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Moosehead Lake

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Address: Greenville, ME
Phone Number: +1 207-695-0151

Maine's premier lake region offers great outdoor recreation and sports,...

Maine's premier lake region offers great outdoor recreation and sports, including fishing, hunting, mountain biking, canoeing, hiking, and "flightseeing" by seaplane.

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Leaf Peeping season is gorgeous here!! So beautiful and out in the middle of no where. So worth the visit!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
Windham, Maine
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Windham, Maine
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Leaf Peeping season is gorgeous here!! So beautiful and out in the middle of no where. So worth the visit!

Thank Joyhop
Pownal, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Kayaking on the lake was amazing and beautiful! We enjoyed the loons, eagles and even saw a moose splashing in the water!

Thank w232sugar
Hull, Massachusetts
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142 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

A five hour drive from the Boston area and only two hours from Quebec City. Moosehead Lake is a little peace of paradise in northwestern Maine. You are surrounded by nature, the lake is the largest East of the Mississippi and the foliage is beautiful. Lots of fun restaurants, nature walks, cute little downtown in Greenville. We rented a post... More 

Thank Joyce M
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Stayed at Caseys on Spencer Bay past Lily Bay State Park. Lake is 40 miles long so be aware of wind conditions at all times. Canada is visible from several high mountains surrounding the lake or do what we did, take a seaplane ride. Very tiny town looks easily crowded in the summer, active logging operations going on outside of... More 

Thank Joseph S
Boston, Massachusetts
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146 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Gorgeous, magical lake set amidst trees and mountains. Sleepy surroundings, lovely mountains may be seen in the distance. Best if you have access to a boat to really get out on the water. Great hikes in the area.

Thank Kathy H
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Beautiful views of the Lake from Greenville, atop Mt. Kineo, from 'moose boat' tour and Lily Bay State Park.

Thank Ellen S
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Lots to see and do during Fly-In weekend. Huge craft fair in the downtown area as well as permanent shops to visit. Seaplane contests to watch and photograph.

Thank carolaustin54
River Forest, Illinois
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Moosehead Lake is simply beautiful. At 40 miles long, it is a great lake for boating, swimming, or just enjoying the outdoors. At least in September, there are no crowds and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Local outfitters provide moose safaris. Local B&B's offer wonderful rooms with panoramic views. Local casual restaurants offer a range of local treats. One... More 

Thank ChrisH018
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The trip up here is totally worth it no matter how far you have to travel (we came from Texas). We had read several reviews/articles but the beauty and charm of this place has to be seen to believe and cannot be overstated.

Thank courtneyy174
Old Lyme, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My wife, grandson, and I went to the Moosehead Lake region of Maine to look for moose, see the area itself, and experience a more remote area of Maine. We stayed at the Greenville Inn (which was excellent) and hired a guide recommended by them. The guide was Chris Young of Young's Guide Service. Chris picked us up early on... More 

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