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Can you identify this lakeside locale?
The moose is singularly grotesque and awkward to look at,” wrote one famous explorer, describing the antlered residents living by this lake. “Why should it stand so high at the shoulders? Why have so long a head?” Awkward though they may be, moose are a noted feature of this region, where they outnumber humans at a three-to-one ratio. But that’s not the only impressive figure attributed to this body of water, which boasts more than eighty islands, four hundred miles of shoreline, and a mountain rising nearly 800 feet from its surface. For centuries, the region around this peaceful lake has been one of Maine’s best-loved antidotes to the hustle and bustle of daily life, where outdoor adventurers can rub elbows with the Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, cruise on a historic logging steamship, or simply take in the vistas of fiery fall foliage.
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Photographed by Greg A. Hartford