Megunticook Lake

Paddle, picnic and views!

Megunticook Lake is located a few miles northwest of Camden and is a great place to spend the day. The lake is approximately 5 miles long and access can be gained to Norton’s Pond by paddling through a large culvert at the northern end of the lake.

Fernald’s Neck nature preserve, which is privately owned by the nature Conservancy, extends into the lower half of the lake. Picnic tables are located at various points around the lake edge of the preserve and the public is welcome to bring a picnic lunch and bathing suit for a relaxing break.

Trip Highlights

Loons and Eagles, Hidden Beaches, Nature Preserve

Safety Concerns

High Traffic Area, Cold Water in Springtime, Exposure to Northwest Winds

Saint George River

Paddle Back in Time

The St. George River, located a few miles west of Rockport, is an area rich in wildlife and history. This area is perfect for a family outing or anyone looking for a peaceful paddle.

Put in at Seven-Tree Pond in Union at Ayer Park, and have a vehicle waiting at the Middle Road Bridge in Warren, and you’ve got the perfect paddle.

The current is slow enough to easily paddle back upstream if necessary. The river slowly narrows for the second half of the trip and painted turtles abound.

Trip Highlights

Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagles, Loons, Painted Turtles

Safety Concerns

Cold Water in Springtime, Exposure to Southwest Winds