The Lodge at Moosehead Lake: Adventure is calling… A Complete North Woods Experience
Explore the North woods of Maine with these special spring adventures, many custom designed for Lodge guests and all vetted by the Lodge.
Moose Safari & Wildlife Tours
View moose in their natural habitat and learn secrets of the North woods
During your visit this spring, enjoy a peaceful canoe ride to a private mountain pond where our Registered Maine Guide has located secret Moose-populated areas. This is considered by many to be the best place for Moose viewing in the world! A half hour drive from our Maine bed and breakfast, you will find canoes waiting to be paddled down a crystal clear pond where you may come across a head springing out of the water and looking directly at you, a sight you’ll never forget! It’s the aquatic vegetation that moose eat that brings them to bodies of water like this. Along with the moose, you may also come across loons, deer, osprey, gray squirrels, otters, beavers, snowshoe hare, and maybe even a bald eagle.
- Leaves the Lodge at 5:30 AM, returns around 9:30 AM for four hours or afternoon trips from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM (times will vary with daylight)
- Can be adapted for larger groups
- Based on availability
- Offered from May through October
- Priced for 2 plus private guide that is highly vetted
- Available only to Lodge guests
- Book when you make your room reservation or call the Lodge – morning trips include picnic breakfast; afternoon a picnic snack; – includes coffee or tea – if canoeing is not your thing, it can be customized based on your athletic ability
- Morning trips can include a hot breakfast prepared campfire style by your guide for an additional charge and an additional hour.
Price: $259 all inclusive
Experience a full day excursion with dinner and book the Call of the WILDlife package.
Moonlight Canoe Trip
If you are ready to spend a peaceful and romantic spring evening out, spend some time in the remote ponds of Moosehead Lake where the only sounds that will cut through the peace and quiet is the relaxing sound oars gliding through the water. Let your guide, David Giampetruzzi, the Lodge’s Professional and Registered Maine Guide, take the two of you out paddling from sunset to moonlight in a beautifully restored vintage canoe. Let your guide point out wildlife and star constellations and share canoeing history with you as you enjoy a delicious antipasto platter with cheeses, fruit, grilled vegetables, smoked trout, dessert, champagne, and strawberries.
- Leaves the Lodge at 6:00 PM, returns around 10:00 for four hours (varies by time of year)
- Can be adapted for up to 4 people with two canoes
- Based on availability and weather
- Offered from Memorial Day weekend through 1st of October
- Priced for 2 plus private guide – available only to Lodge guests
- Book when you make your room reservation or call the Lodge
Price: $349 all inclusive
The Original Fly-In Canoe Trip
For a unique view of the North woods of Maine and Moosehead Lake, try an amazing and exclusive 70-minute ride on a chartered floatplane from Greenville to the Penobscot River. Take in the beautiful seasonal spring views as you fly over Wilson Ponds, the White Cap Mountain, Nahmakanta and Rainbow Lakes where you will circle Mt. Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine and northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Spot the blooming flowers and new life all around you. As you approach Lobster Lake, you will touch down on the Penobscot River and meet your private guides. Let them direct your canoe down the river to Lobster Lake to enjoy the wildlife around you. Take a fly fishing lesson, take a dip in the lake, explore the beach, or have a relaxing lunch on the shore. Finish the day with a hike along the shoreline and a delicious fireside lobster or steak dinner cooked shore side by your guide. Relax on the way back to the lodge as you look out for more moose and wildlife sightings.
Times: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm $959.00 for 2 – meals and equipment included. Trip can accommodate up to 4.
Cast your line this spring
Try a new sport (or an old favorite) this spring and fly fish in the Moosehead region. Named one of the “Top 100 Great Wilderness Lodges in North America” by Outside Magazine and one of the “World’s Top Adventure Lodge Resorts” by Away.com, fishing at our Moosehead Lake lodging will never disappoint. Take a guided fishing trip with our own Master Registered Maine Guide with over 30 years of experience. Ask about fishing school and don’t forget that a Maine Fishing License is required.
- Half Day Fishing Trip for up to 2 people – Only $349
- Full Day Fishing Trip for up to 2 people – Only $449
- Fly Fishing Lesson for up to 2 people - Only $449
Trips include all equipment, and lunch for full day trips. Lodging not included.
Take on the Appalachian Trail this spring
The Moosehead area features about forty trails that range from easy to challenging. Whether you’re looking for a brief 45-minute hike or an all-day excursion, there are options for you. You might explore Gulf Hagas called the “Grand Canyon of Maine” among others that are known as some of the most spectacular hikes in the northeast. When you get to your room, take a look at The Lodge Hiking Guide to get all the information you will need to plan an amazing hiking trip. You will love the beautiful scenery along The Appalachian Trail to Mt. Katahdin. Enjoy the refreshing exercise and jump in a waterfall to cool off. You can even have a guide help you experience the best of hiking in Maine.
Watch a video to learn more about hiking in Maine!
Canoeing & Kayaking Trips
Discover the waterways of Maine
If you are looking for a relaxing day of leisurely paddling, try the West Outlet on Moosehead Lake. Enjoy scenic ponds and class 1 white water (the lowest level). Spot bald eagles along the shore or beavers, otters, and even loons. Choose to rent a canoe or kayak and be accompanied by a Registered Maine Guide who will teach you how to paddle 1 and 2 class rapids. This is also an amazing trip for fishermen, as it is not uncommon to catch 3-5 pound smallmouth bass or up to 14 inch trout.
Find 415 species in Maine this spring
Maine offers a diverse habitat that supports a large bird population. Join us for the largest spectator sport in America and identify more than 415 different species of birds. You may be interested in the Loon Room with books on birds; perfect for perusing while you relax. We’ll even provide you with a pocket guide when you get here!