Western Maine attractions

Top Choice Viewpoint in Rangeley Lake

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. Vistas of undeveloped forest stretch for up to 100 miles; you…
State Park in Bethel

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 ago, the Notch is a four-season playground, chock-full of wate…
Museum in Bridgton

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 England for the landscape murals he painted inside hundreds of hous…
Museum in Bethel

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 a preview gallery and store are open in the meantime. The go…
State Park in Western Maine

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 miles. If the beach gets too crowded, just step into the woods,…
Bridge in Western Maine

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. It's also known as the Artists Bridge because of its reputati…
Park in Bridgton

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 Pondicherry Park, in the heart of Bridgton. This 66-acre woodlan…
Park in Rangeley Lake

Rangeley Town Cove Park

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