The Plein Art Artist Painting and Exhibit was a great success. They created many new pieces that were put on display and can be seen on their websites. Several of the Moosehead Lake pieces will be on display in the Lakeview Dining Room of the lodge. If you are staying with us or dine here, you can enjoy or even purchase for your very own.
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The Lodge at Moosehead Lake has been distinquished by Karen Brown Readers as New England’s Splendid Splurge for 2010. Karen Brown is well known for her seventeen travel guides featuring both places to stay and suggestions for regional, countryside itineraries for destinations around the world. Each award winning property is visited personnally and given selective and candid evaluations.
This is the third year of the Karen Brown Readers’ Choice Awards. Readers are solicited via website for their votes and asked to help honor what they consider to be the best of the best in four categoires: Most Romantic, Warmest Welcome, Splendid Splurge and Greatest Value.
Director of Maine Tourism, Pat Eltman continued. “Congratulations to you and thanks for all you do to help make Maine such a great place to visit.”
The Lodge continues to do improvements to provide first class accommodations to our guests. Currently we are rebuilding the front porch with new decking (made from recycled milk cartons) and in keeping with the 1917 Cape Cod styling representative of the Lodge at Moosehead Lake. This will be completed in the next few days, in good time for you to enjoy.
Maine is the beating heart of traditional rural America. It`s a land of tranquil fishing villages, white wooden church steeples and all-American clapboard houses, a region where colonial Inns serve up an abundance of delicious wholesome foods such as succulent blueberry pie, waffles with maple syrup and fresh shellfish and lobster.
The rugged wilderness of Northern Maine, the highlands and Aristook county appeal to anyone seeking a holiday with a real get-away-from-it-all feel. The passing seasons make this area a year-round delight, with nature painting its vivid colours across the landscape. Winter days are crisp, cold and invigorating, its woodlands and mountains laden with fine snow, eventually melting into Springs coloured with daffodils, forsythia and lilacs. Spring is the season when moosemania takes hold in the Moosehead lake region with plenty of opportunities to spot Maine`s favourite wild resident, along with black bears in late summer, eagles and white-tailed deer. The hot Summers here create the perfect venue for picnics and concerts in the open air, with white potato blossom adorning the countryside. But the Fall is Northern Maine`s most legendary season, when the woodlands and pastures light up in stunning tones of red, rust and crimson.
Northern Maine`s seasons and landscapes lend themselves to year-round outdoor activities that satisfy a lust for life. Its pristine winter landscapes invite adventurous visitors to enjoy snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The hot summers, on the other hand, are perfect for river cruises and canoe trips on the Allagash wilderness waterway, a 92 mile ribbon of rivers, lakes and streams that weave their way through the lush forests of Aroostook county. The best hiking trails in Northern Maine stretch along the ridges of the Appalachian mountain range, the rolling landscapes of Baxter State Park and the Katahdin Area region, where abundant lakes and rivers also offer fishing, kayaking and white-water rafting. The many thousands of acres of woodland also make this area a popular hunting ground for coyotes, moose and deer.
Whilst the region`s natural highlights are enough to provide a memorable adventure in themselves, visitors also come here to enjoy the many festivals that take place throughout the year. Fall is a time when culinary celebration is very much on the menu, with opportunities to join in apple picking and cider pressing. In late summer, the Presque Isle area sees the enchanting Balloon Fest event, in which colourful hot-air balloons are released into the night skies, while at the annual Paint the Lupine festival in Oakfield, visitors are encouraged to get creative with their sketch books and paintbrushes. Northern Maine is host to a full annual cultural calendar with many other local events attracting the crowds, including arts and craft fairs, parades and heritage days.
With such a wealth of natural attractions and exciting activities on offer, it may be difficult to believe that cheap holidays could be an option in Northern Maine, but cheap flights to Presque Isle from London Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester have made the region accessible to adventurous English travellers seeking a holiday off the beaten track. Add to this a wide selection of low-priced housekeeping cottages, inns and motels bursting with New England hospitality and you`ll find you don`t need to spend a fortune to experience the holiday of a lifetime in America.
The 30 Mile Wilderness Dogsled race is scheduled for February 6th starting at 11:30 AM. It begins and ends in Greenville Maine at the Maine Warden Service. Sled dog teams race up the lake, crossing Lily Bay Road and jumping on the trail that connects to the 100 Mile Wilderness area over Appalachian Mountain Club Camp to Camp Ski Trails and Plum Creek Timberland Property.
Many Viewing points, one of the best being at West Branch Pond Camps in Frenchtown Township. Easy access downtown at Warden Service in Greenville at race start. For more info and map check out our website and come back to the Lodge for a Cozy Winter Weekend that includes a full breakfast and a winter supper.
Viewing Moose is the primary reason tourists come to the Moosehead area. We often think that Moose viewing is good in the spring through fall, but look moose in winter, too. Whether you are snowmobiling, snowshoeing or skiing across the beautiful North woods – look out for moose. You may just have a pleasant surprise. (Click on Viewing Moose to see a video from Greenville, ME)