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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.
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!