Mush your own dogsled, a memorable adventure
Mush to your own dogsled when you take a ride through the scenic North Woods of Maine, you’ll experience the unique sensation of gliding mesmerized by the scenery and snow clicking off the paws of your team. This is an exceptional and memorable adventure. Your professional guide will teach you how to harness your dogs and steer the sled. Each of the hardworking sled dogs in your team has a special personality you won’t be able to resist. Despite their “wolfish” appearance, they are friendly and love attention. But what they love most is to RUN…and with an energy and enthusiasm that is amazing. The extensive training of both dogs and your Registered Maine Guide will contribute to a safe and comfortable sled dog experience. The Lodge will send you on your way with a full thermos of gourmet hot chocolate. Consider this adventure easy to moderate in difficulty. Private trips are $379 per party of 2 for 3 to 4 hours. Advance reservations required.
Full day trip
Make it a full day trip including hot lunch prepared over an open fire. Good physical condition is necessary, but previous experience is not needed. $999 for party of 2.
Ride in, ride out from the Lodge over groomed trails and enjoy incredible scenery
There is no better way to explore the Moosehead Lake region then by snowmobile from January through March. The lodge provides easy access to the 12,000 miles of Maine ITS (Interstate Trail System) trails directly from the Lodge. We will assist in sled rentals with space for sled parking, trailers and equipment storage. Rentals start at $155 (half day) to $240 (full day) for a single or $175 (half day) to $240 (full day) for a double or 2-up sled. Hourly rental is also available. If you are new to the area, we suggest a guided trip. Experienced guides are $125 (1/2 day) to $180 (full day) Clothes can be rented for $25/day. Now that’s hard to beat.
Cross Country Skiing
A peaceful way to see incredible beauty and wildlife
Cross country skiers enjoy more than 100 miles of groomed trails including nearby Lily Bay State Park. You’ll glide through spruce and pine forests with incredible views of frozen waterfalls, mountains, ponds and lakes. This sport provides the perfect retreat for nature lovers wanting to catch a glimpse of moose, deer, eagles, rabbits and other native animals, or the fun of identifying all the tracks that intersect your path!
Within thirty minutes of the Lodge is the Birches, located in Rockwood, Maine. This 11,000 acre wilderness resort offers over 12 miles of groomed cross country skiing trails. For other outdoor winter fun, try Big Squaw Mountain Ski Resort. Downhill skiing on one of the most scenic mountains you’ll find in Maine. Telephone: 207-695-1000. Order a thermos of gourmet hot chocolate or Moose-A-Lix™ trail mix from the Lodge.
A unique adventure in a stove heated fish house
Be adventurous, bundle up, get outside and try fishing in a whole new way–through the ice! Ice fishing action can be fast and furious when winter seals Moosehead Lake under ice. We have a comfortable trip waiting for you with the aid of a Registered Maine Guide and a wood stove heated fish house on Moosehead Lake. There you will place your fishing “tip ups” in drilled holes in the ice. Breakfast is cooked in the hut along with hot coffee and hot chocolate. Fishing gear is provided. Cost $195 to $299. A Maine fishing license is required.
Winter adventure in deep snow
Adventure over deep new fallen snow to the peace and beauty of the North Woods of Maine. Head out on your own to Gulf Hagas where the deep and narrow slate cliffs are dramatic in winter. Ice forms on the walls, creating avenues of vertical blue, impossibly long icicles hang from jagged rocks. On the way to the rim, you’ll pass a series of impressive waterfalls, frozen in midair on their tumble down the river basin. Thick layers of icy cascades hang on snow-covered rocks. The colors are amazing; a rainbow of deep blue, green, black, and white. Directions to this trek are in your room guest services book.
Maine guides are also available to schedule a private trip. Without the noise and bustle of civilization, snowshoeing provides a great opportunity to view and track wildlife all winter long including Maine’s majestic moose. AM, PM at $195 per party of 2 or all-day trips available. The Lodge sends you on your way with an animal tracks pocket guide and Moose-A-Lix™ trail mix. Rent snowshoes at the lodge for $25 per day.
Simply to indulge yourself
The Lodge at Moosehead Lake is just the place for rest and relaxation. A haven from the hectic pace of the busy world. See our Spa page to see all that the Lodge offers.