Boyden Lake, Maine, USA

Boyden Lake is located in Maine’s Down East & Acadia tourism region, close to the USA-Canada border. Covering 1,759 acres with a shoreline length of 11 miles, Boyden Lake is home to a wide variety of recreational activities. Real estate properties and vacation rentals are available on Boyden Lake, many with breathtaking lakeside views and luxurious wraparound decks. Water craft can be rented for canoeing, kayaking and row boating. Bird – READ THE FULL ARTICLE

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All About Boyden Lake

Lake Locations: USA - New England - Maine - Down East & Acadia -

Boyden Lake is located in Maine’s Down East & Acadia tourism region, close to the USA-Canada border. Covering 1,759 acres with a shoreline length of 11 miles, Boyden Lake is home to a wide variety of recreational activities.

Real estate properties and vacation rentals are available on Boyden Lake, many with breathtaking lakeside views and luxurious wraparound decks. Water craft can be rented for canoeing, kayaking and row boating. Bird watching enthusiasts will love Boyden Lake for its large populations of kingfishers, bald eagles, loons and pileated woodpeckers.

Swimming, boating and sailing are Boyden Lake’s most popular diversions, as is fishing for smallmouth bass, landlocked salmon, chain pickerel, largemouth bass and white parch. Whale watching tours, 18-hole golf courses, and sunset sailing cruises are also available nearby. Additionally, Gleason Point in the nearby town of Perry offers 110 state-owned acres of baseball fields, picnic facilities and public lake ramps.

Also close to Boyden Lake, the Pennamaquan Wildlife Management Area features 2,083 acres of protected lands. Nash Preserve is a private natural area of five acres inhabited by a variety of bird and wildlife. West Quoddy’s lighthouse is another attraction well worth visiting, as are Pembroke’s reversing salt water falls. The Great Works Wildlife Management Area can be found to the southeast of Boyden Lake. Other notable lakes nearby include Pennamaquan Lake, Round Lake, and Meddybumps Lake.

Cobscook Bay State Park is an 888-acre preserve near Boyden Lake, perfect for everything from birdwatching and canoeing to swimming and sunbathing. Cobscook is a Maliseet-Passamaquoddy word meaning “simmering tides.” It is an estuary located within Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, a 24,000-acre preserve founded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937.

Facilities at Cobscook Bay State Park include campgrounds, picnic areas, playgrounds, showers and boat launches. Hiking the one-mile Nature Trail leads to two outlook points offering phenomenal panoramas of Whiting Bay and Burnt Cove. The .75-mile Shore Trail, also known as Anthony’s Beach Trail, is shorter but just as scenic. Wildlife watching is amazing at Cobscook Bay, where seals, otters, bears, ospreys and eagles run the gamut along with over 200 bird species. Anglers love trawling the area for smelt, sea-run brook trout, striped bass, Atlantic salmon, shad and alewives.

Just a short drive from Boyden Lake you’ll find the Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Reservation, commonly known as Sipayik. The Passamaquoddy Native American people, who fought against the British in the Revolutionary War, were historically hunters and anglers. Today, they have a community of tribal government, a health center, fire department, hospital and baseball field. Guests can tour the Waponahki Museum and Resource Center, a compilation of indigenous artifacts, artwork, and Passamaquoddy dictionary.

Kendall Farm, a tract of land purchased by Robert Golding in 1854, is one of the most picturesque operating farms in the northeast. Watercress, wild raspberries, blueberries and vegetables are harvested here. Guests can tour the grounds and learn about Maine’s small-scale agricultural industry. Two cottages known as Watercress and Wildflower, circa the 1930s, can be rented for overnight stays.

Boyden Lake is but 12 miles from the city of Eastport. From there, ferries run to the pristine Canadian locale known as Deer Island, as well as to mainland Canada. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s summer home can be found in New Brunswick, Canada, roughly one hour from Boyden Lake.

With so much to see and do, it would take a lifetime to truly explore everything that this area of Washington County, Maine has to offer. Average summertime temperatures are an agreeable 68 degrees Fahrenheit, the perfect weather for most outdoor activities. Maine’s dramatic autumn leaves are nothing short of legendary. During the winter, snow and ice will please ice angler and snowmobilers. Spring brings wildflowers and wakes hibernating animals from their deep slumbers. Visitors can rest assured that Boyden Lake offers something for everyone, all year round.

Things to Do at Boyden Lake

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Camping
  • Campground
  • Picnicking
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Waterfall
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Birding
  • National Wildlife Refuge
  • State Park
  • Museum
  • Playground

Fish Species Found at Boyden Lake

  • Bass
  • Black Bass
  • Brook Trout
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Pickerel
  • Pike
  • Salmon
  • Shad
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Smelt
  • Striped Bass
  • Trout

All About Boyden Lake

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Recommended Sites to Book a Boyden Lake Vacation

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  • VRBO – Use VRBO to find the perfect lake rental home, condo, cabin, cottage or other vacation property.
  • Booking.com – One of the world’s leading digital travel companies, Booking.com connects travelers to everything from cozy B&Bs to luxury resorts.
  • Expedia – Expedia is a popular online travel agency with more than 140,000 lodging properties worldwide.
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  • TripAdvisor – Read traveler reviews and compare prices on hotels, vacation rentals and more at TripAdvisor.
  • Trivago – Trivago helps travelers compare deals for hotels and other accommodations from a variety of booking sites.
  • KAYAK – KAYAK scours hundreds of other travel websites at once to find the best deals on hotels and other travel-related services.
  • RVshare –RVshare connects travelers interested in renting a motorhome with owners who have RVs to rent.
  • CampSpot – Campspot offers premier RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins and glamping options across North America.
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Lake Type: Natural Freshwater Lake, Dammed

Water Level Control: Passamaquoddy Water District

Surface Area: 1,759 acres

Shoreline Length: 11 miles

Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 75 feet

Average Depth: 10 feet

Maximum Depth: 34 feet

Water Volume: 14,721 acre-feet

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • hot tub
  • wifi