Posts Tagged ‘Nature’

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!

Allagash Suite Honors Herb Cochran – Greenville, Maine

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Every room at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake has been uniquely decorated to enable the guest to experience more of what the Maine North woods are all about. . all with love and great detail.  The Allagash suite is no exception. This suite was named after the late  Herb Cochran, who at the time lived next door and started the Allagash Canoe Trips along with his son Warren. The Christmas before he passed away, he gave the original Lodge owners, his  “POLE” that he used on

these trips. The Allagash suite was named in his honor.  On the long inside wall halfway between the living room & bedroom area hangs this pole and suspended from it were several oars that were also given by folks from the Moosehead community.

Additional details includes the boom chains from which the beds are suspended.  These came from nearby Rockwood, Maine.

With the addition of the Lodge’s new poling canoe trip – guests can now experience an outdoor skill that has been almost lost.  Step back in time and find hidden spots in this remote region only accessible through your canoe and a pole.  At the Lodge, it is all about the authentic Maine woods experience – in true luxury.

Moosehead Lake Sunset from the Lodge

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

This was taken minutes ago from the Lodge at Moosehead Lake deck.  Amazing winter night.

Fall Morning View from Dining Room

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Breakfast guests at the lodge quietly drank their coffee while gazing at this autumn view from the Lakeview Dining room.

Fall Foliage from the Lodge on 9/25/2010

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

These pictures were taken from the Lodge deck on the morning of September 25.  Color is coming fast and it appears peak maybe next weekend.  Be sure to get your accommodations at the lodge to take advantage of this amazing sight.

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.

Trail Angels stay at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Mother, son, daughter, daughter-in-law and grand daughter all stayed at the lodge to celebrate the completion of the Appalachian trail by the grandson. They are all avid hikers and wanted to experience what their grandson was experiencing as he finished this momentous goal at Katahdin. In the process they came across other hikers as well. A couple of young men had very bad equipment including broken hiking sticks.  This group, replaced their polls and they were off for more adventure.  The next day, they came across a hiker that was very sick.  They took him to the local hospital to find out he had pneumonia.  They got him antibiotics and a hotel room for the night. This group was truly Trail Angels and I’m sure angels no matter where they go. We welcome them back to Moosehead any time.

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Moose

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Bull moose with large rack – larger than this one seen in neighboring pond by guests at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake while on a early morning Moose Safari.

Plein Air Art Show and Exhibit

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

The Plein Art Artist Painting and Exhibit was a great success.  They created many new pieces that were put on display and can be seen on their websites.  Several of the Moosehead Lake pieces will be on display in the Lakeview Dining Room of the lodge.  If you are staying with us or dine here, you can enjoy or even purchase for your very own.

Enjoying the Fire Pit from the Inn Over the Lake

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Guests enjoy the cracking fire overlooking Moosehead Lake from the great expansive yard at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake. This is becoming a regular on cool Maine evenings and a great way to meet other guests, talk about the day and share experiences.