maine. In this western Maine area, you will find some of the nation’s most pristine lakes and wilderness mountain hikes. If you are looking for lazy days on the dock, swimming or fishing; hiking in untouched forests; white water rafting or hiking the Appalachian Mountain Trail, the Lakes and Mountains Region of Maine is the place to go. You can stay at a resort, a remote cottage or cabin, or a B&B in one of western Maine’s historic villages. Cool off in hot summer at Songo Pond, Panther Pond, Sebago Lake, Rangely Lakes and many many others.
The Lakes and Mountains region also offers many wonderful winter vacation rentals, for skiing and snowmobiling, some in the form of winterized cottages and camps, some very convenient ski condos. Check out Shawnee Peak in Bridgton, Sunday River in Newry, Mount Abram in Locke Mills, Lost Valley in Auburn, Saddleback in Rangeley, and Sugarloaf/USA in Kingfield. The Rangley Lake area has some of the finest snowmobiling in the east with connecting trails to the statewide system.
Close to Rangley on Rt. 17 is Height of Land, one of Maine’s best scenic lookouts. Summer highlights are the Blueberry Festival, first weekend of every August in Wilton, Maine Open Farm Days in August, blueberry picking on local farms, Celtic and Folk music concerts in Farmington, Dixfield, Phillips. Favorite restaurants include Calzalaio’s in Wilton and the Rangely Inn, and The Homestead in Farmington. For art film theater, visit Railroad Square Cinema, in Waterville.