"Once you see open water as something to be entered, rather than driven around, flown over or stopped at the brink of, then even familiar landscapes become rife with adventure. [When] you break the surface of the water itself ... you move from one realm into another: a realm of freedom, adventure, magic and occasionally of danger." -- Robert Macfarlane (The Outdoor Swimming Society)

SwimMaine is a blog for people who would like to experience the beauty and nature of Maine's lakes and coastline through swimming. It is for those who enjoy swimming in Maine's fresh air and open sky. Whether you are an experienced swimmer or a novice, the intent of this blog is to provide you information so that you can safely choose a swimming experience that will enrich your life, as you become an explorer of an underwater world seldom seen by others.

Information is easily available on such outdoor activities as hiking and biking trails in Maine. However, finding information about swimming "trails," or nice places to swim, is more difficult. This blog has been developed to document information about these places - and your help is needed to provide such information. Do you have a favorite swimming place that you would like to let others know about? Please e-mail SwimMaine to send in your report on outdoor swimming trails. We'll post it here and placemark it on our SwimMaine map.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

7. Sanborn Pond

Name of Water Body: Sanborn Pond
Town(s): Brooks
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Type of Water Body: fresh water pond
Unique Feature(s): PLEASE NOTE: ALTHOUGH ACCESS TO THIS POND HAS BEEN USED BY THE PUBLIC FOR YEARS, IT IS PRIVATE PROPERTY. This lake is easily accessible for a quick swim with only a rare sighting of a motorized engine.
Description: This is a small, but deep pond.
Fee: no
Facilities: no
Parking: yes
Camping: no
Swimming Trail (with approximate distances): Entry into the pond is very obvious, it is right next to the road. Upon entering swim straight ahead towards a small camp on the other side of the pond. It is approximately ½ mile. When you reach the other side, you will be able to stand and rest a minute without trespassing on the camp property.
Directions: Sanborn Pond is located right on Route 137, about 10 miles from Belfast.
Other Info:
Date Updated: Helen
Submitted By: 7/5/11

1 comment:

  1. The water is still a little oily, though. Too bad, as it was a nice swim otherwise!