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In the westernmost portion of Maine, the mountains are part of the Appalachian Mountain range that stretches along the entire east coast of the United States. In the Maine Lakes & Mountains region, visitors enjoy the outdoors year-round. Travelers can explore this beautiful area by air, bus, bike - or along several scenic byways.

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Air Travel

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Auburn Lewiston Municiple Airport (KLEW)

Lewiston is Maine's second largest city and is situated on the banks of the Androscoggin River, midway between the state's spectacular coastline and lush mountains, alongside the Maine Turnpike. Everything is here for a bright new century: visionary civic leaders; a transportation hub connected by rails, interstate highway and air; state of the art telecommunications; a diverse and rapidly growing high precision economy; a vibrant and diverse cultural heritage; superior healthcare and educational services; an energized downtown with architectural masterpieces; safe neighborhoods and affordable housing; an eager workforce, and ample expansion opportunities.

Website | 207-786-0631

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Brandy Pond Seaplane Base (Naples)

From the Brandy Pond Seaplane Base you can view the beauty of Sebago Lake, Long Lake, Brandy Pond, Trickey Pond, the Songo Locks, distant views of the White Mountains of New Hampshire and much more!

Website | 207-693-5138

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Long Lake Seaplane Base (Naples)

From the Long Lake Seaplane Base you can view the beauty of Sebago Lake, Long Lake, Brandy Pond, Trickey Pond, the Songo Locks, distant views of the White Mountains of New Hampshire and much more!

Website | 207-356-9924 | 207-356-9923

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Rangeley (Steven A. Bean) Municipal Airport (8B0)

Rangeley Municipal Airport serves Rangeley and Franklin County and is owned by Town Of Rangeley. The paved runway extends for 2701 feet. The facility is at an elevation of 1824 feet, about 2 miles northwest of Rangeley.

Website | 207-864-3326

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Rangeley Lake Seaplane Base

Exciting experiences can be had by all - whether it's leaf-peeping the Heritage loop, fishing the Rangeley Lakes, white-water rafting down the Carrabassett, hiking Tumbledown Mountain, camping in Mt. Blue State Park, or even spring-skiing at Sugarloaf in your shorts!

207-864-5307

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Twitchell Airport & Seaplane Base (Turner/Androscoggin River)

Floatplanes open the door to some of the world's most remote locations -- experiences that go beyond anything you might encounter on wheels. Twitchell's Airport/Seaplane Base on the Androscoggin River in Turner has been in the business for over 53 years.

Website | 207-225-5112

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Biking

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Maine Lakes & Mountains by Bike

The unspoiled mountain vistas, placid lakeshores and majestic forests of Western Maine offer cyclists plenty of opportunities for sightseeing, museum visits and hiking.

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Bus Transportation

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Bridgton Senior Transportation Program

A volunteer transportation program for seniors and disabled people with services for medical appointments, shopping and life sustaining places and activities. Offering on-demand, free and donation based financing for transportation. Service Area: Bridgton, Harrison, Lovell, Fryeburg, Denmark, Sebago, Raymond, Casco and Naples.

207-647-3116

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BusBank

The BusBank is a nationwide charter bus service that is able to offer a wide variety of options from mini bus service to full size coach buses. The BusBank can handle groups from 15 passengers up to large events of tens of thousands. The BusBank services all regions of Maine.

Website | 1-866-428-7226

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Citylink

The citylink is a fixed route public transit system serving the cities of Lewiston and Auburn operated Western Maine Transportation Services (WMTS) for the Lewiston Auburn Transit Committee (LATC).

Website | 207-777-4563

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Custom Coach and Limousine

Custom Coach and Limousine's fleet consists of executive sedans, vans, stretch limousines, SUVs, mini coaches, school buses, 29, 49 and 57 passenger Motorcoaches and our all new 20 passenger Limousine-Party Coach.

Website | 1-800-585-3589

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GO Maine Commuter Connections

This free commuter assistance program provides services to commuters who live, work, or travel throughout the State of Maine. Emergency Ride Home Guarantee.

Website | 1-800-280-RIDE (7433)

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Lisbon Connection

Serving Lisbon, Lisbon Center and Lisbon Falls with daily round trips to Lewiston.

207-784-9335

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Maine Charter Bus Rental Services - US Coachway Inc.

US Coachway Inc. offers charter bus service nationally and throughout Maine.

Website | 1-800-359-5991

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Mountain Explorer

A free shuttle service operating between Bethel Village and Sunday River Ski Resort, linking restaurants, inns and shopping areas in between.

Website | 207-824-3000

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Northeast Charter & Tour

Northeast Charter & Tour Co., Inc. offers extensive passenger transportation services, ranging from passenger vans for airport shuttle service, minibus, to a full 56-passenger charter bus.

Website | 1-888-593-6328

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Sugarloaf Explorer

The Sugarloaf Explorer features eight bus routes linking residential neighborhoods, condominiums, inns, and hotels in Carrabassett Valley with the Sugarloaf Base Lodge, the Outdoor Center, and local shops and restaurants.

Website | 207-237-6853

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VIP Charter Coach

Established in 1985, V.I.P. specializes in motorcoach tours and charters of all kinds serving the United States and Canada. VIP also services USM Portland-Gorham.

Website | 207-772-4457

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Western Maine Transportation Services WMTS

A private, non-profit corporation that provides public transportation in Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties. Fixed route bus service in Lewiston-Auburn. Seasonal fixed route bus in the Bethel-Newry area – Mountain Explorer. Commuter service from Lisbon to Lewiston – Lisbon Connection.

Website | 1-800-393-9335 \ TDD: 1-800-851-3191

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Car & Driving

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Bridgton Senior Transportation Program

A volunteer transportation program for seniors and disabled people with services for medical appointments, shopping and life sustaining places and activities. Offering on-demand, free and donation based financing for transportation. Service Area: Bridgton, Harrison, Lovell, Fryeburg, Denmark, Sebago, Raymond, Casco and Naples.

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Explore Maine by Car

Sometimes, the only way to get to your destination is by car. In fact, some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the state can only be reached by driving. Make the most of the ride by traveling along one of many scenic byways that wind through the state. And if you need directions or lodging along the way, checkout our information on Maine's Visitor Information Centers.

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Maine Lakes & Mountains Scenic Byways

The unspoiled mountain vistas, placid lakeshores and majestic forests of Western Maine offer visitors plenty of opportunities for sightseeing, museum visits and hiking.

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Ferry Service

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Frye Island

Frye Island is located in Sebago Lake approximately 25 miles west of Portland, Maine. We became Maine's newest town in 1998, and the wonderful memories of that glorious July Fourth weekend will live on for years to come. There are two ferries that provide transportation to & from the Island on a scheduled basis. The Island is easy to find, just head towards Raymond, Maine on State Route 302.

Website | 207-655-4551 | Ferry: 207-655-4258

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Frye Island Ferry

The Frye Island Ferry provides seasonal service to the residents of Frye Island in Sebago Lake. Mainland access to the ferry is from Raymond Neck, in Raymond, Maine. The ferry typically operates between June and September.

Website | 207-655-4258

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