activities

Things To Do & Area Sight Seeing

Our location on Sebago Lake accessing 55 square miles of lakes and waterways is understandably the major attraction, but there is so much to see and do in the surrounding area…

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Transportation

Portland Airport Limo and Windham Taxi
Airport Car Express is dedicated to providing clean, comfortable, safe and affordable transportation to and from local Airports, Bus and Train stations. Since 1988.

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Amusement Parks

Seacoast Fun Park – Route 302, Windham 207-892-5952
This amusement park, located just a mile and a half away from Sebago Lake Lodge, features an 18-hole Mini-Golf course, Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, a Driving Range, a Giant Sky Swing, and more! Also has an arcade and a snack bar. Fun for the whole family.

Funtown Splashtown USA – Route 1, Saco, 207-284-5139
Family amusement and waterpark. Home of Excalibur, Maine's only wooden roller coaster, which was ranked one of the top ten wooden rollercoasters in the world. Voted one of the cleanest parks in America and offers many rides, slides, pools, giftshops, games, arcades and eating facilities. Open weekends May and Sept. Daily starting early June. Free parking. Unlimited ride pass, slide pass or combination pass, group rates.

Palace Playland – by the Pier, Old Orchard Beach. 207-934-2001
Maine's premier beachfront amusement park. Giant arcade, beautiful carousel, Kiddieland. Maine's largest waterslide. Gondola Ferris Wheel and Galaxy Coaster. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Fireworks every Thursday night.

Aquaboggan Water Park – Route 1, Saco. 207-282-3112
Waterslides, bumper boats, gigantic wave pool, mini golf and more! Open daily from the end of June through Labor Day. Combo tickets available. Park has a snack bar, picnic area and ice cream.

York's Wild Kingdom – Rt 1 York, 207-363-3883
Visit Maine's largest zoo and theme park in the area, with monkeys, bears, elephants, the Australian collection, the Butterfly collection, and Rewa, Maine's only white Bengal tiger! The theme park features kiddie bumper boats, double seated go-carts, an electric train, a ferris wheel, and more. The zoo is open daily from Memorial Day through late September, while the amusement park is open on the weekends in May, June and September, and daily in July and August. The park has snack bars, picnic areas, and free parking.

Santa's Village – Rt 2 Jefferson, New Hampshire, 603-586-4445
Visit Santa's "summer home" in Jefferson, New Hampshire. The park is home to rides, daily entertainment, food, shopping, and of course, the elves! The park is open on weekends from Memorial Day until mid-June, then daily through Labor Day. The park is then open on weekends during September and October, and on Weekends during the Christmas season.

Storyland – Rt 16 Glen, New Hampshire, 603-383-4186
Visit all of your favorite storybook characters at Storyland! Ride in Cinderella's Coach, the Swan Boats, a Buccaneer Pirate Ship, see the Royal Hannaford Circus or a musical stage show, and play in the different storybook play areas. The park is open on the weekends from Memorial Day to Father's Day, and then Daily from Father's Day to Labor Day, and weekends until Columbus Day. Free parking.

Six Gun City & Fort Splash Waterpark – Rt 2 Jefferson, New Hampshire, 603-586-4592
Family Fun in a western frontier setting! Enjoy the Tomahawk Run Waterslide, the Ice House Pond Bumper Boats, the Prospector's Plunge Water Coaster, and more! Play laser tag, visit the Carriage and Sleigh Museum, or take in the Frontier Show. Open weekends from Memorial Day to Father's Day, then Daily through August.

 

        

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Bowling

Colonial Bowling Center - 399 Main Street, Westbrook - 207-854-8936
Westport Bowling Lanes - 135 Main St, Westbrook, 207-854-9311
Yankee Lanes – 867 Riverside St, Portland, 207-878-2695
Big 20 Bowling Center – Rt 1, Scarborough - 207-883-2131

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Movie Theatres

Five Star Cinema – Windham, 207-892-7000
Bridgton Twin Drive-In – Route 302, Bridgton - 207-647-8666
Magic Lantern Movie Theatre 9 Depot StreetStreet, Bridgton - 207-647-9326
Cinemagic Stadium Theaters - 183 Country Road, Westbrook - 207-774-3456
Pride's Corner Drive-In – Rt 302, Pride's Corner, Wesbtrook - 207-797-3154 (Seasonal)
Cinemagic Grand at Clark's Pond – 333 Clark's Pond Parkway, South Portland - 207-772-6023

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Miniature Golf Courses

Seacoast Fun Park – Route 302, Windham, 207-892-5952
Eighteen holes of miniature golf one and a half miles from Sebago Lake Lodge. Also has rides, arcade games and driving range.

Westerly Winds Golf Course & Sports Park – 853 Cumberland Street, Westbrook - 207-854-9463
Miniature golf, plus driving range, swimming pool, batting cages, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard.

Steamboat Landing Mini Golf – Rt 114, Naples - 207-693-6782
Miniature golf, arcade, and craft shop

Pirates Cove Adventure Golf – 70 First St., Old Orchard Beach, 207-934-5086
36 holes of championship mini golf within walking distance of the beach

Starboard Green Mini Golf – Rt.302-Causeway, Naples, 207-693-4271
On the Causeway in Naples

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Area Shopping

L.L. Bean – Flagship Store: Rt 1, Freeport - 800-441-5713 or 207-865-1212
World famous outdoor equipment and apparel store. Open 24 hours, 365 days per year.

The Maine Mall – 364 Maine Mall Road, So. Portland, 207-774-0303
Over 135 stores including restaurants, photography, games, clothing, toys and more. Anchor stores include Macy's, Sears, Best Buy and J.C. Penney.

The Old Port – Congress Street to Commercial Street, Portland - 207-772-6828
Portland's Historic District offers over 158 shops, 65 restaurants, 28 galleries, and numerous pubs. All located in a charming five-block area lined with cobblestone streets on Portland's historic waterfront

Lighthouse Depot – Route 1, Wells - 207-646-0608
Largest collection of lighthouse gifts in the world

Kittery Outlets – Rt 1, Kittery - 1-888-KITTERY
Over 120 outlets and the Kittery Trading Post with savings of 20-70% daily. This shopping mecca is often referred to as "America's Maine Street for Outlet Shopping."

 

        

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Water Recreation, Lobster Boat Tours, Whale Watches, Deep Sea Fishing, Kayaking and More

Songo River Queen II Naples, 207-693-6861
Saco River Canoe and Kayak Fryeburg, Maine 207-935-2369
Saco Bound Canoeing in the River Center Conway, NH 603-447-2177
Dockside Watersports - Parasailing - Boat Rentals - Jet Ski's - Waterskiing - Route 302 Naples (by the Causeway)
207-693-3888

Portland Harbor

Bay View Cruises – 66' 117 passenger boat with scheduled cruises. 184 Commercial St, Portland, 207-761-0496

Casco Bay Lines - Year-round narrated cruises on Casco Bay. Daily ferry service to five Casco Bay Islands. From Casco Bay Ferry Terminal at Commercial and Franklin Streets, Portland, 207-774-7871

Coast Watch & Guiding Light Navigation – Daily cruises to Eagle Island, 170 Commercial St, Portland, 207-774-6498

Lucky Catch Lobstering – Experience lobstering first hand. 170 Commercial St, Portland, 207-233-2026

Old Port Mariner Fleet – Scenic Cruises, Whale Watches, Deep Sea Fishing. Long Wharf, Commercial St. Portland, 207-775-0727

Maine Island Kayak Co. – ½ day to 7 day trips. Peaks Island, 207-776-2373

Devil's Den Charters – Deep Sea Fishing, 207-761-4466

Boothbay Harbor

Balmy Days Cruises – 1-800-298-2284
Eastwind Cruises – 207-633-6598
Boothbay Whale Watch – Boothbay Harbor, 888-942-5363
Cap'n Fish's Boat Trips – Whale Watch, 800-636-3244

Kennebunkport Harbor

First Chance Whale Watch Guaranteed Sightings. Two trips daily in July and August (approx 4 hours each). Just South of the Kennebunkport Bridge (Rt 9) behind Mobil/Big Apple Station, Kennebunk Lower Village, Free Parking.
207-967-5507, 1-800-767-2628

Second Chance Scenic Lobster Boat Cruise 1 ½ hour scenic lobster cruise, Harbor seals, Walkers Point, lobster catches. 207-967-5507 (same as location as First Chance)

Sail aboard Bellatrix - 37' Racing yacht, Free sailing lessons, Kennebunkport, 207-967-8685

Schooner Lazyjack - Sailing Trips - Schooners Inn, Ocean Ave Kennebunkport, 207-967-8809

Edna Friendship Sloop – Two hour sails - Kennebunkport, 207-967-8809

Theatre Cruise – Seafaring Legends, Haunts & Folklore, Chilling and unusual Theatre Cruise along Maine's mysterious rockbound coast. True tales of intrigue and horror from our maritime past and present. Ghost ships, cannibalism and more. Every evening June - October (weather permitting). Kennebunkport Harbor, 207-641-2313.

Shenanigans Chartered Cruises - Private Chartered Cruises, 207-967-3507

Port Fly Shop - Fly fishing on the Kennebunk & Mousam Rivers, 207-967-5889

Misc. Harbors

Atlantic Seal Cruises – Freeport, 207-865-6112

Rock N' Reel Sport Fishing Charters - 21 Snow Road, Scarborough, 207-883-1015

Trina Lyn Fishing Charter Private sport fishing charters within five minutes of Old Orchard Beach for up to four people.
P.O. Box 431, Camp Ellis, Saco, 207-284-2352/cell phone 207-283-2352

Saco Bay Sailing - Recreational and sailing excursions from Camp Ellis. 14 Beach Ave, Saco, 207-283-1624

Canoe Trips - Scarborough Marsh Nature Center - Maine's largest salt marsh is best explored by canoe. Abundant and unexpected wildlife sightings. Rt. 9, Scarborough. 207-883-5100

Bunny Clark – Deep Sea Fishing, Ogunquit, 207-646-2214

Ugly Anne – Deep Sea Fishing, Ogunquit, 207-646-7202

 

        

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Wildlife Refuge, State Parks, Outdoor Walks

Maine Wildlife Park Moose, Bear, Deer, Cougars, Eagles and more. Nature Trail and Displays. Rt 26, 56 Game Farm Road, Gray, 207-657-4977

Quaker Ridge – Beautiful spot overlooking local lakes

Scarborough Marsh Nature Center - Maine's largest salt marsh is best explored by canoe. Guided and self guided canoe tours. Abundant shorebird sightings. Nature center offers slide shows, exhibits. Rt. 9, Scarborough. 207-883-5100

Smiling Hill Farm Working Dairy and Petting Farm, Westbrook 207-775-4818

Old Orchard Beach 7-mile beach with seaside amusement parks

Ferry Beach State Park - 117 acres of beach and nature trails. Off Route 9 in Saco. 207-283-0067.

Gilsland Farm - Maine Audubon Sanctuary offering trails, field trips and a gift shop. North of Portland in Falmouth off Route 1. 207-781-2330.

Wells National Estuarine Reserve at Laudholm Farm: 1600 scenic acres of research reserve including a 19th century saltwater farm, Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge area, Laudholm Farm Visitors Center, exhibits, and seven miles of spectacular marsh walkways and trails along marshes, fields, and wetlands. Open year round. 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells.
207-646-1555, 207-646-4521.

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Lighthouses - Click here for detailed information

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Horseback Riding

Kent's Stables Horseback riding, Gorham, 207-839-6428
Carousel Horse Farm Horseback riding, Casco, 207-627-4471

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Area Attractions, Recreation and More

Desert of Maine – Natural phenomenon, narrated tours, nature trails, museum. Open early May to mid October daily. 95 Desert Road, Freeport - 207-865-6962

Happy Wheels Skate Center - Roller Skating Rink, Portland, 207-797-8207

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad - Ride along Portland's waterfront in an historic narrow gauge. Fun for all ages. 58 Fore Street, Portland. 207-828-0814. Directions – Route 1N to I-295N to: Take Exit 4 (Port Waterfront Exit). Bear right to 1A (Truck Route/Waterfront) to stop sign onto Commercial Street. Follow Commercial Street. Train is near end of street before it curves away from the water (after DiMillos Restaurant).

Balloon Rides - Hot Air Balloon Rides. 17 Freeman St, Portland. 1-800-952-2076

North Country Scenic Rides - Float Plane Rides - Route 302 on the Causeway 207-356-9924

Mt. Washington Cog Railway to the Top of New England's highest summit

Mt. Washington Auto Road

 

        

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Entertainment

Comedy Connection –America's top professional stand-up comedians. 6 Custom House Wharf, Portland. 207- 774-5554

Southworth Planetarium - Shows for children and adults including laser concerts. Off I-295 Forest Ave. North to 96 Falmouth St., University of Southern Maine's Science Building. Portland, 207-780-4249

Portland Symphony Orchestra - Concerts year round. Special events. 30 Myrtle St., Portland. 207-773-8191

Portland Concert Association - Dance, opera, musical theater, jazz, & more. 1-800-639-2707

Portland Opera Repertory Theatre – Grand Opera in Portland's magnificent Merrill Auditorium. 207-767-0773

Cumberland County Civic Center – Music Concerts, Sporting Events Etc.

Kids Entertainment

Joker's Family Fun & Games - 515 Warren Av., Portland

Children's Theater of Maine - Live theater for adults and children. 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 207-874-0371

Portland Public Library - Story telling and entertainment for children. 5 Monument Sq., Portland. 207-871-1707

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Theatre and Summer Theatre

Merrill Auditorium – Portland, 207-874-8200

Portland Lyric Theatre – So Portland, 207-799-1421

Maine State Music Theatre – Brunswick, 207-725-8769

Portland Stage Company – Portland, 207-774-0465

Arundel Barn Playhouse – Summer Theatre, Just off Route 1, Arundel, Tuesday – Saturdays in Season, 207-985-5552

Ogunquit Playhouse – Stock Summer Theatre, Rt 1 Ogunquit, 207-646-5511

Saco River Grange – Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. Just off Rt 117. 207-929-6472

Deertrees Theatre - Harrison, 207-583-6747

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Art, Museums and Historical Societies

Maine Maritime Museum - Historic shipyard site and maritime history building on Kennebec River. 243 Washington St., Bath. 207-443-1316.

Willowbrook at Newfield - Restored 19th Century Village with 36 buildings and 11,000 artifacts including 1894 carousel. Off Rt. 11 on Elm St., Newfield. 207-793-2784.

Portland:

Portland Museum of Art – Maine's largest and oldest art museum. Designed by world renowned I.M. Pei. Features fine and decorative art from the 18th century to present. 7 Congress St, Portland, 207-773-2787.

Portland Observatory – Not a lighthouse, it is the last maritime signal tower in the US. Built in 1807 as a communication tower for the harbor. Guided tours and exhibits. 207-774-5561

Children's Museum of Maine - Exhibits. Toddler Park, Cave & Farm, Interactive Science Exhibits, Space Shuttle, Camera-Obscura-Theater. Fun for all ages. 142 Free Street, Portland. 207-828-1234.

Victoria Mansion - One of America's most significant Victorian homes. All interiors are original and quite spectacular.
109 Danforth St., Portland. 207-772-4841.

Wadsworth-Longfellow House - Boyhood home of the famed 19th Century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Seasonal.
485 Congress St., Portland. 207-774-1822.

The Arts District – Portland's cultural community along Congress Street – Portland, 207-772-6828

Kennebunk (Museums, Historical Societies):

Brick Store Museum Ship Models, Historic Displays, Rare Antiques, Paintings, Decorative Arts. 117 Main St, Kennebunk, 207-985-4802. Route One South. On left in downtown Kennebunk.

Nott House - Greek Revival House – Open Mid June to Mid-October, $3, Dock Square, Kennebunkport, 967-2513 or 967-2751

Seashore Trolley Museum – Largest collection of trolley cars in the world. Countryside rides on historic rides. Log Cabin Road - Kennebunkport, 207-967-2800

 

        

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Golf

With over ten 18-hole golf courses within 30 minutes of Sebago Lake Lodge, we make a great golf holiday.

Point Sebago Golf Course Route 302, Casco, 207-655-2747, 1-800-655-1232 x3. 18 Hole Course. Accessible by boat but must make arrangements with course for 1/2mile cart ride from Marina to Clubhouse.

Frye Island – Frye Island Golf Club, 207-655-6424, Accessible by ferry or boat. 9 Hole Course 207-655-3551

Spring Meadows Gray,18 Hole Course. 207-657-2586

Poland Spring Country Club Rt 26, Poland Spring 207-998-6002. 18 Hole Course.

Westerly Winds Golf Course and Sports Park – 9-hole Championship and separate 9-hole par 3 course. Driving range. Plus mini-golf, swimming pool, batting cages, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard. 853 Cumberland Street, Westbrook. 207-854-9463

Naples Golf and Country Club – Old Route 114, 9 Hole Course. 207-693-6424

Sable Oaks South – 505 Country Club Road, So. Portland 207-775-6257, 18 Hole Course.

None-Such River – 304 Gorham Road, Scarborough 207-883-0007, 18 Hole Course.

Riverside - Portland 207-797-3524, 18 Hole & 9 Hole Course.

Val Halla Golf Course – 1 Val Halla Road, Cumberland Center, 207-829-2226, 18 Hole Course.

Dunegrass Golf Club 18 holes, 6,508 yd., par 71, 200 Wild Dunes Way (off Ross Rd.) Old Orchard Beach. 207-934-4513

Biddeford & Saco Country Club - 18 holes, 6,300 yd. Par 70, 101 Old Orchard Road, Saco, 207-282-5883.

Willowdale Golf Club - 18 Holes, 5,980 yd., Par 70, off Rt. 1, Scarborough. 207-883-9351.

Cape Arundel Golf Course - 18 Hole Course, Kennebunkport, 207-967-3494.

Webhannet Golf Club 18 Holes, 6,049 yd., Par 71, Kennebunk Beach 207-967-2061.

Driving Ranges - Golf

Seacoast Fun Park Route 302 Windham 207-892-5952

Westerly Winds Golf Course and Sports Park Driving range. Plus mini-golf, swimming pool, batting cages, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard. 853 Cumberland Street, Westbrook. 207-854-9463

Point Sebago Golf Course Route 302, Casco, 207-655-2747, 1-800-655-1232 x3.

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Covered Bridges

Babb's Bridge: Maine's oldest covered bridge was built in 1843. Located off River Road, 2.5 miles north of South Windham, then ½ mile west between Gorham and Windham over the Presumpscot River. Burned in 1973, but since rebuilt.

Hemlock Bridge: Built in 1857. Located off Rt 302 3 miles northwest of East Fryeburg in the town of Fryeburg over an old channel of the Saco River. It is of Paddlesford truss construction with supporting laminated wooden arches.

Sunday River Bridge: Routes 2 & 26 Bethel

 

        

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White Water Rafting

AAA Whitewater – 1-800-348-8871
Mountain Magic Expeditions – 1-800-464-2238
Adventure Bound Inc. - 1-800-488-5188
North American White Water Expeditions – 1-800-727-4379
Northern Outdoors - 1-800-765-7238

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Micro Breweries

Bray's Bew Pub - 678 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, 207-693-6806
D.L. Geary Brewing Co. Inc. - 38 Evergreen Drive, Portland, 207-878-2337
Kennebunkport Brewery Tours - Shipyard Ale, Federal Jacks Brew Pub - Lower Village - Kennebunk, 207-967-4322
Shipyard Brewing Co. - 86 Newbury St, Portland, 207-761-0807
Stone Coast Brewing Co. - 74 York St, Gorhams Corner, Portland, 207-733-BEER

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Fitness Centers

Maine Rock Gym Indoor Climbing Gym – No experience needed. 127 Marginal Way, Portland, 207-780-6370

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Sporting Events

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway - Auto racing every Saturday night. Holmes Road, Scarborough. 207-883-5227.

Portland Pirates Hockey - AHL affiliate of NHL Buffalo Sabres. Play in Cumberland County Civic Center. Regular Season: October to early April. 207-775-3458.

Portland Sea Dogs Baseball - AA Farm Team for the Boston Red Sox. Home games held at Hadlock Field, Portland, from late April through early September. 207-879-9500.

Scarborough Downs - Seasonal harness racing, Rt. 1, Scarborough. 207-883-4331.

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