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Magical Mountains and Lakes Region of Maine

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Introduction

Location

Events

Climate & Seasons

Lodging

Dining

Recreation

Hiking/Biking

Canoeing

Boating/Fishing

Golf/Tennis

Skiing Winter Sports

Shopping

Scenic Drives
During 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!
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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 Springtime.
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.
Memorial 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.
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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.
Photo: Oxford House B&B
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 homemade products.
There's 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.
Fall
September is 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 color.
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 Sunday.
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.
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{short description of image} Winter

Imagine glistening 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 snowfall.

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.
Make the Magical Mountains and Lakes Region your next destination no matter what the season and you'll have wonderful memories to cherish forever!

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