Must-see attractions in Western Maine

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    Height of Land

    The expansive view of island-dotted Mooselookmeguntic Lake (the largest of the Rangeley Lakes) as it sweeps north toward distant mountains is astounding…

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    Grafton Notch State Park

    Sitting astride the Grafton Notch Scenic Byway within the Mahoosuc Range, this rugged park is a stunner. Carved by a glacier that retreated 12,000 years…

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    Rufus Porter Museum

    This well-regarded museum in the center of town looks at the work of 19th-century Renaissance man Rufus Porter. Porter is recognized throughout New…

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    Maine Mineral & Gem Museum

    The biggest thing to hit Bethel in years, this well-designed geology museum is still a work in progress (but should be open by the time you read this) but…

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    Sebago Lake State Park

    This 1500-acre park is a popular and scenic place to swim, picnic and camp on the way to Portland. Sebago Lake is Maine’s second-largest lake, at 45 sq…

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    Sunday River Covered Bridge

    So photogenic it's a hot spot for wedding photographs, this 87ft-long covered bridge dates from 1872 and is worth the short detour if you're in the area…

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    Pondicherry Park

    The photogenic Bob Dunning Memorial Bridge was built by district craftsmen in 2007 to honor a local conservationist. It marks the northern entrance to…

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    Rangeley Town Cove Park

    Just behind the visitor center in Rangeley town, this park is a scenic spot in which to enjoy a picnic.