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The Towns

Here is a brief review of some of the towns in the Sebago/Long Lake Region, followed by links to the town & school websites.

 

 

Bridgton is located one hour northwest of Portland, via Route 302, with a population of 4900. With shopping, a movie theater, and the largest hospital in the Lakes Region, it is the hub for the northern end of the Sebago Lake/Long Lake chain. The popular lakes in Bridgton are Long Lake, Highland Lake, Moose Pond, Woods Pond, Adams Pond and Beaver Pond. And of course the best night skiing in New England is enjoyed at Shawnee Peak Ski Area, an excellent family ski area. Bridgton belongs to Maine School Administrative District 61.

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Casco is located 40 minutes west of Portland, via Route 302, with a population of 3500. Casco Village is well placed between Pleasant Lake and Parker pond, with boat launches for both ponds located in this picture postcard village. Other popular lakes in Casco are Coffee Pond, Thompson Lake, and Sebago Lake. Casco Village also is home to the Wade State Fish Hatchery for Landlocked Salmon. Casco belongs to Maine School Administrative District 61.

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Denmark is located one hour northwest of Portland, with a population of 1000. The popular lakes in the sleepy town of Denmark are Hancock Pond, Sand Pond, Granger Pond and Moose Pond. Pleasant Mountain is home to Shawnee Peak Ski Area and offers some of the best hiking in Southwestern Maine. Denmark belongs to Maine School Administrative District 72.

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Fryeburg is located 1.25 hours northwest of Portland, via Route 302, just before the New Hampshire border, with a population of 3100. The popular lakes are Lovewell Pond, Charles Pond, and the Saco River, whose crystal clear waters drain the top of Mount Washington. The Saco is the most popular river in New England and its calm waters are a treat on a warm summer day. Fryeburg Academy is a world class elementary and high school, bringing in students and their families from all parts of the globe, as well being the primary school for the surrounding towns. Although much has changed since John Hancock signed Fryeburg Academy's charter in 1792 and Daniel Webster served as Headmaster in the early 19th century, the Academy remains a unique American institution - a boarding school unlike any other in the nation. Fryeburg belongs to Maine School Administrative District 72.

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Gray is located 30 minutes north of Portland, via Route 26, with a population of 6800. Popular lakes are Little Sebago Lake and Crystal Lake. Gray is also home to the Maine Wildlife Park, which is adjacent to the State Fish Hatchery, where the kids will surely have the visit of a lifetime. Gray belongs to Maine School Administrative District 15.

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Harrison is located one hour northwest of Portland, with a population of 2300. Known as “The Friendly Village,” Harrison was the logging capital of the world in the earlier part of the 1800’s. The logging history of the area is seen everywhere throughout the Lakes Region. Popular lakes are Long Lake and Crystal Lake. Harrison belongs to Maine School Administrative District 17.

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Hiram is located one hour northwest of Portland, on Route 113, with a population of 1400. Dotted with wonderful hills, a short hike can reward you will some awesome views up the Saco River Valley. A hike up Mt. Cutler passed an old gold mine and rewards you with impressive Mt. Washington views. A stop at Great Falls on the Saco River is well worth the visit. The main water is the Saco River, along with Barker Pond, Stanley Pond and Clemons Pond. Hiram belongs to Maine School Administrative District 55.

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Lovell is located 1.5 hour northwest of Portland, with a population of 980. As home to world famous Kezar Lake, it offers a wonder village in Center Lovell, where one can meet visitors from all over the world. Other popular lakes in Lovell include Heald Pond, Bradley Pond, Horseshoe Pond and Farrington Pond. Any extended stay in the area would likely want to see a trip to the popular Kezar Falls Gorge, at the outlet from Five Kezar Ponds, which are located in Waterford and Stoneham as well as Lovell. The hiking in the Lovell area is superb. Lovell belongs to Maine School Administrative District 72.

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Naples is located 45 minutes north west of Portland, via Route 302, with a population of 3300. The population swells to over 30,000 in the summer. Located at the foot of Long Lake is the Naples Causeway, which is home to the wonderful and very scenic Naples Village, the hub of the Lakes Region, with enough activities to keep the old and young alike entertained. The Chute River, which flows under the bridge at the causeway, on its way into Brandy Pond, is reputed to be the shortest river in the world. There are seaplane rides, the Songo River Queen, the riverboat that travels up and down the Sebago/Long Lake chain, miniature golf, and wonder village stores. Be sure to check out the Songo Locks, which have seen numerous boats pass through them since the 1820’s. Naples belongs to Maine School Administrative District 61.

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Norway is located 1.25 hour northwest of Portland, via Route 26, with a population of 4600. As the largest town in the Oxford Hills Area, it offers shopping movies and several nice lakes, including Pennesseewassee Lake, aka Norway Lake, Sand Pond and North Pond. Norway belongs to Maine School Administrative District 17.

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Otisfield is located 50 minutes northwest of Portland, via Routes 302 and 121, with a population of 1560. With no real village center, Otisfield is as quiet and rural as you will find in the Lakes Region, yet is quickly accessible to everything the area has to offer. As home of the world famous Seeds of Peace Camp on wonderful Pleasant Lake, and the summer hometown of a few of Hollywood’s bigger stars, the area is assured of guests from all over the world. Other popular lakes are Saturday Pond and Thompson Lake. Otisfield belongs to Maine School Administrative District 17.

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Oxford is located one hour northwest of Portland, via route 26, with a population of 3960. Easily accessed by the Maine Turnpike and Route #26, Oxford is home to Oxford Plains Speedway and several lakes and ponds, including Thompson Lake, Whitney Pond, and Hogan Pond. Oxford belongs to Maine School Administrative District 17.

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Poland is located 45 minutes northwest of Portland, via Route 26, with a population of 4866. Popular lakes include Thompson Lake, Tripp Lake, Upper Range Pond, Middle Range Pond, and Lower Range Pond. Poland has its own school system.

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Raymond is located 35 minutes northwest of Portland, via Route 302, with a population of 4300.Raymond offers more quality lakes and ponds than probably any other town in the Lakes Region, with Sebago lake, Raymond Pond, Crescent Lake, Panther Pond, Nubble Pond and Notched Pond. Raymond is well known for its fine elementary schools.

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Sebago is located 45 minutes northwest of Portland, via Route 114, with a population of 1430. A quiet rural town with numerous hills and mountains, the more popular lakes are Sebago Lake, Hancock Pond, Peabody Pond and Barker Pond. A short 10 minute hike up Douglas Mountain will reward the hiker with some wonderful views from the stone tower, overlooking Sebago Lake and the surrounding hills and lakes, as well as West and the Presidential Range. Sebago belongs to Maine School Administrative District 61.

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Standish is located 35 minutes northwest of Portland, via Route 25, with a population of 9300. The town encompassed most of the southern end of Sebago Lake. Watchic Lake, with its many islands and wonderful antique homes and camps is also a very popular lake in the area. A visit to Steep Falls, on the Saco River, is well worth the trip. Standish belongs to Maine School Administrative District 6.

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Stoneham is located 1.5 hour northwest of Portland, with a population of 255. Much of Stoneham includes the White Mountain National Forest, offer hiking and camping that is unequalled in the area. A hike up Specked Mountain offers some spectacular views west from the summit. Popular lakes are Keewaydin Lake and Virginia Lake. Stoneham belongs to Maine School Administrative District 72.

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Stow is located 1.5 hour northwest of Portland, accesses by Route 113, with a population of 288. Known more for its hiking, there are few ponds in Stow. Stow belongs to Maine School Administrative District 72.

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Sweden is located 1.5 hour northwest of Portland, with a population of 324. Easily accessed by Route 93, Sweden offers some of the best mountain views in the area. Sweden’s popular lakes are Keys Pond, Stearns Pond, Webber Pond and the very northern end of Highland Lake. Sweden belongs to Maine School Administrative District 72.

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Waterford is located 1.25 hour northwest of Portland, with a population of 1455. At the foothills to the White Mountains, this most beautiful village in the Lakes Region sits quietly on the Western shore of Keoka Lake, unchanged and still as beautiful as it was 150 years ago. Other popular lakes in Waterford are Bear Pond, Little Moose Pond, Mcwain Pond, Papoose Pond and the Crooked River. Waterford belongs to Maine School Administrative District 17.

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Windham is located 20 minutes northwest of Portland, with a population of 15,000. A bedroom community of Portland, and the entrance to the Lakes Region from Portland, or the Maine Turnpike in Gray, this hub offers all the shopping that one would require for an extended stay in the Lakes Region. Popular Lakes are Sebago Lake, Little Sebago Lake, Highland Lake, Collins Pond and Forest Lake. Windham has its own school system.

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