Chain of Ponds
The Chain of Ponds Public Reserved Lands is formed by the Natanis, Long, Bag, and Lower Ponds, which are connected by short thoroughfares to form a “chain”—and one of the best areas for Maine canoeing. Each of the four ponds in this watery chain include frontage with lakeshore camping at primitive sites. For the less adventurous, a commercial campground with amenities is nearby.
Wintertime greets snowmobilers as they wend their way across the snow-covered terrain of the Chain of Ponds shoreline and camping areas. But the real fun begins when summer arrives and the paddlers descend with canoes in tow.
Many visitors enjoy such warm-weather activities as fishing, swimming, and picnicking at the Chain of Ponds, but canoeing is the natural pursuit of most. Paddlers have a great time navigating the connecting waterways among the area's 1,100 acres. The unspoiled beauty of the land coupled with the invigorating surge of strength put forth when you take a paddle in hand makes for an exhausting but memorable and worthwhile Maine respite. So, if you’re ready to break free of the day-to-day chains of the mundane, consider an afternoon of Maine canoeing!