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Scenic Bridgton Maine Highland Lake

October 15th, 2014 by Janet Wolf

Bridgton Maine Highland Lake

Bridgton Maine Highland Lake

Planning a Timeless classic Maine vacation? Or…looking to purchase a lodging property in Maine? Ever consider Bridgton Maine Highland Lake region?

Many tourists as well as aspiring innkeepers think of the coast of Maine as the prime destination of their dream vacation or Inn. Let’s take a look at another alternative.

Maine Lakes and Mountain region vs the Maine Coast

  • They both have water. One with sodium, one without.
  • They both have mountains. Really!
  • They both draw tons of tourists.
  • Most important, they both are spectacularly beautiful.

But there is a certain ‘lure of a lake’ that I have written about in the past. The following comments are from by an article in US Airways Magazine entitled, The Lure of the Lake by freelance author Brion O’Connor. He says it so well.

“There are many reasons why lakes possess such a magnetic pull…

  • They are places where time, if only for a day or weekend, can stand still.
  • The simple joys of skipping stones, an adventurous canoe foray, swimming, fishing, or a  late-night campfire roasting marshmallows, the lake experience fosters a sense of well-being and bonding.
  • Being near a lake, or any open body of water has a calming effect.

The Greater Bridgton Maine Highland Lake region (a 1300-acre lake) is a center hub to explore the many lakes stretching from Sebago Lake to White Mountain National Park. Also you are only 45 minutes from Portland. But just staying on the lake and enjoying what generations of vacationers have done could be just the ticket. Swim, fish, canoe and skip a few stones.

Bridgton Maine Highland Lake resort

Tennis anyone?

The lake resort The B&B Team is offering for sale is a property with a spectacular lakeside location. The innkeeper of this lakeside resort has perfected the art of making visitors happy. Besides the ‘lure of the lake’ the property includes: Tennis court, pool table and game room, exercise room and massage and a great fireplace on the lakefront. You never have to leave if you don’t want to.

Bridgton Maine Highland Lake

Opportunity! Snowmobile trail, hop off and stay awhile.

Take a look at the opportunities this lakeside resort has to offer. Current owners do not provide food service but adding this would be possible and advised. Staying open for the winter is another suggestion. The area has over 600 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, the major trail goes right through the resort’s property. Perfect for snowmobilers to stop for a bite and warm up. Also there are miles of trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing and a downhill ski area less than ten miles away. Every winter Bridgton hosts the annual Mushers’ Bowl Winter Carnival. The lake is perfect for ice fishing and draws an enthusiastic crowd for this sport. The opportunities to grow this business are tremendous.

Explore your vision of a Maine lodging business and come to the lakes and mountains. You will never look back. The lure of Highland Lake is calling.

Thanks for Listening,

Janet Wolf