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Bear Pond, Waterford

Bear Pond in Waterford is the town’s deepest lake. While only 250 acres in surface area and four miles in circumference, Bear Pond is 72 feet deep.

It provides excellent habitat for coldwater and warmwater fish and is a popular fishing spot yearround. It is said to be named after a bear that was killed in its waters during the early settlement of Waterford.

The outlet to Bear Pond is the Bear River which flows into Long Lake in Harrison. The Department of Environmental Protection has rated the water quality of Bear Pond as “slightly above average”.

Bear Pond is regularly stocked by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife with landlocked salmon and brook trout. These two fish also have been known to spawn in Mutiny Brook which flows into Bear Pond. The pond also has populations of lake trout, splake, rainbow smelt, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, white perch, yellow perch, chain pickerel, hornpout, and pumpkinseed sunfish.

From the west shore boaters and property owners can take in magnificent views of Bear Mountain. On the north end of the pond find Bear Mountain Inn, open year round for guests and gatherings. Nearby on the northwest shore is Camp Wigwam, a summer camp for boys founded in 1910.

There is no public beach on Bear Pond, but the town fathers have set aside a small area at the south end of the pond for public access.

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Bear Pond Listings

all waterfront-homes current residential
318 Waterford Road,
Waterford, ME 04088
MLS#: 1585044 |
$485,000
Single Family | Year Built: 1940 | ±994 sqft | ±0.20 Acres
5 Rooms | 3 Beds | 1.0 Baths | Virtual Tour
We sincerely apologize for the impromptu two feet of snow in late March. However, this is a year-round cottage, and you might have missed the beauty of this fantastic snowfall if we had waited for it to melt. By the time you book your showing, the snow will likely be gone. This is a 3-bedroom year-round 1940s cottage-style getaway with 161 feet of waterfront. Located at the water's edge, this extraordinary retreat is ready to provide the backdrop for your vacation memories or year-round lake living! Improvements include a new deck, doors, first-floor windows, granite counters, and more. (See website for a complete list.) The 1940's style garage has two levels. The lover level offers ample storage for seasonal water toys, kayaks, canoes, etc. The upper level can be used as a traditional garage or storage or would make a fantastic summer room by adding windows on the lakeside. This property has a very stable Airbnb rental history. Waterford Road is a picturesque, narrow, century-old road that hugs the shoreline. It offers beautiful views of granite cliffs on one side and Bear Pond on the other. The town of Harrison is only a six-minute drive. There, you will find the public boat launch for Long Lake and the public boat launch for Crystal Lake. In addition, there is a huge sandy beach and park, restaurants, a market, a gas station, and a marina. The town of Bridgton is a quick twelve-minute drive, and you will find absolutely anything there that you might be looking for. Pleasant Mountain and Sunday River ski resorts are both twenty minutes away! Whatever your interest, come and swim, kayak, fish, hike, ski, hunt, or read while feeling the breeze off the water. Experience your daytime activities and then share your adventures in the evening by the fireplace. Book your showing today!


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