Discover the Maine Highlands

When you’re ready for an outdoor adventure, trek through the Maine Highlands to take in pristine views of Moosehead Lake and see more than 200 waterfalls. This region encompasses most of the central region of Maine and is where you’ll find hundreds of miles of hiking trails, hunting grounds, and wooded areas ripe for exploring.

If you’re visiting during the winter months, head here to enjoy snowmobiling around the trails and other outdoor adventures. Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park has been a natural marvel of this region for centuries and is home to the largest lake. Spend a day or two in the city of Bangor where you can enjoy sumptuous culinary creations and explore cultural sites like the Collins Center for the Arts and the Children’s Museum.


Mount Kineo in Maine's Highlands

Mount Kineo in Maine's Highlands

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Road Trips and Tours Around the Maine Highlands

From leaf peeping tours to safari adventures, you’ll find plenty of ways to discover the scenic sites and historic attractions of this region. Moose and wildlife viewing tours are a must-do for animal lovers. Go on an authentic leaf peeping tour when visiting during the fall months. Guides can take you on a tour through remote areas to explore lakes, forests, and wilderness trails.

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Popular Attractions in the Maine Highlands

Agricultural attractions are a popular destination for families visiting this region and many host special events such as Maine Maple Sunday, National Alpaca Farm Days, and guided tours. Go on a fall foliage tour or visit sites including Mt. Katahdin, Lowe’s Bridge and The Maine Forest and Logging Museum to discover the essence of Maine.

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Golf in the Maine Highlands

Lush greens and scenic settings around this region make it an ideal destination for golfing. You’ll find 9 and 18-hole courses at local golf clubs, historic golf courses, and country clubs around Bangor, Katahdin, and Moosehead Lake. See the historic golf course designed by architect Donald Ross at the Penobcot Valley Country Club or head to the Mount Kineo Golf Course in the Moosehead region.

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Skiing and Snowboarding in the Maine Highlands

This region is home to three mountains that are perfect for skiing and snowboarding during the winter season. From the Mt. Jefferson Ski Area to Hermon Mountain, don’t miss your chance to enjoy a day at the slopes and explore some of the beautiful lakes and nature areas nearby. Snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice fishing, and sled dog racing are some other activities to enjoy here.

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