The Swan's Falls Campground offers a pine forest along the Saco River with access to a wonderful day and multi-day canoe and kayak explorations. Managed under an agreement with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry-Bureau of Parks and Lands, the campground and river put-in are located in the Mt. Washington Valley in close proximity to the White Mountain National Forest.
Echo Lake Rd is 21.1 miles from Old Saco Inn. Echo Lake State Park is a great place to take the family for a swim and picnic. A scenic trail around the lake provides great views of sheer, 700-foot Cathedral Ledge which towers over the lake. A mile-long auto road and hiking trails lead to the top of Cathedral Ledge where views across the Saco River Valley to the White Mountains can be enjoyed. Both Cathedral and nearby White Horse ledges are popular rock and ice climbing walls.
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 and a river and diverse habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal live.
Swimming, sport fishing, boating are some of the summer activities enjoyed by visitors. The park's 250-site campground is a popular destination for family vacationers and proves 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 ways to enjoy the park.
Carved by ancient rivers and scoured by Ice Age glaciers, Sebago Lake fills a basin made of granite that has been weather for millions of years. Thanks to those glaciers, visitors today can enjoy an array of water sports on Maine's 45 square mile Lake.