As we all wait to see the results of the pending snowstorm schedule for late this weekend – possibly a southern New England event more than a Maine Lakes Region difficulty with any luck – let’s focus on the positive: Suggested area must-do’s!

If you have never visited a regional sugar shack, we recommend the experience.  That golden amber liquid sitting on your breakfast table requires a lot of interesting time and effort!

For summer fun, we recommend going out on the Songo River Queen II, berthed on Long Lake at the Naples, ME Causeway. Great places to eat and/or enjoy a beverage within easy walking distance: Rick’s Cafe, Merced’s, Brays Brew Pub, The Freedom Cafe, Captain Jacks at Naples Marina, Lotus Garden for Chinese food, and right in front of Sandy’s Flight Deck you can enjoy a Float Plane ride, rent a Kayak, Canoe, Paddle Boat, go Waterskiing, Parasailing, rent a Jetski and more, all without moving your car.

There are great short hikes to enjoy in the area. A quiet gem that many do not know about: Turn right on 302 westbound as you are leaving North Windham just before Sherwin Williams into Donnabeth Lippman Park – and enjoy the Chaffin Pond trails. The core trail is an easy and lovely 2 mile walk with storyboard stops.  It is a great park for families with little kids and a great place to walk with an elderly parent or friend. You can rent a kayak or canoe in season, there’s a fun playscape for the kids, ample parking, it is rarely crowded, and it is free.

You should rent a cabin for a weekend here in the Maine Lakes Region.  If you enjoy your time, rent a waterfront property for a vacation week that the whole family can enjoy.  And when you are thinking about purchasing that perfect spot for you here in the lakes region:  call (207) 693-5200 and you will be very pleased that you asked us, to assist you!