Tunk Lake

Tunk Lake Outlet Stream

Nothing says Downeast Maine like Tunk Lake. This beautiful 2000-acre natural lake is wild, pristine and entirely accessible to all comers. Considered the third deepest lake in the state, Tunk Lake is exceedingly clear and scenically beautiful. Only a couple…

Schoodic Lake

Appalachian Trail Passes Near Schoodic Lake

One of the large lakes in the Maine Highlands region, Schoodic Lake has managed to stay off the recreation radar of many Maine vacationers. Only an hour and a half from Bangor, limited public access appears to be the main…

Brassua Lake

Brassua Lake Shoreline

Sprawling across almost 9,000 acres of the Maine Highlands Region, Brassua Lake is actually little known. The large reservoir was created in 1925 when a dam was built across the outlet on the lower Moose River to generate hydroelectric power.…

Fish River Chain of Lakes

Driftwood Sculpture at Portage Lake

For big-lake fishing, Aroostook County’s Fish River Chain of Lakes is the destination of choice. Home of Maine’s best landlocked salmon fishery, the lakes are somewhat remote, located near the border of New Brunswick, Canada. The eight natural lakes are…

Tripp Pond

Lake Sunset at Poland

Well-loved Tripp Pond, sometimes called Tripp Lake, holds a prominent place in the recreation plans around Poland, Maine. Located in the Lakes and Mountains region of western Maine, the area holds some of the most exclusive and expensive traditional children’s…

Rangeley Lakes

Dusk on Cupsuptic Lake

Nothing represents the outdoor largesse of Maine’s Lakes and Mountains region better than the six pristine Rangeley Lakes. These natural lakes sprawl beneath famed 4,120-foot Saddleback Mountain along the Androscoggin River drainage. Several dams, built between 1850 and 1920, have…

Bunganut Pond

A favored summer location for the southeastern coast region of Maine, Bunganut Pond offers everything the lakelubber wants-even loons. The odd name derives from a Native American term meaning ‘place of the rocks’, an apt description of the lake’s rocky…

Meduxnekeag Lake

Autumn on Meduxnekeag Lake

For the perfect Northern Maine hideaway, there’s nothing better than Meduxnekeag Lake in Aroostook County. Also called Drew’s Lake, Meduxnekeag was created in 1947 when a small dam was built across the headwaters of the Meduxnekeag River. The resulting impoundment…

Munsungan Lake

Munsungan Lake Float Plane

At Munsungan Lake, visitors return to an environment not seen in the past hundred years. Located in the Maine North Woods, a wilderness crisscrossed only by logging roads, 1600-acre Munsungan Lake invites arrivals to experience a 19th-century ‘fish camp’ set…

Damariscotta Lake

Damariscotta Lake

Damariscotta Lake is a sprawling lake in Lincoln County, Maine. This freshwater lake covers 4,381 acres in surface area and is a mere 51 feet above sea level. Formed more than 10,000 years ago during the last Ice Age, this…

Pleasant Lake ME

Pleasant Lake is a glacial ribbon lake oriented in a north-to-south direction, with a surface area of 1,332 acres and a surface elevation of 427 feet. The Greater Bridgton Lakes Region, an area of western Maine known for some of…