Things to do in Moosehead Lake during the Spring
Moosehead in the spring is a lush green forested landscape teeming with awakening wildlife.
The Moosehead Lake Region, aptly named, is famous for its abundant moose population. Spring is the most opportune time to catch a glimpse of moose calves with their mothers munching on new growth along the side of any number of our back-country roads or eating up the water grasses of shallow lake inlets, such as Socatean Bay. May and June are the most promising months to get an up-close look at this intriguing animal.
Springtime is also when bear cubs, deer fawns, loon hatchlings, and eaglets are all beginning to find their legs and wings. They can often be seen just beginning to experience their environment.
Whether you hire one of the area’s professional Maine Guides or strike out on your own, you are certain to get a glimpse of the abundant, diverse wildlife that makes Moosehead Lake famous!
Moosehead Spring Checklist
- Roads surrounding the North Woods in the springtime can be filled with mud and potholes due to frost leaving the ground. Be sure to bring the right vehicle for your outdoor adventures.
- The weather can change quickly at Moosehead, so for guests heading outdoors on foot to explore, mud boots, rain jackets and even gloves that are needed at times in the spring.
- A camera is a must-bring item because you never know what wildlife will cross your path while enjoying springtime at Moosehead.
Sample Spring Day Agendas
Family Fun Spring Agenda
5:00am Stop by Jamo’s to grab breakfast sandwiches and coffee on the run!
5:30am Meet up with Chris from Young’s Guide Service to head out on an early morning, private Moose Safari.
10:00am Drive towards Beaver Cove and hike up Burnt Jacket where you will find fairy villages waiting to be added to at the peak.
1:00pm Grab a bite to eat for lunch at Breton’s in Greenville Junction. If the weather is nice, take the kids across the street to the playground by the Wharf.
3:00pm Hit the lake with Harold from Moosehead Area Guide Services for an afternoon of fishing that the whole family will enjoy!
7:00pm Settle in for the evening at Leisure Life Lodge where you can also grab dinner at their onsite restaurant, Trailside. Start off with their amazing French Onion Soup!
Laid Back Fun Spring Agenda
8:00am Sit down for breakfast lakeside at Kelly’s Landing. You are sure to enjoy their made to order Belgian Waffles with Wild Maine Blueberry Sauce.
10:00am Stop by the deli at Indian Hill Trading Post and put together a lunch for your day of laid back fun.
11:00am Head out on a Bird Watching Tour with Northeast Whitewater in Shirley to catch a glimpse of the beautiful birds that call Moosehead home.
4:00pm Take a drive down to Monson to see the spectacular spring run-off at Big Wilson Falls down the Borestone Road.
6:00pm Stop in at Lakeshore House for a delicious dinner in a relaxing atmosphere. If you happen to be there on a Thursday evening, you will be able to enjoy (or even participate!) in their Open Mic Night. They also have a few rooms available to rent, but book early as they tend to fill up!