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Brewer Lake, Orrington, Holden & Bucksport, Maine: Escape to Lakefront Property

Brewer Lake Awaits You in the Penobscot County of Maine

Let Brewer Lake in Orrington, Holden and Bucksport, Maine, be your perfect lakefront getaway destination. Generations have been enjoying vacations at Brewer Lake and now you can too by becoming a lakefront property owner.

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Relax, kick back, and enjoy the views. Your days can be filled with activities or relaxation. It is up to you. Fish, swim, or do nothing at all.

At 985 acres, Brewer Lake has a maximum depth of 48 feet with a  mean depth of 26 feet. The water quality is average. No known invasive aquatic plants have been found in the lake.

The nine-mile perimeter is ribboned with coves to explore by kayak or canoe. There are several islands, including Fox Island, which has a public picnic area for day use. Fox Island is located just a short distance out from the boat launch. Where is the public boat launch? On Brewer Lake Road in Orrington.

What kind of fish can be caught in this lake? Touted as a fisherman’s paradise, anglers will find white perch, chain pickerel and salmon.

The lake is set against a backdrop of ridges and rolling hills dotted with small towns. Orrington, the oldest town on the Penobscot River, was incorporated on March 21, 1788. On April 7 of that same year, Colonel John Brewer was elected moderator at the first town meeting. Today the population is 3,622.

Smaller in size is Holden, with a population of 2,986. This small New England town overlooks the Penobscot River Valley.  Traditions Golf Club and Learning Center, a nine-hole par 35 course, is located in Holden.

Holden summer residents and husband-and-wife team, Robert Magnus and Angela Nickerson, combined their talents to illustrate and write the children’s book, Hector, about a yellow warbler. Magnus painted the scenery based on actual landscapes at Brewer Lake.

Bucksport is a wee bit larger with a population of 5,000. It’s home to the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, which rises 400 feet above the Penobscot River, and offers a panoramic 360-degree view. This is one of only three bridge observatories in the world.

Tucked into the woods surrounding Brewer Lake are cozy waterfront cabins, camps and cottages designed to take you away from your everyday routine. You can enjoy fishing, with boat access nearby, swimming, hunting, hiking, wildlife watching, or star gazing! Abundant wildlife, including eagles, geese, ducks, raccoons, deer, and heron, make regular appearances.

To view lakefront property listings on Brewer Lake, just click on the green box above.

To view blogs about other lakes offering great fishing in Maine, just click below:

Great East Lake is Acton, Maine’s Golden Pond

Vacationland Paradise Waiting for You on Crescent Lake in the Sebago Lakes Region