Summer Activities

Summer is an inviting time to visit the Moosehead region, as guests are greeted with a plethora of activities. A trip to Mt. Kineo State Park is a must. There, the hiker can catch his breath when he reaches the peak of the daunting mountain just to lose it again at the astounding panoramic views of the distant ranges. The pebble beach at the base offers a picture perfect setting for that picnic lunch, and the golfer can putt the afternoon away on the manicured course greens. A shuttle boat from Rockwood Village to Mt. Kineo runs hourly from Memorial Day thru Columbus Day.

Cap­ture Nature

Cap­ture Nature

Moosehead Lake is on the migra­tory path of many species, so bird watch­ing is phe­nom­e­nal. Bald eagles, loons, hum­mers, osprey, and pere­grine fal­cons, among oth­ers, can be found pos­ing for the avid pho­tog­ra­pher or bird watcher. Pro­fes­sion­ally guided sum­mer­time cruises, avail­able by boat, plane, and auto­mo­bile, also offer bril­liant photo oppor­tu­ni­ties, as well as the chance to get up close and per­sonal with Mother Nature.

Fish­ing

An Angler’s Oasis Did we men­tion fish­ing? Troll with down­rig­gers or core line in Moose­head for that tro­phy .Small mouth bass are plen­ti­ful at Indian Pond, and fly fish­ing is at its best in the Ken­nebec, Roach, and Moose Rivers.

Hiker’s Divine Des­ti­na­tion

There are so many moun­tains in the Moose­head Lake region, it is dif­fi­cult to high­light them all! Among the most pop­u­lar hikes of the Rock­wood area are Mount Kineo, Gulf Hagas, Big Moose Moun­tain, and Lit­tle Moose Moun­tain. Whether it is high panoramic peaks or remote wild water­ways you long to see, the hik­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties of the Moose­head Lake region offer a wide array of dif­fi­culty and scenery. For those seek­ing a moun­taineer­ing chal­lenge, Big and Lit­tle Spencer Moun­tains offer both dif­fi­culty and mind-?blowing views. Mount Katahdin, the high­est peak in Maine, is located in Bax­ter State Park and has sev­eral trail options for every level of expe­ri­ence. White Cap, Num­ber 4, and Chair­back moun­tains are all mod­er­ately dif­fi­cult hikes that boast amaz­ing views. Because Moose­head is located near the Appalachian Trail, there are sev­eral extended overnight hik­ing trips to choose from. As well, there are sev­eral easy to mod­er­ate fam­ily day hikes, such as the nat­ural bird sanc­tu­ary on Bore­stone Moun­tain and the B52 plane crash site on Ele­phant Mountain.
A Wild Water World

A Wild Water World

Rock­wood is in the cen­ter of Maine’s expan­sive water­shed. Moose­head Lake is the epi­cen­ter of an expan­sive and dra­matic water region. The sur­round­ing ponds, streams, and rivers pro­vide the boater, canoeist, rafter, and kayaker with unlim­ited oppor­tu­ni­ties for water based adven­tures. For canoe­ing and kayak­ing trips, check out the West Out­let to Indian Pond, a great all day adven­ture with a few low class rapids and plenty of calm water for relax­ing, throw­ing in a line, or ani­mal view­ing. A multi-?day excur­sion to con­sider is the Moose River Bow Trip, a three to four day trip with a vari­ety of white water and flat water rivers and ponds.
His­toric and Moosehead’s Most Scenic Golf Course

His­toric and Moosehead’s Most Scenic Golf Course

Mt Kineo Golf Cour se is located on Moose­head Lake and is thought to be the sec­ond old­est course in New Eng­land, built in the 1880’s. The course was built along side of the Kineo House, which at one time was the largest inland water­front hotel in America.The hotel is long since gone but the beauty of the island remains with Mount Kineo as the cen­ter­piece, ris­ing 1798 feet above the shores of Moose­head Lake from it’s sum­mit. Strik­ing Mt. Kineo pro­trudes boldly up out of the crys­tal blue depths of the lake, the immac­u­late 9 hole golf course greens are splayed out in front of you, and the quiet, calm whir of fish­ing reels echo off the placid waters. Shut­tle Ser­vice avail­able Memo­r­ial Day — Colum­bus Day at Rockwood’s Pub­lic Land­ing.
Lazy River Rides

Lazy River Rides

The water­ways in Rock­wood offer a refresh­ing get­away from the warm summersun’s rays. Grab the kids and set out tub­ing down Moose River fora wet adven­ture. Or rent a boat and explore the 400+ miles of Moose­head shore­line and pri­vate islands on the largest lake east of the Mis­sis­sippi. Boat­ing, kayak­ing, and canoe­ing on Moose­head all allow you to expe­ri­ence miles of pris­tine shore­line, island and shore beaches, and pic­nick­ing and overnight camp­ing at sev­eral sites all around the lake.
White Water

White Water

White water is big busi­ness here in the in the Moose­head Lake Region. The sum­mer sea­son is great for a refresh­ing day on the water. The Ken­nebec, Penob­scot and Canada Falls rivers all offer white water that gets the adren­a­line pump­ing. Whether you are a novice or a sea­soned rafter the rivers of the Moose­head Lake offer the white water expe­ri­ence you are after. Our friends at North­east Guide Ser­vice, North­ern Out­doors and Moxie Adven­tures can help plan your trip.
Fresh Berries for the Pick­ing

Fresh Berries for the Pick­ing

Many a sunny after­noon in the Moose­head Lake area have been spent berry pick­ing. Fields in Sum­mer are full of ripe, lush wild straw­ber­ries, rasp­ber­ries, blue­ber­ries, and black­ber­ries. They all hap­pen to be the black bears’ favorite sweet treats too, so, while you’re pick­ing, have your cam­era ready. You might just have company.