View from Kineo summit. Photo courtesy of Friends of Moosehead Lake.

Come Visit the Moosehead Lake Region

Majestic Moosehead Lake, with its 400 miles of undeveloped shoreline, surrounding mountain peaks and expansive views, provides an inspiring backdrop to escape from the everyday fast pace of life. The winter months and the abundant snowfall open up a spectacular opportunity to explore back country trails and frozen water bodies. Wildlife abounds on our trails and it is common to see moose, deer, wild turkeys and many woodland animals up close and personal.

The surrounding townships of Greenville, Rockwood, Pittston Farm, Northeast Carry and Kokadjo and their clubs work in unison to maintain a world-class network of groomed snowmobile trails. Start your trip from any of these locations and loop through the wooded forests and enjoy convenient services and warm up stops along the way.

Visit the Moosehead Lake Region

Big Squaw Mountain Ski Area. Photo courtesy of Serendipity Photography.

If manpower fun is your thing, Nordic and Cross Country trails are offered throughout the region. Groomed and marked ski and snowshoe trails can be found at Greenville’s Natural Resource Education Center (NREC), Big Squaw Mountain Ski Area, Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) near Kokadjo and The Birches Resort in Rockwood. Each location offers a different type of terrain whether it be wooded, rolling streams, mountain or lake views.

When it comes to downhill skiing and boarding, views from Big Squaw Mountain Ski Area are some of the finest in the Eastern US! Located on the west shore of Moosehead Lake, this family ski area is only 5 miles from downtown Greenville and 13 miles from Rockwood. Lift ticket pricing remains affordable for young and old ($20 – $25 daily) thanks to the fundraising efforts of the non-profit 501c(3) Friends of Squaw Mountain. The base lodge is open to guests Friday-Sunday, 9am – 4pm, vacations and holidays. Here you will find a full service rental shop, ski/board school and snack bar with hot and cold food items. For more information visit

More winter fun can be found in the Village of Greenville at the southern end of Moosehead Lake. Home to the quaintest shops, replenishing pubs and recreational services like the ice skating rink, Greenville is for snow lovers! Pick up the perfect souvenir and plan your next adventure.  How about trying something new? Guided dog sled adventures and moose tours to find a fresh antler shed are offered daily.

Sportsmen favor the big lake and its many protected ponds near Moosehead for fishing action on the ice. Heated and equipped ice fishing shacks and gear are available to rent by the day. Enter one of our annual ice fishing derbies to add a friendly competition to your sport. You may win the big prize and help raise money to support the local causes of NREC and the Friends of Moosehead Lake.

Longstanding organizations like the Friends of Moosehead Lake have been established for nearly 60 years to help connect area businesses, non-profits, residents and visitors with the unique, natural landscape that makes Moosehead so unique. The tradition of sportsmen and vacationers to the Moosehead Lake Region is strong and our doors are open to offer hospitality to those seeking an inspiring destination to rejuvenate the soul. Check out for area maps, activities and helpful links to help plan your next Moosehead escape.

When looking for accommodations see what a recent guest said about Driftwood Cabins “I think this is a place close to God’s heart, away from the busy hectic pace we keep at home. We “moosed”  and saw 5 moose, 2 deer, and two fox. We just listened — the birds sing such a joyous song here — and my heart surely understands why!”  — Suzy & Scott Sidney, OH

MCN Builders has been building beautiful custom homes on and around the Moosehead Lake Region for 25 years.

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