Local Natural Wonders - Day 23
Local Natural Wonders - Day 23 - Sebago Lake State Park in Casco, Maine
Sebago Lake State Park is a great spot on one of Maines largest lakes for swimming, hiking, biking and camping. For day use, the entrance to the park is in Casco, Maine. Clean water for swimming, sandy beaches and wooded trails make this a great place to spend the day.
More Information From Maine.gov:
Sebago Lake State Park opened to the public in 1938 as one of the five original state parks. This forested lakeside park is situated on the shore of Maine's deepest and second largest lake which provides year-round recreation for thousands of visitors each year. Near the foothills of the White Mountains, the park's 1,400 acres features sandy beaches, extensive woodlands, ponds, bogs a river and diverse habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal life.
Swimming, sport fishing, camping and boating are some of the summer activities enjoyed by visitors. The park's 250-site campground is a popular destination for family vacationers and provides lasting memories season after season. Wooded areas offer a respite from the sun and activity on the beaches. Whether hiking on marked trails or bicycling on park roads, visitors find many way to enjoy the park. The park also operates the historic Songo Lock.
Carved by ancient rivers and scoured by Ice Age glaciers, Sebago Lake fills a basin made of granite that has been weathered for millions of year. Thanks to those glaciers, visitors today an enjoy an array of water sports on Maine's 45 square mile lake. For a guided tour of the of the geological features visit The Geology of Sebago Lake State Park.