The name says it all. Maine’s Western Lakes and Mountains region is a spectacular array of idyllic peaks, crystalline water and people busy enjoying it. Summer is high season, drawing anglers, campers, hikers and recreational boaters to the many ponds, rivers and glacial lakes interspersed between summits. Winter draws an entirely different crowd made up of skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers. Open year-round, Sugarloaf is the king of alpine resorts, luring riders from all over the world to its 1,400 acres of white powder. The rest of the year, it’s all about color. Wild flowers explode in the spring, while fall foliage transforms the landscape into a lush palette of orange, yellow and red. Recreation and leisure aside, it’s the spectacular scenery that keeps people coming back.