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Maine Spring Getaways

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Signs of spring include longer and warmer days, budding trees, new flowers peaking through the soil and no snow.  In the North woods of Maine, spring comes in May and June… but there is so much more.  This is a thinly populated region of Maine and is still considered quiet season, so if you are looking for solace or want to get away, spring in northern Maine is just what the doctor ordered.

Spring in Maine

Annuals can be planted around the Lodge after the last sign of frost which is typically Memorial Day weekend. This is when the flower boxes and hanging baskets are set out to catch the bright sun of the warmer day, that also warms your face as you relax in your Adirondack patio chair.

 

 

Moose in Maine

In the woods, we start to see budding blueberries, wild strawberries, fiddleheads and lady slippers. New moose calves (often twins), fawns and once in a while a black bear cub can be spotted either on the road or in a clearing. Just a caution – never get between a baby and its mother.  No matter the specie, mothers can be very protective.

 

Our most popular adventures in the spring include fly fishing, hiking and our Moose Safari and Wildlife tours.  Starting around mid-May you can also catch a Seaplane ride. Whitewater rafting will start Memorial Day weekend – no extra charge for the wet suite and yes the water is cold. Even though we had lots of snow and the rivers are full, expect the ride to be normal this spring.  The flow here is regulated.  The Lodge includes complete hiking information in every room and the best guided trips in the Moosehead Lake region.

 

Wildlife Viewing in Maine

For some outings, spring may actually be the best time of year– wildlife viewing and fly fishing are a good examples. Return from your day’s adventures and gather around the natural stone fire pit to warm, watch the sunset and star gaze, or order our Gourmet  S‘mores kit. Spring is here. You should be too!

 

Window Boxes Adorn Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Window boxes adorning the Lodge are in full bloom this summer. This picture is of an early summer morning light.

Summer Breakfast at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Lodge guests enjoyed breakfast on the patio overlooking this view this morning.  It was in the 70s with bright blue sky.  A full breakfast bar featuring fresh fruit, juices, cereal and fresh made banana bread started their meal with a bacon, broccoli and cheese frittata to get them on their way to a fun filled day of moose watching, hiking, rafting and so much more.

Butterflies Swarm the Lilacs at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Friday, May 28th, 2010

 At least three varieties of butterflies enjoy the lilac bush next to the Carriage House on this beautiful spring day.

Extended Gardens at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Monday, May 17th, 2010

 

Diamond grass, blushing bride and pink coreopis have been planted around the new fire pit and outside Chloe’s Pub…now if it would get a little warmer so they can really go to town.

New stone and slate patio from the suites at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

The garden patios from the Carriage House suites have been updated and remodeled with slate embedded in small stones. The picture is the Katahdin Suite garden.  Each garden has areas to add annual flowers in the spring for color and easy access to a pathway leading to the yard overlooking Moosehead Lake and surrounding mountains.

Doe and twin fawns at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

A doe and her twin fawns make themselves at home this morning grazing on the lodge lawn…no wonder we’re loosing flowers!

Garden Flowers Adorn Tables at Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Fresh cut flowers from the Lodge gardens adorn the commons areas and dining room tables.  Flowers include peonies, oriental lilies, sedum, callilepis, daisy, Russian comfrey, delphinium, iris, foxglove, globe thistle, cornflower, aster, lupine and many others.

Garden Pathway at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The small trees lining the driveway have been replaced with these birch corner fence trims.  See the process above.  It now matches other fences and should last through the cold Maine winters.  We hope you enjoy the new look.

Luna Moth seen at the Lodge

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

This Luna Moth was seen at the Lodge last week. Luna moths are one of the most unusual and beautiful of the North American moths known as Saturnidae. They are well known for their green-yellow colors and long tails,and although they are often seen in pictures, they are a real surprise when found in nature. Although they are common throughout the eastern U.S., their night flying habits and short life span as an adult moth, only about 1 week, combine to make them a rare find. The luna moth, with a wingspan of 4.5-5.0 inches, is one of the largest moths in North America and is very common in many of the eastern states from Maine all the way to Florida. They usually are seen less as you go westward to Texas and the Great Plains. It is also found in southern regions of many Canadian provinces such as Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskachewan.