The lake is rather long and narrow and large enough to allow some solitude at parts, especially on the north end around Hudson. My most recent visit was on a hot August weekday morning and I saw only a handful of boats that were fairly close.
I managed to see many birds around the lake including a bald eagle and over a dozen loons, some pretty close to my kayak. There are also several large islands to paddle around and explore.
Like any of the lakes in Maine, Pushaw Lake can get rather choppy in windy weather. For those looking for some lake paddling in the Bangor, Old Town, Orono areas, Pushaw Lake is a good bet for a fairly large lake only minutes away.