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“Take a swim!”
Review of Echo Lake Beach

Echo Lake Beach
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Nice area - changing rooms, bathrooms, lifeguards, roped off areas... the works. The water is "warm". When a Maine tourist brochure means warm, they mean "warmer than the ocean", not warm in any sense that a person from farther south would mean warm. Being from New Jersey, the water was still pretty darn cold. The water is refreshing, whether with a gang of teenaged Boy Scouts or with your wife and kid (I've been here both ways). The lake is pretty to look at with overhanging cliffs.

Next time I came here, I'd hike up and down the steep 0.8 mile (one way) Beech Cliffs Trails (steep, complete with ladders - great views!) that starts at the Echo Lake Parking lot, then go in the lake to cool off. Would be a great half of a day!

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

It is so nice to swim around mountains. The water is warm. This is a place to go if you would like to swim since ocean is always cold.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Warm water, sandy beach. There is a nearby trail up into the mountains overlooking the beach that is manageable if you are reasonably fit. Downside is that it is small. So, get their early in the day and you should have a nice morning of it.

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We'd been to Echo Lake previously, and our kids enjoyed it as much as they have in the past - perhaps even more because the lake seemed less squishy on the bottom than it has on previous visits. Swimmers are asked to stick to a specific area in the lake, but there seemed to be plenty of room to swim around, even with a lot of visitors. Changing rooms and restrooms are available, but there is no food available. We'll definitely be back.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

With family, we visited Echo Lake Beach. It was very clean and family friendly - even for my 20 month old grand daughter. The beach has changing rooms, bathrooms.. short walk from parking lot to beach. Go early, sometimes parking lot fills up per my son.

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