Archive for July, 2007

Maine trail honors Thoreau, native guides and their treks

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail

Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail: The Thoreau trail includes portions of the Penobscot River and Moosehead Lake, which Thoreau explored by canoe; along with Mount Katahdin, the state’s highest peak and the terminus of the Appalachian Trail. The first kiosk on the trail and two granite sculptures are in Greenville, where Thoreau began his Moosehead Lake trip.

Go on a Moose Safari when you stay at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Exclusively for our Lodging Guests!
Unquestionably, the most often asked question…will we see moose during our stay with you? Providing our guests with a Moose viewing experience is what we specialize in and we also do better than anyone else! It is in the inland lakes and mountain region of the Moosehead Lake area where Moose outnumber people 3 to 1.

During your visit we can arrange for a guided tour known as a “Moose Safari” to see these majestic animals. For the adventurous ones our staff of Registered Maine Guides will take you on a private canoe journey to a pristine remote mountain pond to view Moose. What attracts moose to bodies of water is the aquatic vegetation that they feed on during the summer months. Most of our sightings are often within 50 feet.

If a canoe journey is not for you…then sit back and relax and take a tour on the cruise boat “The Discovery”. Here, your part of a intimate group (23 people max.) who voyage out on Moosehead Lake to see a variety of wildlife such as beaver, osprey, mink, river otter, nesting bald eagles and not to mention the guest of honor – The Majestic Maine Moose! As you enter into a river that flows into Moosehead Lake it is in this area that the habitat is ideal. As you proceed into this river one feels as if they are “floating down the Amazon on the African Queen”. For guests who are with us several nights, we highly recommend both tours for each one provides a unique experience.

June & July are the prime months in which moose are seen practically every trip. The remainder of the summer also offers excellent viewing opportunities.

Tours are approximately 3 hours in duration. For departure times and rates, inquire when you secure your lodging reservation. Advance reservations are highly recommended!

Snowmobiling the Moosehead Lake Region of Maine

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

The Lodge at Moosehead Lake, is one of Moosehead Lake’s most accommodating lodges, and its staff welcomes Snowmobilers taking a winter snowmobiling vacation. “The Lodge” is one of few area inns offering snowmobilers direct access to the snowmobile trails from the lodge’s front door. The Greenville area has numerous restaurants offering a wide range of dining options, from fast food to family style or fine dining, and the area’s riding opportunities are endless.

It is a 164 round trip around the lake on the Moosehead Trail. There are restaurants and fuel stops along the way, and this route is marked with its own distinct trail signs featuring a moose head. Throughout the Moosehead Lake Region, snowmobiler’s will travel on well-groomed and well-marked trails that connect with Maine’s ITS. If they prefer, they can ride on logging roads and forge their own paths through fresh snow.

Guided Rides:
Our licensed Registered Maine Guides have grown up in the Moosehead Lake Region and have many years of snowmobile experience. Whether your interest is in cruising the groomed trails or setting a track to remote scenic areas, our guides will provide an experience you will not soon forget. A trail side cookout is included with your trip or you can snowmobile to a nearby restaurant.

What nights do you serve dinner?

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

From May 1 – October 30th, Dinner is served Friday through Monday at half hour seatings starting at 6:00 pm. Our last seating is at 8:00 pm. The remainder of the year we are open on Friday and Saturday. On our “off” nights we will help you select from Greenville’s local eateries. The lodge is closed in April.

Call 207 695-4400 for reservations.

We’d rather come to The Lodge at Moosehead Lake in the winter, what’s to do?

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Down hill skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, dog sledding, snow mobiling, AND absolutely NOTHING but being pampered?? Snuggle up in the Great Room in front of a roaring fire, put your feet up, sip a favorite beverage, nibble on something delicious, & then just ssssnnnoooooozzzzzzzzzeeee off! We won’t let anyone disturb you!!!

When is "Foliage" at The Lodge at Moosehead Lake?

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

USUALLY, beginning around the 17th of September through mid-October….don’t wait to make those reservations!!!!!

I have my own plane, can I fly into Greenville?

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Yes!! From Cubs to small jets you’ll find two runways: 14-32 is a 4,000 foot lit runway with GPS Approach for Runway 14, 3-21 is a 3,000 foot runway which is not lighted. You’ll find clearance delivery on 22.3 (Bangor Flight Service). 100 LL Avgas is available. To answer any questions concerning the airport, flying instructions, float plane certification, maintenance, etc. please call Max Folsom 207-695-2821. We can assist with rental vehicle arrangements.

Fly-in Weekend at The Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

It can best be described as a reunion of pilots and spectators from all over the World who converge on Moosehead Lake each September the weekend after Labor Day; Anyone who has any interest in planes will enjoy their time here . . . whether participating in or watching any of the float plane contests or having an interest in buying, selling, or learning about planes, you’ll have a fascinating time. During Fly-In weekend, the Greenville Municipal Airport welcomes over 250 small craft and over 100 float planes on the Lake. Another attraction is that the only DC-3 on floats in the world, is right here in Greenville! If you are a pilot, think about getting your float plane certification . . . staying here at the Lodge we’ll be able to help you with all the arrangements!!!

Shopping around Moosehead Lake

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

As you enter Maine from the South, your first shopping stop would be the Kittery Outlets (which we personally prefer). An hour up I-95 is Freeport . . . you guessed it L.L. BEAN. While in Freeport if hunger strikes . . . start your North Woods experience by snacking at the Broad Arrow Tavern (another personal favorite!!) at the Harraseeket Inn. Once in Greenville you’ll find a variety of shops…rustic antiques to casual clothing. And, here at the Lodge you’ll find Miss Elaine E. Moose’s Moo-see-um, a moosterly arranged miscellaneum of take home gifts! If you are traveling to or from the White Mountains, you’ll find great Outlet Shopping in North Conway which is tax free. Keep in mind that the majority of merchants will ship for you . . . be sure to ask! We do & they should.

If we aren’t athletic should we really come to Moosehead?

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

By all means YES!!!!! You can spend the days lounging on our decks or patios and being waited on hand & foot! Lily Bay State Park offers a pebble beach, b-b-q grills, and easy walking trails. The Katahdin an old boom steamer offers 3 hour lake excursions. You may even want to take an aerial tour of the lake via a “float plane”. In the village, you’ll find 7-8 interesting shops to browse through. Then there is nothing more enjoyable than our evening sound & light show……magnificent sunsets fade into clear skies filled with millions of stars, the fireflies light up our field, and in the background you’ll hear the Loons calling out to you…..The simple pleasures of life at The Lodge at Moosehead Lake.