About the Region

About the Region

The Maine Highlands region is pristine, wild, and offers a slice of Maine that you can’t find anywhere else. Located smack dab in the heart of Maine, our area encompasses two counties, Maine’s tallest peak, Maine’s largest lake, and a cosmopolitan hub that helps you reach it all. Spend your day exploring some of Maine’s most gorgeous waterfalls, trails, rivers, and lakes—and enjoy an elegant meal with locally sourced ingredients at night. And don’t miss out on our wonderful breweries, local museums, and theaters!

Adventurers of all ages flock to The Maine Highlands all year long. People love to hike our peaks, ride our rapids, sleep in our campgrounds, and explore our trails on snowmobiles and ATVs. Our region is mostly rural, and people like to visit with their friends and family to escape the stress of their daily lives. The Maine Highlands is a great place to unplug and unwind!

Relax by the lake, listening to the haunting and romantic call of the loons. Hop aboard a moose safari and head out into the North Maine Woods in search of a majestic Maine moose. Slide into a canoe or kayak and explore the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, or any one of our countless lakes and rivers. Strap on some snowshoes or skis and hit the slopes or traverse our well-groomed trails. Attend an outdoor concert at Bangor’s Waterfront Pavilion, or build your vacation around any of our fun annual events or festivals.

The Maine Highlands truly is a four season destination. We urge you to see for yourself! Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for beautiful photos and pertinent news. You can also request a FREE guidebook! Let us know your interests and we’ll mail you everything you need to plan your next adventure.

Click on the links below to learn more about the organizations that make up The Maine Highlands:
Greater Bangor Region
Moosehead Lake Region
Katahdin Region
Lincoln Lakes Region
Southern Piscataquis Region
Sebasticook Valley Region