Maine Lake Country counties

Counties encompassed in the Maine Lake Country area are colored green.

The Maine Lake Country is a region of the U.S. state of Maine, commonly including the counties of Oxford, Franklin, Somerset, Piscataquis, Penobscot and Aroostook. Some notable towns are Norway, Farmington, Dover-Foxcroft, Bangor and Houlton.

The Wisconsin Glaciation over the local Appalachian Mountains left behind eroded ridge and scoured lowlands with numerous lakes, ponds and bogs, connected by rivers, which provide habitats for dense pine and spruce forests, inhabited by ample populations of moose, loons and wildflowers. The Maine Lake Country is a popular area for hunting and fishing. It also has a substantial timber industry, which once ran huge log drives.

Hikers can either start or complete the Appalachian Trail at its northernmost point at Mount Katahdin.

Regions in Maine (E)

Kennebec ValleyMid CoastMaine Lake CountryMaine Swedish ColonyMoosehorn National Wildlife Refuge
Penobscot Indian Island Reservation