Portage Lake  LbNA # 1417

Placed DateAug 19 2001
LocationPortage, ME
Found By Cherrika.Matt.Layne
Last Found Jun 19 2016
Hike Distance?

Take Rt.11 North from Ashland to Portage, ME. At center of town by hotel and general store, turn left over the railroad tracks.

Stay to the left and the Portage Town Beach will be on your right. Pull in and park.

Note: This box has a new and improved stamp and location (due to vegetation growth) as of 8/20/04. If you found the old version, you can count this as a new find!


This is a wonderful little town beach open to the public. It offers a beach area, covered picnic area with grills, perennial flower gardens, an occasional duck or goose, and a playscape for the little ones. The logging trucks that rumble by provide entertainment, especially for big and little boys. My son loves them. Take a swim, grill some burgers, and relax. You also might want to do some letterboxing. While you're discovering all that there is at this little beach, look for The Portage Lake Letterbox! Go onto the beach and head south-southeast to the end. Look in the middle of a clump of small trees on your left. Find the box and stamp up secretly. Please rehide carefully. And continue to enjoy your day at Portage Lake. If you stay late enough, you may get to see a wonderful view of the lake at sunset. It's worth waiting for. And you could always get dinner at the hotel. They have good home-cooked food. Our family just loves Portage and we know you will too!

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Planted August 19th, 2001 by the Bonnie and Clyde Gang of Connecticut.