Boating: Sailboat and motorboat rentals on nearby China Lake.
Willow Beach on China Lake
1320 Lakeview Dr/corner of Parmenter Terrace (South of Lakeview Lumber Company)
Golfing: There are three nearby golf courses. The closest, a 9-hole course, is located within a 5 minute drive.
Cedar Springs Golf Course: 9-hole course
63 Bog Road, Albion ME 04910
(207) 437- 2073
Natanis Golf Course: Two 18-hole layouts
735 Webber Pond Road, Vassalboro ME 04989
Westernview Golf Course: 9-hole and 18-hole course. On Mondays, 9 holes are only $5.00 and 18 holes are $10.00
130 Bolton Hill Road, Augusta ME 04330
Tennis: There are several tennis courts located from 10-30 minutes away.
North Street Recreation Area
4 courts; free and open to public
Field of Dreams
Route 9, maintained by Unity College
Open to public
Kennebec Valley Tennis Association
A-Copi Tennis and Sports Center
23 Leighton Rd.
Indoor courts; fees apply
60 Pierce Dr
3 outdoor courts; free and open to public
Lake St. George State Park: There is a lifeguard-staffed beach at Lake St. George State Park in nearby Liberty. This state park is nestled on land abutting the beautifully clean and crystal clear spring fed water of Lake St. George. The park has a new playground and numerous picnic tables and hibachi grills for your lunchtime picnic. The park also offers canoe, paddleboat, rowboat, and kayak rentals for a minimal fee. Across the street from the park is a vast wilderness that stretches for acres. There are hiking trails where wildlife can be spotted. Swimming is one of the park’s main attractions. There is a designated swimming area which is lifeguard-staffed from mid-June through the end of August. Fish in the lake include salmon, trout, and bass. Day-use fees are $7.00/person for non-Maine residents. Address: 278 Belfast Augusta Rd, Liberty, ME 04949; phone: 207-589-4255.
Marshall Shore Town Park: This is where the locals go to swim in Lake St. George! The town of Liberty maintains this park, which has a small picnic and swimming area with toilet facilities. Huge slabs of granite make an unusual flat, hard shoreline perfect for sunbathers and waders. Where the water meets the smooth rock shelf, the granite runs under the water for several feet, looking like an elaborate sculpted pool. A sample of the rock, analyzed in the laboratory, was dated at 422 million years old! You can see surface marks on the rock left by the continental glacier. These marks are about 14,000 years old and show the direction the ice was moving, in this case almost due South (177 to 179 degrees). No fees. Address: Marshall Shores Rd, Liberty, ME
White Water Rafting: Maine has more miles of white water rafting than all the rest of New England and New York combined. They offer day trips of whitewater rafting and float tubing.
Magic Falls Rafting Company
West Forks, Maine
Note: Check out their “Cheap Thrills” trip, which runs from 9:00am-1:00pm. For just $44, you will raft through the Class III-IV whitewater of the Upper Kennebec Gorge from Taster Rapids, the Three Sisters, Upper and Lower Alleyway, Z Turn, and culminating at the Kennebec’s most famous, pulse pounding rapid-Magic Falls. You’ll take out after paddling through the big waves of Dead Stream Rapids at the end of the Kennebec’s Upper Gorge. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Minimum age of 10.