Looking for a Spring adventure or romantic getaway? We recommend that you stay at our top rated Maine B&B and explore the North woods of Maine with these recommendations that top our list of things to do, many on this list are custom designed for Lodge guests and all vetted by the Lodge.
Moose Safari & Wildlife Tours
View moose in their natural habitat and learn secrets of the North woods. Considered by many to be the best area to view Moose in the world, our guests will enjoy a private canoe journey to a remote mountain pond where our Registered Maine Guide has found secret Moose hangouts. When you leave our Greenville Maine bed and breakfast, you’ll drive about 30 minutes into the back country where canoes are waiting. Just imagine paddling on a pristine pond, sighting a large rock and then with a loud swish a massive head springs from the water and looks directly at you…it’s a thrill you’ll never forget. What attracts moose to bodies of water is the aquatic vegetation that they feed on. Along the way you might see deer, loons, osprey, possibly a bald eagle, beaver, snowshoe hare, gray squirrel and even otters.
- Leaves the Lodge at 5:30 AM, returns around 9:30 AM for four hours or afternoon trips from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM (times will vary with daylight)
- Can be adapted for larger groups
- Offered May through October
- Priced for 2 plus highly vetted private guide
Book when you make your room reservation or call the Lodge. Morning trips include picnic breakfast, afternoon trips include a picnic snack with coffee or tea. If canoeing is not your thing, the trip can be customized (vehicle tour) based on your athletic ability.
Price: $259 all inclusive for 2 (special rates for larger groups are available)
Available only to Lodge guests
Experience a full day excursion with dinner and book the Call of the WILD life package.
Morning trips can include a hot breakfast prepared campfire style by your guide for an additional charge and an additional hour.
Price: $349 for 2
The visual impact of Moosehead Lake embedded in the North woods is grand indeed. But if you want to experience and truly appreciate the ecology of this unique area, you must explore the many remote tributaries that feed into one of the largest naturally formed lakes in the US. How?…..with your own personal pontoon boat. Your private guide will help you explore areas few people will have the opportunity to visit. In these remote areas, you will discover the “secrets” of the North woods – aided by the trained eyes of your personal guide who can spot them like no one else. Your personal pontoon boat allows you to explore areas unreachable by large boats but without hours of arduous hiking.
Four-hour (AM or PM) or eight-hour (full day) trips are available with pick up and drop off at the front door of the Lodge. All equipment is provided, including waders, if necessary. These unique outings are available only with advance reservations from June through Mid-October.
Half day $299 for 2; Full day $399 for 2
Moonlight Canoe Trip
Plan a romantic evening in the quiet and on the remote ponds of Moosehead Lake. The only sounds heard will be wildlife and the rippling of water as your oars effortlessly glide through the black night water. Your guide will paddle you and your loved one from sunset to moonlight in a vintage wood and canvas canoe restored for this special evening. Dine on a delicious antipasto platter including such delicacies as cheeses, fruit, grilled vegetables, smoked trout, dessert as well as champagne and strawberries. All arranged and guided by David Giampetruzzi, the Lodge’s Professional and Registered Maine Guide who can identify wildlife, share canoeing history and point out star constellations.
- Leaves the Lodge at 6:00 PM, returns around 10:00 for four hours (varies by time of year)
- Can be adapted for up to 4 people with two canoes based on availability and weather
- Offered from Memorial Day weekend through 1st of October
- Priced for 2 plus private guide
- Book when you make your room reservation or call the Lodge
Price: $349 all inclusive
Available only to Lodge guests
The ORIGINAL Fly-In Canoe Trip
In one very special day you can experience the vast North woods of Maine and Moosehead Lake through an exclusive trip offered only by the Lodge. Take a 70 minute ride on a chartered float plane from Greenville to the Penobscot River. Fly over Wilson Ponds, the White Cap Mountain, Nahmakanta and Rainbow Lakes circling over Mt. Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine and northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Here you will get an amazing view of Baxter State Park. Upon approaching Lobster Lake, named for is Lobster Claw shape, your pilot will set down on the Penobscot River where you will be meet by your private guide for the remainder of the day.
Your guide will direct your canoe down the river to Lobster Lake. Either ride with the guide or paddle on your own. Learn about the wildlife, history and nature that surrounds you. Have a leisurely lunch on the shore. Explore the beach, a dip in the lake, maybe fish or take in a fly fishing lesson. Hike the shoreline or Lobster Mountain and wrap up your day with a fireside lobster or steak dinner cooked by your guide shore side. Paddle a short way to your pick up point where your guide will take you back to the lodge during prime time for moose and wildlife sightings. It’s hard to believe there is still country like this in the U.S. and you are in the middle of it!
Time: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
$959.00 for 2 – meals and equipment included. Trip can accommodate up to 4.
Available only to Lodge guests
Canoeing & Kayaking Trips
Discovering the waterways! Of all the rivers to explore, the West Outlet on Moosehead Lake is one of the best. This is a great river for a relaxing paddle. The waterway consists of scenic ponds, quick water and class 1 white water (the lowest level). Along the shore you are also sure to spot nesting bald eagles, scampering beavers or otters, and even loons calling; you may encounter a mighty moose feeding on underwater vegetation. For the fisherman, this trip offers some of the best bass and trout fishing in the region. It is not unusual to catch smallmouth bass in the 3-5 pound range or trout up to 14 inches, so be sure to bring your fishing rod.
Canoes and kayaks can be rented at numerous locations in the area at $25 to $40 dollars a day.
Being accompanied by a Registered Maine Guide is another option for canoe trips.
Fishing for lake trout, salmon and smallmouth bass in the Moosehead region is a year around sport. From fly fishing, trolling or ice fishing, there is something here for everyone. The Lodge at Moosehead Lake has been recognized by Outside Magazine as one of the Top 100 Great Wilderness Lodges in North America and by Away.com as one of the World’s Top Adventure Lodge Resorts in 2009. The Lodge offers guided fishing trips by our own Master Registered Maine Guide with over 30 years of experience. Each trip is customized based on your experience and expectations. A Maine Fishing License is required. Ask about fishing school, too.
Spring through fall fishing trips:
Half day trips for 1 or 2 people for $349
Full day trips for 1 to 2 people including lunch and equipment for $449.
Forty or so hiking trails exist in the Moosehead area. You’ll find easy to challenging, and from 45 minutes to a full day hike. Experience some of the most spectacular hikes in the northeast including Gulf Hagas called the Grand Canyon of Maine. The Lodge Hiking Guide has been refined through countless trips by our lodging guests; you’ll find it in your inn room. The Appalachian Trail passes southeast of Greenville to reach its grand finale at Mt. Katahdin. Enjoy the exercise, the breathtaking scenery and even a jump in a waterfall to cool off. Let the Lodge fix you a picnic lunch for 2…just give us 24 hour notice and rent a guide for the day that will help you experience hiking as a true naturalist.
Identify more than 415 species in Maine. Bird watching is the largest spectator sport in America. Maine offers birds a diversity of habitat that supports a very large bird population. If you are a birding enthusiast, you may be interested in the Loon Room with many books on our feathered friends. Visit nearby Borestone Mountain owned by the Maine Audubon Society. Let us know you are here to bird watch and we’ll provide you a pocket guide.
You will love the amazing views from the comfort of your car. The Moosehead Lake region is full of amazing views and natural beauty.
But in the autumn, the views are spectacular. Diminishing daylight and falling temperatures induce trees to present a spectacular color show in brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red. Typically our best viewing is late September and early October. We have collected five scenic loops for those traveling by automobile that will dazzle the most avid leaf-peeper. They are readily kept in your guest services book in each inn room. It includes 210 miles of beauty.