Grand Lake Stream is highly regarded as an eco-tourism area and is known as a sportsman’s paradise. Abundant in the St. Croix watershed are landlocked salmon, square-tailed trout, lake trout and some of the best small-mouthed bass in Maine. As soon as the ice is out in the spring, trolling begins on waters such as West Grand Lake, Big Lake and Pocumcus Lake. Grand Lake Stream itself is one of the most premier fly-fishing streams for landlocked salmon in the country. The people of Grand Lake Stream feel much pride in the recreational offerings, natural beauty and splendor of this community.
In addition to fishing, families can enjoy swimming, hiking, biking, canoeing and boating. Centrally located in the village area, visitors will find a public beach, boat dock and ramps, tennis and basketball courts. The Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival is a draw for visitors from far and wide each July. Winter vacationers can ice fish, snowmobile, cross country ski or snowshoe. Your stay is not complete without a visit to the village’s central meeting point, the Pine Tree Store, as well as the historical museum, gift shops and the State Salmon Hatchery.
The village of Grand Lake Stream consists of several sporting camps and lodges and has the most concentrated population of experienced guides in the state. With a guide, you can experience your lunch cooked over an open fire, the contentment of wooded hills and clean water—the silence only broken by the voices of distant loons. This, plus the excellent fishing, offers an unforgettable experience.