in the Heart of the Maine Lakes Region

Located less than 30 miles northwest of Portland, the Maine Lakes Region has become the primary reason that Maine is called ‘Vacationland’.  Vacationers from all over the world come to the area to swim, boat, fish, sail, ski, hike, golf, bicycle, antique, view the fall foliage, and most of all, relax!

Boating, Kayaking, Paddleboards & more!

With over 50 lakes in the area, including Sebago which is Maine’s 2nd largest lake and over 300 feet deep in its deepest spots, the region abounds with fresh water activities including swimming, fishing and boating. Bring your own boat, rent from one of several vendors, or take a riverboat cruise!

Fishing: Lake trout (Togue), landlocked salmon, bass, brown trout and brookies can be found in the area lakes, ponds & streams. Bring your rod or hire a fishing charter, some guides offer ocean and well as lake fishing. Need a license?
 
Swimming: Swim in some of the clearest lakes in the country. Enjoy the natural sandy beaches, ask the innkeepers about their favorite secluded cove. We’ve got beach towels for you!

Boating: enjoy kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, pontoon & power boating, tubing and paddle boarding. Bring your own or rent from any of several local vendors. Explore the Songo River and travel through the historic Songo Locks to Sebago Lake.


Helpful Links to Plan your Maine Lakes Region Fun!

Captain Dingley’s Board Shop: Paddle board, tube, wakeboard and ski rentals and lessons. 207-693-5253

Causeway Marina: Fishing, ski and pontoon boat rentals and toys to go along. 207-693-6832

Long Lake Marina: Pontoon and power boat rentals. 207-693-3159

Moose Landing Marina: Pontoon, power boat and tubing rentals. 207-693-6264

Naples Marina: Pontoon, ski-boat rentals. 207- 693-6254

Rad Jet Ski: Jet ski rentals. 207-693-8200

Sebago Kayak Co: Largest selection of kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards in the Lakes Region of Maine. Delivery to area lakes. 207- 935-4763

Sebago Sailing: Charters, rentals, lessons and sunset cruises on sailboats such as a 27’ Catalina, 14’ racier sailboats or Sunfish! 207- 647-4400

Songo River Queen II: Paddleboat cruises on Long Lake. 207- 693-6861

Sun Sports: Maine’s #1 Waterski School. Tube, wakeboard, ski rentals. 207- 693-3967

Some of our Favorite Winter Activities

Ski Shawnee Peak

Ski area offers over 40 trails, 7 glades, 3 terrain parks and snowmaking on 98% of thier terrain. They’re the longest operating ski resort in Maine. Whether you’re an old-schooler or newcomer to the mountain they offer a great family-friendly atmosphere, night skiing, rental equipment, and a fantastic ski and ride program to get you and your crew on the snow and having fun.
Learn more at their website:
https://www.shawneepeak.com

Muddy River “Sno” Seekers

The Muddy River Sno Seekers is a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining all trail systems in Naples, located in the western mountains of Maine. They strive to create a safe and positive environment for those who enjoy the sport of snowmobiling. The club depends on memberships of local businesses and riders that enjoy our trail system. Membership is very reasonably priced for single or family memberships. The cooperation with local landowners is vital to the existence of our club. Please respect signs, pets, and nature. It is also important to stay on marked trails. We are close to losing vital trails because riders refuse to stay on marked trails. If you see anyone abusing these privileges, please contact any of the club officers.
Their website:
http://www.muddyriversnoseekers.org/

Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing Trails

Snowshoeing is one of the easiest ways to experience Maine’s wildlands, at least once they’re covered in snow. And Maine offers more types of snowshoe adventures than you can imagine, from easy rambles to summit climbs. Just to name a few near the inn are Bald Pate Mountain Preserve, Pleasant Mountain Trail and Sebago Lake State Park.
Visit: https://visitmaine.com/things-to-do/winter-activities/snowshoeing-trails

Walking the Causeway

Take a leisurely walk along our beautiful new causeway complete with park benches and greenery. The walk wraps around under the bridge where you will find a landscaped amphitheater. Visit the many shops and restaurants along the way.

Ultimate Dog Sledding Experience

NESTLED IN MAINE’S WESTERN MOUNTAINS
The kennel base is in Oxford, Maine, just across from the new Oxford Casino. There are snowmobiling trails in Hebron, Casco and Bethel, Maine. Most are well-groomed trails maintained by the local snowmobile clubs. As you’ll see in the local travel guide, you will enjoy the serene beauty of the Maine forests. Riding over the trails with only the sound of the sled runners gliding across the snow – it’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Planning a dog sled tour during your next Maine vacation will be a truly unique experience!
visit: https://ultimatedogsleddingexperience.com/

Carousel Horse Farm

Carousel Horse Farm in nearby Casco. Maine offers a couple of wonderful winter fun options. Winter horseback riding and romantic sleigh rides in a rural Maine setting will surely spark some adventure and fun!
Visit: https://chfmaine.com/

Hiking & Climbing

Located in the foothills of the White Mountains and surround by national forest, the area abounds with hiking trails, most ending with rewarding vistas. It’s one of the reasons that attracted the innkeepers to this area. Inquire about some of their favorites or view recommendations from Maine Lakes Region site.

Rainy Day or Any Day Fun

Magic Lantern Movie Theater: in Bridgton, a theater with history, Steven King’s ‘The Shining’ premiered here.

Smitty’s Dinner and a Movie: in North Windham has six screens, good food, tables and lounge seating.

Antiquing: Many antique shops dot the area and make for a great way to spend a leisurely afternoon.
 
Horse Racing: Scarborough Downs live harness racing April thru November

Shopping

Reny’s: The famous Maine department store, Bridgton

Old Port: Portland Maine downtown neighborhood is considered the city’s center and is full of great shopping.

L. L. Bean: Flagship store & other specialty outlets, Freeport

Cabela’s: 130,000 foot showroom with trophy mounts, Scarborough

Settler’s Green: outlet center, North Conway, New Hampshire