Archive for the ‘greenville’ Category
The recent installation of an outdoor wood furnace is part of the Lodge’s commitment to “Go Green” where ever we can. This unit will allow us to greatly reduce our dependence on heating oil and control heating costs. The original oil burning system remains available as a backup.
The outdoor furnace is tucked away in a small grove of spruce trees. Out of sight, but conveniently close to the Lodge. The growing pile of slit firewood is testimony to some honest labor in the crisp north woods air. Guests tell us the occasional smell of the wood fire adds to the Lodge ambience.
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.
The ice is quickly melting on Moosehead Lake. Guess the day that ice will be off the lake and get a special surprise if you are first to guess right when you stay at the Lodge this summer – June through October, 2008. Ask Linda for details. This picture was taken on April 27, 2008.
UPDATE: May 7, 2008 AM was Ice Out on Moosehead Lake.
Memorable Adventure #1
In one very special day you can experience the vast North Woods of Maine and Moosehead Lake through an exclusive trip offered only by the Lodge. Take a ride on a chartered float plane from Greenville to the Penobscot River. From the plane you will see that Lobster Lake is shaped like a Lobster claw. After skipping to a halt on the water, you will be met by a private guide who will direct you (he will expect you to do the rowing since he is, after all, just the “guide”) down the river to Lobster Lake. Learn about the wildlife, history and nature that surrounds you. Upon disembarking from your canoe, you will be met by the Lodge’s chef. Enjoy a leisurely lunch on the shore and then fly back to Greenville and relive your adventure over a complimentary cocktail at Chloe’s Pub.
Times: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Price: $845 for party of 2; additional parties require another flight but at reduced rates
Reservations: Maybe changed based on weather
Schedule: Primary date and alternative date
Payment: Charged to your room
Starting and Ending Point: Jack’s Air Service, Greenville Maine (3 miles from the Lodge on Lily Bay Road)
Availability: June 1 – October 15
Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail: ThoreauWabanakiTrail.org. 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.
Moosehead Lake is the largest body of water east of the Mississippi within the confines of one state, measuring approximately 40 miles long and 22 miles wide. This can, of course, vary depending on who you talk to!! The lake actually freezes 3-4′ thick during the winter!