Lakeview Inn, a bed and breakfast in Naples, Maine, is located 30 miles northwest of Portland. This area is most often referred to as Maine’s Lakes & Mountains Region, but is also known as the Sebago Lakes Region and Western Maine Lakes Region. Due to its close proximity to Portland, the Naples & Casco areas are often included in the Greater Portland area as well.
Known as the ‘heart of the Lakes Region’, the small resort town of Naples encompasses the northern end of Sebago Lake which is the 3rd largest lake in New England. Year-round population is under 4,000 people but can triple during the summer months, with the causeway between Long Lake and Brandy Pond bustling with activity. Making Lakeview your vacation lodging choice enables you to easily experience the ocean, lakes and mountains all from a comfortable, relaxing home base.
Your vacation experience starts right from the door step of the inn. Many local attractions are available without the need of a car. Take a stroll along the beautiful new causeway and watch the activities on Long Lake and Brandy Pond. Or better yet, get into the water yourself – if you don’t have your own, all types of watercraft from sailboats to paddle boards are available for rent at several locations in the village. Explore the shorelines of Long Lake and Brandy Pond with a canoe or kayak. Take a boat through the Songo Locks and explore Sebago Lake (the 2nd largest lake in Maine). Grab a towel and head to a near-by beach to swim in the crystal clear waters. Get aboard the Songo River Queen for a paddle boat ride on Long Lake. Take a sea plane ride and see the beautiful lakes from the sky.
Enjoy a picnic on the beach at Sebago Lake State Park, just a 5 minute drive away. Inquire about the innkeepers’ favorite hiking trails. Explore the numerous antique shops or go gem hunting. Lakeview Inn is conveniently located for outings to the Shaker Village, Oxford Casino, Poland Springs, and the Fryeburg Fair. When exhausted from the day’s activities, return to the inn for some quiet time on the porch, enjoy a glass of wine, or take a snooze on the hammock. Once refreshed, ask the innkeepers for dinner recommendations – several fine restaurants are just a short walk from the inn.
Head to near-by Portland and explore the shops in the Olde Port. While there, take a mail boat ride to the islands in Casco Bay. Have a lobster roll at Two Lights State Park and watch waves crash against the rocky coast. Try one of the many outstanding restaurants and find out why Portland, ME was recently listed as 1 of 7 “Up-and–Coming Foodie Destinations” at money.cnn.com.
Lakeview Inn is a great base location for many day trips in Maine as well as New Hampshire. Travel to Boothbay Harbor for a whale watching cruise. On the way back, make sure you stop in Freeport, known for its up-scale outlet shops and the flagship LL Bean Store. Catch a ferry to Monhegan Island, a summer haven for artists and other visitors, accessible only by boat. Be sure to visit Grafton Notch where you may see a moose.
Have an extra day? Head over to New Hampshire and travel the auto road to the top of Mt. Washington or take a drive on the scenic Kancamangus Highway. Do a little shopping on the way back at the outlets in North Conway, N.H.
The fall season brings warm days, cool nights and no crowds. View the spectacular foliage, try some apple picking and visit the Fryeburg Fair. Mark your calendar and come for the Maine Lakes Brew Fest held the last Saturday in September.
Winter brings a lots of snow, frozen lakes and a multitude of activities – skiing at Shawnee Peak and Sunday River, snowmobiling, sled dog racing, ice skating, and ice fishing to name a few.
There’s plenty to do in all seasons in the Lakes Region of Maine. Make sure you include Lakeview Inn as a place to rest your head during your next visit!
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