maine: Flying Pond, the Best Kept Secret in the Belgrade Lakes Region - 07/01/10 07:25 AM
Pristine Flying Pond is nestled in the Belgrade Lakes Region. Flying Pond covers 360 surface acres and has a maximum depth of 80 feet, with a mean depth of 27 feet. The water quality is average.
According to local legend, Flying Pond received its name from an Abenaki tribe. In her article entitled "A  History of Vienna, Maine,"  Ivy Woodcock wrote, "Years ago two or three Indians canoed across this pond and being attracted by its beauty carefully marked the place and went back to bring others. On coming back, they lost the trail and supposing they knew exactly where it … (1 comments)

maine: The Theater at Monmouth, a “Saucy Little Opera House” in the Winthrop Lakes Region of Maine - 07/01/10 07:23 AM
Located in the heart of the Winthrop Lakes Region is the crown jewel known as the Theater at Monmouth.
In 1899, Dr. Charles M. Cumston of Monmouth commissioned Harry Cochran, an accomplished painter, writer, composer and musician, to design a building with an opera hall, caucus room and town hall. Today, Cumston Hall continues to tower dramatically over Main Street. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and houses the 250-seat opera house, town hall and public library.
This is the 41st season for the Theater at Monmouth or TAM as it is known locally. In 1970, Richard … (0 comments)

maine: Relax and Recharge on Lake Wesserunsett in the Belgrade Lakes Region town of Madison - 07/01/10 07:15 AM
Lake Wesserunsett in Madison, Maine, is fringed with birch and pine trees. Four outlets and a couple of marshy areas enhance this relatively flat, shallow basin. The lake covers 1,446 acres and has a maximum depth of 22 feet with a mean depth of 12 feet.
Anglers will discover that the coves, ledges, brush, stream outlets, docks and rocky shoreline offer perfect fish cover. Brown trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, white perch and chain pickerel are the key fisheries. Lake Wesserunsett is open for summer and winter fishing seasons. A public boat launch is located near the outlet of Mill Stream … (1 comments)

maine: Historic Lakewood Theater on Lake Wesserunsett is Jewel of the Belgrade Lakes Region - 07/01/10 07:13 AM
Lakewood Theater is open for its 110th summer season on the western shore of beautiful Lake Wesserunsett in Madison, Maine. The Lakewood Theater is a cultural gem known for providing quality shows to residents and visitors to the Belgrade Lakes Region.
In the summer theater tradition, during the early 1900s Lakewood Theater hosted Broadway and Hollywood stars, directors, playwrights and producers who were looking for other places to practice their craft when New York theaters closed for the season. Apparently, before the advent of air conditioning, theater folks left the city and established themselves in resort areas where the more mobile … (0 comments)

maine: Brandy Pond in Naples, Maine Provides Superb Setting for this Lakefront Vacation Home For Sale - 07/01/10 07:09 AM
Driving south from the Naples causeway on Rte 114 in Naples, Maine you'll soon pass the Naples Country Club and Golf Course and , bearing left, you'll travel along the west shore of Brandy Pond. For the next mile or so, before you get to the Sebago Lake State Park entrance, you can find some of the nicest summer vacation homes around.
When most people think of a summer vacation home in Maine they think of sparkling, clear water, a nice flat lot with sandy beach swimming, a dock for a boat, open views of the water from a screened-in porch, … (0 comments)

maine: On Raymond Pond, a Lakefront Aerie in the Sebago Lakes Region of Maine with a Knockout View and Recent Price Reduction - 07/01/10 06:57 AM
Rarely can one find a lakefront property for sale that fits so many criteria - 150 feet of frontage on a high quality body of water; fantastic, westerly views of the water and surrounding hills; privacy without remoteness; and sunsets every day - all in a year round home that features quality craftsmanship throughout.
When turning off Spiller Hill Road in Raymond, Maine (just up Rte. 302 from Portland, Maine) and heading toward 115 Spring Valley Road where this great property is located, you feel the real world falling away behind you as the road wends its way to our destination. … (0 comments)

maine: Pristine Horn Pond, aka Pequawket Lake, in Sanford Lakes Region town of Limington - 07/01/10 06:50 AM
Four season opportunities await lakefront property owners on Horn (Pequawket Lake) Pond in the Sanford Lakes Region town of Limington, Maine.
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The pond is managed for cold and warm water fisheries including brown trout, brook trout, smallmouth bass and chain pickerel. A boat access is located at the Moy-Mo-Day-O Recreation Area.
The town owned Pequawket Beach at Moy-Mo-Day-O Recreation Area is open Memorial Day to Labor Day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Day use is $5/car or seasons passes are available from the town office for $25/residents and $30/non-residents. The … (0 comments)

maine: Summer Stock Theatre Season to Begin at Hackmatack Playhouse in the Sanford Lakes Region of Maine - 07/01/10 06:48 AM
After spending a day playing in the water at your lakefront property, or antiquing in the Lakes Regions of Maine, a relaxed evening enjoying a live, professional show at a quaint theatre will provide the perfect ending.
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One of those quintessential theatres is Hackmatack Playhouse. Hackmatack Playhouse is a unique, rustic barn theatre located on the Guptill family homestead at 538 School Street in Berwick. S. Carleton Guptill founded Hackmatack in 1972 in the former cow barn because he envisioned a summer stock theatre that would showcase the talents of professionals and … (0 comments)

maine: Concord, Little Concord and Shagg Ponds in the Sebago Lakes Region of Maine Offer Remote Getaway Destinations - 07/01/10 06:41 AM
Lakefront property on Concord, Little Concord or Shagg Ponds in the Sebago Lakes Region will provide you with a remote getaway destination.
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Hidden in a secluded part of the town of Woodstock is Concord Pond.   If you are seeking a quiet spot to vacation, this may just be your place. There is no power in the area, contributing to the feeling of remoteness. The 135-acre pond has a maximum depth of 12 feet. The water quality is slightly below average. If you bring a boat, the access is carry-in.
A mile or two downstream … (0 comments)

maine: Bear Pond in Turner and Hartford is One of the Cleanest Lakes in Maine! - 07/01/10 06:39 AM
Lakefront property on Big Bear Pond in the Sebago Lakes Region towns of Turner and Hartford will yield a lifetime of pleasure. Whether you are a seasonal or year-round resident, every day will feel like a vacation when its spent on the pond.
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Big Bear Pond covers a surface area of 324 acres and has a maximum depth of 28 feet with an average depth of 12 feet. Scott Williams, executive director of the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, reported to the Bear Pond Improvement Association (BPIA) that the water quality is above … (0 comments)

maine: What Happened to China Lake in Maine? - 05/25/10 05:51 AM
China Lake in China and Vassalboro, Maine, covers 3,937 surface acres with its two basins. The circular west basin is relatively deep with a maximum depth of 85 feet and an average depth of 33 feet. The well-forested Bradley Island is the only island in this basin. Largely undeveloped, the shoreline of the west basin is primarily owned by the Kennebec Water District. Three miles southeast of the Vassalboro boat launch, a narrow portal opens at China Neck into the elongated east basin of the lake. This section stretches 7 miles from China Village to South China. The east basin is … (2 comments)

maine: Surveying the Watershed of Moose Pond in Bridgton, Denmark and Sweden, Maine - 05/25/10 05:43 AM
The Moose Pond Association (MPA), in conjunction with Lakes Environmental Association (LEA) and Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD), recently held a training session to conduct a watershed survey on Moose Pond, located in Bridgton, Sweden, and Denmark, Maine.
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Healthy watersheds are the main goal for a healthy environment and economy. Phosphorus is an important nutrient that occurs in different forms throughout the environment. Excess phosphorus in aquatic systems, however, can lead to over-fertilization in a lake or stream. This over-fertilization can result in an overabundance of … (0 comments)

maine: Clearcutting 2010: A Blatant Violation on Long Lake in Naples, Maine - 05/25/10 05:32 AM
If you haven't kept up with the situation in our Maine Lakes News Digest, a blatant shoreland zoning violation has taken place on Long Lake in Naples.
Peter Lowell, executive director of Lakes Environmental  Association, explained it to me this way in a recent e-mail: "Early this spring, over 120 feet of shoreline on John Chase's property on Long Lake was clear cut, stumped and leveled. The lot was previously undeveloped and fully forested with a mix of large evergreen and hardwood trees. After being alerted, the local Code Enforcement Officer [of Naples] and the Maine DEP staff walked the site … (0 comments)

maine: City Amenities in Taylor Pond’s Lakefront Neighborhood in Auburn, Maine - 05/25/10 05:22 AM
Lakefront property on Taylor Pond offers homeowners the quietude of the water within minutes of downtown Auburn and Lewiston. Taylor Pond is 2 miles long, covers 640 acres and has a maximum depth of 44 feet with a mean depth of 17 feet.
The Taylor Pond Association (TPA), formed in 1974, does such things as monitor  water quality, observe construction projects and maintain ongoing communication with the City of Auburn, steer lakeside property owners toward lake-friendly improvements through the LakeSmart Grant Program and advocate for lake issues.
The water quality of Taylor Pond is rated as average. Ralph Gould and TPA … (1 comments)

maine: Out and About for the York County/Sanford Lakes Region of Maine April 29 to May 5 - 05/25/10 05:16 AM
April 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mexican Dinner and Fashion Show, highlighting products from local businesses, cash bar and raffles, $35/person, benefit for Saco Spirit, Ramada Inn, Saco Plaza, 352 North Street, Saco. FMI: 207.286.3546, www.sacospirit.com.
May 1, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 12th Annual May Day Festival including parade featuring Little Leaguers, mascots, antique and classic cars, the Shoe String Puppet Show, Shriners, US Army Strong team, Dunlap Highland Band and more, plus other May Day events throughout town, Main Street, Kennebunk. FMI: www.kennebunkdowntown.com.
May 1, 10 a.m. Nasson College Alumni Day, including lunch at the Little Theatre and a jazz concert presented by … (0 comments)

maine: Androscoggin Lake is “An Everyday Joy” For Maine Summer Vacation Visitors - 05/25/10 05:10 AM
Located 20 minutes from the capital city of Augusta, 50 minutes north of Portland and an easy drive from Boston, is the 4,000-acre Androscoggin Lake.The classic New England villages of Wayne and Leeds border the lake's shoreline.
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Androscoggin Lake is has been known to produce unusually large pickerel and bass, both small mouth and large mouth. Numerous fishing tournaments are held throughout the year. A state boat launch is located on Route 133 in Wayne.Several islands dot the lake including Lothrop, Blodgett, Norris and Androscoggin. Lothrop Island in Leeds is also known as Black … (0 comments)

maine: A Peaceful Getaway Awaits on Cochnewagon and Wilson Ponds in the Winthrop Lakes Region - 05/25/10 05:08 AM
Only 15 miles from both Augusta and Lewiston, in the heart of the Maine Lakes Region, you'll find two small ponds with big personality-Cochnewagon and Wilson Ponds. They are part of the Cobbossee Watershed District.
At about 410 acres, Cochnewagon is a relatively shallow pond with a maximum depth of 28 feet and an average depth of 22 feet. Certified Water Quality Monitors, Ryan Burton and Joe Saunders, test the pond every couple of weeks from spring till fall. The water quality is average. Over the years AmeriCorps and other volunteers have completed projects such as placing rip-rap and planting shrubs … (0 comments)

maine: Hamlets, Villages and Small Towns of the Winthrop Lakes Region of Maine - 05/25/10 05:00 AM
Only a few hours from Boston, the Belgrade Lakes Region encompasses a large area of Central Maine that can actually be divided into three distinct destinations: Northern Belgrade Lakes, China Lakes and Winthrop Lakes. Today, I'd like to share with you more about the Winthrop Lakes Region located in the southwestern corner of Kennebec County.
The Winthrop Lakes Region is an area comprised of hamlets, villages and small towns, including Winthrop, Fayette, Wayne, Monmouth, Mount Vernon, Readfield and Manchester. Each has its own personality but all come together to form a single destination community.
Winthrop is "a small town with big … (0 comments)

maine: World Class Bass Fishing on Cobbosseeconte, one of Maine’s Top Lakes - 04/16/10 06:07 AM
Just 15 minutes west of Augusta, 45 minutes from Freeport and about an hour from Portland you'll find the 5,543-acre Cobbosseeconte Lake. This location makes it a favorite for seasonal and year-round lakefront property owners. The lake lies within the borders of 5 towns: Manchester, Winthrop, Monmouth, Litchfield and West Gardiner.
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Cobbossee is a spring-fed lake with inlets from Jug and Jock Streams. Its outlet forms Cobbossee Stream. The lake has a maximum depth of 100 feet and an average depth of 37 feet. This island-studded gem offers over 62 miles of shoreline to … (0 comments)

maine: Long, Round And Bartlett’s Ponds In Livermore Offer Great Places To Get Away From It All - 04/16/10 06:03 AM
At the northern reaches of the Sebago Lakes Region are three delightful ponds set in the hilly terrain of Livermore, Maine. Purchase lakefront property on any of the three: Long, Round and Bartlett's Ponds and you'll discover a variety of cultural and recreational activities await.
Home of the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum and the Livermore Birthday Party, history and tradition are part of the landscape.
A few weeks ago I mentioned Brettun's Pond in Livermore. These other three ponds also grace the area with their shimmering water and provide perfect places to get away from it … (0 comments)

 

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