(L to R: Lakeside
Park; Mt. Blue St. Park; Cathedral Pines Campground)
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PARK: Located on Main Street (Route 4) in
Rangeley, this park is free and features a sandy beach, dock
with a slide, lifeguards (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, weather permiting
during the summer months), boat launch area, swings, covered
picnic tables a changing/restroom building and a large, newly
landscaped lawn area. For more information, call the Director
of Parks and Recreation at 207-864-3326.
LAKE STATE PARK: A
small day-use fee is charged at the state park, where visitors
can enjoy a sandy swim area, children's play area, picnic tables
and short trails hugging the shore. Lifeguards are provided,
and restrooms are available. No dogs are allowed in the beach
Greater Farmington Area
Industry, Phillips, Strong, Wilton & Weld)
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LAKE: Located in Industry on Route 43, this
clear, clean lake features a soft, sandy bottom and beautiful
BEACH: This beautiful sandy beach with shallow
water is perfect for children. A campground and playground is
also on the premises. There is a fee for swimming. Follow Route
156 to Weld, turn left in the village, and follow the signs to
POND: Located off Route
142, at the bottom of the Baker Hill Road in the town of Salem.
Follow the road next to the cemetery for a half mile, and you'll
see the pond on the right. The pond offers a small dock and a
wonderful view of Mt. Abraham.
Wide areas of shallow water
and well marked swimming areas make this a great spot for children.
A lifeguard is on duty during the height of the summer season.
The park also offers a nice sandy beach, lawn area with picnic
tables and canoe rentals. Small entrance fee charged. Located
off Route 156 in the Weld area. Follow the signs to the Park.
PORTER LAKE: Strong Public Beach is a sandy beach
with two docks (one with a high diving board), boat launching
ramp, picnic tables and grills. Follow Route 234 out of Strong
towards New Vineyard, then make a left turn one house after Northwood
Crafts. Look for the Beach Road sign, 1/2 mile on the right.
SANDY RIVER: Located near the University of Maine
athletic fields in Farmington on Front Street are several sandy
swimming beaches, along with some picnic areas.
WILSON LAKE: Located
in the town of Wilton off the High Street entrance, Kineowatha
Park offers swimming with some small beaches located along some
of the hiking trails. Visitors can also use the picnic and barbeque
areas. A lodge on the premises offers food, drinks and indoor
SWIM HOLE: Located
off Route 142 between Phillips and Salem. Going towards Salem,
cross the bridge and park on the right hand side of the road.
There is a footpath leading down to the water. A rocky shoreline
offers lots of nice spots from which to jump into the water.
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RIVER: The river along
Route 27 (Stratton to New Portland) offers many pools where you
can take a cool dip on a hot day. One of the more popular spots
is located by the historic 145 year-old wire suspension bridge.
This area offers a sandy beach, grills and picnic tables. Take
Route 146 off Route 27 in New Portland. follow this road until
it turns left onto a dirt road, then bear right to the bridge.
Another popular spot is located
by the Carrabassett Valley's Riverside Park off Route 27. This
spot features a natural water slide, small beach area, and lots
of good wading spots. The maximum water depths are three to four
feet. The bottom is somewhat rocky, so it is recommended that
one wear water shoes when in this area.
Several other spots along the
Carrabassett are also worth checking out. They include Spring
Farm, The Ledges and "White Railing". Spring Farm is
the largest and deepest swimming hole in the area. Even during
long periods of dry weather, this spot is at least seven to eight
feet deep, and is safe for diving. There is also a shallow end
for wading. Spring Farm is located just one-half mile south of
Valley Crossing on Route 27. The path leading from the "Spring
Farm" sign to the swimming hole can be seen from the road.
The Ledges, an area with deep
water and climbing ledges, is located in the Kingfield area,
1.5 miles south of Ayotte's Store on Route 27. A short hiking
path through the woods leads to this swimming hole and is located
on the left hand side of the road. (The river cannot be seen
from the road.)
Located on the west branch
of the Carrabassett River, yet another popular swimming hole
called "White Railing". It can be reached by traveling
Route 142, 1.5 miles from the center of Kingfield. Look for the
area where the river and road meet and you will see this 10'
deep swimming hole, surrounded by a number of shallow spots.
A beach is located across the river, but be careful when wading
as the current can be fast after a heavy rainfall. Another west
branch spot, the "Girl's Swimming Hole" is located
behind Winter's Mill in Kingfield.
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PINES CAMPGROUND: The
best swimming in the Flagstaff Lake area is the Cathedral Pines
Campground's public beach with a sandy beach, dock, changing
rooms and a playground for the children. Please be careful as
there are no lifeguards on duty. No fee charged. Located approx.
4 miles north of Stratton on Route 27.
15 miles north of Eustis on Route 27 there are a couple of spots
near the State Campground where you can swim.
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