Best lakes in Midcoast Maine

Check out the top lakes in Midcoast Maine, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Megunticook Lake
1. Megunticook Lake
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13 local reviews
Megunticook Lake, Camden
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Maggie
This lake is right off of Rt. 52 (literally on it). This is where we go swimming in the summer, because…
Amy
A great place to take a dip in the lake, or for more exercise check out www.megunticookrowing.org. The local…
Sharon
Beautiful views - interesting lake to paddle, sail or motor around. Has a beach for swimming
1. Megunticook Lake
1. Megunticook Lake
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13 local reviews
Megunticook Lake, Camden
Maggie
Maggie
This lake is right off of Rt. 52 (literally on it). This is where we go swimming in the summer, because there's usually not anyone there…
Amy
Amy
A great place to take a dip in the lake, or for more exercise check out www.megunticookrowing.org. The local rowing club offers Learn to…
Sharon
Sharon
Beautiful views - interesting lake to paddle, sail or motor around. Has a beach for swimming
2. Walker Pond
2. Walker Pond
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6 local reviews
Walker Pond
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Amelia
A freshwater lake, the public town landing offers access to warmer water than the salt water on our beach!
Ann
Fresh-water lake with public beach.
2. Walker Pond
2. Walker Pond
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6 local reviews
Walker Pond
Amelia
Amelia
A freshwater lake, the public town landing offers access to warmer water than the salt water on our beach!
Ann
Ann
Fresh-water lake with public beach.
3. Camden Hills State Park
3. Camden Hills State Park
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38 local reviews
280 Belfast Road, Camden
Open · Closes 8:30 PM
+1 207-236-3109
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Timothy
Hike up to the top of Mount Megunticook or Mount Battie for beautiful views or Penobscott Bay or hike to…
Sherry
Different access points for all abilities...from driving to the top in your car to steep mountain climbing…
Susan
Hike, walk or drive to the top of Mt. Battie for a stunning view of Penobscot Bay, Camden Harbor and Lake…
3. Camden Hills State Park
3. Camden Hills State Park
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38 local reviews
280 Belfast Road, Camden
Open · Closes 8:30 PM
+1 207-236-3109
Timothy
Timothy
Hike up to the top of Mount Megunticook or Mount Battie for beautiful views or Penobscott Bay or hike to Maiden's Cliff for beautiful views…
Sherry
Sherry
Different access points for all abilities...from driving to the top in your car to steep mountain climbing cliffs. Beautiful views of lakes…
Susan
Susan
Hike, walk or drive to the top of Mt. Battie for a stunning view of Penobscot Bay, Camden Harbor and Lake Megunticook.
4. Fernald's Neck Preserve
4. Fernald's Neck Preserve
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8 local reviews
Fernald's Neck Preserve, Lincolnville
Open · Closes 7:30 PM
+1 207-236-7091
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Jason & Sarah
The short trail through the field takes you to our favorite swimming spot on Megunticook Lake - you'll need…
Sherry
Beautiful trails...different lengths and difficulties. Spots along the way to jump in the lake. Beautiful. …
Ariela
Walking trails through fields and woods, swimming in Lake Megunticook.
4. Fernald's Neck Preserve
4. Fernald's Neck Preserve
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8 local reviews
Fernald's Neck Preserve, Lincolnville
Open · Closes 7:30 PM
+1 207-236-7091
Jason & Sarah
Jason & Sarah
The short trail through the field takes you to our favorite swimming spot on Megunticook Lake - you'll need to go in off some steeper…
Sherry
Sherry
Beautiful trails...different lengths and difficulties. Spots along the way to jump in the lake. Beautiful. Balance Rock is super fun for…
Ariela
Ariela
Walking trails through fields and woods, swimming in Lake Megunticook.
5. Barrett's Cove Public Beach
5. Barrett's Cove Public Beach
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3 local reviews
104 Beaucaire Avenue, Camden
+1 207-712-8595
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Janet
Great lake swimming about 5 minutes inland from downtown Camden. Public beach with swim lanes and docks.
Paula
A great place to bring the family for swimming. Sandy beach and warm lake water.
Sal
Right on Megunticook lake, this cove is a popular local swimming spot.
5. Barrett's Cove Public Beach
5. Barrett's Cove Public Beach
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3 local reviews
104 Beaucaire Avenue, Camden
+1 207-712-8595
Janet
Janet
Great lake swimming about 5 minutes inland from downtown Camden. Public beach with swim lanes and docks.
Paula
Paula
A great place to bring the family for swimming. Sandy beach and warm lake water.
Sal
Sal
Right on Megunticook lake, this cove is a popular local swimming spot.
6. Acadia National Park
6. Acadia National Park
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134 local reviews
Acadia National Park
+1 207-288-3338
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Mark
This is one of the top 10 most visited national parks in the United States. It will take your breathe away…
Andy
Acadia is the main attraction of this region, with its stunning mountains surrounded by the sea (located on…
John (Jack)
One of the Maine reasons for your visit--park headquarters is about 12 miles from the cottage There are 18…
6. Acadia National Park
6. Acadia National Park
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134 local reviews
Acadia National Park
+1 207-288-3338
Mark
Mark
This is one of the top 10 most visited national parks in the United States. It will take your breathe away. The park includes mountains, an…
Andy
Andy
Acadia is the main attraction of this region, with its stunning mountains surrounded by the sea (located on Mt. Desert Island). There are a…
John (Jack)
John (Jack)
One of the Maine reasons for your visit--park headquarters is about 12 miles from the cottage There are 18 mountains on Acadia to climb,…
7. Echo Lake Beach
7. Echo Lake Beach
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7 local reviews
Echo Lake Beach, Mount Desert
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Rose
Echo Lake Beach is great if you have little kids but if you have older children and are up for some adventure…
Mike
This is a great family spot on a hot day. Enjoy the shallow, clean waters of Echo Lake. Part of Acadia…
Nancy
If you want to swim but the ocean is too cold, try Echo Lake Beach. This is a beautiful, clean lake with…
7. Echo Lake Beach
7. Echo Lake Beach
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7 local reviews
Echo Lake Beach, Mount Desert
Rose
Rose
Echo Lake Beach is great if you have little kids but if you have older children and are up for some adventure try the Echo Lake Ledges which…
Mike
Mike
This is a great family spot on a hot day. Enjoy the shallow, clean waters of Echo Lake. Part of Acadia National Park. You need a Park pass…
Nancy
Nancy
If you want to swim but the ocean is too cold, try Echo Lake Beach. This is a beautiful, clean lake with lifeguards on duty. The little…
8. Damariscotta Lake State Park
8. Damariscotta Lake State Park
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4 local reviews
Damariscotta Lake State Park, Jefferson
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Ryan
Open 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Fee charged. Visitors may continue to enjoy the…
Alison
Although this is a park, I called it a beach because it is a super place to bring little kids on hot days…
8. Damariscotta Lake State Park
8. Damariscotta Lake State Park
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4 local reviews
Damariscotta Lake State Park, Jefferson
Ryan
Ryan
Open 9:00 a.m. to sunset daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Fee charged. Visitors may continue to enjoy the park during the off season by…
Alison
Alison
Although this is a park, I called it a beach because it is a super place to bring little kids on hot days. It's a fresh water beach and…
9. Chickawaukie Pond
9. Chickawaukie Pond
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2 local reviews
Chickawaukie Pond
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Larry
Just a minute from the house is this lovely lake with sandy beach, clean bath house, a boat launch for those…
Kathryn
Our local lake on Rt 17
9. Chickawaukie Pond
9. Chickawaukie Pond
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2 local reviews
Chickawaukie Pond
Larry
Larry
Just a minute from the house is this lovely lake with sandy beach, clean bath house, a boat launch for those who want to fish or kayak.
Kathryn
Kathryn
Our local lake on Rt 17
10. Beech Hill Preserve
10. Beech Hill Preserve
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13 local reviews
316 Beech Hill Road, Rockport
+1 207-236-7091
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Sarah
Stretch your legs in Rockport, it is not too long a hike but you can add on and loop back to your car after…
Kathryn
Climb to the top of Beech Hill and you will see Penobscot Bay one way and local lakes the other. There is a…
10. Beech Hill Preserve
10. Beech Hill Preserve
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13 local reviews
316 Beech Hill Road, Rockport
+1 207-236-7091
Sarah
Sarah
Stretch your legs in Rockport, it is not too long a hike but you can add on and loop back to your car after you reach the top of the hill…
Kathryn
Kathryn
Climb to the top of Beech Hill and you will see Penobscot Bay one way and local lakes the other. There is a sod house on the top which was…