Maine’s hillsides and immense forested mountains outline the perfect panoramic vista for trail hiking and biking, sightseeing, as well as a paradise for winter sports including snowboarding, skiing and snowmobiling.
Whether you’re planning a vacation in Maine’s mountains for a nature walk, or relaxing in a heated pool after a day on the wintry slopes, you can start planning the perfect Maine vacation using our mountain area lodging guide.
Explore Maine’s North Woods, with abundant wilderness, mountains, rivers, trails, and hundreds of lakes. Relax in a lakeside cabin, cook s’mores over a fire in the wilderness campground, and wake up to whitewater rafting the class V Penobscot River! The Big Moose Inn is situated between Millinocket and Ambajejus Lakes where guests can enjoy kayaks, canoes, and pontoon boat rides, on-site bar and restaurant, a nearby convenience store, and WiFi in most accommodations. Learn More
In the Western Lakes and Mountains, 9 miles behind a controlled gate on beautiful Lake Kennebago sits Grants Kennebago Camps. Complete with main lodge, dining room and 18 modern cabins within steps of the lake. Each has a woodstove with wood outside the door, bathroom with shower, screened in porch with lake and mountain views and your boat waiting on the dock. Included are three daily home cooked meals, including lobster. A wonderful environment for families to enjoy, explore or relax. Learn More
The Big Moose Inn with its unique charm, rare blend of friendly service and lovely surroundings offer inn rooms, suites, cabins, RV, lean to, and tent sites. With a fine dining restaurant, rooftop seating, bar and grille. Located 8 miles from Baxter, between Ambajejus and Millinocket lakes, within walking distance of the beach, and beautiful sunsets. On-site they have canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, scenic wildlife cruises, rafting companies, and a wedding and event venue. Learn More
The ultimate in rustic luxury. Beautiful log cabins on Moosehead Lake & Loon Lake; real wood-burning fireplaces; whirlpool bathtubs. Moose watching; hiking & snowshoe trails; kayaking; massages. Breathtaking views and sunsets! On the snowmobile trail. A wilderness treasure. Learn More
The Maine Houses offer the perfect getaway for 4 to 94 guests. Accommodations range from a Lake front Lodge to Victorian Inn to Private Suites. Located on a lake in the mountains of Western Maine and close to the Sunday River Ski Resort and Mt. Abram skiing, these four large guest houses are the ideal spot for your group’s next family reunion, family vacation, ski club, school or church group outing. Open year-round, each house is fully equipped with all the basics, plus some have fireplaces, steam room, hot tub, TV/DVD/VCRs, sound system, WiFi, gas grills and more. Learn More
Maine’s Ultimate Adventure Resort! The New England Outdoor Center offers cozy luxury lodging, inspired cuisine and a wide range of activities for every age group in the splendor and majesty of Maine-s Mt. Katahdin/Baxter State Park region. White water rafting, guided moose and wildlife tours, canoeing, kayaking, hiking or just relax and wonder at nature’s majesty. You’ll to go home knowing more about nature and more about yourself. Learn More
With Mt Katahdin at the heart of Maine and the Appalachian Trail sloping off toward the White Mountains, and over a dozen Maine ski areas, anyone can attest that Maine is a mountainous state. Maine’s mountains are truly a spectacle to behold whether from the summit of a mountaintop or viewed from a lush valley.
Spring and summer in Maine’s mountains bring out the peaceful natural beauty, with new fresh growth and budding flowers and fauna. In fall, the whispers of wind brush against the lush foliage covering the mountainous regions, providing a shimmering display of reds, oranges and yellows set amongst the tall evergreen pines.
Whether you are a hiker, a more leisure walker or biker, or just like to take photos of fall foliage, Maine’s mountains are truly spectacular in autumn. During the spring, summer and fall there is always room for hiking in the mountains of Maine from Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton and Bradbury State Park, to Sunday River’s Mahoosucs and The Bigelows near Sugarloaf and Baxter State Park.
Seasoned hikers can take on the Knife’s Edge on Mt Katahdin or follow the Appalachian Trail for a truly memorable hiking journey.
Many lodges take full advantage of Maine’s mountains in every season by offering guide services and maps to explore on your own. In winter, Maine lodging camps and resorts provide snowmobile or ATV rentals as well as ATV and snowmobile guided tours.
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