Scenic Floatplane Rides
A scenic tour in a floatplane is a great way to appreciate the vast size of the Moosehead Lake region. There are 15-minute local tours and longer tours ranging up to 1 hour and 30 minutes over the mountains, ponds, and wilderness expanse surrounding Moosehead Lake. The always popular and traditional fire patrol flights travel a route near Baxter State Park and beautiful Mount Katahdin---the end of the Appalachian Trail and the highest peak in Maine.
There are moose watching tours and other wildlife viewing flights available as well. If hiking or golf is your passion, have a plane drop you off at Mount Kineo for the day. If you've dreamed of fishing in a pristine wilderness spot, get dropped off at Horseshoe Pond for a day on the water. You can even take a canoe along with you!
Airplanes hold a special place in the history of the Moosehead Lake region. This history is celebrated each year at the International Sea Plane Fly-In---always the weekend after Labor Day. Floatplane competitions, craft fairs, and barbeques make this a great family spectator event. Land and floatplane pilots from all over the country and world fly into our waters and airport to enjoy this tradition. It is by far the most popular annual event in the county.
Come fly for yourself, and see the area from a different perspective!