Location Tag: Dog Friendly

Sewell Falls Recreation Area

Drive down 2nd Street and pass over the railroad tracks, and then take a left to access the parking area that is designated for boating.  This area seems a little industrial at first, and we weren’t sure if we were allowed to be here, but there is a public parking lot with a short trail leading […]

Andover Covered Bridge

This is also called “Lovejoy Bridge” on Google maps, and it is on Covered Bridge Road where it crosses the Ellis River. I was here on sort of a rainy day and the water level was fairly low, so I didn’t think it seemed very appealing, but if you look at this website it seems […]

Coos Canyon

Coos Canyon is famous in Maine, and is one of the most unique swimming holes in the state.  The canyon has smooth curving rocks, and green water flowing over multiple falls.  It is wonderful that they seem to allow, or at least not prevent, people from swimming here.  Some people swim below the bridge that crosses […]

Wire Bridge

From Route 27, get on Route 146 heading towards New Portland, and take the first left and then the first right, following the signs for “Wire Bridge.”  Follow this road to the end (about 2 minutes), where you’ll see the bridge and parking area. We wouldn’t call this a swimming place really, as it looked […]

Smalls Falls

Our GPS is for a small parking area at the top of the falls, but there is a large parking lot with restrooms at the base, and a path that leads you directly to the main fall.  The dirt road for the upper lot isn’t marked at all, you just have to look out for […]

Cathedral Pines Campground

This is a private campground, that offers an area for public swimming.  The campground itself is really unique, with towering trees and lakeside sites.  The waterfront sites book up months in advance, but we stayed at a forest site and it was still one of our favorite campgrounds, solely for the beauty of the trees. […]

Rangeley Lake State Park

This state park offers lake swimming with wonderful mountain views.  The water is crystal clear and deep, and they allow unfettered access.  There is a large grass beach with stone steps leading down to the water. Across the Rangeley Lake is the town of Rangeley, a cute town that is located halfway between the Equator […]

Ellis Falls

We’ve heard this is a popular swimming spot, however no one was there when we visited.  The dark water has multiple falls all pouring into a medium sized pool.  Since we didn’t swim here and only photographed it, we don’t know the depth of the water since you couldn’t see that deep into it.  The […]

Devil’s Den, Silver Ripple Cascade

I guess there used to be a sign for “Devil’s Den Road” but during our visit it had been removed.   From the intersection of 120 and South Arm Road, follow South Arm Road for about 4.6 miles.  When you see the narrow black and white post sign marking the “Andover Town Line,” take the […]

The Cataracts

This is a beautiful location, with two separate areas that might be possible for swimming. There is a calmer area above the main falls with small pools and various small waterfalls.  The other area is below the main waterfall, which is difficult to get to and not recommended for children. This pool is secluded and […]