Peacock Beach is located on Pleasant Pond, on U.S. Route 201 between the Maine Turnpike and I-295, about 12 miles south of Augusta. The park has picnic tables, playing fields, rest rooms, parking, and a small beach and swimming area.
Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Activities on this year-round park on Moosehead Lake include birdwatching, motor boating, camping , canoeing, fishing, hiking and swimming in summer, and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing in winter. The offseason phone number is 207-941-4014. Fishermen must have licenses.
A 2-mile walking trail with views of Moosehead Lake follows the shoreline between the beach and Rowell Cove. The park grooms Nordic ski trails and plows the parking lot during winter.
Facilities include a playground, RV dumping station, showers, and a trailered boat launch. camping and camping reservations. Hours: Open year-round for walk-in use. Staffed May 15 to Columbus Day.
Fees: Day-use fees are $1.50 to $4.50, depending of age and state residence.
The Belgrade lakes, just north of Augusta, is a chain of seven fresh water lakes. Swimming is done at: Rome Town Beach on Great Pond -- Small sandy beach area located on the top of Great Pond. Take Route 225 to Frederick Lane. Go all the way to the end. Belgrade Town Beach on Long Pond -- Located on Lakeshore Drive, Belgrade. Take Route 27 to West Road (at intersection where Sunset Grille is located). Make immediate right onto Lakeshore Drive. Go .02 of a mile. Beach is located just as road begins to make a sharp left. Oakland Town Beach on Messalonskee Lake -- Located next to the boat landing at the north end of Messalonskee Lake. Follow signs to the public boat launch on Old Belgrade Road. Pleasant Point Beach on McGrath Pond Located on McGrath Pond Road, west side of McGrath Pond.
401 State Park RoadDover-Foxcroft, MEPhone: 207-564-2003
Peaks-Kenny State Park is on Sebec Lake. Visitors and overnight campers can enjoy a peaceful setting, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and picnicking. There are 56 camp sites set under tall trees. There is a mile of shoreline along Sebec Lake, and a sandy beach with lifeguards. A grassy picnic next to the beach has a playground, picnic tables and barbecue grills. The camping area is a shore walk from the beach.
Hours: May 15 to October 1; daily; the main entrance gate is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The day-use area is open from 9 a.m. to sunset.
Fees: Day-use fees are $2 to $6, depending of age and state residence. For camping fees, call the park directly for rates and closing date,