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Wilson Pond, Wilton, Maine: Retreat to Quiet Lakefront

Wilson P0nd in Charming Wilton, Maine

Wilson Pond in Wilton, Maine, is a quiet and lovely location for lakefront property owners. The lake is located in the charming downtown, where in 1876 George Henry Bass founded G. H. Bass & Company. Bass shoes were manufactured here until the family sold the business in 1998.

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The crystal clear water of this 568-acre lake reaches a depth of 88 feet, with a mean depth of 40 feet. The water quality is average. What kind of fish will I catch in Wilson Pond? Salmon, lake trout, smallmouth bass and chain pickerel form the local fishery. Is there a public boat launch? Yes, you’ll find the locally maintained ten-foot wide ramp on Canal Street, just south of downtown Wilton.

Signs welcoming you to Wilton state that it’s “A great place to live, work and play.” Located in the foothills of the western Maine Lakes and Mountains Region, a lakefront home or getaway home can be your ticket to this playground for adventure or a prime location for some R & R. Swim, fish, sail, waterski on the fine waters of the pond. Enjoy a picnic at Kineowatha Park, let the children play on the swings at Bass Park, explore the wetlands of the Foothills Land Conservancy, and walk along the short self-guided nature trail at Center Hill. Twenty minutes from town, visit Mt. Blue State Park, Maine’s largest park.

Snowmobilers have direct access via Wilson Pond to ITS 82 and ITS 89. The Woodland Wanderers Snowmobile Club maintains 50 miles of groomed trails.

Ski at Black Mountain, Titcomb Mountain, Spruce Mountain, Saddleback, Sugarloaf or Sunday River.

Tee off at the Wilson Lake Country Club located along the shores of the pond. Designed in 1932 by Wayne Stiles, it’s known as “The Best Nine in Maine.”

To learn more about local history, visit the Wilton Home and Farm Museum, which features farm tools, antique bottles, G.H. Bass shoes and so much more.

And for your entertainment, take in a Celtic performance at the Skye Theater Performing Arts Center, only seven miles away in South Carthage.

What amenities you don’t find in Wilton, you’ll be sure to find in Farmington, which is only ten miles down the road.

At the end of a day or week, your waterfront home on tranquil Wilson Pond in the Rangeley Lakes Region of Maine, will beckon you. Sip a glass of wine or a cup of tea and watch the sun set, search for falling stars in the night sky and listen to the yodel of the loons as they call across the pond.

To learn more about lakefront property listings on Wilson Pond, click on the green box above.

To learn more about other salmon fisheries in the Lakes Regions of Maine, click on the blog links below:

Sebec Lake, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine: Breath-taking Views From Lakefront Property

Phillips Lake, Dedham Township, Maine: Own Lakefront Property in “The Switzerland of Maine”

Kezar Lake, Lovell, Maine: Pristine Lakefront with Stunning Mountain Views