Western Lakes/Mountains parks provide recreation and nature adventures

Sebago Lake Beach at Sebago Lake State Park, Casco-credit-Maine Office of Tourism
Sebago Lake State Park

11 Park Access Road Casco, ME Phone: 207-793-6231

Located on beautiful Segabo Lake at the foot of the While Mountains, this park has sandy beaches, extensive woodlands, ponds, a river, and a large range of wildlife.
Swimming, sport fishing, and boating are some of the summer activities enjoyed by visitors. Also, motor boating, canoeing, fishing, and trail hiking. There is a boat launch that accommodates trailers. In winter, park visitors do cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
There is a 250-site campground, with a group picnic shelter, playground, RV dumping station and hookups for electricity and water, and showers. Visitors enjoy walking on wooded and marked trail and bicycling on park roads. Open May 1-October 15 for full uses. Campground map.
Little Concord Pond

Off Shagg Pond Road Woodstock, ME Phone:

This 600-acre parcel in the western mountains of Maine has a 26-acre pond and a moderate 1.2-mile hike to Bald Mountain, where hikers can enjoy at glorious view of the western Maine foothills. Tougher hikers can continue another mile to the open summit of Speckled Mountain, also on state park property. See website link for driving directions
Grafton Notch State Park

1941 Bear River Road Newry, ME, 04261 Phone: 207-824-2912

Back country hiking; birdwatching; snowmobiling

Grafton Notch State Park is in the mountains Mahoosuc Range. The land is rugged terrain for backcountry hikers. The reward for summiting these steep peaks is spectacular views. Visitors can find shorter walks leading to waterfalls and gorges. The park is part of the Maine Birding Trail, where people can see peregrine falcons and songbirds. Property is use in winter by snowshoers, cross-country skiers and snowmobilers enjoy exploring the lands. The popular snowmobile route ITS 82 runs across this region from Andover to New Hampshire's Trail 18.
Park Map.