Sebago Lake Hiking Trails

Are you looking for a destination that has beautiful scenery and great trails for hiking? If so, check out Sebago Lake. This gorgeous lake in Maine stretches for over 45 square miles and is the second largest lake in the state. As you might guess, this means that there are many beautiful Sebago Lake hiking trails around the lake with stunning views. In Sebago Lake State Park and beyond there are excellent trails for hiking and biking; keep reading for more details on planning your upcoming outdoor adventure in Maine.

sebago lake hikingTrail Options

During your trip you will have several Sebago Lake hiking trails to choose between. One of the best is the Douglas Mountain Trail . This well-maintained trail is just over two miles in length (round-trip) and offers beautiful views over Sebago Lake, as well as an interesting old stone tower at the summit. While the hike is short in length, it could be called a moderate hike because parts of the trail are quite steep. Many visitors appreciate the fact that this trail has such well-marked signs.

Trails Within the Sebago Lake State Park

A few of the other options for Sebago Lake hiking trails are located right within the Sebago Lake State Park . The easiest option here is the 1.5 mile Songo River Trail that winds along the shore of the Songo River. Besides the short length, what makes this trail fairly easy is the fact that it is flat most of the way. This is a popular hiking trail, especially for families with kids, as you are likely to see many birds along the way, including ducks and geese. Pack a family picnic along to make this an even better outing.

The longer option is the three mile Woodlands Trail . This hiking trail is more challenging both in length and in terrain. Located away from the busy beach area, hikers will find an undisturbed forest canopy that is incredibly peaceful. Local wildlife can also be encountered on this trail, including songbirds up in the canopy or even the mammals that call the Sebago Lake State Park home. This trail could also be appropriate for families, but most likely not for families with small children.

Preparing for a Hiking Trip

Now that you know all about the local trails at Sebago Lake, there are a few other preparations for a hiking trip. If you plan on hitting the trails, you are going to need certain gear. First of all, proper shoes with sturdy soles are essential. Depending on rainfall, sometimes the trails can be sticky or slippery. You will also want to pack along plenty of drinking water, insect repellent, and sunscreen. Depending on the time of year of your visit, you might also want to bring raingear and layers of clothing for varying temperatures. Once all the practical stuff is packed, you might also want to take advantage of the kitchen in your vacation rental to prepare a picnic to eat along the way whenever hunger strikes.




 

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