While we are at our camp on Nicatous Lake we do lots of ATVing. The trails that we ride on are mostly woods road and the riding is great!
One of our favorite places to go is to the village of Grand Lake Stream. It is an easy ride of about 35 miles each way and the trail is a loop trail so we have to travel back on the same roads that we came in on.
Entering Grand Lake Stream village is like stepping back into another era. The tiny village consists of some old time sporting camps, a fire station, a church, a post office, and a store. The village store sits in the middle of the village and they have something for everyone, including groceries, fishing lures & gear, gifts and gasoline. They have a wonderful snack bar where you can get a sandwich, hamburger or a pizza. There is also a historical museum and the state salmon hatchery.
Fishing in this area is outstanding. Folks come from all over to enjoy their sport. Grand Lake Stream and the surrounding lakes are in the St. Croix watershed. They have landlocked salmon, square-tailed trout, lake trout and some of the best small-mouthed bass fishing in Maine.
After arriving at GLS, we usually head straight for the Pine Tree Store for a sandwich and a soft drink. We then jump back on the ATV’s and head for the dam to watch folks flyfishing. Early in the spring we watch the salmon trying to jump up the rushing water of the dam.
After lunch, we jump on the ATV’s and head across the dam back toward camp. Hopefully, we will see some wildlife on the way.
What a wonderful way to spend the day!