Things to Do in Moosehead Lake, Maine

The beautiful areas around Moosehead Lake are havens for the outdoor enthusiast. The lake itself, Maine’s largest, sits in the Maine Highlands amongst splendorous mountains. With all these spectacular natural features, there are countless things to do in Moosehead Lake, Maine for those who love the outdoors.


A refreshing dip in a mountain lake is a singular experience. Moosehead Lake’s waters are crisp and clean. Those same waters feed the Kennebec River , the lower half of which is calm and perfect for swimming.

moosehead lake fishingFishing

Fishing in Moosehead Lake, the Kennebec River or the area’s woodland streams is among the top things to do in Moosehead Lake, Maine. Anglers typically head to Moosehead Lake for the salmon and trout, but the area features some of the most diverse fishing in the state.


It’s always an exhilarating experience exploring the lakeshore, but seeing the sights from the middle of the lake is truly astounding. Travelers can rent boats, kayaks and canoes from various shops around the lake and in the Greenville and Rockwood communities.


There’s a multitude of things to do in Moosehead Lake, Maine for hikers and climbers. The region features a diverse terrain that includes mountain trails, challenging cliff faces and miles of rustic woodlands.

Bird Watching and Wildlife Viewing

The wetlands and woodlands around Moosehead Lake provide perfect habitats for herons, warblers, eagles and a myriad of other bird species. Deer, bears and of course moose, as well as many other critters call the region home.

Cross Country Skiing

The Moosehead Lake area is excellent for cross country skiing. Baxter State Park has more than 175 miles of trails. The Birches in Rockwood is another prime destination for cross country skiers, with more than 11,000 acres of forested grounds and 30 groomed trails to choose from.


There are hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails throughout the Moosehead Lake region. Whether you’re interested in a morning or afternoon excursion or an all-day adventure in the gorgeous mountains or highlands, you’ll find many options here. No matter which you select, you won’t be disappointed.

Whitewater Rafting

The Kennebec River is exceptional for whitewater rafting for novices and fanatics alike. Regardless of your skill level, the rapids of the Kennebec have an appropriate spot for you.

Moosehead Lake Vacation Rentals

From rustic backwoods cabins to lakeside homes to cozy cottages in the Greenville or Rockwood communities, there are many vacation rentals in Moosehead Lake. The region is so strikingly beautiful that every vacation rental, regardless of where it’s located, has gorgeous scenic views.
With so many things to do here, you’ll need an excellent base of operations from which to stage all of your adventures, and a vacation rental is the perfect solution. After your early morning fishing trip or afternoon snowmobiling excursion, it will be so nice for you to come home for a relaxing meal in your full kitchen and or a hot cup of cocoa in front of a roaring fire.


Kid-friendly Rentals in Moosehead Lake

Birch Overlook - Great 4-season log cabin with mountain views on Prong Pond.

This is 'Relaxation, North Woods Style'. Enjoy a fully equipped 4-season cedar log cabin featuring ample living space, 2 bedrooms ,sleeping loft, fully applianced kitchen, and full bath with tub. Relax on the 32 foot covered porch and enjoy view...

Sunrise - A 4-season handicap friendly waterfront cottage in a wooded setting.

This new cottage is named 'Sunrise', early risers will see why! Enjoy a North Woods 4-season lakefront cottage fully equipped for use by handicapped individuals, their families and friends. The cottage has ample living space with 2 over-sized be...

Prong Mountain - Quiet 4-season cabin, wooded setting on pristine Prong Pond

This is 'Relaxation, North Woods Style'. Enjoy a fully equipped 4-season cedar log cabin featuring ample living space, 2 bedrooms ,sleeping loft, fully applianced kitchen, and full bath with tub. Relax on the 32 foot covered porch and enjoy view...

A Private `North Woods` Log Cabin

A one of a kind Maine getaway to this log home makes for a memorable vacation. This home is located in Rum Ridge, about a 15-min drive from the center of Greenville. It is nestled in the woods with a long driveway and lots of trees offering seclus...

Scenic Waterfall Frontage

Unique does not even begin to explain this new listing in a very exciting location! Neither pictures nor words can describe the beauty of this unique location. This riverfront cabin - with its own stepped waterfall and swimming hole - is surrounde...

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