Destination guide

Classic summer holidays in Long Lake

A favorite amongst generations of families, Maine's Long Lake is a popular summer destination, offering an ideal spot for relaxing and fun-filled vacations in the midst of pristine nature. From warm days spent out on a boat sunbathing and zipping around on water skis, to strolls through the small waterfront towns with an ice-cream cone in hand, there's plenty of ways to soak up the laid-back vibe here, and an array of Long Lake vacation rentals puts you in the heart of it all. Once you've selected your perfect lakeside property, it's off to the swimming beaches, summer festivals and hiking trails.

Things to do

Small town charm in Long Lake

While it can be tempting to spend all day out on the water, make some time to explore the little towns that that dot the shores here too. On the western side of the lake, Bridgton has a walkable Main Street lined with ice-cream shops and diners and is home to a number of historic properties. At the Rufus Porter Museum, housed in a property listed on the National Register of Historic Places, you can see works by the famous New England artist and magazine founder and learn more about his inventions. The property is open to visitors during the summer season.


Out on the waters of Long Lake

If you've been fortunate to secure one of many available Long Lake vacation rentals with a dock, then setting off on boating adventures is a must and several marinas in the waterfront towns of Naples and Harrison offer rentals of pontoons and power boats to get you started. Grab some tubes to bounce around on the waves while soaking up the hot sun or practice your waterskiing and wakeboarding skills as your boat speeds along the 11 mile lake. Afternoons are best spent munching on picnic lunches and sipping frosty beverages out on the open deck enjoying gorgeous views of the lush tree-filled shoreline.


Summer dreams in Long Lake

There's nothing like summers out on the lake, with the sun beating down onto the open deck and an ice-cold beverage in hand. Temperatures warm up just enough to beckon dips in the water from lakeside beaches and cool off for pleasant evenings spent grilling hamburgers and hotdogs from the backyard of your Long Lake vacation rental. Many attractions only open for the influx of travelers over summer so things start to slow down come fall, but with the breathtaking changing leaves painting the shoreline in oranges and reds in autumn, it's hard to pass up a visit during this cooler season too.

Natural features

Waterside parks near Long Lake

The region around Long Lake is full of wildlife, woodlands and water features which can be experienced at spots like Sebago Lake State Park. This 2nd-largest lake in the state is situated just south of Long Lake and is connected via a pond and rivers. The 1,400-acre park on its shores offers boat ramps to get out on the lake, sandy beaches for lounging and swimming and several miles of hiking routes that transform into cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails come winter. Deer and bald eagles are among the creatures that have been spotted here, so keep your eyes peeled while walking the paths.

Where to stay around Long Lake?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 553 vacation rentals near Long Lake. From 279 Houses to 212 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Long Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • New Hampshire: 3,986 vacation rentals
  • Portland: 728 vacation rentals
  • Sebago Lake: 545 vacation rentals
  • New England: 38,350 vacation rentals
  • White Mountains: 2,407 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Long 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 Long 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 Long Lake:

  • Portland: 728 rentals
  • Bridgton: 486 rentals
  • Naples: 453 rentals
  • Bethel: 383 rentals
  • Newry: 240 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 Long Lake?

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

  • Shawnee Peak: 162 rentals
  • Stone Mountain Arts Center: 1,256 rentals
  • Fryeburg Fairgrounds: 1,321 rentals
  • Narramissic Historic Farm: 655 rentals
  • Bethel Historical Society: 381 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Long 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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