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Your personal guide to the Western Mountains and Lakes Region of Maine!

Explore Western ME is the free go-to mobile app for the Western Mountains and Lakes Region of Maine. We want you to come explore our neck of the woods! The area is home to Sugarloaf and Saddleback ski resorts, the Maine Huts & Trails system, the Rangeley Lakes and Flagstaff Lake. The Appalachian Trail passes through the region.

Come get inspired by the natural beauty. We have 10 of Maine’s 14 highest mountains measuring more 4,000 feet above sea level so it is easy to feel like you are sitting on top of the world here – not a city in sight! Crystal clear rivers and streams flow through the region. Year-round outdoor recreation opportunities abound and there are wonderful restaurants, shops and art galleries scattered throughout the area. Take an outdoor adventure or simply unplug and enjoy the laid back quality of life in western Maine. 

Nearby Farmington is home to the University of Maine at Farmington as well as many shops, restaurants and things to do. Communities covered include Kingfield, Carrabassett Valley, Stratton/Eustis, Rangeley, Oquossoc, Strong and Phillips, Farmington, Wilton and Weld.  

Explore Western ME is owned and compiled by the Original Irregular (207-265-2773), a local weekly newspaper and seasonal publications covering Northern Franklin County, Maine.

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Explore Western ME is rated E for everyone.

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