Sabbathday Lake consists of 342 acres with the perimeter measuring 5 miles and a maximum depth of 68 feet. Located 30 miles from Portland, the lake is spring-fed and its clear water is considered to be above average quality.
Both coldwater and warmwater fish call Sabbathday Lake home. Brook trout, brown trout, chain pickerel and bass are a few of the fish an angler may catch while spending a day at the lake. There is public boat launch at Outlet Beach.
The Sabbathday Lake Association is an environmentally oriented, charitable organization formed to protect the water quality and natural ecosystem of Sabbathday Lake and its watershed. It was was legally incorporated in 1975. Visit sabbathdaylakeassoc.org for more information.
The town of New Gloucester is home to the only active Shaker community in the world today. Established in 1783, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is situated on 1,800 acres of farm and forest land with 17 historic structures from the 1780s through the 1950s. The village continues to be a place where the Shakers live, work and worship.
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