Water Activities

Whether you prefer salt or fresh water, ponds and lakes, or rivers Maine State Parks and Public Lands provides some of the best locations in Maine for boating, sailing, paddling, and swimming. Our featured pages will help you plan your visit.

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Maine Island Trail - Americas first water trail, the Maine Island Trail is a water trail spanning wild islands and coastal sites along the entire Maine coast. Of the nearly 200 islands along the trail, over 40 are owned by the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. For more information contact the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA).

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