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The Ponds of Union, Maine: Seven Tree, Crawford and Round Pond


Summer Reflection on Seven Tree Pond in Union, Maine

The three ponds of Union, Maine, Seven Tree Pond, Crawford Pond and Round Pond, are small and mostly undeveloped. Lakefront property owners will be pleased that boat traffic is therefore at a minimum.

Old farms and blueberry fields roll to the water’s edge of these unspoiled ponds on the Pemaquid Peninsula of the Mid Coast Region of Maine.

Seven Tree Pond stretches across 528 acres from Union to Warren. It’s a natural part of the St. George River, which flows toward saltwater in Thomaston Harbor. The maximum depth of Seven Tree Pond is 45 feet, with a mean depth of 24 feet. The water quality is below average.

Brown trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, white perch and chain pickerel make for good fishing. A state-owned boat launch is located off Route 235.

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Crawford Pond also stretches from Union to Warren, covering 596 acres. The maximum depth of this pond is 57 feet with a mean depth of 20 feet. The water quality of Crawford Pond is above average. Along the 10.9 mile perimeter are many nooks and crannies to explore, along with several islands scattered about. At the northern end, 100-Acre Island is comprised almost entirely of an undisturbed hemlock forest. In 1999, three families donated their undivided interests to the Georges River Land Trust to ensure the island would remain undeveloped and accessible to the community. Picnic sites are designated along the shoreline for day use and a modest trail system exists along the southern shore. It is otherwise a wilderness island, allowing the hemlock forest to grow and mature in its natural state.

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Round Pond is located entirely in the town of Union. It’s 255 acres is accessible via canoe by paddling up the outlet from Seven Tree Pond. With a maximum depth of 34 feet and a mean depth of 17 feet, the principal fisheries are largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white perch and chain pickerel.Union is centrally located 25 minutes from Belfast, Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Thomaston and Damariscotta.

All three ponds offer peace and quiet, yet are close to amenities including theater, art, museums, shopping, restaurants and outdoor activities.Union was settled in 1774 as Taylortown and later called Sterlingtown until its incorporation in 1786, uniting the surrounding villages with the central settlement around the Common in a spirit of harmonious “Union.” Around the Common you’ll find the Union Historical Society and The Badger Cafe and Pub–”a casual cafe that serves delectable home-style food and satisfying brews in a relaxing atmosphere.”

Nestled among the rolling hills of Union, you’ll also find two wineries: Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery and Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery. Be sure to visit both in season and sample their wines.

Choose a lakefront cabin or cottage for sale on any of these three ponds to be your Maine waterfront vacation home and you won’t go wrong. All are great for boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, ice skating and snowmobiling. Of course, you’ll also need to make time to roast marshmallows by your lakeside campfire and relax on the hammock.

Check out the current lakefront property listings for sale on The Ponds of Union, Maine, by clicking on the green boxes above.

Other blogs you may find of interest:

Sennebec Pond, Appleton and Union, Maine: Lakefront Property Under Cathedral Pines
Mid-Coast Maine – The Best of Both Worlds For Maine Waterfront Real Estate Buyers