With its location less than 12 miles from Maine’s largest community, this beautiful lake is a rare gem and a great destination for those looking to “get away” without being too far away! Bordered by the Towns of Falmouth, Windham and Westbrook, it serves as a year-round home to many shorefront homeowners. The lake is 640 acres with a perimeter of 8.5 miles and a maximum depth of 67 feet. Highland Lake is fed by springs and streams and has above average water quality.
The lake offers some great sport fishing with fishery type being both coldwater and warmwater. So, whether you are in a boat trolling deeper water or fishing off the shores you are sure to have a good time! A public boat access (carry-in only) can be found off Mast Road in Falmouth.
For loon enthusiasts, the population is growing on Highland Lake with birds arriving just after ice is out and nesting in the south end of the lake. Please respect their space when boating!
Formed in 1989, the Highland Lake Association is an all-volunteer association that is involved in watershed education and water monitoring efforts to help protect and preserve the lake. Some of their activities include collecting water quality data, surveying aquatic vegetation and distributing newsletters to all in the watershed. For more information on the association and Highland Lake visit www.highlandlakemaine.org.