Maine Week: Migis Lodge


Summer has finally arrived, and we have vacation on the brain. This week, Living’s executive editor (and resident travel expert), Yolanda Edwards, is hosting Maine Week on her blog, Travels With Clara. Check back here every day for Yolanda’s guide to the must-see local spots across the state, and head over to her blog for even more photos.

I’d read about the Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake for years, and when we finally got a chance to go at the end of last summer, I was over the moon. It’s kind of like the best summer camp you can imagine—all sorts of activities, like paddleboarding, waterskiing, canoeing, tennis, shuffleboard . . . and then there’s the gorgeous lake and lots of docks to jump off of and swim to . . . and a sauna at the end of the swim.

It’s family-owned and it feels like it from the second you walk in. There’s nothing corporate about it—everyone who works there is in a good mood, and has real conversations with you that aren’t scripted, which might not seem surprising, given that it’s in Maine, and it’s not anything like a resort. But because it’s all-inclusive and you pretty much never want to leave, the comparisons are natural, and the differences are huge. We went for two nights, and if we could have started working there and never left, we would have. It’s a place that’s worth saving up for—even if you only go for a couple of days. We met one family that goes for three days every couple of years because it’s what they can afford—but since they don’t have to fly there, it actually evens out.


Love the old-school menu with V-8 as an option . . .

Lunch served outside . . . love the trays.

Some insane brownie dessert they make . . . and the delicious cookie basket below.


Tim, the owner, in the Migis Chris Craft, which they give tours on . . . around the lake.

Deets the parrot rules the front desk at Migis.

Yolanda Edwards is the executive editor of Martha Stewart Living and loves a road trip to anywhere. She is the author of Travels With Clara and a cofounder of Momfilter.

Comments (1)

  • Migis is a beautiful spot for a wedding. My special daughter was married there. The staff, the location, and the overall feel of the lodge provided a memory for a lifetime for all who attended.

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