Mountains of Possibilities… Come Play In Our Backyard
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"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 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.

 

Featured Member

Western Maine Center for Children
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Featured Activities

Snowmobiling
Ride The BLACK FLY LOOP, the largest Loop Trail in Maine! Enjoy and explore over 300 miles of some of the best-groomed trails in the state. Maine's Northwestern Mountains region offers food, fuel, and snowmobile lodging throughout the Region with direct access to local trails, municipal trails, and ITS trails. Be sure you “KNOW BEFORE YOU GO”. Check local ice conditions with any of our local clubs before venturing out on any lake or pond.
Learn more about snowmobiling trails
Golfing at Sugarloaf
Cat Skiing
Burnt Mountain Cat Skiing is the new winter experience at Sugarloaf, and it is the first true cat skiing operation in New England. The terrain on Burnt Mountain and in Brackett Basin® is aptly described as “side-country”; it offers skiers and riders varied terrain from tight tree skiing to wide-open glades. For years, Burnt Mountain was only accessible to those willing to hike or to ski in. Now you can save your energy and expend it on a short climb, and then a drop into 100+acres of powder on the eastern boundary of Burnt.
View cat skiing adventures
Hiking the AT
Cross Country Skiing
The rolling foothills of western Maine are ideal for cross-country skiing. There is a vast network of trails groomed for skate skiing and classic skiing and even access to backcountry terrain.

Places to go cross country skiing:
Maine Huts & Trails, the 5-mile Narrow Gauge Pathway, across from Cathedral Pines Campground and Sugarloaf Outdoor Center.
View cross country information
Biking near Stratton Brook Pond

Things to Do

View the Mountains

Sugarloaf Mountain

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

Crocker Mountain

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

Bigelow Mountain - West Peak

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

Saddleback Mountain

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

Bigelow Mountain - Avery Peak

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

Mount Aabraham

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

South Crocker Mountain

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

Saddleback Horn

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

Mount Redington

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

Spaulding Mountain

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

Upcoming Events

Ski & Tee Weekend
April 24, 2021
Seldom do you have the opportunity to ski and golf in the same day, but if there’s one bright side to a lackluster snow year it’s that the golf course has come through the winter in great shape.
Smalls to the Wall 2021
April 24, 2021
12:00 PM
Smalls is On. New England's Notorious Steep Creek Sprint! Kayay Racers Drop over 100 feet in 45 seconds
The Juke Joint Devils - Blues, Jump and Jive
April 24, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
The Juke Joint Devils is an old school Jump (blues) and Swing combo whose musical style draws heavily from the Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans blues of the 1950s, as well as the modern West Coast style of today.
Bike Borderlands Film Festival
April 28, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Bike Borderlands, a collaboration between 9 Northern Forest trail networks, is thrilled to release a film series showcasing the amazing riding our communities offer. We're excited to be launching that series here with you on April 28!
Psychic Dinner
May 15, 2021
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Dinner with Psychic Mediums! Kelly and her group will have you join them to deliver a reading to each customer. Tickets are sold on-line only or by calling for reservation
Sugarloaf Marathon
May 16, 2021
All Day
As of March 16th 2021, this event has been cancelled.

Seasonal Activities

Latest News

July 19, 2020
Looking for something to do that does not require social distancing?  Take a ride along “moose alley”.  Moose alley is the stretch of Route 16 between Stratton and Rangeley.  The best time of…
Moose
September 6, 2019
FALL IS ON THE WAY AND IT'S TIME TO MAKE YOUR PLANS TO VISIT…
Fall is on it's way!
September 2, 2019
Hiking Cranberry Peak      In the shadow of several of…
Hiking Cranberry Peak