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By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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Mousam Lake, nestled between the quaint communities of Acton and Shapleigh, is one of southern Maine's most popular lakes. Located only 85 miles from Boston, Mousam (pronounced Mouse-am) Lake is also only minutes from Kittery, York and Kennebunkport, yet if you own lakefront property here, you're familiar with the quiet rural lifestyle. The lake is the perfect setting for family vacations, swimming, boating and fishing. At 863 acres, Mousam Lake is one of the largest lakes in the area. It's lengthy shoreline provides a picture perfect retreat. Camps, cottages and year-round homes are hidden among the trees. Brian Hardy, a seasonal resident says, "Nothing soothes the soul like a Mousam sunset."  Search for properties on Mousam Lake Mousam is one part of a chain of ponds and waterways. Sq...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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Just 96 miles from Boston, straddling the border between Maine and New Hampshire, lie the clean, clear waters of Great East Lake. Tucked away in the southwest corner of Maine in the town of Acton, Great East has been a magnet for vacationers, campers, and fishermen for over 100 years. Great East Lake covers 1768 acres in surface area, has a maximum depth of 102 feet and a mean depth of 35 feet, and it water quality and clarity are rated above average. These clean, cool waters host a variety of  fish species including brook trout, brown trout, and lake trout, pickerel, bass, perch, and sucker. There's a very active lake association here called The Great East Lake Improvement Association. You can visit their website by clicking here: http://www.greateastlake.org/. Among the upcoming activ...
By Jon Whitney
(Anne Plummer and Associates)
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Seasonal vacation homes in Maine are often owned by folks from out of state who travel on summer weekends to their summer camps in Maine. Many are from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island who travel three or four hours to get here and can't wait to dangle their bare feet in the water off the end of their dock while swatting mosquitoes and drinking a cold, refreshing brew. If you live in southern New England you know how anxious you can become just travelling to get here. Accordingly, finding a good summer place to purchase is often determined by how long it takes to get here. The Sebago Lake area is about 2 1/2 hours from Boston, which is one reason this area is so popular. Today, however, I want to take a quick look at three bodies of water that are located in the very souther...

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