Highland Lake Association

Falmouth, Windham, Westbrook

PO Box 1864

Windham, Maine 04062


The Highland Lake Association (HLA) is a registered 501(3)(c) non-profit organization, started in 1989. Our organization is staffed by volunteers from around the lake and is supported by our member dues. Our mission is to preserve, enhance, and protect the natural resources of Highland Lake and its watershed. The HLA has established itself as a leader in watershed education and water quality monitoring. Protecting water quality remains our top priority. The HLA Water Quality Committee monitors lake water quality using recognized standard methods, including analysis of natural and invasive plant species and coordinates additional testing, education, and personnel as warranted. We collaborate with our local partners, the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Towns of Windham, Falmouth and Westbrook as well as USM, UNH and the DEP to improve and maintain the water quality of Highland Lake for the benefit of the residents, the Towns and future generations. The first summer camps appeared around 1900 on Highland Lake, a lake less than 12 miles from Portland, Maine. There are now more than 500 residences around the lake shore and more than 1000 within the watershed. The area around the dam (Duck Pond corner) served as the industrial center to residential settlement dating back to the late 1700s. The site served as a rag mill as well as a lumber mill. HLA is proud to maintain the lake’s history and dedication to pure enjoyment in pure water! HLA welcomes residents along the shoreline and beyond to join in our efforts to keep Highland Lake at its best!

Thank you to Julia Ellsworth for allowing us to use some of her beautiful photographs, of the northern side of Highland Lake, throughout our website.

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ICE OUT CONTEST 2021

Dennis Brown presenting Bill Flahive a gift certificate to Broadway Gardens for winning the 2021 Ice Out contest! Bill has some experience with this, as residents of Lowell Farm Rd have had their own ice-out contest for about 20 years. Congrats Bill !


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Ice-Out is determined by the HLA and defined as when the vast majority of all ice is no longer visible in either end of the lake and one can safely pilot a boat across the lake north to south. Historical Ice-Out days can be found here - ICE OUT STATS

Our mission is to preserve, enhance, and protect
the natural resources of Highland Lake and its watershed.


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