Echo Lake is south of Somesville and just north of Southwest Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine, on the west side of Route 102. It is a gorgeous lake with a maximum water depth of 66 feet. Echo Lake Beach is on the southern shore and is staffed by a lifeguard from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The beach has become the most popular freshwater swimming site on the island for locals and visitors in-the-know.
When you arrive at the parking area you can't help notice the high cliffs along the western side. These are part of 839 foot high Beech Mountain (256 meters). The cliffs continue along the western shore of Echo Lake as well. A hiking trail leads up the side of the cliffs from the parking area.
The Island Explorer Shuttle Bus has a pickup and drop-off point here for those wanting to leave the driving to someone else.
Echo Lake Fish: Brook trout
Restrictions: Motors over 10 horsepower prohibited
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries: (207) 434-5925
Wildlife Division: (207) 434-5927
Echo Lake Beach Parking GPS: Latitude 44.314308; Longitude -68.336482
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