Western Maine (Zone 5)
Peak Week: Second Week in October
- Tourism Driving Tour: Maples & Mountains
This tour begins in Naples, passes through Sebago Lake State Park, north to Grafton Notch State Park, down into the White Mountain National Forest, and through Lovell and Fryeburg.
- Tourism Driving Tour: Franklin Heritage Loop
This tour begins in Livermore Falls, heads north along the Carrabasset River all the way to Eustis, then curves west to Rangeley Lake State Park and south to Mount Blue State Park.
Featured State Parks
- Grafton Notch State Park has roadside turnouts, picnic areas and trails offer excellent views of the Mahoosuc Mountains and the Presidential Range. Trails lead to popular lookouts, such as the Eyebrow and Table Rock, and trails and lookouts on the Bureau of Parks and Lands' Mahoosuc Management Unit.
- Views of the Richardson Lake Management Unit with the White Mountains are spectacular! Find these popular viewing lookouts along Route 17, including the "Height of Land" in Township D.
- The Bigelow Preserve can be viewed from several locations: Route 27/16 in Carrabassett Valley; Cathedral Pines Rest Area in Eustis; the lookout on Eustis Ridge; and from several Bigelow Preserve hiking trails.
- Mt. Blue State Park in Weld provides a panoramic view of Webb Lake and the surrounding mountains. The Center Hill picnic area and trails offer spectacular views of the Tumbledown Mountain Range. Follow signs to Center Hill from Route 156 in Weld Village.