While fourth-generation owner Eric Stirling is fixing up the somewhat creaky 19th-century lodge on First West Branch Pond, there’s still so much to marvel at. Watch moose forage; fly-fish for brook trout; hike nearby peaks; paddle tranquil waters. Rates: from $98 per adult, $50 per child ages 5–11, including meals.
New England Traveler
Planning a New England day trip, weekend getaway, or longer adventure? Explore our curated New England travel directory, featuring picks from the editors of Yankee Magazine (the New England experts since 1935) for the best things to do in each state, plus where to shop, eat, and stay.