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Megunticook Lake

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Address: Rte 105, Camden, ME
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Simply my favorite view and picnic spot in Maine.

Parking lot along Route 52. Popular, easy to moderate hike, loose stones, exposed roots, slippery when wet. Allow 45 minutes - 1 hour up, less coming down. Blue blazes clearly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Camden, Maine USA
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Camden, Maine USA
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Parking lot along Route 52. Popular, easy to moderate hike, loose stones, exposed roots, slippery when wet. Allow 45 minutes - 1 hour up, less coming down. Blue blazes clearly marked. Do not to get too close to edges--control kids and dogs (and carry out waste). Named "Maiden Cliff" after little girl who fell to her death years ago, a... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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136 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Took our dog swimming in lake - fabulous warm weather for December so we all had fun. Looks like it would be a great place in the summer. Picnic area and overlooked by hills and cliffs.

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Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Most visitors do not know that the ocean in Maine is too cold to swim. Lake Megunticook is a wonderful lake to go swimming or boating. I personally don't care for the motorboats, but kayaks and canoes as well as stand up paddle boards are perfect entertainment on the lake.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Spent a day here while camping at Camden Hills State Park. Spent the morning with an excellent little hike to Maiden Cliffs which provides spectacular views on a nice day. Takes about 45 minutes to an hour to reach the top and is a moderate hike. You'll want to pack something to eat and drink as you can find yourselves... More 

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1 Thank David R
Scarborough, Maine
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Found this lake by accident....we were so hot and just wanted to cool off...water was refreshing... Glad we found this lake

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Jacksonville, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Nice hike for couples and families. Approximately 40 min from base to Maiden Cliff and 20-25 min back down. See the Atlantic Ocean and all of Megunticook Lake and Norton pond. Beautiful view.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We have rented homes on several lakes in Maine, in all areas and on the second day here on Megunticook, i realized I had found my home. Now we have to find a house we can afford, which is probably going to take us just as long as it took us to find this amazing lake with Islands, boulders and... More 

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Northport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful glacial lake which wander through the mountains and forest. Guests who visit say the ride on the lake is the high light of their visit.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We view the lake from the top of Camden State Park lookout. Swam in the lake at the beach. Beach is small and nothing to right home about & not a really clean picnic area. That being said, at least it was water to swim and cool off after a big hike. Water is shallow.

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Baltimore County, Maryland
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We enjoyed driving around this lake and looking at the various summer homes on it's bank. There are a couple of small, public beaches where you can swim and put a small boat or kayak in the water.

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