PERFECT for a family or group of friends to enjoy a relaxed vacation that gives you fabulous scenic views over the lake and yet only minutes away from town.The lake gives you the freedom to swim anytime without the problem of tides and is warmer than the ocean! Fully renovated in 2015, stocked kitchen, all bed linens, bath & hand towels, paper goods, dishwasher and Gas BBQ to enjoy dining alfresco with our outdoor garden furniture. It is a slice of heaven, hope you come and enjoy our home.
Knickerbocker Lake, in Maine's Mid-Coast Region, is a picture of north country serenity. Less than five miles from well-known Boothbay Harbor, Knickerbocker's tranquil waters below the busy seaports just a few miles away. Swimming is popular at Knickerbocker Lake, along with nature hikes and paddling the shoreline. Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife regularly stocks trout in the lake. Children will especially love searching the shallows for minnows, turtles and the occasional frog. The wooded setting encourages deer, wild turkeys, rabbits and moose. Bald eagles are often seen soaring above the treetops and a wide variety of song birds and waterfowl visit the lake on a regular basis. The fall view over the lake is spectacular with it's various colors, Reds, Yellows and Orange in amongst the green pine trees. In winter, the lake is popular as an ice fishing destination. The area is well-supplied with trails and paths for walking, hiking and mountain biking.
Only one mile from Knickerbocker Lake, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens provides some of the most beautiful grounds for the visitor's enjoyment. Miles of trails lead the visitor to experience ornamental gardens, waterfalls, exceptional natural beauty, incomparable stonework and sculpture, waterfront and woodlands. A full schedule of educational events, art exhibits and culinary delights featuring world-famous chefs and herbs and produce grown in the Kitchen Gardens means something is always going on to pique the visitor's interest.
Heading south from Knickerbocker Lake, Boothbay Harbor provides all of the charm of a historical working fishing harbor. Many of the villages here have historically survived by fishing. Although commercial fishing has declined, lobster is king. The lobster boats set out every morning as they have for generations, bringing back a bountiful harvest of the delectable crustaceans for dining delicacies world-wise. Nowhere on earth are the lobster more plentiful or more fresh. Boothbay Harbor abounds with specialty dining establishments in historic surroundings, with Maine coast views and plenty of reasonably-priced lobster - the town's chief crop. As commercial fishing has declined, Boothbay Harbor has become a world-choice destination of seacoast fans. Full-service marinas cater to privately-owned yachts and pleasure boats. The rugged Maine coast is a favored location for photographers and artists, many of whom manage galleries in the harbor area. Here, it's possible to find gallery tours so the visitor will never bypass the best local finds. Boats can be rented at the local marinas - kayaking or paddle boards are a favorite. There are spots for fishing along the rocky shoreline where visitors may try to hook a striped bass. Or, charter fishing can be arranged ahead of time. Sightseeing cruises are available by schooner or excursion boat. Up to seven lighthouses can be seen in the Boothbay region - Captain Fish has a wide variety of great trips from shoreline, lighthouses, whale & puffin tours. In summer, one can take the ferry to Squirrel Island, a summer-only colony where cars are forbidden and most of the cottages date from the late 1800s. This location is known for it's serenity, evening sunsets, calling of the loons at dusk and yet close enough to enjoy the many restaurants and local stores filled with local goodies and great food.