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.…

Sebasticook Lake

Sunset on Sebasticook Lake

The fertile waters of Sebasticook Lake have drawn people to its shores since prehistoric times. This Maine Highlands lake is the site of one of the oldest dated fishing weirs, a series of stakes used by ancient fishermen to herd…

Silver Lake ME

Silver Lake, also known as Mattakeunk Pond, is an irregularly-shaped body of water covering 530 acres in Penobscot County, Maine. Silver Lake’s sparkling spring-fed waters in the Maine Highlands offer a four-season recreational wonderland. Swimming, sailing, boating and sunbathing are…

Millinocket Lake

Canoes at Millinocket Lake

Nestled within the Maine Highlands tourism region, Millinocket Lake is known for its stunning views of Mount Katahdin, the tallest mountain peak in Maine. Millinocket Lake is a freshwater reservoir used for drinking water, flood control, hydroelectric power and recreation.…

Lake Wassookeag

Lake Wassookeag Sunset

Lake Wassookeag, also known as Dexter Pond, spans 1,030 acres in the Maine Highlands tourism region, about 40 miles northwest of Bangor. Its name is derived from the Penobscot Native American word for “shining water.” Although Lake Wassookeag is best…

Sebec Lake

Shore View of Sebec Lake

Located in central Maine’s Piscataquis River Valley, Sebec Lake is surrounded by a land of recreational opportunity. Whether you come to relax in New England’s rural countryside or accept the challenge of the Appalachian Trail, Sebec Lake has it all.…

South Twin Lake

South Twin Lake

South Twin Lake is part of the splendid Pemadumcook Chain of Lakes which includes four other lakes (North Twin, Ambajejus, Elbow, and Pemadumcook Lakes). The lake system is in the Highlands region of central Maine in the midst of some…

Moosehead Lake

First Davis Pond

Moosehead Lake, nestled in the Longfellow Mountains in the Maine Highlands Region, is the largest lake in Maine. It has an elevation of 1,023 feet, boasts nearly 300 miles of shoreline, covers an impressive 120 square miles (about 75,000 acres)…