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Highlights Moosehead Lake
- Lakeside rentals
- Wilderness adventure
- Peaceful getaway
- Mountain views
- Historical landmarks
- Water activities
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Moosehead Lake will capture your heart with its serene wild beauty. This destination is picturesque at any time of year. Craving fall colors? Visit during autumn and catch the spectacular color change of the foliage. Frostbite doesn’t deter you? Have a winter holiday on the slopes with a plethora of winter sports. Springtime is great for animal watching and summer is perfect for lake activities. The rentals are located around the lake near Greenville, one of the crown jewels of New England, right in the heart of the area granting access to restaurants and shopping while not being more than a short drive away from the attractions.A vacation rental for every traveler
These rentals are suitable for just about any traveler. Many of them are in stunning locations either with views of the forest, or right on the lake. The spacious interior of these accommodations is unique, rustic and lovely all at the same time, giving you an authentic impression of life in Maine. Most of these cozy rentals are independent with all the amenities and feature: large outdoor area, gardens, fireplace, balconies, and outdoor fire pit. As day cools into night, enjoy a bonfire with your friends and family while watching the constellations.
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The area and getting around
Moosehead lake is an ideal choice for travelers looking for a quiet, pristine outdoor adventure. Located in the Northwest of Maine, it is also the largest mountain lake in the eastern part of the USA. The area is surrounded by the woods of the vastly undeveloped Longfellow Mountains, so your chances of seeing wildlife are very high. Moose sightings are common, hence the name Moosehead Lake. Lily Bay State Park offers endless options for lakeside and land-based activities. The main towns encompassing the lake are Greenville and Rockwood. Its clear skies and clean air also make it a great place for stargazing.Sightseeing and fascinating history
Greenville is your stepping stone to Moosehead Lake. Visiting this town will reward you with fascinating history, heritage buildings and museums for memories that will last a lifetime. Check out the Moosehead Marine Museum to learn about the marine life of the region and catch a glimpse of the grand, iconic steamship, a relic of a bygone era. Head over to the Moosehead Historical Society to find out more about the area’s unique heritage, including tours of Sheridan House and Lumberman’s Museum.
Travelers and activities
Sitting at 1000 feet above sea level and surrounded by many challenging peaks and trails, Moosehead Lake is a dreamland for hikers. Endurance hikers will rejoice at the opportunity to try the Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit. For the ultimate challenge try hiking all 6 peaks in winter. Burnt Jackett Mountain offers several trails ranging in difficulty from easy to intermediate, with an elevation gain of 440 ft and remarkable views of the lake at the summit. These are just some of the many trails that await you.Moosehead Lake for water lovers and outdoor junkies
This charming lake is tucked in virgin forests with perfect adventure trails. Why not get your adrenaline fix with an ATV ride? You can rent out ATVs for guided and self-guided tours and get trail advice for your trip in Greenville. Many travelers come here every year to enjoy whitewater rafting. You can also rent a kayak or boat to explore the lake. For something different, try dog sledding. If you’re here in winter, discover the slopes at Big Squaw Mountain Ski Area. This lake is also famous for ice fishing.
„Moosehead Lake has so many moose, they outnumber residences 3 to 1.“
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With over 70,000 moose in the state of Maine, you are bound to see one. Plus, you will learn a wealth of interesting facts about the area while traveling on secret backroads with your knowledgeable guide. You will also see several other photo-able animals to impress your friends and family back home.2. Visit the Center for Moosehead History in Greenville
Built in 1904, this center inspires visitors with quotes from early adventurers’ journeys into the wild as well as exhibits honoring the Native Americans of the area and artifacts showcasing the rich history of early settlers. It’s also home to the Aviation Museum. Onsite, you can see the unsettling remains of the infamous B-52 plane wreck.3. Be brave and try a Seaplane tour
For daring travelers, try the edgier side of life with a tour of the area on seaplane. This would be particularly stunning during fall season with the iconic change of colors that Maine is known for. You can find several companies offering seaplane tours in Greenville.4. Cruise the lake on Steamboat Katahdin
If you visit during summer, you can tour Moosehead Lake on a classic 1914 steamboat called the Katahdin. This scenic three-hour cruise departs from Greenville and takes guests right out to Moosehead Lake. You will enjoy stellar views of the majestic wilderness and gain insights into the region’s history.5. Visit Mount Kineo State Park
These 800 acres of protected forest offer visitors many hiking trails and gorgeous, photo worthy views. Its main feature is Mount Kineo with 700 ft cliffs popping straight out of the water. There are many hiking trails, from easy to moderate, leading up to the summit where hikers can enjoy 360-degree views and see the historic fire tower, formerly used by the Maine Forest Service. It also has an impressive golf course.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Moosehead Lake
How much did it cost for a vacation rental in Moosehead Lake in 2020, during the corona crisis?
With an average cost of $314.96 per night, Moosehead Lake lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.
Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?
Those who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Moosehead Lake in June, August, and May, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $261.38, $263.1, and $270.25 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Moosehead Lake?
Analyzing the data from 2020, we found that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of April ($359.99), February ($356.48), and January ($351.6).
Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Moosehead Lake?
It is recommended that you book your stay well in advance when visiting Moosehead Lake, as only 17% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
What time of the year can I find more free vacation rentals?
The months when it's easiest to find free accommodation in Moosehead Lake are December (the average amount of properties that are free reached 35.5% of the total in 2020), May (33.6%), and April (29%).
When are fewer rentals available in Moosehead Lake?
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Moosehead Lake are, in order, August (with 0.6% of available rentals), July (2.5%), and September (6%).
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Holidu has 190 properties in Moosehead Lake, provided by 3 different partners.