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Address: Naples, ME
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A boatride into the past

The Songo River is the connecting waterway between Brandy Pond and Sebago Lake. There you will come upon the oldest hand operated locks in the country. This river is like a snake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Quincy, Massachusetts
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The Songo River is the connecting waterway between Brandy Pond and Sebago Lake. There you will come upon the oldest hand operated locks in the country. This river is like a snake with all its twists & turns. There is an area where you actually pass the same place twice. For a boater it truly is worth the trip because... More 

Thank tffob3
Bridgton, Maine
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Good kayaking, the issue is all the power boats. Catch it off peak for a great time, when it's busy it's too busy.

Thank TBG04009
Camden, Maine
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166 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

There was a steady parade of boats up this lovely ending river. We went through the locks and it was a wonderful adventure.Fee is $6 per boat.

Thank debbymaniac
Andover, New Hampshire
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100 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Love, love, love a day trip cruising on the Songo River whether by motor boat or canoe. Nice slow ride making it quiet and so relaxing. Nice stops along the way including the sand bar for a stretch. Must try this one if you enjoy slow and easy cruise in a lovely area.

Thank Donna29727
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A wonderful, relaxing ride down the river enroute to a day on the 'sand bar'. View birds, turtles, and drift wood. Be mindful to keep your speed low, no wake (head speed only) to preserve the shore line and in respect of property owners along the river.

Thank Queen_Mother54
Dover, New Hampshire
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634 reviews
275 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,958 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

No trip to Naples, Maine is complete without a stop along the Songo River to see the hand-operated Songo Lock which is over by the entrance to Sebago Lake State Park & Campgrounds. It’s fascinating to watch the lock fill and raise a boat so it can pass upriver or lower a boat for going downriver. The elevation change is... More 

2 Thank Maurene_K
Turner Maine
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69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We went out for a ride on the Boat and it was a perfect day. We just went out for the 1 hour ride. Very pretty, nice smooth ride around the lake. Lots of history was given about the area on the ride.

1 Thank BeenMom
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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132 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We loved this. They had a blues band playing & it was so excellent. Pleasant, fun, beautiful sites along the river, very much fun

Thank seasnowcs
Windham, Maine
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a great place to launch a canoe or kayak or just sit and have a picnic while watching boat make their way through the historic lock on their way to or from Sebago Lake. This spot is a part of Sebago Lake State Park that many people miss when they go to the beach at the day-use park,... More 

1 Thank skierbill
Lynn, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great last cruise on the Songo Queen to enjoy the beautiful foliage and have a couple beers :) Love taking the ride. Wish it still went through the Songo though.

Thank Julie M

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