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08 Jul Moose Watching

Moose Watching Information

Moose watching tips

See Moose on your vacation. Moose watching information on searching for Moose in the Moosehead Lake Region below will help you find the elusive Maine Moose. They can be seen anywhere throughout the state; however, chances are better on seeing a moose in an area where the moose population is greatest. Choose a Maine vacation spot where the moose outnumber the people. In Greenville, Maine, the heart of the Moosehead Lake Region, moose ratio to people is 3:1.

Wildlife watching is a great family vacation activity that appeals to all age groups and a great experience to share with a loved one.  The quest for watching Moose is one of top reasons visitor’s come to inland Maine.

Moose Watching Information

Listed below are the some answers to frequently asked questions and moose watching tips that may assist you in your quest to find a moose in Maine. Wondering what is the best way to go moose watching? Check out Moose watching Maine Guide, Trevor Davis, from Special T Adventures. Various moose watching tours are available in the Moosehead Lake area from private guided moose tours to small group tours. Cozy Moose guests getting special VIP discounted rates up to 20% of their Moose watching tour.

What is the best time to go moose watching?

Your moose watching expedition should include early morning hours close to sunrise or late afternoon trip to sunset. You can venture out on your own or book a guided tour.

Moose watching information What is the best time of year to find a moose in Maine?

Late spring is the best time to spot moose into June.  It is not uncommon to see up to 20 moose during your vacation stay; of course, this is a great time of year for moose watching.  Equally important, you may also get to see cows with their calves. As a matter of fact, the calves are typically born in late May.

Where should I go to look for moose in Maine?

Bog areas, hiking trails, snowmobile trails, logging roads and ponds are common areas to look for moose. For more information on Moose, vacation resources, trips and tour information visit the resource links below:

Maine Tours

Moose Species

Moose can be seen throughout all four seasons in the state of Maine. In the Moosehead Lake Region, each season offers a unique moose watching vacation experience. So  what are you waiting for, visit Maine for an Moose watching vacation that everyone will enjoy.

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17 Aug Moosehead Lake News

Moosehead Lake News

Cozy Moose News- is now being reported on our blog. Subscribers will be asked to sign up for our blog for the best Moosehead Lake News – reported by The Cozy Moose Team – Ron, Heather and Trevor Davis Moosehead travel experts offering expert advise.

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Mt Kineo - Moosehead Lake

Boating on Moosehead Lake – Mt Kineo

Summer weather showed up this week and everyone is making the most of it.  Everyone wanted to get out on Moosehead Lake. Boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and relaxing lakeside. Making the most of summer.

Foodie Moosehead Lake News

Fresh corn is available in town across from the school. Best corn I have had in Moosehead Lake area in a long time. Blueberries are in and so are the wild blackberries.The produce farmers market is set up on Saturdays now in the downtown and fresh organic produce is plentiful. Everything looked so good and the selection was great. A must stop by when you come to Moosehead Lake.

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04 Jan Ice Fishing Derby Moosehead Lake

Moosehead Lake Maine Ice Fishing Derby

Ice Fishing on Moosehead Lake

Ice Fishing on Moosehead Lake

Ice fishing on Moosehead Lake season starts January 1 through March 31 of every year. The ice fishing derby is an annual event that every Maine fisherman hopes to catch the trophy fish. A fun winter event where you can spend quality with friends and family. Moosehead Lake is home to a variety of fish, but this derby is for Togue also known as lake trout. Maine has an excellent Togue population and Moosehead Lake has yielded good size fish over the years. The minimum length requirement is 14 inches. Trophy fish have been taken out of the lake. You just never know what you may catch.

Moosehead Lake Ice Fishing Derby

This annual event is held the last full weekend in January just days away. The three day event has cash prizes for the three biggest fish. First prize is $1500, which draws in fisherman from all over to try their luck. Everything you need is available in the town of Greenville, Maine. Two years ago, the winning fish was caught right here in Greenville. The Moosehead Lake is a 40 x 20 mile Lake so there is plenty of room for everyone.

A Trophy fish is waiting for you. Good luck, be safe and have fun ice fishing. Ideally a lakeside cabin is best so you can warm up inside and watch your traps. Choose a lakeside vacation rental with easy access to Moosehead.  As you can see some cabins are just a few feet away from the lake and you can actually watch from inside.

Make plans this year to fish Moosehead Lake. Ice shacks available for rent, and guided trips can be arranged for those of you who would like to try it. The Maine Ice fishing season runs from January 1 to March 31st.

Photo courtesy of Trevor Davis

Maine Ice Fishing Resources:

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/12/27/outdoors/its-as-cold-as-ice-time-to-fish-those-frozen-waters/

https://www.mooseheadcabins.com/maine-ice-fishing

http://www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/regulations_seasons/index.htm

 

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31 Jul Lake Vacations in Maine

Lake Vacations in Greenville Maine

Lake vacations are the perfect getaway. Looking for vacation ideas in Maine? How about a lakeside getaway in Maine North Woods? Visit Maine’s best lake vacation spot.

Lake Vacation

                                                Experience a lake vacation on Moosehead Lake. Enjoy the best of all outside your door.

Greenville Maine at the southern tip of Moosehead Lake was chosen by about.com readers as the #1 vacation spot for fall foliage vacations.  The town of Greenville was chosen, for best spot for New England fall color lake vacations.   Explore our beautiful area. Plan to spend some time in Greenville during the foliage season.

Fall  Lake Vacations

Best fall lake vacations in Maine 

 

Lonely Planets “Top Ten US Travel Destinations” mentioned Moosehead Lake along with some points North in Maine. Choose Greenville Maine, as your home base for your vacation and make some memories. Experiences vary from families with teenagers that are able to leave hustle of city life behind and enjoy being surrounded by nature to couples looking to escape to a place where nature nurtures body, mind and spirit. Even young families with kids need a place to unwind and a lake vacation is ideal.

Moosehead Lake Vacations

There is just something special about getting out on the lake. Listening to the birds and call of the loons.  How about just floating effortlessly about in Moosehead Lake while taking a refreshing swim. Get inspired feel the freedom of kayaking the lake without any cares. Maine wildflowers, mushrooms, and native plants cover the forested shoreline during the spring, summer and fall.See a beautiful lake sunset and enjoy the fresh mountain air. A great place for a vacation in Maine for families and for romantic getaways.

Mt Kineo - Moosehead Lake

Mt Kineo – Rises above Moosehead Lake

 

Maine travel in the winter brings snow lovers to Greenville. Moosehead Lake freezes and snowmobiling and ice fishing activities keep winter visitors to the lake busy.  For thrill seekers, snowmobiling the Lake and scenic trails surrounding the lake and mountains of Maine is sure to please. Whatever your pleasure, winter, spring, summer or fall, Maine adventures are available all for seasons. Plan to visit  Greenville, ME and enjoy a perfect lake vacation getaway on Moosehead Lake.

The Cozy Moose Lakeside Cabin Rentals

Enjoy a lake vacation at The Cozy Moose 

Lake Vacations Resources:

http://www.yankeefoliage.com/ffeatures/moosehead-drive

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/travel-tips-and-articles/77583

http://gonewengland.about.com/od/newenglandtravelawards/tp/best-new-england-fall-foliage.htm

https://www.mooseheadcabins.com

http://www.mainevacationadventures.com

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03 May Maine Bird Watching

Maine Bird Watching

Maine bird watching vacations in Greenville offer visitors a variety of birds to discover all four seasons. Consider Moosehead Lake Forests and Woodlands for your next birding vacation destination for a variety of birds and waterfowl including Loons.

Maine Bird watching

Maine Thrush Nest at The Cozy Moose Log Cabin

Maine Bird Watching in Moosehead Lake Region

Enjoy Maine birding at Moosehead Lake. Rich in natural resources and abounding in beauty, Maine’s abundant forests, lakes and bogs are a great place to find wildlife, birds, ducks and loons. The Moosehead Lake Region draws birding enthusiasts to our area from all over the world.

Greenville Maine, Moosehead Lake Region was the first area to be mapped on the official birding trail of Maine. The birding trail ventures through the woods and bogs of Greenville with great opportunities for a variety of  wildlife sightings.  Without a doubt, this wilderness area is a Maine travel destination for birdwatching.

Maine Bird watching Greenville Maine Bird Watching Vacation

Moosehead Lake Maine bird watching is a year round activity.  Birds thrive in the Maine boreal forests with mixed hardwoods. Maine Travel for bird watching vacations is becoming more popular as birders seek out new species.  Bird tourism is a fun Maine travel attraction for guests who want to bird watch, photograph or just learn about birding.

Maine Winter Birding at Moosehead

The black capped chickadee is our state bird with a friendly personality that stays all winter. Other winter birding favorites:

  • Nuthatches – Red Breasted and White Breasted Maine Birding - Woodpecker
  • Woodpeckers- Hairy, Downy, and Pileated
  • Gray Jays and  Blue Jays
  • Juncos – Dark Eyed
  • Goldfinches
  • Red Polls
  • Grosbeaks – 0ccasionaly
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Turkeys
  • Owls
  • Eagles

Spring Birding in MaineMaine wildlife birding

Maine Spring offers exceptional birding as migrating song birds return to our forests. Spring migration starts in Late March early April as new species start showing up.  Purple Finches, wide variety of Sparrows, many Warblers, Morning Doves, and more begin to arrive. The Cozy Moose Lakeside Cabin Rentals is an ideal place for a birdwatching vacation in a natural wildlife habitat.  A variety of song birds migrate to surrounding Maine woods in the spring.  The return of Humming Birds in May is a welcome sight.

The woods are filled with beautiful sounds of singing birds and woodpecker drums. Song birds sing filling the air with their musical calls, therefore, making the cabins an ideal place for any nature lover.

Best Bird Watching Vacation

Moosehead Lake Region of Maine offers some of the best bird watching vacation opportunities. With over 8000, lakes and ponds in Maine, migratory ducks, Blue Herons and Loons, return each spring to breed. Maine bird watching is becoming a popular vacation activity as well as moose watching. They have common habitats and a variety of species thrive in the North Maine Woods. Consider staying in a birding vacation rental wildlife habitat which will offer you a birding hotspot for a best birdwatching vacation outside your door.

Resources:
Maine Birding Watching Vacation Rentals –  Maine Birding

Maine Birding Tours and Loon Safaris – Maine Tours

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20 Mar Moosehead Lake Maine Vacation Report

Moosehead Maine Vacation Report
Moosehead Vacation Report –  Let it Snow
Moosehead Greenville Maine area just got 12 -14 inches of snow. Cold temps for the week with flurries through Friday are expected. All snowmobile trails will be  be groomed tonight weather permitting. Maine skiing at Squaw Mountain will be in tip top shape for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Grooming this morning of all Cross country ski trails and snow shoe trails across from the Cozy Moose. 

Moosehead Maine Vacation Report News

Quiet season rates for Maine cabin rentals start mid March offering you the best rates of the year. Currently, Moosehead Lake now has some of the best spring conditions for snow vacations.  Make plans to visit Cozy Moose Cabins in Greenville Maine in Moosehead area.  Cabin stays for 2 nights instead of 3 or more are now available for Moosehead stays.  If you have a large group, you may have a 3 to 4 night minimum stay to rent for the weekend.

Spring is a great time for a Maine Vacation visit at The Cozy Moose Cabins as Maine Maple Syrup Sunday is this weekend. Visit a sugar shack and enjoy the taste a of the Maine Woods with a Sunday Brunch and some great conditions at Moosehead.

Moosehead Vacation Deals

Cozy Moose Maine Vacation Cabin Rentals are one of the areas lakeside lodging establishments that are now offering discounted rates in starting March 15th with rolled back minimum stays.  Book a Moosehead Lake Cabin Getaway and escape now for one  last blast of winter vacation fun. Sign up for  Moosehead Maine vacation report on area news by The Cozy Moose

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06 Mar Moosehead Lake Maine Vacation Rentals

Choosing a Maine Vacation Rental

Maine Vacation Rentals – deciding where to stay in Maine can be a daunting task. No worries, being in vacation travel industry for 18 years, we can help. It is all about the Maine experience. We thought a Maine Travel post on looking for places to stay on your a Maine Vacation for could be helpful. Listed below are some questions to ask. It just may help you find a perfect vacation spot on Moosehead Lake.

Choose a perfect Moosehead Lake Vacation Rental in Maine

Know Location is Key – Be sure to confirm the exact location of your lakeside vacation rental. Ask how far is it from town?

Maine vacation rental

Stay on Moosehead Lake

What is the distance to the waterfront? Cabin rental property in shoreline zoning districts will indicate that your vacation rental is truly a lakeside rental.  Get the physical address and verify location with Google maps to confirm location of your Maine vacation rental.

What is the access to the lake? Walk in beach and or dock? A rental with both walk in access and a dock is preferred. Not everyone wants to climb up a ladder to get into the water. Having a beach area is great for kids.  Great for launching your canoe or kayak to go explore Moosehead Lake.

What direction is the waterfront facing? Will you loose the sunlight in the afternoon. Does it showcase beautiful lake sunsets, mountains and lake views?Cozy Moose Lakeside Cabin Rentals Moosehead Lake Cabins Views

Where on the lake is the vacation rental? Not all coves on Moosehead Lake are the same. Very few have sandy swimming beaches. Some pebble beaches, and steep inclines to the water with a dock only. Not all rentals offer swimming beaches with crystal clear water. Ask what the waterfront is like and how easy is it to get to the lake? How far is the vacation rental from town? Choose a cabin rental near Greenville, Maine.

How much traffic does the road see that the vacation rental is on? Is the rental near the road? Is it off a private road? If so, consider how far it is offset from the main road. Will you hear the logging trucks and road traffic all hours of the night? What is the speed limit?  Be sure to rent with a view and experience nature.

Maine Vacation Rental Property

 

Does it have landscaped areas to relax and enjoy? A vacation cabin property with a combination of landscaped areas, gardens, grass and natural beauty allowing you to enjoy the best of everything. Is outdoor seating provided and is there a picnic area on site?

Maine Vacation Rental Listings

Some vacation rental listings are just data bases by city, location, or by a filter choice of waterfront. Making a decision on a data base listing for a Maine Vacation rental alone can be risky.   As you can see, not all Moosehead Lake vacation rentals provide the same lakeside vacation experience. Do your homework and know the facts before you go. Do you speak to the owners or an agent? These things are all important when choosing the perfect place for your vacation.

Maine Vacation Rentals By Owners

The folks at the Cozy Moose Lakeside Family Cabin Rentals have perfect lake accommodations for a Moosehead Lake, Maine vacation. They have been helping folks for over 18 years.  We are happy to help you choose the right Maine vacation rental for you. We welcome the opportunity to make your Maine vacation experience awesome.

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11 Feb Snow Vacations Winter Tourism in Maine

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Discover the beauty of Maine winter trails

Winter Vacations in Maine

For those seeking a snow vacation in Maine, now is a great time to book as the forecast looks quite promising for any New England winter vacation activity from snowmobiling, down hill skiing at Squaw Mountain, Cross Country Skiing, snow shoeing, winter hiking and sledding. An active round of weather patterns for snow in Greenville Maine is expected this week.

Snow vacations

Round 1– Snow and more snow, Hooray Hooray! Maine Winter storm Nemo brightened things up this weekend with about 6 inches snow in the Greenville area with some drifting and blowing snow depths varied greatly. The sun came out yesterday and it was a perfect day to play in the snow not to mention beautiful. There is just something magnificent about a sunny day with an amazing blue sky in the winter and of course snow.

Round 2 – Currently we are under a winter weather advisory starting this afternoon until midnight tonight, another round of snow is expected to bring 6 inches of snow.  It is currently snowing now as I type this. Areas just 40 miles south of us is expected to start out as snow and turn to rain. Good news is the Greenville area of the Moosehead Lake Region is suppose to be all snow.

Round 3– Talk of another potential big snowstorm later in the week, will extend the winter tourism season here. Snow vacations in Maine a beautiful winter wonderland awaits.

 

 

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08 Feb Greenville Maine Snow on the Way

 

Maine Snow   – A New England Winter storm is  predicted to bring 4 to 9 inches of snow to Greenville Maine area. If the storm shifts inland, is is possible that we may get over a foot of snow. Blowing and drifting is expected with this monster storm that will be coming to our area late tonight and settling down on Saturday.

The snowmobile trail base in the woods held up good and groomed riding was available despite the rain and warm up. Groomed riding as well as snowmobile rentals were available to guests just 15 miles north of us with conditions that varied. We are very excited as we will now be able to offer snowmobiling to cabin rental guests right outside their door once again to the connecting Maine snowmobile trails to Greenville and beyond.

Maine snowfall averages about 100 inches in our area. Throughout the season there is typical warm ups and sub zero temperatures. We report conditions so you can make your plans for a snow vacation in Greenville Maine.

Let it snow, Stay tuned for snowfall updates or call 207-695-0242 for up to date conditions. Plan a winter vacation in Maine. Come play in the snow.  We are on the Maine trails guiding snowmobile guests, and live in Greenville.  Reporting to you snow conditions.

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05 Jan Maine Snowmobiling Report

Maine snowmobiling report conditions

Greenville Maine Snow conditions  – January Snow – Yeah – Observation by Moosehead local riders decent riding, passed only 2 sleds and saw 3 moose!  There is up to a 3 ft base in some areas with a lot of blowing and drifting from the high winds. Groomers out packing and grooming . New Snow,  got 2-3 inches of fresh powder this morning. Snow flurries in the forecast for next couple of days.  Come up and ride, enjoy it while you can.

Snowmobile Maine

Getting ready to ride, Come on up, We got Snow!

Be Safe – Don’t Know – Don’t Go – Water bodies unsafe- still freezing up. Many lakes are still freezing up and not all areas are safe passages.

Even though we saw today that Moosehead Lake east cove had some markers which will connect South and North Trails of Moosehead Lake, until all makers set. Don’t Go on The Lake.  Once all markers set, the Moosehead Riders Snowmobile club or State of Maine Wardens will advise on safe passage. Until then, stay off lake. Moosehead Lake is starting to freeze up and this is a promising sign as last few cold nights have been great for ice making.

Report is that land snowmobile trail passage from downtown Greenville to North Trails is being re routed and is now open. Expect to encounter other trail changes in the area. Will advise as we know more.

Be Smart – Ride Safe – Choose Greenville Maine as your snowmobile vacation destination. The Cozy Moose Lakeside Family Cabin Rentals on Moosehead Lake is a great place for a snowmobile vacation and is centrally located to numerous trail systems.

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