Maine’s Lakes and Mountains overflows with freshwater beaches in state and local parks, campgrounds or town lakes . Enjoy the easy refreshment of a dip in crystal-clear lakes set like jewels amid lush green forests. Small, private beaches may be found near lodging and vacation rentals.  

Near many of the lake beaches adventurers can find public launches for canoes, kayaks and motor boats. While some of the larger parks or beaches offer picnic areas, restrooms and changing facilities, and lifeguards, it is important to check ahead to see what is offered. Even if there are lifeguards on duty, play it safe: always swim in a lifeguarded area whenever possible; never swim alone, regardless of your age or level of swimming skills; keep within your fitness and swimming capabilities; be aware of weather and water conditions and heed warnings.

State park Beaches

Beach at Mount Blue State Park, Weld, Maine

Mt. Blue State Park

Mt. Blue State Park’s Webb Beach is a truly family-friendly sand beach with clear cold water, and stunning mountain views. 

The park also offers hiking, trail riding, biking, and picnicking.  Anglers and campers will enjoy this area throughout the warm-months, as will snowmobilers, Nordic skiers, snowshoers, and ice-skaters in winter. 

Range Pond State Park Beach, great for families

Range Pond State Park

Just a short drive from Lewiston-Auburn, the park welcomes visitors who enjoy the wide sandy beach as they swim, picnic and play. Most activity centers on the waterfront which is easily accessible because of the smooth, surfaced promenade that parallels the pond for 1,000 feet immediately next to the beach. Small boats, canoes, kayaks and windsurf boards dot the water’s surface.

Family picnic in Rangeley Lakes State Park

Rangeley Lake State Park

Rangeley Lake State Park covers nearly 900 acres deep in Maine’s Western Mountains. Families will enjoy swimming at the beach, hiking, picnicking, camping, and wildlife observation. Meanwhile, sport anglers know that the lake’s pristine waters are home to a world-renowned population of landlocked salmon and trout. The campground has a spectacular view of Saddleback Mountain.

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.

Its sandy beaches, sheltered wooded areas, picnic areas and boat launches, make it a favorite summer spot to spend a day.

Local and Town BEaches

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
Lakes and Ponds
+Towns and Villages
Square Miles of Adventure
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