Lewiston-Auburn Region

The lakes and waterways that surround the region’s largest metropolitan area—Lewiston/Auburn—provide year-round recreational opportunities. Any direction you head from the Androscoggin River that splits these two cities offers easy access to welcoming waters set amid meadows and woodlands.

In the rural community of Leeds, enthusiasts of birding, hiking, and Nordic skiing should visit the Curtis Homestead Conservation Area, while anglers and boaters looking for more active water pursuits like year-round fishing and motor boating should cast their gaze on the welcome waters of Sabattus Lake to the east.

Heading west will put you within casting range of spots near Mechanic Falls along the Little Androscoggin that have developed a reputation for great fishing. Those looking for a place that seems to have it all should take their time exploring the expansive Androscoggin Riverlands State Park, which delivers trails with scenic overlooks for spotting wildlife and multiple places to hand carry in a boat for a leisurely day on the river.

The jewel in the areas crown is Lake Auburn, more than just a lake, it is a source of drinking water for 39,000 residents in the region. Because of this usage is highly monitored, visitors can fish or boat, but no human to water contact is allowed. Locals recommend taking a ride “around the lake” to enjoy its scenic beauty in every season.

must visit spots

Androscoggin Riverlands State Park

Androscoggin Riverlands State Park

This 2,675-acre park, nestled along the banks of the Androscoggin River, invites visitors to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors on its trails that wind through lush forests, offering picturesque views of the river. Wildlife enthusiasts will find majestic eagles soaring overhead.

The Androscoggin River is an ideal place for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. The park also features picnic spots, open fields, and shaded groves making it an ideal getaway right nearby to the cities of Lewiston and Auburn.

Lake Auburn, Auburn Maine

Lake Auburn

Spanning 2,260 acres, Lake Auburn is minutes from downtown. Well known for offering a tranquil escape for anglers looking to catch their limit of smallmouth bass, landlocked salmon, or lake trout. Look for spots along the lake’s north shore or at the inlet in the glade in the northwest corner, called the Basin. The nearby Whitman Spring Road is a local favorite with birders, walkers, hikers, and bikers.

As Lake Auburn is the municipal water source for the community, kindly follow the posted rules and respect areas marked as off-limits.

Lisbon Falls along side the Androscoggin with the Worumbo Dam in the distance.

Lisbon Falls

Discover the hometown charm and allure that is Lisbon Falls. This community offers a blend of outdoor beauty and historic charm. Explore the scenic hiking and biking trails along the river that offer breathtaking natural views. Along the half-mile below the thundering hydroelectric dam, located right in the heart of town, the conditions and habitat for bass fishing are ideal.

Wander up Main Street and stop in at any of the quaint shops and local eateries, perfect for leisurely exploration. A delightful downtown and the genuine warmth make Lisbon Falls a wonderful place to visit.

the areas lakes, ponds and waterways

Ways to Adventure

Plan Your Trip

Maine’s Lakes and Mountains offers a variety of resources to help you plan your next visit, including an annual visitor’s guide, stand alone map, and the new Adventure Guide App.

Visitor's Guide

Our Free Visitor's Guide will help inspire your next adventure along our mountain trails, lakes, scenic byways, bustling towns and more.

Map of the Region

Companion to the Visitor Guide, our dual-sided planning map will help you find your way to adventure in every season throughout the region.

Adventure Guide App

The App will point the way to all kinds of adventures, experiences and destinations in Maine’s Lakes and Mountains with GPS location maps and alerts.

Maine's Lakes and Mountains by the numbers

4,000+ footers
Mountain Peaks
Lakes and Ponds
+Towns and Villages
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