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07 Sep Seaplane Fly In

Seaplane Fly In

The Seaplane Fly In is an annual event the first weekend after Labor Day in Greenville, Maine. It is the largest event in the Moosehead Lake Region attracting pilots, spectators, New England crafters, and food vendors.  The 2016 Seaplane Fly In will be celebrating 43 years for this event.  We have attended sixteen Seaplane Fly In Maine events here in Greenville, Maine. A few must do and see things that we look forward to every year. We have no affiliation to anyone mentioned here. Only desire is to give Greenville, Maine visitor’s to the Seaplane Fly In 2016 a local insider’s fly in travel tips. New this year is a 5K run-walk that starts at 8am on 9/10/16.

seaplane fly in

Seaplane Fly in

Seaplane Fly In Best Food Stops

Our first stop is typically to find Jan’s Mini Donuts. Get coffee and donuts here at the vendor cart typically set up near the airplane hanger. Then I like to go look for Jan’s Heavenly Pickles. She makes the best Dilly Beans.  Her pickles are great too. Next it is off to look for Sawyer’s Maple Syrup. Great rubs and the Maple Syrup products are reasonably priced. Then go look for Worcester’s Wild Blueberry Products. They make fresh blueberry pies. Buy a whole pie.  There are many other food vendors selling fudge, baked goods and food carts.

Seaplane Fly in Specialty Foods

Maine foodie delights

 

Seaplane Fly In Favorite Craft Stops

I visit this crafter first to get the best selection. Sweaters by Beth Made in Maine. I have many and love them all. Next look at jewelry. There are some very nice pieces from precious Maine stones. Love the Maine watermelon tourmaline.  After jewelry, it is off to appreciate the pottery, photographers, painters, and woodworking. Soaps and lotions a must. My favorite is Old Tyme Soap Shop Premium Lotion- Lemon grass scented lotion is great for keeping bugs at bay. Then it is off to check out the Wood Carver, Joe Bolf, just past the Town Office on Midden Street.

Seaplane Fly In – Things to Do in Greenville, Maine

Watch the planes flying by. Organized fly overs downtown Greenville are always great to watch. A demonstration by the IF&W Forestry shows how they use a helicopter and bucket scoop to get water from the Lake to put out forest fires.  Check outThoreau Park and enjoy the flowers and gardens. Just across from the Dairy Bar.  Also take the scenic drive up to the airport.

Seaplane Fly In Events

Seaplane Fly In Events

Seaplane Fly In Transportation Services and Mini Tours

There are several places for free shuttle services.  There are no rental car companies in Greenville. Some local watering holes at night offer dedicated drivers. Shuttle services will be running back and forth to the airport for pilots who fly in during the day.

Private Mini Tours during the Fly In includes complimentary transportation to the airport and downtown Greenville for up to 4 or 5 guests. Seaplane Tour information on vendor locations and insider tips plus more.  Seaplane Fly In – Mini Tour prices start at $25 for 1 or 2 people – each additional person $10.00.  Tour Duration approximately 15 to 30 minutes and can be extended. Call Special T Adventures at 207-280-0661 for availability and scheduling for tour pick up.

Fly In Event Schedule –

http://www.seaplanefly-in.org/events.html

 

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30 Dec Maine Snowmobiling

Moving Snow - Then off I Go

Moving Snow – Then off I Go

Maine Snowmobiling Reports

Greenville Maine Moosehead Lake Region has February snowmobile conditions in December. This is very promising and with sub zero temperatures it looks like it is here to stay. Last night we got about 4- 6 inches of  beautiful white snow. No rain here.  The Maine Snow Report is comprised of various local resources and based on snowmobile riders observations.
Maine snowmobiling – Come on and get it. The snow base varies from in town trails being the least, to  snowmobile trail conditions being very good with a hard packed base 2 feet++ in higher elevations.  All major trails have been groomed at least once, and have very little traffic. Most all trails are open and a few re-routes are to be expected due to logging. They are being signed with a detour on RT 66 and a small section to Kokadjo. I noticed panned trails 2 weeks ago in the area club trails.

 

Squaw Mountain Ski Resort in Greenville reports all 14 trails open with 2 feet of natural snow before the recent storm passed last night.

Thinking about a snowmobile vacation – don’t hesitate- the conditions are great. Greenville caters to snowmobilers but also snow vacations for skiing, dog sledding, cross country skiing, and ice fishing starting this year off with a bang of white snow and great ice conditions.

Plan a Maine snowmobile vacation early this year, as January is the time to get some great riding in and look for antler sheds. The beauty of the season is amazing and something to be experienced. Reports will be generated throughout the season, sign up and get the vacation news for Moosehead Lake Region.

Author = Heather Davis  – Cozy Moose Lakeside Cabin Rentals  and Ron Davis

Author = Trevor Davis – Special T Adventures Maine Guide Service

PS. Facebook posts updated frequently – Find the above contacts on Facebook and their business to see what they have been up to.

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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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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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20 Dec Greenville Maine Snowmobiling – Snow Conditions

Greenville Maine Snow Condtions

Seasons Greetings from The Cozy Moose.
So you want to know how much snow there is in Maine and where’s the Snow?  Give or take a few inches, overall there is now about 18+ inches of snow to play in the Moosehead Lake Region.  

Two winter storms fell as mostly all snow Monday through Wednesday on top of a frozen winter base of 3 inches that was on the ground for over a week. The snowfall base now varies 12 -15 inches  the Moosehead Lake Greenville Maine area with an additional 3-4 inches of crusty hard base on top which is the beginning of a start for a great base for the upcoming winter season.

Moosehead Lake Maine

Winter Wonderland in Greenville Maine

Guided snowmobile trips are offered with snowmobile rental available based on current conditions Moosehead Lake may not be safe to ride on, so you may have to stay on the trails and avoid crossing water bodies during pre-season riding.  Some of the best snow conditions for December that we have seen in years. Those renting snowmobiles should consider hiring a guide in pre-season conditions until all trails broke through and grooming is ongoing as these are not beginner riding conditions. Those of you who have your own sleds, come on up, and enjoy!  Snowmobile lodging sled from your cabin door.

Greenville Maine Snow

Conditions are good for panning. We will report snowmobile trail conditions and grooming information as they become available. Those wishing to have their grooming reports or observations on current trail conditions should should contact The Cozy Moose or submit comments for posting.

Greenville Maine Snow Vacations

The Moosehead Lake Region is  your snowmobile vacation destination as there is a full range of services for snowmobile vacations with an ongoing dedication to providing good trails. See you on the trails.

Snow Related Links: Maine Snow Conditions 10 days before this post
Snow in Greenville, Maine
Snow Greenville, Maine snowfall reports

 

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10 Dec Maine Snowmobiling – Current Snow Conditions

Snow conditions in Maine

I am dreaming of a white Christmas

Greenville Maine snow current conditions will now be posted here. Be sure to subscribe to get the latest information for the 2012- 2013 Maine Snowmobiling season and surrounding snowmobile trail conditions, including groomer sightings and information as they are reported by those who groom and ride the trails in the Moosehead Lake Region. 

 

This morning a storm passed through and there is about 3 -4 inches of snow on the ground with a light crust over the top. Cold weather temps with highs hovering around freezing and lows dipping down at night is just what we need for our snowmobiling base to set up.  Areas south of us were to change over to mix and then all rain. No rain in Greenville Maine.  🙂 Looking like an all snow event for Moosehead Lake Region and points north.  Looking forward to a white Christmas and all the joys of playing in the snow.   

 

 

 

 

 

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28 Nov Maine Snowmobiling Vacations

Maine Snowmobiling

Snowmobile adventures in Greenville Maine

Snowmobile Tourism – Snowmobiling is a fun winter sport adventure that offers many benefits allowing one to view beautiful scenery, be with friends and family, and be close to nature. No other New England state has more snowmobile trails then Maine.  Enjoy a snowmobile vacation in Maine where the state offers snowmobilers more trails than any other New England State with a 14,000 mile snowmobile trail network.  With so many snowmobile trails, and destinations to choose from how do you know what to look for or where to stay? Listed below are a few things one should consider when planning a snowmobile vacation to make it the best it can be.

Snowmobile  Destinations – Snowmobilers should choose a location that has an ongoing commitment to interconnecting snowmobile trail development and a dedicated trail grooming network. Your destination should be one with town wide support from local businesses and active local snowmobile clubs which includes nearby snowmobile dealerships, sales, service and parts retailers as well as educated snowmobile lodging accommodations which will make it easy for you to enjoy your snowmobile vacation.With over 14,000 miles of trails to explore in Maine, including the 3,500 miles of Interconnecting Trail System (ITS) of groomed well marked trails to explore, it is easy to see why Maine is becoming the state of choice for a snowmobile vacation.  The Moosehead Lake Region of Maine is known for its  scenic snowmobile trails encompassing lakes and mountain vistas, as well as its wildlife natural resources including the  “Maine Moose” making it a great home base for a snowmobile vacation in Maine.  The town of Greenville Maine, is an attracting snowmobile vacation destination for New England snowmobiling with overwhelming town wide support to apply for grants to improve all-terrain vehicles and snowmobile access to Moosehead Lake and downtown Greenville.  Join in on a group snowmobile ride, take part in the town Snow Festival a week of fun events in February, or join us for the USCC Maine 100 Race Weekend including a snowmobile scavenger hunt and cookout.

Where to Stay – We all know that snowmobilers want good trails, but in addition to that the destination needs to be one that offers services and lodging choices that accommodates snowmobilers. Greenville Maine is becoming a preferred destination over surrounding areas as it has more dining, lodging choices, good snowmobile trail contacts, fuel outlets and snowmobile services including snowmobile rentals and snowmobile guide services which  make it easy for you to enjoy your vacation.  Not all accommodations in Moosehead Lake Region offer specialty lodging for snowmobilers. When choosing accommodations for snowmobile vacation, one should evaluate the location of the rental and look at the trail network nearby. Be sure to ask trail access questions and look at maps to where you will be staying as location is key for a snowmobile vacation that is centrally located to various trail systems and rides is much better. Snowmobile friendly lodging establishments should provide you with trail maps, good trail advise, be familiar with area trails, offer suggested rides including pit stops for gas and food.  After all it is all about you and your desires, so staying with someone that directly caters to snowmobile lodging, offers guide services, gear packages, snowmobile rental assistance and can assist you with planning a snowmobile vacation would result in a better overall experience.

Choose a Maine  snowmobile vacation rental that offers snowmobiling just outside your door and makes it easy for you to enjoy a hassle free snowmobile vacation. We suggest that you consider a lakeside cabin rental or vacation home rental where there is room for everyone and has years of experience in the industry. Maine snowmobiling at The Cozy Moose offers you a full range of services, snowmobile vacation resources, cabins and cottages just 5 minutes to shopping and dining and specializes in snowmobile vacations. An amazing unforgettable snowmobile experience.

 

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