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Sebago to the Sea Trail: Section 1 is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Standish, Maine that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.4 mi Elevation gain 295 ft Route type Out & Back
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This section 1 is part of a longer route along the Sebago to the Sea Trail, from Sebago Lake to Casco Bay. It connects six towns, offering its visitors opportunities for hiking, biking, walking and commuting. This section offers beautiful views of Sebago Lake. Swimming is allowed at the lakeshore. You need to fill in a PWD permit at the Kiosk before using the trail You can find parking in the lot on the route 237, there you will find the Portland Water District kiosk where you fill out the permit from. Please respect private property adjacent to the lakeshore.

Presumpscot Regional Land Trust PO Box 33 Gorham, ME 04038 Phone: (207) 839-4633 info@prlt.org

Trail Guidelines: Fill out a Portland Water District permit at the kiosk before using the trail. Respect private property adjacent to the lakeshore. No restrooms available. Horses are not allowed on the beach. Swimming is allowed at the lakeshore - as it is just outside the 2-mile no bodily contact limit. No lifeguard - swim at your own risk.

From the intersection of 237 and 35, travel north on ME-35 to the intersection with Busque Road in Standish. You will see a parking lot and Portland Water District kiosk on the left-hand side of the road. Please fill out a permit at the kiosk.

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Sandra Boutin
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HikingGreat!

Not as wooded as past visits due to timber harvesting but delightful nonetheless. Really happy to see the cemetery area cleaned up.

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Bilal Ahmad
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Bilal Ahmad
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Carlen Fagan
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Hiking

Hunting season is happening. We arrived at the trail and were told by a handful of hunters that we’d be killed...

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Kara Metz
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Pam Voss
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Hiking

Beautiful! Crisp, sunny day. Water is gorgeous. Could see Mt. Washington. Highly recommend this hike.

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Kara Metz
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Kara Metz
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Kara Metz
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Grizz Tanguay
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Hiking

Very windy at the trailhead on the lake with white caps. Otherwise a pretty easy hike as advertised.

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Chris W.
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Walking

Hiked 8/17/20. Some of this hike is actually a walk on a paved road, but when it turns into the woods near the water it gets pretty cool. It’s an old logging trail also used by horses, but there are 3 old graveyards along the way. At least 2 revolutionary war soldier graves. The lake at the end is worth it- super clear water. We jumped in for a quick dip before going back.

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Danielle Wesley
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Hiking

Well.....We definitely thought this would have better views. A lot of road and a whole lot of fence. The water views were not until the very end (which do not get me wrong the lake is gorgeous). If you wanted a walk with views, this is not for you.

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Jennifer Lacroix
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Jacob Jacob Tufano
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Angie Cuzzola
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Hiking

Great trail! We parked and hiked the full trail but if you wanted to skip the hike you can park on pond road. Awesome hidden gem with views of mount Washington in the distance!

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Kettric Midura
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HikingBugs

While there was a lot more road walking than I expected, and the rain certainly brought out all the bugs, need beginning of a trail, nice varied terrain and easy.

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Mary Crawford
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Hiking

I did sections 1 and 2 of this trail ok this hike. The beach near the beginning was the best part. Looks like it would be very muddy in early spring and fall.

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Dori Flynn
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Walking

Section 1 of Sebago to the Sea Trail is 5 mi from 237/35 lot in and back. Part pavement, part timber Road, part wooded trail comprise the route to the waterfront of Sebago where we are permitted to swim! Mount Bikers enjoy this route also.

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Seth Sargent
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Walking

I just wanted to thank the family that helped my find my hat a huge thank you. you guys are living proof there are still good people out there. thank you very much mystery family.

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Dori Flynn
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Sebago to the Sea Trail -Sec 1 is 10 klicks out & back on foot via Pond Road to beach on Sebago Lake. I’ll enjoy pedaling next visit as it’s part trail, 1 mile paved & 1 mile Timber road to the highlight! There were four (4) cemeteries of deceased 200+ yrs passed! Trees on this route are huge!

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Rob Campbell
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Running

Only part of this trail is on the Sebago to Sea trail (the section parallel with the shoreline). The other part is muddy and cleared as if houses are going up in the near future. The views of the lake were nice.

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Dori Flynn
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Sebago to the Sea Trail: nice & easy. Didn’t realize in Sections oops- only part of Section 2. Good reason to come back to complete Section 1 & view the lake!

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Nick Staples
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Hiking

The Revolutionary era cemetery and great view of Sebago and the Presidentials make this a 3 star hike. The standing water, chain link fence and clear cutting would otherwise give it 2 stars in my book.

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Kim Ramsey
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HikingBugsMuddy

The trail had about 30% muddy areas. People have made ways around the mud but I would recommend wearing hiking boots. Most of the trail is kind of dreary, not much to look at. Once you get to the end of the trail the trees start turning green and then you come out to a small beach area with a pretty view.

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Troy Wormwood
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Hiking

Easy. Good for kids or dogs. Few muddy spots but that's expected. Busy already, no one has anything else to do right now. Large trail though so plenty of room. Nice little beach at the end.

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Matthew Ahonen
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Hiking

Somewhat disappointed in this outing, 90% of the trail appears to be a logging trail, with pretty much only the devastation of clearcutting visible. There was a small stand of evergreens at the beginning of the trail with the happy sounds of newly hatched baby birds, and the last couple hundred yds of the trail were untouched as you would expect, and led to a beautiful lake shore setting . If not for the baby birds in the lake shore setting this trail would be a one star.

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Cindy Sutherburg
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Walking

muddy in places, mostly there are good walk-arounds. nice, wide tail (in most sections) that's helpful for social distancing.

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Skylar Michaud
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