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Lake Arrowhead Information
About Lake Arrowhead
Tucked away in the southern corner of Maine, Lake Arrowhead is a tranquil community where wildlife and forests enthrall both locals and tourists all year round. This census-designated place is a part of the towns Waterboro and Limerick in York County. Originally known as “the place of much water,” or Massabesic, the area was later renamed after one of Massabesic Plantation’s first proprietors. Despites its name change, the regional waters continue to be source of great pride and prosperity for Lake Arrowhead and beyond.
Things to do in Lake Arrowhead
Hike through the foliage in the fall or alongside the buds of spring to fully appreciate nature’s hand in Lake Arrowhead. Go biking on area trails or around the lake itself. Enjoy a game of golf with the locals, or head to Friendship Park in Waterboro, where there are plenty of areas for picnics and sporting activities such as basketball and soccer. The Massabesic ATV club helps seasoned riders find trails in the area and provides ATV education courses for newbies. Lake Arrowhead is a prime boating and fishing destination, offering fishing opportunities for both beginners and expert anglers. Brook trout, lake trout, landlocked salmon, perch and bass can be found in these waters. The Mousam River, Little Ossipee River, Little Ossipee Lake and Brown Brook are just a few of the bodies of water that feed into Lake Arrowhead. These meandering channels are ideal for canoeing or kayaking. The Waterboro Barrens woodland preserve is where you want to go for tranquility and species of rare butterflies. If lucky, you might catch sight of some of the 11 documented species of rare butterflies and moths found in the preserve.
Day trips from Lake Arrowhead
Little Ossipee Lake is just south of Lake Arrowhead, another area full of recreational offerings. Swimming, boating and fishing are also options for visitors to Little Ossipee Lake. Bob Fay Memorial Park has trails that lead to islands in the lake itself. Head about an hour east to explore the highest point of land in the region atop Ossipee Mountain. The Ossipee Mountain hiking trail leads to a fire tower that’s listed on the National Historic Lookout Register. From the tower, visitors can see clear views of Mt. Washington. Make a day trip of exploring historic points of interests around the towns. Waterboro is home to two historic treasures: the Johnson Mill and the James Leavitt House. The mill closed back in 1963, but plans are underway to restore the building into a working mill museum. The James Leavitt House, a celebration of mid-1800s Greek revival architecture, offers visitors a glimpse of life in the 19th century. In Newfield, which is less than 10 miles away, the Willowbrook Museum Village tells the story of the region’s history. Old Orchard Beach, within a 30-minute drive, is home to Palace Playland, which features a seaside amusement park with Maine’s only wooden roller coaster and its largest waterslide.
Lake Arrowhead accommodations
Choose from rental units, vacation homes and camping sites at Lake Arrowhead. Walnut Grove in Alfred; Blackburn’s in East Waterboro; Little Osipee Lake Campground; and Bunganut Lake Camping area are a few of the options around Lake Arrowhead. Jeremiah Mason House Bed and Breakfast is the closest “establishment” near the lake. Alternative options for hotels, motels, inns or bed and breakfasts are at least ten miles away.
Transportation in Lake Arrowhead
The closest airport to Lake Arrowhead is Portland International Jetport, around 27 miles east. Highway 117 serves the Lake Arrowhead area as one of the closest major roadways. Driving into the area is highly recommended, with only limited public transportation within York County. Shoreline Explorer is a seasonal trolley and shuttle service along the coast that connects York to Kennebunk, which is still significantly far from Lake Arrowhead. Rental car services are also far, the closest being at least 25 miles away.