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Paddle, Swim, Picnic or just relax

Need to cool off this summer? Highland Lake with its crystal-clear water, stretches 5 miles long and ¾ miles wide in Bridgton Maine. The sandy beach, protected swimming area, floating dock and inviting islands make it an ideal place to cool off, paddle around, fish or just sit and enjoy the view. This refreshing spot is an easy .2 mile/ 3-minute walk from the Noble House Inn. Here are some of our favorite ways to cool off and enjoy nearby Highland Lake.
Want to borrow the Noble House Inn's canoe for the day? Before you come or upon arrival, talk to Cindi about scheduling the canoe during your trip. The lake is 5 miles long and easily accessible from the boat launch which is next to the beach. Enjoy the calm waters as you paddle around islands and the rocky shoreline. We recommend going out early when the temperature and wind is lower. Don't forget the sunscreen.
The 1,300 acres of Highland Lake is home to a variety of fish including smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, white perch, yellow perch, chain pickerel, hornpout, eel, white sucker, minnows and pumpkinseed sunfish. Brown trout are heavily stocked. Whether you are baitcasting or fly fishing, there is a good chance you will catch something. Make sure you buy your fishing license and pay all fees online before you set out for the day. Not sure where to fish or new to fishing? Hire a registered Maine Guide.
You will work up quiet an appetite from swimming from the small sand beach area to the stationary dock and back. The tree covered areas with picnic tables and grilling area, small playground, lake views and nearby bathrooms make Highland Lake the perfect picnic spot. Stock your picnic basket with sandwiches, salads, lobster rolls and plenty other options from Beth's Kitchen Cafe on Main Street, Lobster Express, or visit the newest additions to Bridgton's culinary scene: Nora Belle's wood-fired pizza restaurant and Elevation Sushi and Tacos.
Sit Back and Enjoy the View
Whether you choose to sit on the sandy beach or on the front porch of the Noble House Inn, the sounds of loons and the water views will set the tone for perfect tranquility. The Inn has a selection of wines and a cheese platter/welcome tray available on booking that will complete your experience or you can talk to Cindi about adding refreshments to your stay.

Swim at your own risk
No glass containers on the beach
All bicycles in the bike rack
No animals on beach or beach area or within roped off area
No alcoholic beverages at beach area
No smoking on beach or beach area (parking lots exempted)
No littering – carry in...carry out
No boats of any kind within roped off area or on beach or beach area
No fishing, poles or hooks at beaches or beach areas within roped area
No swimming under docks or floats
No pushing or shoving or roughhousing on docks or floats
No touching or hanging on buoys or buoy lines
No throwing rocks
No nudity at beach or beach area. Babies and toddlers must wear a diaper on land and wear a swim diaper or swim suit in water
No standing or climbing on metal poles (stanchions) or ladders on docks and floats
Adult supervision required for children age 12 & under
Do not feed ducks or geese
No flotation devices, masks, or snorkels in roped area
No running on docks
No swimming or diving near dam