Activities in the Moosehead Lake Region


January 1 through March 31
Moosehead Lake Ice Fishing

January 1 is the opening of Ice Fishing season on Moosehead Lake. There are many other bodies of water open for ice fishing in the area.


January
Annual B-52 Memorial Snowmobile Ride

A yearly visit to the site of wreckage, via snowmobile, of the B-52 Bomber which crashed on Elephant Mountain on January of 1963. Meeting at Moosehead Riders Clubhouse at 1pm. At 1:30pm snowmobilers depart for ride to the crash site. Spaghetti dinner at the clubhouse after the ride.


January
West Cove Ice Racing Begins!

It is officially winter! West Cove Ice Racing begins! The season is weather dependant so check with us. Oval track racing starts at noon, located in the West Cove. LET THE FUN BEGIN!!!!


January
Moosehead Lake Togue Fishing Derby

Third Annual Derby with lots of great prizes. Cash prizes for the three largest togue, and numerous prizes for the fish pool. Every togue brought in to the weigh stations gives the fisherman a chance in the fish pool. Several BIG door prizes which do not require a fish to win.


February
Snofest

Snowfest The Moosehead Lake Region has 2 weeks of winter fun activities! Some of the scheduled events are:

Enjoy Chili & Chowder at the Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Club at 5:30

Ice Racing on the lake and a Bonfire

Annual Chocolate Festival - every kind of chocolate goodie you can imagine. You will not believe what heavenly chocolate temptations they will have! We went last year and we brought many home to enjoy over the next several days.

The Annual 100 Mile Wilderness Sled Dog Race which starts right below us in the East Cove!

There are also many other activities including: Snowmobile "Snodeo", radar runs, family snowmobile games, best chili contest, and more.


February
Annual 100-Mile Sled Dog Race

The Wilderness Sled Dog Race starts at 9:00 am in Greenville and the teams race to Brownville and back.


February
Annual Moosehead Lake Chocolate Festival

A tantalizingly delicious event sponsored by the Moosehead Chamber of Commerce. A great place to take the whole family. Choose 12 samples from a selection of 30 delectable chocolate desserts. For the kids there is a special Children's corner with unique food & prizes. And as always you can place a bid on the great items in our Silent & Chinese Auctions.


May & June
Moose Mainea

moose in Maine pondEach spring the Moosehead Lake Region host a month long celebration honoring the regions favorite resident - THE MOOSE!. The events take place during the time of the year when moose are most visible. This year's events include the Moose River Canoe Race, Moosterpiece Craft Fair, Moose Mainea Kid's Fun Day, Famous Moose Tales, a Quest Fest, and the Chamber of Commerce's Annual Moose Photo Contest.


4th Of July

Fireworks in Greemville, MaineThe Moosehead Lake Region comes alive celebrating Independence Day. A parade will roll along the main streets in Greenville We have a fun day planned with games, craft fair, entertainment and food. Fireworks finish off the night and enjoy the area's largest display of fireworks from our verandah!


Friday Evenings in the Summer
Greenville Gazebo Concert Series

Friday nights at the Gazebo, located in downtown Greenville. These are live musical experiences in a relaxed atmosphere.


August
Forest Heritage Days

Events are held on the 2nd weekend in August. Wood tours, educational exhibits, craft fair, food and logging games. This is incredible to watch these professional loggers compete with their saws.


September
Annual International Sea Plane Fly-In

This is the world's largest seaplane fly-in. It is always held the weekend after Labor Day. There are hundreds of planes, tons of food, crafts and exhibits. Fun for the whole family! Accommodations become very scarce, so book early!


October (call for exact date)
Camden National Bank "Moose on the Run" Race

Runners from near and far will line up and compete with each other and the landscape. Always a great time, with nice views of Moosehead Lake, and some good competition, along the way!


December (call for exact date)

Christmas at Moosehead, Come to our home for the Holidays. The town of Greenville lights up with a full day of events. The day starts with an Annual Inn Walk, combined with horse drawn wagon rides, craft fairs, shopping specials, tree lighting and a Christmas concert finishes off the day. This is a great way to spend a weekend away and get a jump on your Christmas shopping with unique gifts.


Summer

Our verandah is the length of the Inn and affords a spectacular view of the mountains, lake and village below. Many guests enjoy cocktails before dinner or dessert and coffee after their meal on our comfortable wicker chairs and settees. Enjoy your breakfast while gazing upon a remarkable view while you ponder what, (if any), activities you will enjoy that day.

The evenings offer spectacular sunsets over the Squaw Mountain Range with the breathtaking colors!

One of the favorite summer activities is taking a moose safari. Search for these majestic moose in Maine's northwoods and watersheds with one of our Registered Maine Guides, who can offer many different options.

The abundance of our lakes and ponds in the Moosehead area offer all types of opportunities. Kayak and canoe rentals can be arranged as well as expert advice on water that may appeal to your particular interests..

Our area has some of the best hiking in the northeast. A free hikers guide is available and it details numerous trips of varied duration and difficulty level. You are sure to find something to fit your personal desires.

 

Fishing in the Moosehead region offers something for everyone. There are many guides available who will be able to help you achieve your goal as well as offer a wealth of information on the area. Moosehead Lake has two fly fishing only rivers that produce some fine brookies and salmon.

But there is one "catch"...you might have to share the area with the locals! (One of whom is pictured at left.)

Moosehead Lake boasts of being the largest sea plane base east of the Mississippi. A scenic tour in a float plane is a sure way to appreciate Moosehead Lake's vast size and beauty.

Being situated between the Kennebec, Penobscot and Dead Rivers, makes us a perfect spot for the river enthusiast. There are several rafting companies in the area and we can help you arrange an exciting outing!


Autumn

Canoeing and kayaking on a serene lake amid the brilliance of the fall foliage is as "good as it gets"!

Moosehead Lake region is a "Leaf Peeping" destination. Every year we are treated to a spectacular display of brilliant colors from our expansive verandah.


Winter

Our Winter Wonderland supplies us with not just spectacular views, but with a multitude of winter activities. Enjoy snowmobiling on one of the many trails, snowshoeing, dog-sledding and skiing, just to name a few. And afterwards, how about curling up with a cup of cocoa by the crackling fire?


Spring

Spring Flower gardens at Greenville Inn We have a local stable for those of you that enjoy horseback riding.

If golf is your "game", then we have area golf courses to choose from.

Lupines blooming at Moosehead Lake

Birding at Moosehead Lake The Moosehead Lake area is ideal for birding. Enjoy the hard-to-find species amid lakes, streams, and bogs. The Moosehead Lake Region was the first area in the state to be researched and mapped for the Maine Birding Trail.

For the tennis enthusiasts, we have a local tennis court available to you.

There are many other activities to enjoy while visiting the Moosehead Lake region of Maine. We will help you arrange the most perfectly fun filled stay possible.