Local Activities & Attractions
Relax and disconnect at Bear Mountain, taking a swim in the refreshing lake, curling up by the fire with a great book, or indulging in a romantic early morning stroll as the mist rises from Bear Lake. The possibilities are endless. If you wish to get out and explore, please take a look at a partial list of our favorite local activities and attractions.
We’re happy to help you plan a New England getaway, your family vacation, a reunion or special event.
Bridgton Ice Arena
Bridgton Ice Arena is a great place for family and friends to get together and skate. Open skate available.
Vivo Country Italian Kitchen and Bar
A charming, cozy and warm atmosphere with a great bar, Vivo features the freshest local ingredients available. Walk-ins welcome and take-out service available.
Ebenezer’s Restaurant & Pub
A humble pub that’s off the beaten path but widely known for its massive selection of Belgian Beers.
The Oxford Casino is located in Oxford, ME. It has 848 slot machines and 22 table games for some wicked good fun.
Oxford Plains Speedway
The Oxford Plains Speedway is located on Rt. 26 in Oxford, Maine. Enjoy an evening/day at the races.
Sailing in Maine
Sebago Sailing – The boats in our fleet are impeccably maintained and are the perfect size to enjoy a week on the lakes. Easy to handle yet the roomy interior, one of the hallmarks of the O’Day sailboats, allow you to enjoy yourself without feeling cramped. Some of our boats even come with a hammock for the forestay – a real treat.
Big Adventure Center
Enjoy adventures for the whole family, including laser tag, mini golf, rock climbing, waterslides and bowling.
Feel Free to bring your own boat for tubing, waterskiing, or fishing on Bear Lake. Bear Lake’s depths make fishing great!
Naples Seaplane Rides
View the Lakes Region in panoramic fashion! See the beauty of the area from a unique perspective! Open daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day and weekends to Columbus Day (weather permitting) – No reservations required.
Songo River Queen
The Songo River Queen II is a spacious vessel able to easily accommodate family reunions and any other large group outing you might want to book. An honest-to-goodness replica of the famed Mississippi River Stern Paddle Wheelers. It accommodates up to 300 people for excursions, private parties and events on the lakes.
Saco River Canoe & Kayak
Come and rent your canoe from Saco River Canoe & Kayak. Enjoy a leisurely one-day trip around Mt. Tom to Walker’s Bridge; or perhaps an overnight journey downriver to Lovewell’s Pond or Brownfield. If you have more time, a three-day trip ending at Hiram or a side excursion into Kezar Lake or Charles Pond can be arranged, without any portages.
Raft Maine is an association of Maine’s twelve professional whitewater outfitters dedicated to providing the highest quality experience following safety standards set by the State of Maine. Member outfitters provide trips on the Kennebec, Penobscot and Dead Rivers.
Saco Bound specializes in family trips and maximum convenience and prides itself on its safety record and thirty years of experience on the Saco.
Grafton Notch State Park
Grafton Notch State Park and the Mahoosuc Public Lands are a premier recreational destination lying admist some of Maine’s most spectacular mountains, the Mahoosuc Range. These lands offer rugged terrain for backcountry hikers and include 12 of the most challenging miles along the Appalachian Trail. Those who seek tamer adventures can find short walks leading to impressive waterfalls and gorges.
Golf at Point Sebago
Hailed as one of the finest golf courses in Maine, Point Sebago’s 18-hole Championship course offers a fantastic day of golf. Situated on 500 acres of spectacular white birch forest, the par 72 course caters to all levels of play. Play 18-holes of golf for $29 while staying at the Bear Mountain Inn.
Beach Hill Bison Farm
For a special treat visit our local Beach Hill Bison Farm right here in Waterford. With over 70 animals to view, and a hay ride right into the fields, you are sure to have a great time. Hear the history of buffalo and buy some gifts or meat in the gift shop.
The trails are great! We can suggest many day hikes in the area. Only 30 minutes from White Mountains and Appalachian Trails. Our favorite hike is right across the street on Bear Mountain. For those who don’t like too steep of a climb try Hawk Mountain.
Work off the Bear Mountain Inn breakfast by taking our 20-minute hike along bear river that borders the Bear Mountain Inn property. Enjoy large pines and the running river. Benches along the way for you to relax and enjoy nature at its best at Bear Mountain Inn.
Secret Stable Riding Ranch offers trail rides or lessons. Enjoy beautiful scenic mountain views.
Mt. Washington Auto Road
The Northeast’s highest peak, 6,288-foot Mt. Washington, will captivate you with its remarkable views of the Presidential Range, the White Mountain National Forest and beyond. The route, the views and the magic of this mountain sanctuary have remained largely unchanged since travelers began winding their way up Mt. Washington in 1861. The “Road to the Sky” was an unprecedented engineering achievement and remains the first man-made attraction in the United States! Today, it awaits your personal voyage of discovery.
North Conway offers fun for the whole family, including Outlet shopping at Settlers Green, scenic train rides on the Conway Scenic Railroad, mini golf at Pirates Cove Mini Golf, and the Mountain Washington Valley Children Museum or at Cranmore Mountain.