Mountains of Possibilities… Come Play In Our Backyard

Maine's Northwestern Mountains

We are home to 10 of Maine's 4,000 ft. Mountains including Bigelow, Saddleback, and Sugarloaf. Join us in the Maine's Northwestern Mountains Region along the Appalachian Trail or the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail - our region is the only location where two major recreational trails meet in North America.

 

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Featured Activities

Golf
As one of Maine's premier golf destinations, the Sugarloaf Golf Course is a must-play for any golfer. This Robert Trent Jones Jr. course is sculpted into the mountain and provides golfers with stunning panoramic mountain views around every corner. Admired for its beauty, this 6,910-yard course is not without its challenges; dramatic elevation changes, winding fairways, unforgiving bunkers, as well as rock-lined streams and greens put a premium on accuracy and precision.
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Golf
Hiking
The variety of hiking opportunities in Maine’s Northwestern Mountains Region is unparalleled!

For every season and experience level; from an afternoon, day, or week-long trek – your hike is sure to be unforgettable! Three major trail systems welcome hikers – Maine Huts and Trails, the Appalachian Trail, and footpaths of the pristine Bigelow Preserve. Dozens of more local routes head to mountaintop views, deep woods waters, and quiet spots in our great Northern Forest.
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Hiking
Biking
Biking popularity has grown during the past few years. During this time, trails used only by hikers and cross-country skiers experienced a steady increase in bike traffic. Eventually, demand for new places to ride led to trails being constructed with biking in mind.

As a result, the Maine’s Northwestern Mountains Region has become a popular destination for the sport, offering opportunities for novice and expert riders alike.
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Biking

Things to Do

View the Mountains

Elevation: 4,250 ft (1,295 m)
Rating: Moderate/Difficult

Elevation: 4,228 ft (1,289 m)
Rating: Easy from Redington

Elevation: 4,145 ft (1,263 m)
Rating: Moderate

Elevation: 4,120 ft (1,256 m)
Rating: Moderate

Elevation: 4,090 ft (1,246 m)
Rating: Moderate

Elevation: 4,050 ft (1,234 m)
Rating: Moderate/Difficult

Elevation: 4,050 ft (1,235 m)
Rating: Easy without Redington

Elevation: 4,041 ft (1,232 m)
Rating: Moderate

Elevation: 4,010 ft (1,222 m)
Rating: Difficult

Elevation: 4,010 ft (1,222 m)
Rating: Moderate/Difficult

Upcoming Events

Ladies' Night
December 13, 2019
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Grab some girls and come hang with us!
Sugarloaf Holiday Gift Bazaar
December 14, 2019
10:00 AM
The Sugarloaf Holiday Gift Bazaar will be held Saturday and Sunday, December 14th & 15th
Tree Lighting and Fireworks
December 14, 2019
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Please join us as we welcome Santa back to Sugarloaf! 
Cocoa and Cookies with Santa
December 14, 2019
11:00 PM
We just got off the phone with the North Pole. The big guy will be stopping by The Looney Moose Cafe. 
Sugarloaf Eastern Cup Opener
December 21, 2019
8:00 AM
Sugarloaf Eastern Cup Opener
Climb For A Cure
December 27, 2019
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Grab your friends and family and come join us for a fun moonlit climb, snowshoe or skin up to Bullwinkle's!

Seasonal Activities

Latest News

September 6, 2019
FALL IS ON THE WAY AND IT'S TIME TO MAKE YOUR PLANS TO VISIT . . .  Fall begins around Labor Day in the Maine's Northwestern Mountains and continues into the First Part of October.
Fall is on it's way!
September 2, 2019
Hiking Cranberry Peak      In the shadow of several of…
Hiking Cranberry Peak
May 16, 2018
The “Maine High Peaks Scenic Byway” is a road with a…
Maine’s High Peaks Scenic Byway