Outdoor Recreation

As the largest privately owned property in Maine situated on the shores of the state’s second largest lake, the Sebago Center campus provides ample opportunities to experience the great outdoors, while feeling like you’re in a private, wooded waterfront location.

The Sebago Center is uniquely situated on 474 acres of farms and forest and 2,100 feet of shorefront on Sebago Lake, the deepest and second largest lake in Maine. At 12 miles long, the lake’s shoreline stretches 105 miles with a watershed that includes all or parts of 24 towns and covers approximately 30,000 acres. Sebago Lake is the primary water supply for the Portland Water District (PWD), which serves the Greater Portland region and about 15 percent of Maine’s population. It is also one of the clearest lakes around—with an average clarity nearly twice the amount of all Maine lakes. The lake is truly a state treasure, and we are honored to invite you to experience it through our recreational offerings.

 

Rentals

Enjoy rare and easy lake access via our on-site rentals that include kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards. Located on campus right by our lake access trail next to Alfond Center—swing by, rent a vessel of your choice at the Alfond Center Desk, and enjoy your time on the lake.

Kayak Rentals: ½ day – $15 / full day – $25 

Trails

Our self-guided nature trails are perfect for walking, running, or just enjoying the fresh Maine air. Walk the wide packed-dirt paths through the forest down to the sloping lakefront from the Xavier Parking lot or Mercy Hall. Enjoy our roughly three miles of well-maintained, easy trails, bridges, and lake access. Be sure to stop to take in the view from the Sebago Lake beach. On a clear day, Mt. Washington is visible.

Outdoor Track

Our outdoor track is located on campus, adjoined to our turf athletic field. Free and open to the public for use when games and practices are not in session.

Stargazing

Join us this summer under the night sky to enjoy lakefront stargazing led by our very own faculty astronomer, Dr. Ryan Dorland. Guests of all ages will enjoy looking through telescopes set up along the shore of Sebago Lake, giving attendees a clear view of star clusters and planets. Dr. Dorland will provide information and answer any questions stargazers might have. Star parties will happen on select Tuesdays, following Sebago Cookouts, so stick around for a fun night of astronomy (and ice cream!)!

Schedule coming soon
Free and open to the public