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 Summer Activities

IPS Surf and Water Sports

Originally from a small colonial town in Massachusetts, Ian Scott and Jake Caster grew up just miles from one another. Their styles vary, but passions overlap in their desire to coach and help others find their passion for the water. They cater to all ages and abilities, families, groups and individuals. Their fleet of wake boats offer the best wake/wave around. Paired with an energetic and professional crew will ensure you to have the ultimate lake experience tailored just for you. Click on the link below to book your IPS adventure!
Their website:
Ips Surf and Water Sports

Sea Plane Adventures

There have been seaplane rides given on Long Lake in Naples, Maine since 1929. We at Naples Seaplane Adventures are proud to be continuing a long-treasured tradition. We began operating in 2014 with Matthew McFadden as our pilot. He is an experienced pilot with over 4,500 total hours of flying. For the past 15 years, he has instructed pilots in both land and sea planes, given scenic flights and worked as an aircraft mechanic.
Their website:
Naples Sea Plane Adventures

Songo River Guides

Let the lakes and rivers of Maine provide you with an outdoor experience of a lifetime. Daniel Hillier is a Registered Maine Guide and has been fishing throughout the state of Maine since childhood. 
Daniel is a licensed EMT, professional Firefighter, and is a pro-staff for Hummingbird, Minn Kota, Cannon, Mercury Marine and Princecraft. Click on the link below to reserve your fishing adventure.
Their website:
Songo River Guide Service

Lakes and Beaches

The Lakes region of Maine includes some of the best swimming and sunbathing in Maine. Some of our favorites include:  
Naples Town Beach- Located within walking distance, swim and picnic at our beautiful Naples Town Beach.
 
Songo Beach is one of the most popular parks in the state. But most find it’s worth it once their feet touch the soft, beige sand—which stretches for 300 yards. And once you’re there, there’s little reason to leave, because the park has bathrooms, a changing area, picnic tables, and an on-site concession stand selling burgers, hot dogs, and other treats
 

The Songo River Queen II

The SONGO RIVER QUEEN II is a privately built replica of the famed Mississippi River Paddle Wheelers. The QUEEN is 93 feet long, 23 feet wide, and tips the scales at over 100 tons, enabling it to offer an exceptionally smooth ride for even the most timid of passengers. Built in 1982, the QUEEN is meticulously cleaned and maintained to the highest of standards. She is rated for up to 350 passengers and is handicapped accessible. The QUEEN has two decks including an open upper deck with an attractive red striped canopy for protection from the sun and rain, as well as a fully enclosed lower deck, and there are restrooms on board.
Their website:
Songo River Queen II

Dingley’s Wharf

At the Wharf you will find available rentals for Jet Skis, Aqua Trikes, Kayaks, Pontoons, and Canoes. You can rent by the hour, multi-hour or full day. You can also schedule lessons for waterskiing, slalom Skiing, Wakeboarding, Wake surfing, Knee boarding as well as Tube Rides
Their Website:
Dingley’s Wharf

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. Sebago State Park only 4 miles from the Inn provides hiking trails with scenic views for the novice or experienced hikers.

Rainy Day or Any Day Fun

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

DeerTrees Theatre: Inn Harrison now listed on Maine’s State Register of Historic Landmarks and on the National Registry of Historic Places and self-funded by box office receipts, grants, and an annual capital campaign, the restoration of the theater continues. Today the theater is being run as non-profit theater presenting around forty productions during a season

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.
 

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