Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gone Fishing in Maine

This week Hubby and I visited the great state of Maine, America's Vacationland, for a few days of relaxation.  Maine is a state filled with much natural beauty, from its rocky coastline to its mountain glory.  Our trip took us to a tiny little town deep in lake country. 

You'll see from this Google map, that we were right between two lakes.  What you can't see from the map is the remote nature of our getaway, or the majestic beauty of the area.

Grand Lake Stream, Maine is an outdoors person's delight.  Known for its fishing, hunting and camping this tiny town, population 150 as of the 2000 census, is a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

When visiting you'll want to spend time on either Grand Lake or Big Lake fishing.  If fly fishing is your passion, Grand Lake Stream will be your favorite fishing spot.

After spending $13.00 for your fishing license at the Pine Tree Store, the one and only retail establishment for 12 miles, you may be lucky enough to catch one of the prized landlocked salmon.

Lodging is available in local camps and lodges like Leen's Lodge, Weatherbys, Canal Side Cabins and Grand Lake Lodge. Local guides are for hire to help you get the most from your outdoor activities. 

You may have caught a glimpse of this beautiful area on CNBC's Squawk Box which conducted a week long economic summit here in 2009.  You don't have to be a media mogul to enjoy this scenic countryside.  Don't go expecting citified comforts, however.  Cell phone and internet service are hard to come by.  What you will find instead is scenic beauty....

Big sky...

And wildlife in its natural habitat...

If you are looking for a true getaway, a six hour drive from Boston will get you to the little town of Grand Lake Stream, Maine.  Visit the Downeast Lakes Land Trust website for more information about preserving this beautiful, scenic landscape and a helpful Visitor's Guide.

You might also enjoy reading A Maine Vacation-Gone Fishing #2.


  1. I love Maine, but it's a much longer drive for me! Haven't been up there in about 7 years. It's a beautiful state though!

  2. I know where you about the middle of nowhere! :-) Have fun bein' a Maine'ah for a while.

  3. I love getting away to Maine whenever I can. It truly is one heck of an amazing state. There is so much to offer, which makes it even better.

  4. Our time spent in Maine was loads of fun. I have a couple more posts planned.

  5. I am just so excited to go back to GLS, Me in September. I have wonderful memories of our summer vacations in Me in the 1960's. BFF


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