Located on the outer edges of Camden, Maine, Lake City is a breathtakingly beautiful collection of properties facing Megunticook Lake. Though staying in this area necessitates a rental car and a keen eye on the weather forecast, this underrated pocket of the United States is worth a bit of extra planning effort. The official municipalities that surround Lake City are Hope, Lincolnville and Rockport, in addition to Camden.
Lake City, though perhaps not much of a “city” itself, has tons of interesting activities to choose from in its vicinity, especially any pastime involving boating, fishing or swimming. The only spot for taking a dip is Barrett's Cove Public Beach, since most other plots of land on Megunticook Lake are neither sandy nor public. Since Camden is so close, it’s a must that you drive to the harbor community and have a drink at a pub, eat some seafood or go hiking in Camden Hills State Park. Just south of Camden in Rockford, there’s Oakland Park Bowling Lanes and Golfer’s Crossing (an 18-hole mini golf course) for wholesome fun.
The wooded southern end of Megunticook Lake has plenty of intimate cottages and houses surrounded by forest, along with properties with decks and small docks. Some rentals offer a view of Bald Mountain as well as the lake; essentially, Lake City is a great and affordable home base for exploring this part of Maine, whether you’re planning a hike or a day trip out of town.
In the event that you’d like to expand your visit in Maine by taking a day trip, consider taking a ferry (or drive over a bridge) out to one of its quaint little islands off the Atlantic coast. Nosh on all kinds of fresh catches at the seafood restaurants on Deer Isle, but not until after hiking around one of its community-managed nature preserves, like the Settlement Granite Quarry Preserve in Stonington. Mt Desert Island, a bit farther away, is home to wonderful bakeries, lobster vendors, beaches and the beloved Acadia National Park.
If you’re flying in from outside of New England, expect to arrive at Augusta State Airport, which is about an hour out from Lake City by car. Otherwise, the little town takes an hour and 40 minutes to drive to from Portland, the nearest major city. Unfortunately, the area does not offer ridesharing and isn’t accessible via train or bus.
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