Gardner Lake Professional Review and Guide
"Gardner Lake is only a few miles outside of East Machias and is easily accessible. Yet most of Gardner Lake and its companion lakes, Second Lake and Loon Lake, are in the undeveloped, semi-wild country so typical of Washington County. These three lakes, plus Harmon Stream, a long, narrow section of Second Lake, cover a huge area.
You will need a boat or canoe to take advantage of these waters. There is little opportunity to fish from shore. You will find motels on U.S. Route 1 in Machias and campgrounds in Perry, Calais, and Alexander. Key Species: landlocked salmon, smallmouth bass, pickerel, white perch."