Archive for the ‘spring’ Category

Moosehead Lake Sunset Photo Contest

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Moosehead Lake Sunset

Offering unspoiled vistas and stunning lake views, The Lodge at Moosehead Lake is known for spectacular sunsets! To celebrate the arrival of spring, and the start of our 2016 season, we are hosting a Moosehead Lake Sunset Photo Contest! Share the best sunset photos you’ve taken at Moosehead Lake on our Facebook Page or on Instagram #mooseheadlodge and be entered into our contest to win a $100 gift certificate!

Moosehead Lake Sunset 2Take advantage of our Third Night Free Special and book your spring getaway today to come take your winning shot! Our team will select the winning photograph on June 30, 2016, and will announce the winner in our July email newsletter. We will also feature the winning photo as the cover photo for our email newsletter, Facebook and Twitter accounts in July.

Terms & Conditions: All entries in the Moosehead Lake Sunset Photo Contest become the property of the Lodge at Moosehead Lake to be used in print, social media and commercial marketing efforts.

Spring Brings Moose Cow and Calf Sightings

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Moose watching in MaineThe cycle of life renews itself in the spring when the warmth of the longer days brings new vegetation. Expectant moose give birth after about an eight month gestation to one or two calves. In late May and June, cow moose seem to move to lower-lying areas near water sources to calve. Twins are not uncommon, especially if cows are healthy and well fed but less frequent if moose population density is higher. For young moose – as with most wild animals – the first months of life are the most dangerous. Coyotes and bears are natural predators and a threat to calves. The cow will vigorously defend her offspring using hard, sharp hooves and a powerful kick as weapons. Even though calves can run within a few days of birth and swim well within a couple weeks, avoiding detection often is a better defense. Calves are a much lighter tan than their dark-haired parents and more difficult to see in brush and tall grasses. New calves can lie absolutely still where their mother has left them soon after they’ve been born. She will spend an inordinate amount of time licking the newborn so any downwind predators can’t pick up the scent. This is why you can easily bisect the path between a mom and her baby.

moose cow and calf in MaineMoose calves weigh 25 to 35 pounds at birth and grow quickly to 300 to 400 pounds by fall. They are weaned at about six months, but remain with their mother for one year. Spring is often a rude awakening for the yearling calves. Following a year of nurturing, guidance and protection, cows will use body language and aggressive behavior to inform the yearling it is no longer welcome company. A perplexed yearling is left to fend for itself for the first time in its life. Fortunately, having survived its most precarious year, a much longer existence is a high probability.

Maine is home to the highest moose population in the lower 48 states (estimated at 76,000) and moose are an icon of the Maine Woods. When you visit the North woods, the propensity to see moose is high. Our Moosehead Lake lodging is the perfect starting point for your moose watching adventure. Talk to your concierge upon check in for the inside scoop on where to start – enjoy your sightings!

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.

Moose Sightings from the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

May and June are great months to come to the Moosehead Lake region to see Moose. It is calving season and not uncommon to see twins. Call the Lodge to book your room  and let us reserve a Moose Safari and Wildlife trip with our Registered Maine Guide. These photos were taken by Lodge guests.

Spring Sunset at Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
Beautiful sunset from the Lodge on Sunday evening.  This is just one of so many!!

Ice Out at Moosehead Lake

Monday, April 28th, 2008

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.