Destination guide

Peaceful waterside holidays in Kezar Lake

A quiet escape in western Maine, Kezar Lake draws vacationers from all over with its pristine waters and lush shoreline, where waterfront estates are nestled into pine forests. Summer days here are spent out on the lake, paddling under the clear sunny skies in a canoe, enjoying the mountainous surroundings and walking the charming streets of the little lakefront town of Lovell, popping into the local country store for comfort foods served at a classic counter. Once you've selected your perfectly cozy Kezar Lake vacation rental, it's off for a round of golf at the local club or a hike through nearby parks.

Things to do

Forested wonderlands near Kezar Lake

On the border of New Hampshire and Maine, not far from Kezar Lake, the nearly 800,000-acre White Mountain National Forest preserves a breathtaking landscape of forests, lakes and streams with an abundance of ways to enjoy the great outdoors. The Kancamagus Scenic Byway is a fantastic place to witness the foliage changing to vibrant oranges and reds during the fall season, while more than 1,200 miles of trails offer endless hiking and mountain biking opportunities when the weather is warm. Plan to spend a whole day enjoying all the recreation options here, from swimming and fishing in summer, to snowshoeing and sledding in winter.

Activities

Paddling around on Kezar Lake

Vacationing at Kezar Lake means spending plenty of time out on the water, soaking up the forested scenery and watching sunbeams dance like diamonds on the ripples. Canoe rides are a great way to stay active on the lake, paddling along the nearly 10-mile stretch in search of picnic spots and hidden coves, and jumping into the water to wash off the heat of the day. Look for a waterfront Kezar Lake vacation rental with a dock to make the most of a stay here, taking off on fishing adventures each morning and kayak excursions to watch the sun set on the horizon.

Weather

Sweet summers at Kezar Lake

Idyllic summer days at Kezar Lake are best spent floating around on the sparkling water with the warm sun beating down. Afternoons in the middle of July and August can heat up into the 80s, calling for refreshing swims along lakeside beaches, but nights typically cool off into the 50s, perfect for roasting s'mores and cuddling up under blankets for family game nights at your Kezar Lake vacation rental. Come autumn, temperatures drop enough to keep most vacationers off the lake but the shores beckon instead with amazing fall foliage painting the surrounding mountainous landscape in oranges, yellows and reds.

Natural features

Creatures great and small at Kezar Lake

The lake-filled environment in western Maine is home to an abundance of wildlife which can be viewed at parks like the Kezar River Reserve. Walking along the 1-mile loop trail here through forested area and ravines, you might spot a resident deer or moose grazing and cute woodland creatures scampering around the trees as songbirds twitter from their perches above. A variety of waterfowl congregates along the shoreline of the Mill Pond here, where you might be lucky enough to witness a beaver working on a dam or an otter floating lazily around. With a variety of habitats in the 114-acre reserve, you're sure to encounter all kinds of amazing creatures.

Can I find a vacation rental around Kezar Lake?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 95 vacation rentals near Kezar Lake. From 48 Houses to 27 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kezar Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Kezar Lake?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kezar Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • New Hampshire: 4,009 vacation rentals
  • North Conway Village: 367 vacation rentals
  • New England: 38,269 vacation rentals
  • White Mountains: 2,501 vacation rentals
  • Bartlett: 1,014 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Kezar Lake! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Kezar Lake?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kezar Lake:

  • Bartlett: 1,014 rentals
  • Conway: 1,112 rentals
  • Bridgton: 487 rentals
  • Naples: 451 rentals
  • Jackson: 788 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Kezar Lake?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Kezar Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Echo Lake State Park: 805 rentals
  • Story Land: 1,185 rentals
  • Shawnee Peak: 160 rentals
  • Nestlenook Farm: 1,154 rentals
  • North Conway Country Club: 1,219 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kezar Lake listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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