When it’s time for a much-needed family vacation, New England’s Sebago Lake should be your go-to destination. Sebago Lake is the deepest lake in Maine and offers more than 100 miles of shoreline. With numerous lakefront and rustic accommodations, Sebago Lake vacation rentals make for an unforgettable stay. Your family can enjoy all sorts of activities while visiting for a weekend or week-long trip. Here are several fun activities to do at this lake.

1. Boating

Dotted around Sebago Lake are four boat ramps so that you can easily launch your own boat for a day out on the water. Pack a picnic lunch at your vacation rental to enjoy on the water. The lake has six different marinas where you can fill your boat with gas, or you can easily rent a boat for a hassle-free family excursion.

2. Fishing

Catch tonight’s dinner for cooking at your own lakeside vacation rental. Sebago Lake teams with landlocked salmon, brook trout, large trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass and many other species. You and your family can fish from your dock or take the boat out for the day and catch fish as you take in the scenic view.

3. Swimming

Pull the swimsuits out of the dresser drawer at your vacation rental and take the family to one of the four beaches dotting Sebago Lake for the day. Songo River Beach is actually a permanent sandbar that offers a gradual drop off into to deeper water for a family with young children.

4. Seacoast Fun Park

When you need to dry off, put on your land clothes on and make the short drive to Seacoast Fun Park from your vacation rental. Once there, you can soar to the clouds on the high-flying swings, or drive go-karts around a track. There isn’t an entrance fee since you only pay for the activities you want to enjoy.

5. Golfing

Don’t forget to bring your clubs for your lake vacation and store them in the front closet at your vacation rental. Sebago Lake offers two 18-hole golf courses. Point Sebago Golf Club has a par 72 course that covers 500 acres of prime land. Both are open to the public, and Naples Golf and Country Club has a restaurant where you can get a snack after the golf game wraps up.

6. Mini Golf

Don’t worry about your back swing or how far under par you are. Take the entire family to Steamboat Landing Mini Golf for laughter and fun. If it’s been a warm day at your vacation rental, you and your family can cool off in this secluded wooded area. Each hole features something special to the state of Maine.

7. Spend a Day on a Canoe

Explore all the shores and inlets around Sebago Lake from your canoe. You can bring a canoe from home and store it in the garage of your vacation home away from home, or rent one from Sebago Trails Paddling Company. Give everyone in your family a turn at paddling, while taking turns choosing what to see next.

8. Santa’s Village

When you visit the lake around the holidays, be sure to drop by Santa’s Village for a day of fun and holiday cheer. The park offers rides, site seeing, and plenty of scrumptious food for a day of fun. While there, browse around at the boutiques, and enjoy getting helpful suggestions from Santa’s elves.

9. Water Park

When you get tired of swimming off the dock at your luxurious vacation home, check out one of two popular water parks in the area. Funtown Splashtown USA has a water park and an amusement park. Aquaboggan Water Park offers a large wave pool, slides and bumper boats for a full day of fun.

10. Hiking

Leave your flip-flops behind at your vacation rental for a day of hiking. Sebago Lake State Park has a variety of trails for all level of hikers. You and your family can start out with an easy trail, such as the Songo Wilderness Trail, or opt for the Beaver Lodge Trail, which is less than two miles in length.