Looking for a lakeside adventure? Come visit the largest lake in Maine! Covering 74,890 acres, Moosehead Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in the United States. Along with holding that title, Moosehead Lake is also the largest lake east of the Mississippi contained within one state and is home to over 80 islands. Size and mass aside, Moosehead Lake is a phenomenally gorgeous lake with a rich and fascinating history. The activities to enjoy while visiting Moosehead Lake are endless. Whether you are a hiker, birder, swimmer, kayaker or any other outdoors adventurer, Moosehead Lake has what you will enjoy. So, we invite you to visit Moosehead Lake and why not get on the water while you are here.
One of the best ways to get out on the water and experience the vastness of the lake, a ride on the Kate is a Moosehead Lake must do. The Katahdin also hosts special function cruises and events. Regular cruises and special events tickets are available in advanced on their website. This beautiful piece of floating history is over 100 years old, and still as spry as when her hull was constructed at Bath Iron Works in 1914! Smoothly steam over the waters of Moosehead Lake as you listen to the Captain narrate the scenery around you. Grab some lunch at the galley on board, and enjoy your food as the lake quietly slips by. The Katahdin was once a working steamboat, she used to carry livestock, equipment, supplies, and passengers, as well as tow log booms in her later years. She was retired in 1975 and sold to the Moosehead Marine Museum which spent years devoted to sprucing her back up to her former glory. Located right in the center of town, the Kate sails June through October and is one of the major highlights of the Region.
Moosehead Lake, located in the Maine Highlands is covered with coves, inlets, points of land, islands, rock piles and deep shorelines—all the best fish-holding features that anglers look for in a great body of water. The lake is known for landlocked salmon, brook trout and togue (lake trout). Rent a boat, canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board to enjoy a lazy paddle on the water or hire a Registered Maine Guide who can provide local insight and expertise. You’ll find lodging and meals on the water; restaurants with docks for your boat, historic sporting camps, lakeside lodging and camping at Lily Bay State Park. Get out on the water at Moosehead Lake – there’s something for everyone here.