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in shape that it is possible to hug the shore.Or the Saco River if you can get a shuttle. Not sure if Saco River Canoe and Kayak still runs shuttles now. Swans Falls to Hiram is a good overnight trip; some 43 miles.
I would do a Saco R shuttle for you but we are going to the Adirondacks.
If you are time constrained and cant afford to be stuck a day of course the river is better than the lake. The river is easy to egress should you dump. Water levels are quite good now.
In November I will start from my house on Crescent Lake and paddle some 40 miles to Harrison through Panther Pond , Sebago Lake, Brandy Pond and Long Lake. But I plan on doing it as a couple of day trips as I don't think the campground at Sebago Lake State Park is open.
The Bow trip through Attean, Holeb and the Moose River is a good three day trip with sheltered coves. But the ponds may be fixing to freeze.