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Lakes and Mountains is a Maine region that encompasses the counties of Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford, plus the northern portion of Cumberland County.


Map of Lakes and Mountains
  Androscoggin County
  Cumberland County (northern portion only; excludes Greater Portland)
  Franklin County
including Rangeley Lakes
  Oxford County
including the Pennacook Valley (River Valley region)


  • 1 Farmington — a quaint town with many buildings on the National Register of Historic Places
  • 2 Frye Island — a seasonal resort town on an island in Sebago Lake
  • 3 Kingfield — the principal gateway to Sugarloaf, a major ski resort
  • 4 Lewiston5 Auburn Auburn, Maine on Wikipedia — twin cities with a strong French-Canadian heritage
  • 6 New Gloucester — home to the last active Shaker village in the U.S.
  • 7 Poland and Poland Spring — a historic resort area that is home to Range Ponds State Park
  • 8 Rangeley — the center of the Rangeley Lakes Region resort area
  • 9 Standish — a recreational area and suburb of Portland
  • 10 Weld — gateway to Mount Blue State Park

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  • 1 is mostly in New Hampshire, but extends across the border into this region.


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As of July 2016, cell phone reception can be spotty in the northern part of this region, even in populated areas. Check the coverage maps for your carrier and prepare to find alternative methods of communication. AT&T Wireless is particularly unreliable, with locals preferring Verizon or Consumer Cellular.

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