Hotel at a Glance: Lake Parlin Lodge & Cabins
It’s easy to commune with nature at Lake Parlin Lodge & Cabins in western Maine. The main lodge and modern log cabins sit right along the shores of Lake Parlin, with big front porches overlooking the glassy water. In the summer and autumn, you can fish, kayak, and canoe to the haunting cry of loons; kayaks and canoes are available free of charge.
- Lakefront cabins boast full kitchens, propane fireplaces, and flat-screen TVs with satellite television. Comfy lodge rooms also have satellite television and heated bathroom floors.
- Cast your line out for 12- to 14-inch brook trout and salmon in Lake Parlin and nearby mountain streams.
- Local wildlife: Be on the lookout for moose—they occasionally trek across the property in the early morning.
- Complimentary WiFi: You may be connecting with nature, but sometimes you have to connect with the modern world—WiFi is accessible throughout the property.
Parlin Pond, Maine: Hiking, Hunting, and Snowmobiling in Western Maine
Outdoor adventure rules in Parlin Pond. The community is nestled in the wilderness of western Maine, where you can hike year-round through rolling forests crisscrossed with icy mountain streams (while hiking, keep your eyes peeled for shed moose antlers). In the warmer months, white-water rafting on the Kennebec and Dead Rivers is a popular pursuit. Hunting is too: the area is rife with moose, white-tailed deer, and ruffed grouse.
Once snow falls, snowmobiling takes center stage. Parlin Pond has some of the northeast’s best snowmobiling conditions, thanks to an annual snowfall of more than 10 feet. Rent equipment in town and head to the top of Coburn Mountain, the state’s highest groomed point.