Moose Watching

17 May Moose in Maine

Maine Moose Watching Facts and
Moose Information for Moosehead Lake Region

One of the best places to see a moose is in the Moosehead Lake Region. In Greenville, Maine the Moose outnumber the people 3:1. Best time to of moose watching is in the early morning or evening time before sunset. May and June are prime moose watching months, although they can be seen throughout all the seasons. To increase your chance of sighting up close, book wildlife watching tour in Greenville, Maine.

There is nothing more rewarding  and exciting when you see them roam free in The Maine Woods.

Moose Yearling

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  1. You can tell age of moose by teeth they pull from managed hunt
  2. They are typically solitary animals
  3. Female is called a cow
  4. A baby is called a calf
  5. Males are called a bull
  6. Maine Moose eat 30-50 lbs of food a day in summer
  7. They eat vegetation called horsetail and other aquatic vegetation
  8. Also known as twig eaters –  Birches, Cherries, Willows and Maples 1 inch in diameter – Peel bark off
  9. Moose move relocate for food, as land use changes, clear cuts forestry areas
  10. Female cow first year will have single calf – Beware when watching with calves
  11. Older female have 2 calves then 3 calves – twins
  12. Quadruplets – 4 calves is rare

    Spring Moose Watching

  13. Maine Watching Habitat – likes new growth  hardwoods and balsam fir
  14. The antlers have blood supply that coats them with velvet in the spring
  15. Once in full velvet, blood supply stops, they rub off the velvet and the antlers harden
  16. Main purpose of antlers is for mating season
  17. Fall Mating season called the rut
  18. Rut is typically mid September to first of October
  19. Antlers shed in December and January
  20. Males are darker with a lighter nose
  21. White or Ghost Moose occurs from hair loss rubbing, broken hair grows in white
  22. Hair under chin is called a Bell – Shapes and sizes differ
  23. Antlers are high in protein, animals eat them
  24. Moose can run 35 mph – Don’t try to out run them.
  25. They are also great swimmers. They can swim 6mph.


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28 Mar Moose Watching

Moose Watching in Maine

Moose in Maine can be seen anywhere throughout the state; however, chances are better on seeing a moose in an area where the moose population is greatest. Choosing a Maine vacation spot where the moose outnumber the people 3:1 would be a great place to visit such as Greenville, Maine, in the heart of the Moosehead Lake Region. Wildlife watching is a great family vacation activity that appeals to all age groups and a great experience to share with a loved one.

Listed below are the some answers to frequently asked questions and moose watching advise that may assist you in your quest to find a moose in Maine. Various moose watching tours are available in the Moosehead Lake area from private guided moose tours to small group tours.

What is the best time of day to find moose?

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.

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 this time of year. You may also get to see cow with their calves as they are born in late May.

Where 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:

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

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05 Jan Maine Snowmobiling Report

Snowmobile Maine

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

Maine snowmobiling, 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.

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 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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26 Sep Moose Watching Tourism in Maine

Moose Watching Tourism in Maine

Moose Watching

So, you want to see a Moose? For many visitors to Maine, that is one of the reasons they choose to come here in hopes being able to see a Moose.  The current Moose population in Maine is estimated to be at 75,000 much higher than the previous count of 29,000 done in 2003.  With the one of the largest population of Moose in the country, Moose watching wildlife viewing attracts visitors from all over the world to experience this majestic creature in the Maine woods.

We recently attended a Moose Seminar in Greenville, Maine with guest speaker Lee Kantar, the State Moose Biologist. He explained that the general management of Moose involved balancing influences for wildlife viewing, hunters, and the safety of general public. The State of Maine is divided into 29 districts each having a target ratio to maintain.  He explained the latest count was done by scientific counting method used by helicopter. Some Moose facts were provided, and then he took questions from the audience.

Since Moose tourism is a big draw to Greenville, Maine, it was not surprising that several questions were based on where the moose are in The Moosehead Lake Region. He explained that the movement of moose throughout the state is common. Moose will move around as land use changes, clear cuts re- grow, pond vegetation gets striped and beaver infestation occurs.

We observed mixed comments from the crowd to some being that they don’t see many moose, to we just seen several moose today.  With the Moosehead Lake Region having one of the highest populations of Moose in the state, Greenville Maine is one of the most sought out destinations for moose watching.   The moose are maintained at the ratio of 3.5- 4.5 moose per square mile in our area.

Some seasons yield higher number of sightings and other times of year they are more elusive.  One needs to be persistent, look at the right time of day and in areas where conditions are conducive to support food sources they need to survive. So it all boils down to being in the right place at the right time.  Guided or self guided, anyone can see a Moose, but of course, guided tours increase your probability.  If your planning a vacation and want to experience a moose sighting, consider staying at The Cozy Moose where our guests see them quite often.

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