Moosehead Lake. Photo by Joyce Love.

Moosehead Lake

Located over 1000 feet above the level of the sea lies world-famous Moosehead Lake. Surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, Moosehead Lake is a destination high above the rest. Home to an abundant population of moose, this part of Maine announces its grandeur at first site. Indian Hill at Greenville offers a stunning glimpse of this deep lake and the endless mountain range that lies ahead. A warm community of quaint shops, local eateries and waterfront gardens welcome you in downtown Greenville, Maine.

Guide Outposts are plentiful and can provide you with a northern exposure adventure of a lifetime. Moose safaris are best enjoyed by canoe and NorthEast Guide Service can provide you with the experience, knowledge and perfect setting for an authentic Maine wildlife tour or whitewater rafting trip along the rapids of the Penobscot & Kennebec Rivers. Fly fishermen of all ages and abilities can also take to the water. Wading, drift boat or inflatable raft, Wilson’s On Moosehead Lake can show you what they do best in the cool headwaters of the Kennebec River and Indian Pond. 

Opposite Kokadjo on the west side, lies the town of Rockwood, the heart of Moosehead  Moosehead Lake’s Rockwood location is where you will find Mount Kineo State Park which is accessible only by boat. Shuttle transportation can be purchased for a fee at the Kineo Docks. A beginner hike will lead you the fire tower at the summit of Mount Kineo, giving you a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire lake. Mount Kineo is also home to one of the most historic and scenic nine-hole golf courses in all of New England.

A short walk across the carriage trails leads you to Pebble Beach, the most beautiful beach on Moosehead. Pebble Beach sits under the 750-foot flint cliffs of Mount Kineo. A rope swing and smooth stones that you cannot find anywhere else set this beach apart from them all. Private sailing and lake fishing charters depart daily at Gray Ghost Camps. A sunset sail and an evening spent around the campfire is the perfect way to end any day on Moosehead Lake.

For 100 years, Maynard’s in Maine has provided their guests with outstanding wilderness experiences in addition to excellent bungalow-style cabin accommodations and great dining with wholesome fresh farm foods prepared to perfection. The Moosehead area offers outstanding landlocked salmon, trout, and togue fishing. Recently, Billy Maynard landed a 29.67 lb togue on Moosehead Lake measuring 41” long. His huge catch beats the old Moosehead Lake record set in 1961 of a 28-pound 12-ounce togue. The area’s large, pristine forests provide excellent cover for deer, bear, and small game and make it an outstanding hunting region. Here, guests at Maynard’s will find a real pearl in the North Woods. Maynard’s in Maine can be reached for additional information by phone: 207-534-7703, or on the web at: 

Indian Hill Trading Post is a unique combination of a large sporting goods store with a complete super market and liquor department. This one-stop location offers a wide range of name brand gear and apparel, hunting and fishing licenses for residents and non-residents, firearms, fishing poles, and extensive outdoor supplies. Check out the vast clothing and shoe departments featuring Dansko, Muck, Merrill, Keen, Carhartt, Marmot, Patagonia and more. From groceries to gear, Indian Hill Trading Post has everything you need, including 24-hour Irving gasoline and diesel as well as propane refilling daily. 

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