Grand Lake Stream

Town News


Dave McCullough


What a great time to be in Grand Lake Stream! Warm summer days, cooler evenings and time to relax, fish, ATV trips, boating and exploring. The past few Pot Luck Picnic Gatherings have been well attended! What a great mixer and way to meet and talk with your friends and neighbors. Remember kids, guests and friends are all invited. The next pot luck will be on August 9th at 5:00 p.m. at the home of Lance and Helen Roger’s at their beautiful camp in the “Gut” on West Grand Lake which is easily available by boat, ATV or car. Take the Farm Cove Dam Road and just before arriving at the dam look for the “TIMBERLEE” signs and follow the arrows. This has been a favorite location for the pot luck gathering over the years.  

Peter Cornwell has said he will have the Coleman hot dog stove fully operational on the beach.  We will do about 25 hot dogs and a few burgers for the unconverted.  For more info contact Andrea at 796-5006 or Nancy at 796-2496. We appreciate your help ladies!

Next week, DLLT will be replacing an older culvert on Fourth Lake Road, with a small bridge crossing at Scott Brook.  Fourth Lake Road will be temporarily closed for this improvement project from Wednesday, August 16th until Friday, August 18th.  Points west of Grand Lake Stream may be reached via a detour on Little River Road and Third Lake Ridge Road during those dates.  For more information, please contact DLLT at (207) 796 – 2100 or email

This weekend – DLLT is hosting a “Weekend of Racing!”  On Saturday, August 12th, Baxter Outdoors is holding the annual “Downeast Lakes 5-Miler,” a 5.1 mile trail race along Little Mayberry Cove Trail.  Register online at  On Sunday, the 13th Annual West Grand Lake Race will be held, starting at the West Grand Lake Boat Launch.  Registration is from 9:15 – 10:15 am, followed by kids, 4, 6, and 12 mile races.  For more information, please call DLLT at (207) 796 – 2100.  

Every now and again you are able to have a “listen and learn” conversation with your grandchildren. Here is my most recent: “Grandpa, if a person is following a plan to cure cancer and in the middle of the process discovers that the cancer is gone, do you simply stop the plan or what”?  I flipped the question and asked what he thought?   His reply: “To me it is sort of like a sand box.  You take a screen and sift out the stuff you are sure you want out and then continue the plan and check out every nook and cranny to be certain nothing is there you do not want now or in the future.”  I thought I had just had a “listen and learn”. What do you think?

Your humble correspondent: Dave McCullough; 207-839-4205 or 796-2286. Also