sebago lakes region

The Sebago Lake area is one of Maine’s Lakes and Mountains’ brightest stars, offering all who visit a good-sized helping of Vacationland mystique—long known as a prime vacation destination close to both Portland and Lewiston/Auburn. Known by many who stay in the area as just “the Lake,” it offers easy access, exceptional water quality, and incredible and widely diverse recreational activities for all to enjoy.

For the best experience, reserve a campsite at Sebago Lake State Park, find a lake house to rent, or stay at a lakeside resort; then get out and explore the area by water. Paddle through Brandy Pond en route to Long Lake and visit the Naples Causeway for shopping and dining. You may even want to consider renting a cozy cabin on Frye Island. Accessible only by boat and offering fewer services, it’s like getting away from it all in the middle of everything. Just don’t take “Frye’s Leap!”

The lakes and ponds of the Sebago Lake area are a welcome recreation destination for visitors of all ages, offering swimming, boating, fishing, camping, and great spots for family gatherings. Boaters can launch at Sebago Lake State Park or opt for private marinas. Hikers can tackle the Douglas and Decker Mountains near Sebago Center. Get in a round at one of the area golf courses (there is even a nine-hole on Frye Island), take off for some flight-seeing, or select from myriad other water activities you have yet to try.

Out of the water and encircling the Lake are several towns and villages that offer abundant charm, a wide range of accommodations, and distinctive amenities. As you explore, Standish, North Windham, and Raymond comprise the southern towns on Sebago’s shore, with Sebago Center on the Lake’s western rim. Brandy Pond and Naples connect Sebago and Long Lake, and the Causeway unites north and south, offering scenic cruises and breathtaking sunsets aboard the Songo River Queen.

must visit spots

Sebago Lake State Park Beach

sebago Lake State PArk

One of Maine’s first and, by far, one of the state’s most popular parks is Sebago Lake State Park, set on the lake’s north shore. In addition to extensive recreational day use, the park’s campground is popular with families.

Besides its sandy, swimmable beaches and sheltered wooded areas, the park offers picnic areas and boat launches, paddling, hiking, bicycling, and fishing in warm weather, and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing during the winter.

Day Use: 11 Park Access Road, Casco,
Year-round; 9:00 a.m. to sunset. 

Campground: 3 Campground Lane, Naples, Seasonal

Lupines along the Naples Causeway, Sebago Lakes Region

Naples Causeway

The Naples Causeway is a lively community spot connecting Long Lake to Lake Sebago via Brandy Pond and the Songo Locks. It’s a hub of activity with shops, restaurants, marinas, and stunning views (stick around for the sunset). The causeway invites visitors to stroll along the waterfront, enjoy local treats, and explore quaint boutiques.

Boating enthusiasts dock here, eager to set sail on the crystal-clear waters. The Songo River Queen II is also docked here for cruises on Long Lake. Families gather for picnics while admiring the scenic beauty. Its charm lies in the blend of bustling energy and serene landscapes, making it a must-visit destination for anyone seeking a taste of Maine’s lakeside allure.

Lake swimming near Fryes Island on Sebago Lake

frye island

A stress-free summer enclave still exists! Frye Island awaits in the north eastern corner of Sebago Lake at the end of short peninsula yet only at accessible by boat or aboard the public ferry from Raymond Neck.

The island offers all the delights of a Maine summer camp destination: wooded acres and dirt roads, over a dozen hiking trails of varying skill, pickleball courts, a community swimming pool, and more.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy a range of outdoor recreation opportunities both on the island and in Sebago Lake. There is also a general store, Frye’s Leap Cafe, and the nine-hole course at Frye Island Golf Club.

the areas lakes and ponds

Ways to Adventure

Plan Your Trip

Maine’s Lakes and Mountains offers a variety of resources to help you plan your next visit, including an annual visitor’s guide, stand alone map, and the new Adventure Guide App.

Visitor's Guide

Our Free Visitor's Guide will help inspire your next adventure along our mountain trails, lakes, scenic byways, bustling towns and more.

Map of the Region

Companion to the Visitor Guide, our dual-sided planning map will help you find your way to adventure in every season throughout the region.

Adventure Guide App

The App will point the way to all kinds of adventures, experiences and destinations in Maine’s Lakes and Mountains with GPS location maps and alerts.

Maine's Lakes and Mountains by the numbers

4,000+ footers
Mountain Peaks
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+Towns and Villages
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