Madawaska Lake, Maine, USA

Madawaska Lake, Maine, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 12 vacation rentals near Madawaska Lake. From 0 to 0 , find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Madawaska Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Escape to Madawaska Lake

A quintessential, relaxed summer destination, Madawaska Lake lies to the south of the small town of Madawaska in Aroostook County, Maine. The northernmost town in New England, it's known for its large, annual Acadian festival and it is also a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. Acadian history is a very big deal here, with the residents of the town still mostly of Acadian descent, and French is still spoken here. Staying in a Madawaska Lake vacation rental is a great opportunity to experience the unique culture of this destination, just across the border from New Brunswick, Canada.

Sheer relaxation around Madawaska Lake

One of the main attractions in this part of Maine is Madawaska Lake itself, with its wide, sun-speckled and tranquil waters. It's an ideal destination for boating, swimming and trout fishing. Many visitors staying in Madawaska Lake vacation rentals also like to take hikes through the surrounding forest and travelers come here just to escape from the hustle and bustle, and bask in the peace and quiet in the northern Maine wilderness. If you're into motorbikes, you can visit the first park dedicated to long distance motorcycling – the Four Corners Park. Or, if you visit during June, you can always get stuck into the annual Acadian festivities.

Delving into history near Madawaska Lake

The French Acadians settled here in the late 18th century, after fleeing Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia because they would not pledge loyalty to the British Crown. One of the most significant cultural monuments in Madawaska Lake is the tall, marble cross of the Acadian Cross Historic Shrine. History lovers should also pay a visit to the Tante Blanche Museum, a 1970s log building that is named after the legendary Marguerite Blanche Thiboudeau Cyr. She is known for heroic acts during the famine in 1797. The museum tells a story of what life was like for early settlers to the area.

Summer bliss at Madawaska Lake

There's no doubt the summer months at Madawaska Lake are gorgeous. The sun beams down and the temperature is perfect for a refreshing plunge in the lake. However, this part of Maine gets even more beautiful in the fall when the leaves put on a spectacular show of orange, yellow and red. If you're most excited about eating lobster during your New England trip, visit in July. According to the local fishermen, this is when the lobsters have outgrown their shells and move up to the next size. This means that they have extra room in the shell and the salt water marinates the meat, making it so much more delicious.

Nature in Madawaska Lake

When staying in one of the Lake Madawaska vacation rentals, you can do as the locals do and explore the extensive trail networks around the lake on an ATV. The International Trail System is not too far away, with over 10,000 miles of ATV trails. Or, you can tackle the challenging terrain on your bike to truly immerse yourself in nature. The Community Gardens are also worth a visit for nature lovers. They were founded in the summer of 2013 and were a collective effort by the local people to create a shared green space for growing food.