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Lovely Rental Houses for Your Next Vacation in Western Maine

The mountainous region of western Maine is a beautiful area to visit. Rental houses, cottages, and cabins are available to help make your stay wonderful. These beautiful properties offer various amenities such as hot tubs, outdoor grills, fireplaces, internet access and cable television to further enhance your vacation.

Visit Some Museums in Western Maine

There are many interesting museums in the western parts of Maine. You can learn about the history of the area, the arts, and much more.

  • Norlands Living History Center, located in the Livermore area, offers visitors a chance to see into the past. A refurbished home, a one room schoolhouse, and a church are all on this property and can be toured. Additionally, among the many maple trees on the land, you can see how maple sugaring is done now and how it was different in the past.
  • The Jones Museum, in the Sebago area, displays ceramic and glass art from around the world. They have pieces from ancient times through the modern period.
  • MEG’s Doll Museum, in the Rangley Lake area, showcases dolls from the 1800s through present day.

Get Outdoors for Interesting Adventures

There are many outdoor activities in this area of Maine. Hiking is popular and the White Mountains National Forest is a great place to start. They have some of the best scenic hiking trails to explore. Bicycling and golfing are also popular pastimes. You can find a variety of bike trails for novice through more experienced riders. Bike rentals are available throughout the state. In addition, there are many golf courses in the area for those who prefer this sport.

Enjoy Many Winter Sports in Western Maine

With so many winter sporting activities in Western Maine, it will be hard to choose just one. You can go snowmobiling on 3,000 miles of trails through the mountain areas. Or, perhaps you’d enjoy skiing down the mountains. Still others prefer snow shoeing or cross-country skiing in the snow. On the other hand, ice skating is also quite popular. There are many frozen lakes and also community centers with ice skating rinks open to the public. Dog sledding is yet another possibility plus many people enjoy snow tubing. You’ll spend days in the mountains trying all of the different winter activities.

Weather in Western Maine

The weather in western Maine is variable, depending on the exact location, particularly the elevation. However, the average high temperature in the winter months in the Rangley area is in the low 20s. Summers see high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Winter months see over 20 inches of snow per month with an annual average of over 120 inches of snow. Depending on your plans for you vacation, you may enjoy any season in western Maine. There is something to do no matter when you visit.

How to Get to Western Maine

Many people choose to drive when they are traveling to the western parts of Maine. There are decent roads leading to the major cities and towns of the area. Rental cars may be an option for those who choose not to drive their own cars into the mountain areas. Portland International Airport is the only major airport in Maine. It is located on the eastern coast of Maine so a rental car or shuttle service will be needed to get to the western part of the state. Additionally, Western Maine Transportation Services offers busses throughout the area for those who would like to get around to different areas. This area is full of adventure and fun, so no matter how you get there, it will be worthwhile.

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                                                                                                    We had such a great time at The Artist's Cabin Retreat. So clean, comfortable and well spaced out. The view of the Mountain was the icing on the cake. The owner's were amazing to work with and made our stay so enjoyable. Would 100% recommend. Thanks for a great vacation!
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                                                                                                    Great yard two socks and a swim platform had a great weekend and can not wait to do it again

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                                                                                                    the yard dock and swim platform was amazing I can not wait to do it again next uear
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                                                                                                    Had a wonderful week with family and friends. Definitely recommend pontoon rental at causeway marina. House is amazing, always something to do or just relaxing. Anthony and Cory are wonderful to work with and bring customer service to a new level! Thanks for sharing this wonderful home with us. Sue Lussier
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