Maine Moose and Wildlife Viewing at Moosehead Lake
Cozy Moose on Moosehead Lake is a great place for a Maine moose and wildlife watching vacation. The Moosehead Lake Region offers many opportunities for wildlife viewing. We are committed to sharing our knowledge of sustaining the ecological
integrity of the environment for nature vacations and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Our Maine Guide on staff promotes responsible ecotourism travel through education and adventure tours.
Please read on to learn about the Maine wildlife viewing tours and animals that you may see throughout the stay at The Cozy Moose.
Moosehead Lake surrounding mountains, ponds, and bogs are largely undeveloped giving way to a wide variety of wildlife habitats and eco systems. Maine Moose roam free and outnumber the people here 3:1. The coyote and bear population thrive, and beaver, otters, and fox sightings are common. Moosehead Lake Region is known for its wide variety of birds that thrive in the area. Enjoy a Maine nature vacation in a peaceful and lake setting on Moosehead Lake. Watch the loons, ducks, and vareity of warblers and woodpeckers that thrive in the area. Cozy Moose guests treasure our natural lake setting as Loon sightings are frequent, and it is home to a variety of ducks, and a pair of Mergansers.
Please help us protect our Maine wildlife habitat and our waterfront. Visitors'
actions can make a difference in sustaining the health of the Moosehead
Lake Area as a Maine ecotourism nature vacation travel destination in the years to come.
Become wise stewards of the land during your stay.
Maine vacation waterfront is protected by NRPA and Shoreland Waterfront Zoning restrictions,
making it a unique wildlife refuge. The NRPA (Natural
Resource Protection Act) regulates earth disturbance in, on
and within 100 ft of Moosehead Lake.
Prevent erosion -
ground cover, decomposing
leaves, twigs and rocks along our shoreline be left undisturbed.
Please prevent ground contamination by practicing the following:
- Stagger showers
- Use caution not to spill any oil used for recreational vehicles
all cooking grease in sealed containers, and put in trash (never
pour down the drain or outside)
Tread Lightly Leave a good impression Protect the Maine outdoors for the wildlife conservation.
T Travel and recreate with minimum impact
R Respect the environment and rights of others
E Educate yourself, plan and prepare before you go
A Allow for future use of the outdoors; leave it better than you found it
D Discover the rewards of responsible recreation
Maine Guide Services offered by our recreational guide on staff. Growing up in Greenville Maine and being a tourism proffesional, he has extensive knowledge to share with vacation guests about Maine wildlife and conservation.
Maine moose tours have a educational nature
focus on forestry, management of moose, other wildlife and thier habitat.
of Maine Maine Conservation Efforts for
of forest land, plants and wildlife surrounding
Moosehead Lake preserving our forests for moose and other wildlife.
North Maine Woods
Multiple use - Multiple ownership - Multiple Management -
Promotes responsible Moosehead Lake Region and beyond eco travel for
Maine vacation recreation.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries
and Wildlife protects all species of Maine wildlife and aquatic resources
in state of Maine.
Viewing and Maine Tours
It is easy to see why, The
Moosehead Lake region of Maine is one of the top Moose ecotourism destinations
in the Americas for family vacations and nature vacations. The region is abundant natural
resources and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Nature tourism based activities, moose safaris, and wildlife tours are enjoyed all four seasons. The Maine moose and other wildlife
have become one of the areas greatest attractions.
Listed below is sampling of the abundant wildlife viewing opportunities
available in the area.
Maine's Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologists
in the past have identified
six dens containing nearly double the number of lynx kittens
found in previous years. The lynx is listed as a threatened species
under the federal Endangered Species Act.
Birds, squirrels and chipmunks visit our Cozy Moose feeders,
and can be enjoyed throughout the year. Foxes and deer
can also be viewed in the surrounding forests. Beavers, bobcats, and coyotes
are occasionally spotted as well.
April through May
Common loons and black ducks return to The Cozy Moose
waterfront at this time and a wide variety of birds return to our feeders. Otters and Beavers have been observed
swimming in the open water at The Cozy Moose. Loons begin their
courtship, establish their territories and bond with their mates.
Excellent fishing is typical throughout the region.
April through October
Maine Moose Tours and Moose safari adventures This moose country wildlife tour departs in mid to late afternoon. Complimentary transportation to moose country. Learn about Moose and enjoy moose watching. Nature tours are a great way to enjoy the
vast wilderness of Moosehead Lake Region, mountain scenery, and look for moose and other wildlife. Your Maine guide knows the area well, and
will take you to popular moose haunts and scenic overlooks. Guided nature trips are based on your desires.
Maine Wildlife Tour price is $75 per person for 2.5 to 3hr tour, each additional is $30. Minimimum of 2 people
Is the most predictable time to spot Maine Moose along the roadsides.
Moose are shedding their winter coats. Cows are getting ready to give birth to calves. Mid June is a great time
to catch a glimpse of a cow moose with her nursing calves. Loons
build their nests on small islands in shallow coves away from people
and predators, with parents taking turns warming their eggs. Song birds return to the area and bird watchers enjoy the wide variety of species the migrate in the spring. Bird watching tours are a great way to learn what to look for during your visit to Moosehead Lake.
Maine Ecotourism Tours by Canoe- Wildlife Nature Canoe Safaris AvailableEnjoy a canoe moose safari adventure to one of our areas remote ponds looking for the majestic Maine moose.
This Maine vacation nature adventure moose tour provides a tranquil and relaxing setting for moose and other Maine wildlife viewing. Canoe tours provide you with an opportunity to view moose grazing upon
pond vegetation in the water, waterfowl, and experience the sounds of nature. Wildlife tours by land, water or air, moose sightings and great scenery is an exciting adventure tour.
August and early September
Moose retreat to backwater ponds and bog areas in the land to feed on aquatic
plants. Moose bed down in surrouding areas and can be seen on land tours offering other possible wildlife sightings. Maine Moose safaris are only one of the
Lake Attractions) in the area. Loons Watching the loons a popular wildlife attraction. Eggs hatch and
parents spend most of their time fishing for the chicks. Babies
can be seen riding on their parents' backs at our waterfront.
to early August
From a boat, it's possible to glimpse Peregrine Falcons teaching
their young to fly and hunt. They are on the endangered species
list, and have made the cliffs of Mt Kineo a nesting habitat.
Bald Eagles, Osprey, Canada Geese, Blue Herons and many other
birds' nesting habitats can be found in the area and surrounding bogs, and forests
of Moosehead Lake throughout the summer.
August to early September
Black bears are fairly active and can be observed eating
wild blueberries, blackberries and raspberries that grow throughout
the area. Maine has the largest population of Black Bears east of the Mississippi. They are the most secretive of all animals.
guided wildlife viewing nature tours are popular this time of year. Moose
become more active and visible as rutting season arrives. Bull moose
are especially handsome this time of year, with full antlers and
a beautiful coat. Our Maine Guide on staff, can call bulls and cows in during the rut. This time of year offers a great Moose adventure for wildlife viewing
This winter vacation tour combines the love of outdoors and the adventure of dog sledding through the Maine Woods. Dog sled trips offer a unique winter vacation experience allowing you to take in the sights and sounds of winter wildlife.
Professionally guided Maine snowmobiling
tours, focus on the appreciation of winter wonderland. Explore groomed trails and back country
snowmobile trails known to few looking for signs of Maine wildlife and winter wildlife habitat.
Maine Wildlife Viewing Opportunities- Snowshoe hares, coyotes, eagles, owls, gray jays, grouse, deer, mink, moose and more!
Animal tracks are easily identified after a fresh fallen snow.
Click here for Maine Tours and Moosehead Lake Region wildlife adventure tours.