Hiking

SEASON:  Year Round

From your cabin you can step right out onto 50 acres of woods and nature trails at our home base on Moosehead Lake. The terrain varies from deep woods with meandering streams, to lush raspberry and wildflower fields, to glades with unbeatable views of the lake and mountains. You will see moose prints along the way, and if you are lucky you’ll catch the moose himself taking a drink from the stream. Our trails are perfect for light hiking and snowshoeing.

The Moosehead region is a hidden gem for hiking enthusiasts. Beginner to advanced hikers can find a rich variety of trails and mountains with hidden ponds, spectacular views, and plenty of wildlife. For our hiking guests, we have created directions and descriptions of area day hikes that vary in difficulty from gently family hikes to strenuous portions of the Appalachian Trail.

The following trails are excellent day hikes.

Little Spencer Mountain Mount Kineo Big Moose Mountain Little Wilson Falls
Number Four Mountain B-52 Trail Borestone Mountain Chairback Mountain
Little Moose Mountain Gulf Hagas Barren Mountain Little Kineo Mountain
Big Spencer Mountain Whitecap Mountain Eagle Rock Moxie Falls

Additionally, there is a regional hiking challenge named Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit, which features many of the mountains above, and offers different challenge ranks for climbing the mountains associated with the challenge during winter, and within 24 hours.

Snowshoeing

SEASON:  Winter (December – April, depending on snowfall)

Our nature trails at Moosehead Hills are specifically designed for hikers and showshoers to enjoy. From your cabin at our home base on Moosehead Lake you can step out onto 50 acres of forest, streams, and beautiful views. There is nothing like the feeling of being the first to lay tracks after a fresh snowfall. The solitude of the forest, the balsam scent of the evergreen trees, and the feeling of the fresh, crisp winter air all combine to make showshoeing an exhilarating activity for the whole family. Our guests at Sunrise Lodge and Loon Lodge are also welcome to come over and enjoy our trails.

At Loon Lodge you can leave right from your cabin and be on an extensive network of nature trails. They follow the shoreline and also meander through sections of forest.

Ice Fishing

SEASON:  Winter (Mid December – March 31, depending on ice conditions)

Contrary to popular belief, Ice Fishing is not just for “rednecks!”  This sport is becoming quite popular with families, couples, and groups of friends visiting the Moosehead area. A Registered Maine Guide will keep you warm in a heated shelter on the ice, cook your meals– even clean your fish for you! All gear and food is provided. While ice fishing you can cross country ski, snowshoe a remote undeveloped island, snowmobile, or just relax.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Registered Maine Guide
  • Lunch, drinks, and snacks
  • Fully equipped, heated shelter
  • All ice fishing equipment and bait
  • Clothing rentals available
  • Cross Country skis and Snowshoes for rent
  • Trip is 6-8 hours

Please visit Northwoods Outfitters for RATES and to book a trip.

Dogsled Trips

SEASON:  Winter (December – April, depending on snow conditions)

Treat your family and friends to a unique and memorable adventure. See the Maine back woods that you never will from the road. Mush your own team for an unforgettable experience. Perfect for either a family adventure or a romantic getaway. Adventures are led by a Registered Maine Guide.

INTRO TO DOGSLEDDING:
A great offering to get people of all ages acquainted with the unique sport of dog sledding. The tour includes a 3-mile dog sled ride, plus a tour of the puppy pens and the rest of the kennel.

1/2 DAY MUSH YOUR OWN TEAM:
Approximately a 4 hour hands-on trip helping with setting up the team and equipment and then mushing your own team for about 2 hours through the north woods. A guide will be accompanying you via snowmobile for safety and assistance. YOU GUIDE THE SLED.

Please visit Lone Wolf Guiding Services for RATES and to book a trip.

Skiing & Snowboarding

SEASON:  Winter (December – March, depending on snow conditions)

Big Squaw Mountain Ski Resort is 6 miles away for downhill skiing and snowboarding. The Mountain has a variety of trails for the whole family. Lift tickets and food are priced with families in mind, too. The breathtaking views of Moosehead Lake and Mount Katahdin in the background make Big Squaw one of the most scenic ski areas in the country. Equipment rentals and lessons are available.

Massage

SEASON: Year Round

Massage therapy is the perfect complement to outdoor fitness and recreation. It introduces the healing power of touch to those who have never experienced it, and provides a deeply relaxing way to to the world renewed and refreshed.

Having a massage is not just a way of pampering yourself. It is a way to obtain balance for a healthy mind and body. It is also effective in treating certain types of injuries and ailments, such as:

  • Insomnia
  • Stress and tension
  • Mental and physical fatigue
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Headache and eye strain

A licensed massage therapist will come right to the comfort and privacy of your cabin. She will use essential oils with healing qualities to perform either a Swedish Massage or a Hot Stone Massage.

RATES (prices subject to change):

  • One hour Swedish Massage: $70
  • One hour Hot Stone Massage: $80
  • Advance reservations required

Snowmobiling

SEASON: Winter (December – Late March, depending on trail conditions)

The Moosehead Trail provides for 160 miles of groomed and scenic snowmobiling around the lake. Gas and food are available along the way. Over 300 miles of groomed and well marked trails connect with Maine’s Interconnecting Trail System. Snowmobile right from your cabin onto this extensive trail system. Snowmobile rentals are available nearby.


INFORMATION:


GUIDED TRIPS:

Our Maine Guides will lead you on a fun and beautiful snowmobiling cruise through the snow covered trees and scenic vistas of Maine’s fabled woods and mountains. Your guide can lead you both onto and away from the Interstate Trail System (ITS) snowmobile trails. The Moosehead area has hundreds of miles of “backcountry” trails, many of which are not on the local snowmobile trail maps. Some of these trails lead to beautiful scenic outlooks. Others meander through densely wooded trails that haven’t yet seen human visitors this season.

Please visit Northwoods Outfitters for RATES and to book a trip.