The village of Sebago is located on the western shore of Sebago Lake, named by Native American’s because it is a “great lake” or “big lake,” at eight miles wide and eleven miles long. Four other ponds, a mountain trail and plenty of space for other hikes, senior meals every Tuesday at noon, two campgrounds, a library, the Sebago Historical Society Museum, town gym available for rent and a building on the National Register of Historic Places all make Sebago a great place to live.
Special events include Maine Maple Sunday including the annual pancake breakfast and Sebago Days events.
Making their homes in Sebago’s 40 square miles are about 1,500 people. Education starts at Sebago Elementary School. From 6th-12th grade, students attend Lake Region Middle, High and Vocational Schools. Clubs and organizations include Scouts, Friends of the Spaulding Library, Parent/Teacher Club, Ladies Circle, Sebago Volunteers, Sebago Community Fire Company, 4-H, Long Beach Community Association, Maple Grove Grange, Sebago Days Committee, Sebago Historical Society, Lions Club, Potter Academy Alumni Association, a book discussion group and the Sebago Branch Duckers Snowmobile Club. Local employment includes auto and engine repair shops, construction and excavation, farms, marinas, summer camps, logging and sawmills, education, tourism and antique and specialty shops.
Playground: Sebago Elementary School*
Beaches: Sebago Lake (residents only)
Boat Launches: Sebago Lake, Perley Pond, Peabody Pond
(Note: Need permit from the town office for Sebago Lake launch site-Residents only)
FMI: www.townofsebago.org; town office: 207.787.2457
*Not available during school hours.
Nature Trails – Sebago Elementary School’s Nature Trial was created in the late 90s. This trail serves as an easy access to outdoor education as well as a quiet respite beside the Northwest River. A second nature trail in Sebago requires an easy hike up Douglas Mountain. At the 1.416-summit, a fieldstone tower built by Dr. William Blackman in 1925 offers a panoramic view of the lakes and mountains in our area. The nature trail loop begins at the base of the tower.