Lake Regions of Maine
The Downeast Region
If you seek the quintessential Maine coast experience, this area of Maine - from Stonington and Castine, through Blue Hill, Acadia and Bar Harbor, Ellsworth, and on up the coast and inland to Schoodic Point, Cherryfield, Milbridge, and Columbia Falls - offers visitors and locals alike everything one could ask for in a Maine coastal experience. Acadia Park, Bar Harbor, and Mount Desert Island are known all over the world for their scenic beauty and history. The Blue Hill area and south to Deer Isle and Stonington are pure coastal Maine - a spare population, busy, working harbors, lobster traps, chugging boats, and the cries of the seagulls overhead. For many, this is what Maine is all about and what has drawn people to this area since Samuel de Champlain first gazed on Cadillac Mountain 500 years ago.
Volumes have been filled waxing poetic about this area of Maine. However, one of the attractions of this area that is little mentioned is the proximity and beauty of the mid-coastal mountains and how they surround many wonderful clear lakes and ponds. These bodies of water have an abundance of sandy beaches, glacial rock deposits, and a network of hiking trails. In addition to the great boating and fishing, you can find a wide diversity of wildlife and unspoiled, regional fauna. Establish a foothold on any of these fresh water bodies and enjoy all the aforementioned inland beauty while being a stone's throw from the Maine coast and the Great Atlantic.
Among the lakes and ponds you'll find here are Walker Pond, Toddy Pond, and Wight Pond in the Blue Hill area. Then, as you move east and north, beyond Ellsworth, you'll find Graham Lake, Green Lake, and Beech Hill Pond, as well as Upper, Middle and Lower Lead Mountain Ponds, Rocky Pond, Spectacle Pond, Molasses Pond, Webb Pond, Abrams Pond, Tunk Lake, Beddington Lake, and Pleasant River Lake.
From fresh water fun and recreation to the majesty of the ocean - the Downeast Region has much to recommend it.
Lakefront Locator will get you to available listings in the Downeast Region. LakeSmart is a research tool that will give you important information about area lakes. Remember, you can change the house but you can't change the location. So, do your homework! If you have a question or need a friend in the business let us know. We love Maine's lakes and ponds and want to share them with you.
The Lakefront Experts at Mr Lakefront.