Long Pond

Down East

This deep, narrow lake draws locals on hot summer days who come for a dip off the tiny beach on the southern end. The lake is quite long, so you'll need a bike to reach the south side.

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Nearby Down East attractions

1. Sand Beach

9.29 MILES

About 1.5 miles west of Stonington, a short path leads to a lovely cove overlooking a serene coastline. True to its name, this beach is sandy: a rarity on…

2. Nervous Nellie's Jams & Jellies

12.42 MILES

Nervous Nellie's cooks up delicious jams and chutneys the old-fashioned way from its base on Deer Isle. It's well worth making the trip to load up on jars…

3. Bass Harbor Head Light

18.91 MILES

There is only one lighthouse on Mount Desert Island; it sits in the somnolent village of Bass Harbor in the far southwest corner of the park. Built in…

4. Owls Head Lighthouse

21.91 MILES

This photogenic mid-19th-century lighthouse and keeper's cottage sits in a small, scenic state park outside of Rockland. It's a five-minute walk from the…

5. Wendell Gilley Museum

22.4 MILES

For rainy-day amusement, pay a visit to this handsomely designed museum, which displays the exquisite wooden carvings of Wendell Gilley, one of the world…

6. Whistler Cove

22.43 MILES

This pretty stretch of rocky shoreline backed by pine forest is reached by a short trail (one-mile round-trip) that starts near the Great Cranberry Island…

8. Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

23.68 MILES

Tackle the rugged stone breakwater that stretches almost 1 mile into Rockland Harbor from Jameson Point at the harbor's northern shore. Made of granite…