The Western Mountains is an area located in the most western part of the state of Maine
, next to the border with New Hampshire
. The region offers fun activities all year round, with winter sports being a particular favorite
. Various condo rentals and vacation rental accommodations are available.
Getting a chalet rental accommodation during winter will give you access to an impressive total of six ski resorts in the area
. If you are looking for the steepest slopes to carve, then check out Sugarloaf
and Sunday River
resorts. With drops of 860 m and 713 m respectively, these mountains are certain to satisfy even the most vertical-hungry skiers
. Both mountains offer fifteen lifts each and a diverse catalogue of trails for beginners, experts and everyone in between. Sugarloaf and Sunday River resorts offer chalet rentals to keep you near the fun.
If you are looking for longer runs, make sure to check out Mt. Abram Ski Resort. With a longest trail of eight kilometers
and five chair lifts, you’ll be skiing to your heart’s content. Lost Valley
and Shawnee Peak
are the three other ski resorts in the area offering a mix of trails and chalet rental accommodations.
But winter is not the only exciting time in the Western Mountains area
. A condo rental or vacation rental lodging makes for a great get-away during summer, spring or fall. Make sure to drop by the city of Bethel where you can find a myriad of activities
, many of which are available during all four seasons. Go hiking or biking on the land, or bust out the clubs and enjoy a day of golf. Take your fishing gear and pull a couple of big ones from a nearby lake or river, or go for a relaxing swim
Grafton Notch State Park is located in the area and is offering exquisite natural vistas amid gorges and peaks
. The park boasts having twelve of the most challenging miles within the entirety of the Appalachian Trail and a rewarding summit view at a height of over four thousand feet for those daring enough to hike to it. Some of the most popular locations in the park include the Screw Auger Falls, a twenty-foot waterfall situated along the Bear River in a small gorge
. The Moose Cave lies within a forty-five-foot-deep canyon in the bedrock. Water running through the canyon temporarily disappears into the cave before reappearing on the other side. For a truly magical picnic experience, go to the Spruce Meadow Picnic Area and enjoy a picturesque view of Old Speck Mountain
while you eat.
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