Decorated homes & businesses will be lit up until Christmas, so make sure to check out all of the entries this season. Take a festive drive around Moosehead Lake and enjoy the holiday lights from now until Christmas. We can’t wait to welcome you to our Winter Wonderland this holiday season!
Imagine Maine’s largest lake, Moosehead, stretching 40 miles long and 20 miles wide, dotted with hundreds of seaplanes in the air and on the surface of the pristine lake. Celebrating its 46th year, the International Seaplane Fly-In, held each September the weekend after Labor Day, is one of the most highly anticipated events on the lake.
Whether you’re a spectator of the incredible event, or you’re lucky enough to be overhead in the seat of one of the seaplanes, the blue water and surrounding forests and mountains create a breathtaking landscape. People will gather from both near and far to witness the excitement in the sky and water.
The Stobie Hangar contests are the favorite portion of the fly-in with spot landings, short field takeoffs and even water bombing. Talk about a fun selfie opportunity for spectators!
Beyond the seaplane runs and contests, there will be live music, delicious food (think a pig roast and a lobster dinner!) and beverages (served up by a Greenville favorite, the Stress Free Moose Pub & Café), and more fun for the whole family, including a craft fair and dinner aboard the beloved steamship, The Kate.
If you’re planning on visiting Destination Moosehead for the fly-in from September 5 – 8, or if you’ll already be visiting and want to partake in the fun, you can find a schedule of events here. Thousands of people will be arriving for the festivities, so be sure to book accommodations now.
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Each May, the Moosehead Lake Region celebrates our favorite resident – the moose! Featuring local artisans, kids’ activities and treats, Moose Mainea begins in late May and goes into June – the time of year when moose sightings are abundant. These giants come out of the woods each spring to find fresh buds to snack on and if you know where to look, you can see one up close. In fact, moose outnumber us humans 3-to-1 here in the Moosehead Lake Region, so your chances are high.
To help you spot a moose on your own, look at dawn or dusk, as they are most active in the twilight hours. They are quite
short-sighted and can only see about 25 feet away, so give them space and don’t startle them.
If you want to ensure you see a moose, turn to the professionals – our guides. Moose safaris have registered Maine guides who know all the secret spots to find moose enjoying themselves in bogs or marshes. Some of the tours even have a moose-sighting guarantee. There are numerous guide services that offer moose safaris at Moosehead.
Moose Mainea is also a great reason to take a weekend getaway to the region. Come to see the moose but stay and play for a couple days. You can add some romance by staying at one of our charming B&Bs or inns, or curl up in a cozy cabin by the lake after a day of hiking. Springtime welcomes blooming flowers like lupines and lilacs and the lake is ready for fishing or kayaking and canoeing.
For an unforgettable way to celebrate spring, be sure to choose the Moosehead Lake Region and Moose Mainea!Read More
Tickets for the 14th Annual Moosehead Lake Chocolate Festival are now available! This annual Moosehead Lake event is a favorite, making many salivate at the thought of all the chocolate goodness!
This year, we are introducing two new ways to indulge in tantalizingly delicious chocolates. You can purchase the classic full size box of your choice of 10 chocolate samples from over 40 different treats, or, if your still sticking with those New Year’s Resolutions, opt for the fun size box of 5 samples. Your personally selected favorites could included petit fours, chocolate lasagna, chocolate covered bacon, Malibu rum balls or even a hand dipped treasure from King Chocolates fountain. Don’t stand in a long ticket line on festival day, get yours in advance!
Are you completely over standing in line? Want first crack at all the chocolates? We’ve got you covered! New for the 2018 Chocolate Festival we are introducing a FastPass! Buy a FastPass and skip the line, just like at Disney World! Doors open early for you too! Come get first pick at 12:30PM! Only a very limited number of FastPasses will be sold so get yours today!
Looking to expand your chocolate palate? Extend your day of chocolate indulgence with our first ever Chocolate Lovers Luncheon. Think outside the box with Diane Bartley from DKB’s and enjoy chocolate in an unusual way. We always think of Chocolate as being sweet, come see how chocolate can affect the flavor profile of savory foods before heading over to grab box of chocolates. Your lunch ticket also includes a FastPass for early admission to the Chocolate Festival and your box of ten chocolates! Limited seating for this first time event is sure to sell out fast so buy your ticket online today!
As always, 100% of the proceeds from this festival go into the Moosehead Lake Destination Marketing Organization marketing budget to expand our beloved region and share it’s beauty with the world!
Want to get involved? We are always looking for new bakers to create an exciting new decadent treat! No need to be a five star chef! As long as you love chocolate as much as we do and can donate 100 samples of your special chocolatey creation, you are just who we are looking for! Contact us today and we will provide you with all the details.
Not a baker? No worries! We are also in need of volunteers as well as both silent auction and monetary donations. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on becoming involved.
Tag us in your photos! Make sure to use #mooseheadchocolate for a chance to be featured! We can’t wait to see you on February 18th for the 14th Annual Moosehead Lake Chocolate Festival!
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