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Battle of the Lakes: Which Maine Lake is the Best Vacation Spot?

It’s that time of year again… summah vacation time! Most Mainers are either “beach people” or “lake people.” We have a million beautiful beaches along the Maine cost, but we have terrific lakes throughout the state too.

Here’s a list of some of Vacationland’s most famous (and stunningly beautiful) lakes. Which ones are your favorites?

Moosehead Lake

Maine’s most famous lake destination, and for wicked good reason. Not only is Moosehead the biggest lake in Maine and New England, it’s also the biggest landlocked lake east of the Mississippi River in the entire United States.

Sebago Lake

One of Maine’s two most famous lakes, Sebago’s location in Southern Maine makes it a wicked popular (and busy!) place to spend some time in the sun.

Rangeley Lake

Famous as a resort lake from a bygone era, Rangeley lake and the town of Rangeley are still a wicked popular summer destination for both Mainers and people “from away.”

#RangeleyLake for the 4th

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Mooselookmeguntic Lake

The bigger sister to Rangeley Lake, Mooselookmeguntic has a great name, and it’s the fourth-largest lake in Maine.

#summerinmaine #mooselookmeguntic #maine

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Schoodic Lake

Schoodic Lake is a deep Maine lake in Piscataquis County, with great salmon fishing.

sunset lil later last night no filter needed #schoodiclake #downeast #maine

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Chamberlain Lake

Chamberlain Lake is one of the largest and deepest lakes in the North Maine Woods, with stunning views of Mt. Katahdin.

Belgrade Lakes / Great Pond

The Belgrade Lakes are a chain of lakes around Belgrade. They flow from East Pond to North Pond, then to Great Pond, Long Pond, Messalonskee Lake, and finally to the Messalonskee Stream, which drains to the Kennebec River in Waterville. So many lakes!

Not sure the fireworks will be able to compete! #greatpond #happy4th

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Long Lake / Brandy Pond

Long Lake is an eleven mile lake in the towns of Naples, Maine, Bridgton, Maine and Harrison. It was created by receding glaciers, and has many coves and rocks.

Did we miss your favorite? Comment and let us know!

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