the spring and fall months, daytime temperatures usually range from
50 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Nights vary between 30 and 50 degrees.
Summer daytime temperatures range from the mid-60's to the mid-80's
during the day and generally cool down 10 to 15 degrees at night for
very comfortable open-window sleeping. During the winter months of
December through March, temperatures and conditions can range from
10 degrees to 40 degrees, and nights are quite a bit colder. The
Magical Mountains and Lakes region averages 100 to 112 inches of
snowfall a year. But don't worry, our road crews are
well-experienced at keeping the roads clean and safe all winter!
Spring in the Western
Lakes and Mountains Region of Maine is truly an awakening for
all the senses Beginning in April, the snow begins to melt, the
days become longer and the early crocuses pop up through the
thin snow cover to remind us that life begins anew in the
Just minutes away, skiers are being blessed with some of the
finest spring skiing in the east, while other vacationers and
locals are getting out their bicycles, tennis racquets, and golf
clubs. Spring is a wonderful time for hiking and cycling in the
area; you can practically hear the woods coming to life! In
early May, whitewater enthusiasts will delight at the prospect
of kayaking or canoeing one of the many rivers or streams
swollen with the winter runoff. When the water level drops and
the temperature rises, fishing begins in earnest, and anglers
are treated to some of the best fly fishing in the world.
Day signals the opening of many attractions; check our calender
of events for details. If you've heard about our famous black
flies...well, it's true, they do come out from about mid-May to
mid-June. But armed with some good bug repellent, most folks
visitors and locals alike, wouldn't trade experiencing the
beauty of this season for a couple of bug bites.
From mid-June to
Labor Day summer in the mountains can't be beat! The whole
region comes alive with activity. The lakes offer wonderful
boating, swimming, and fishing opportunities. Canoeing kayaking,
or tubing the Saco River, a truly pristine beauty, should be on
every visitor's "must do" list. Insider's hint: go
during midweek when the river is less crowded.
For those interested in enjoying the "fruits" of their
labor countless farms and orchards offer fruits and vegetables
for the picking, from every type of berry imaginable to dozens
of varieties of apples. If the end result is what you are truly
interested in, there are fresh farm stands scattered throughout
the valley that offer their homegrown produce, yummy treats, and
no end to the activities summer folks enjoy...biking, fishing,
golf, tennis, hiking, camping, antiquing, summer concerts, flea
markets, art shows, craft fairs, live theater, music festivals,
parades, scenic touring, swimming, boating, outdoor dining...you
get the picture! Remember, our summer temperatures are warm
during the day, then cool and comfortable at night.
absolutely sensational! It offers the best of both worlds...warm
days, cool evenings, and fewer crowds. It's the time for Craft
Fairs and apple picking. This is the season when Mother Nature
begins to weave her magic as the mountains come alive with
October signals the
beginning of the famous Fryeburg Fair, which attracts thousands
of visitors every day during the week-long event. The fair is
usually the first week of October, running from Sunday to
Our spectacular fall
foliage is truly special. You really can't believe the
breathtaking beauty until you experience it first hand. There's
no finer way to spend a beautiful fall day than driving through
the mountains and seeing the explosion of colors.
white snow, brilliant blue skies, and crisp clean air. Now you
know the magic of winter in our beautiful area. The drudgery
of winter suddenly disappears the moment you get out and enjoy
the freshness of a winter day. Don't worry, the roads are
clear and you can get just about anywhere after a lovely
Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing
ice fishing, dog sledding, sleigh rides, ice skating, moonlight
strolls, and stargazing on a still, crisp night are just part of
the winter magic in our magical Mountains and Lakes Region.
Magical Mountains and Lakes Region your next destination no
matter what the season and you'll have wonderful memories to
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