Location Tag: Restrooms

Leominster State Forest

There is a medium sized sand beach and swimming area, though the beach is fairly narrow and their website says that the park can become crowded on weekends.  They have shaded picnic areas and a large grass lawn though, so you should be able to find some room. http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-central/leominster-state-forest.html

Greenfield State Park

The park has a swimming area on Otter Lake, which our GPS says is also called Picnickers Beach.  The facilities seem a little bit worn, but the park is peaceful and pretty.  The swimming area is medium sized with a small sand beach, and it seems like they have a lifeguard sometimes. There is also […]

Bear Brook State Park

There is a beautiful stone pavilion looking out over the water, which provides picnic tables and lots of shade.  The beach is medium sized, but the swimming area is rather small.  The park was clean and well maintained, and they have a large playground for children.  Dogs are not allowed on the beach, but they are […]

Strong Public Beach

The beach is at the end of Beanies Beach Road, off of Pond Road on Porter Lake.  You can follow the signs for the public boat launch, though there are no signs for the beach itself until you get there. The park offers lake swimming with expansive mountain views.  The water is clear, with a […]

Pleasant Point Beach, McGrath Pond

This is a lovely park, with individual picnic sites by the water.  They have a very, very, small roped swimming area, with stone steps going into the water. The water at the roped area is a light jade, and it looks like they’ve put sand here.  The shore at the picnic spots is more rocky. […]

Oakland Town Beach, Messalonskee Lake

This is a nice little park, next to a cemetery. There is a swimming area, picnic tables, and a small playground.  The beach is narrow and sandy, but there is a large grass lawn with shade trees. Located on Messalonskee Lake in the Belgrade Lakes region of Maine. There is a dam down stream, so […]

Dead River Boat Ramp, Flagstaff Lake

This is a boat ramp where swimming is allowed, which is fairly unusual.  There is a sign requesting swimmers to be courteous and make way for boaters, which is always a good idea. Kids were jumping from the low bridge, about 12 feet high.  There is a parking lot beside the bridge, which has an outhouse. […]

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 […]