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.
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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!
Not as easily from October-April, but mid-May through the 3rd week of September are the best times.
99.9% of the time YES…PROVIDED…you adjust to the schedule of a Moose!!! The best times to see them revolve around their feeding times early in the morning (dawn) and later in the afternoon towards evening. The Moose population in Maine is estimated at approximately 30,000. Make sure you bring your camera!