This lake is a truly special place. Unless you know where to look, you won't see it! The upper bay is a deep basin, yet warm for swimming. The upper bay is connected via the narrows to a broad, shallow lower bay.
Kezar Lake's water is crystal clear and suitable for swimming, boating, and fishing. While much of the shore at Westways is rocky, there is a small sandy swimming area perfect for younger children. The older ones will enjoy swiming from the dock to the swim platform.
The 2,500 acre lake is 7 miles long and you can boat the length of it. A arina is located at the narrows and offers power boat rentals along with canoes and kayaks. There's also a restaurant and ice cream stand at the marina. Due to it's lightly developed shoreline, wildlife abounds...moose, deer, and loons frequent the area.
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.