The Central region of Maine is known for its outstanding
recreation, and extends from the state capital of Augusta, to the upper
Kennebec and Moose River Valleys north to Canada. The region is
best known for its world-class whitewater rafting on the Penobscot
River, Kennebec River and Dead River in The Forks region.
Summer activities may include both sporting and cultural events;
from hiking and biking in the parks and nature trails, taking in a round
of golf, boating and fishing on Belgrade Lakes, and visiting state
fairs and festivals. Riding in Central Maine in the Fall, is a wonderful
experience. The air is crisp, and the trees along the roads and in
the hills, are loaded with color, showing off what it does best this
time of year. The winter months have plenty to offer as well, such
as snowmobiling, ice fishing, both downhill and cross-country skiing
and of course lots of open trails for snowshoeing.
After all that exercise, you may want to relax at a nearby restaurant, browse antique
shops, explore art galleries, or take in a movie. There are also sightseeing attractions
that include the Maine State Museum, the State Capital in Augusta, and the Margaret
Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan. You will also find in the area, the University of Maine-
Orono. UMO is located in the town of Orono along the banks of the Stillwater River and
just above Bango. It is Maine's largest University, as well as one of New England's premier
You have much to choose from while visiting the Central Region and lower valleys in
Maine, so be sure to come back soon, we're right off Route I-95.