Lakes for Boating
Maine may be known for its coastline, but the state is also home to more than 6,000 lakes. Explore the inland waters by boat and take in as much of the scenery as possible.
With 105 miles of coastline, Sebago Lake, the second largest lake in the state, has plenty of wide-open space for boating. It has two public boat launches and numerous sandbars and beaches to relax on.
Among anglers, Cobbosseecontee is regarded as one of the best places for smallmouth and largemouth bass. While out on the water, be sure to boat by Ladies Delight Light, the only inland lighthouse in the state.
West Grand Lake
Although the shores of West Grand Lake are rocky, there is one public boat launch. Located in downeast Maine, the 14,000-acre lake is known for its landlocked salmon.
Maine’s largest lake at 74,000 acres, Moosehead offers boaters plenty of places to discover. Stop at one of the lake’s many islands within the lake to camp overnight.
Located in western Maine, Rangeley Lake is 6,300 acres of sparkling, clear water to explore by boat. Boaters can stop at the state park on the lake’s shore to go hiking or dock their boats there for overnight camping.
One of the seven Belgrade Lakes in central Maine, Great Pond is ideal for boating. It has a large marina, a yacht club, and dock-and-dine restaurants.
Mount Desert Island’s Echo Lake is a great place to cool off while exploring Acadia National Park. Take the boat out for a view of the surrounding mountains and stop for a swim in the lake’s 75-degree water.