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…

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…

Cross Lake ME

She rented her kayak from one of the outfitters near Cross Lake, the same one that handles some of the lake’s vacation rentals. As the mist rises off the 2,470-acre lake, she slides the boat into the water. It has…

East Grand Lake

Looking up the Arm during sunset.

East Grand Lake is a part of the Maine’s Chiputneticook chain of lakes, along with North, Palfrey and Spednic Lakes. Lengthwise, it is cut nearly precisely in half by the border shared by the U.S. and the New Brunswick province…