Things to Do


Many people ask us – “what is there to do in the area?” and our response is that whether you are seven or seventy, there are plenty of things to do within an easy drive of the Lakes Region. Here are some ideas and links to area activities.  Always feel free to call the office or stop by when you are here for information and/or suggestions.  

MUSEUMS

Portland Children’s Museum – Portland
Portland Museum of Art – Portland
Maine Maritime Museum – Bath
Portland Lighthouse Museum – Portland
Rufus Potter Museum – Bridgton
19th Century Willowbrook Village – Newfield

AGRICULTURAL FAIRS

The agricultural fairs are always a great way to experience Maine life.  Many showcase Maine made products, local crafts,farm animals, farm equipment, animal judging and competitions, including horse racing, along with food vendors, games and rides.   Popular fairs are the Fryeburg, Cumberland and Common Ground Fairs.

Mainefairs.org

OUTLET SHOPPING

Freeport Outlets – Home of LL Bean
Kittery Outlets
North Conway Outlets,  New Hampshire

BERRY and APPLE PICKING 

Dole’s Orchard, Limington – Strawberries, Blueberries, Rasberries and Apples.  Dole’s Orchard also has live music on Sundays during apple season.
Five Fields – Apples and x-country skiing
Crabtrees Pick your own highbush blueberries
Douglas Hill Orchard – 42 Sebago Road, Sebago – 207-787-2745

ANTIQUING

Cornish has a number of antique shops as does Bridgton and Naples

BOAT TOURS/SEAPLANE RIDES

Naples Seaplane Adventures
Songo River Queen boat tours, Long Lake, Naples
Casco Bay Boat Tours – Portland

HIKING

There are a number of wonderful short hikes and days hikes in the Sebago Lake area.  A favorite 20 minute hike is Douglas Hill.  Located in the town of Sebago.  You can find directions and trail info on this trail as well as many more in the area at Maine Trail Finder.

Maine Trail Finder

LIGHTHOUSE AND SIGHTSEEING  TOURS

Portland Discovery Tours – Conducts sightseeing and shopping tours in southern Maine, including tours of the city of Portland, and the Portland Headlight lighthouse.
Downeast Duck Tours – Portland – Portland, Maine Sightseeing Tours on an amphibious duck
Casco Bay Day Trips & Boat Tours – Maine boat tours and cruises around Casco Bay are the perfect way to experience the beauty of the Calendar Islands.

OCEAN BEACHES

The Sebago Lake Region is unique in that it is nestled between the mountains and the beautiful coast of Maine.  This link is a great guide to all the beaches in southern Maine

Southern Maine Beach Guide

VISITING PORTLAND

visitportland.com