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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!

 

Moose Bath Room Upgrade

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Just completed – the Moose bathroom upgrade.  A new vanity was built using rustic wood with inlaid birch and New England red slate counter top.  A compact refrigerator has also been built in for our guests’ convenience.  The larger counter gives us room to add a new K-cup coffee maker as well.  Similar upgrades are being completed in the Bear room.  Soon, most of our rooms will have these new amenities.

Left – completed bathroom
Bottom right – old bathroom
Top right – bathroom in remodeling process

Gold Moosehead Follows us Everywhere

Monday, January 17th, 2011

If you see a gold moosehead on the back of a SUV, it’s probably us.  This vehicle is great for the North woods of Maine and the tire cover makes it fun.

Blind Lodge Moose

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

The Lodge moose that welcomes every guest has been covered with over 18 inches of snow from the last few days.  This picture was taken this morning.  Even though he can’t see you now, he still has a big smile on his face.  It’s that gracious Maine hospitality you know.

Fall Canoe Trips from the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Enjoy the natural beauty of the North woods fall foliage and the solitude of a canoe ride on a remote mountain pond.  This special four hour trip during September and early October starts with a walking trail to the pond where a canoe has been stored for your ride.  Our own Registered Maine guide will provide area stories and wildlife knowledge. Paddle through the quiet beauty listening to the water drop from your paddle and loons call through the air.  It is a respite you’ll long remember.  Call the lodge 207-695-4400 to reserve your trip with a lodging stay.

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.

Winter Moose Sightings in Greenville, Maine

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

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)

2009 Christmas at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Sample of Christmas at the Lodge from Santa Stockings on the chairs to birch, gingerbread moose cookies and pine cone garland.  We hope you all had a blessed holiday season.

Moose Weathervane on Carriage House at Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Friday, August 7th, 2009
Found in the basement of the carriage house was the copper moose without his antlers.  Dennis welded the antlers, polished him up and fixed the base.  Now it is back where it belongs, looking out over Moosehead Lake and directing you to the sunset and wonders of the north woods.

Moosehead Lake From Seaplane Ride

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Moosehead Lake from a visitors seaplane ride looks like the head of a Moose. Can you see it?  This picture was taken last week as a guest took a ride with Jack’s Air Service, right here in Greenville, Maine.  The lake is 20 miles by 40 miles and is the largest instate lake east of the Mississippi River.  Taking a seaplane ride is one of two very popular activities for vacationers.  The other activity is of course a Moose Safari.  Moose can also be spotted from the air, with a keen eye.