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Moose Watching

Many people come to Moosehead in search of our most famous resident---the moose. Here are some facts and tips that will help you to get a glimpse of these magnificent creatures. We encourage you to try a guided moose safari with one of our local businesses below. Their Registered Maine Guides can take you to the best places and practically guarantee a sighting for you, plus entertain you with some fun local stories along the way.

A few fun moose facts:

    • The flap of skin under the moose's throat is called a BELL.
    • Moose have no top front teeth.
    • After the first calf, moose quite often have twins.
    • Moose can only see about 25 feet.
    • In the Moosehead Lake Region, moose out number people 3 to 1.
    • The first law to protect Moose was passed in 1930.
    • Only male moose grow antlers, which they shed in early winter and re-grow during the year. The main function of antlers is for display during the mating season.

Tips for moose watching:

    • The best times to see moose are early in the morning or around dusk
    • The best time of year to see a moose is in May and June.
    • Moose prefer shady, wet areas such as bogs and marshes.
    • Always be aware when you are driving after dark to be alert for any moose along your way in the road.

Some local moose "hangouts":

    • Take a scenic drive to Kokadjo, a small community north of Greenville. Stay on Lily Bay Road for approximately 20 miles and keep your eyes open for moose along the way!
    • If you've gotten to Kokadjo and still haven't had your fill of moose sightings, head to Lazy Tom Bog, just past Kokadjo. This bog is very popular with our local moose!
    • Make a day of your moose watching by driving to Rockwood, a town north of Greenville on Route 15, where you can head over to Mt. Kineo by boat shuttle for some hiking or exploring.
    • Turn left on Depot Street from Greenville Junction to Shirley. Go right in Shirley, through town onto the dirt road toward The Forks. This road may not be passable during winter and spring.
    • Take Route 15 South and look for moose between the upper and lower Shirley turn-offs in the bog area.
    • Book a Moose Safari with any of our Guide Services.They know where the Moose are and when to see them, some even offer a guaranteed sighting.Trips can range from a few hours to a whole day event.

Moose Safaris & Guided Trips

Birches Resort • Rockwood • (800) 825-9453 Birches Resort
Moose Cruises, jeep tours, whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, snowmobiling, x-country skiing, winter camping in remote yurts, ice fishing, snowshoeing, swimming, hiking. We offer all season recreation.
Cozy Moose Lakeside Cabins  • Greenville • (695) 695-0242
Higgins Guide Service • Beaver Cove • (207) 514-0243
Historic Pittston Farm • Rockwood • (800) 280-0000
Lone Wolf Guiding Services • Shirley • (207) 343-0486
Moose Mountain Inn • Greenville • (207) 695-3321
Moose Country Safaris & Eco Tours • Sangerville • (207) 876-4907
Moxie Outdoor Adventures • The Forks • (800) 866-6943
Munster's Guide Service & Outfitters • Rockwood • (207) 280-0883
Nahmakanta Lake Camps • Millinocket • (207) 731-8888
New England Outdoor Center • Millinocket • (800) 766-7238
North Country Rivers • Bingham • (800) 348-8871
Birches Resort Experience a fun and thrilling Moose Safari with North Country Rivers. Guided evening tours offered daily (May-September) from our base in Bingham, Maine. Packages include Moose Safari, Camping, Lodging and meals. Other on-site activities - whitewater rafting, ATV tours and rentals, snowmobiling, hiking, biking, fishing and more. Celebrating our 30th Year. Call today to book your Maine Outdoor Adventure Vacation with North Country Rivers.
Northeast Whitewater • Greenville • (888) 484-3317
Northern Outdoors Discover the thrill of seeing the elusive Maine Moose in the beautiful Moosehead Lake Region! Let us take you on a Maine Moose Tour and Wildlife Safari. Our Registered Maine Guides provide morning, evening, and private van and leisurely canoe tours into our secret spots, where the Maine Moose are known to hang out.
Northwoods Outfitters • Greenville • (207) 695-3288
Special T Adventures • Greenville • (207) 280-0661
Wilson Pond Camps • Greenville • (877) 695-2860
Wilsons on Moosehead Lake • Greenville Jct. • (207) 695-2549
Young's Guide Service • Greenville • (207) 695-2661

Flying Services (See moose from the air!)

Currier's Flying Service • Greenville Jct. • (207) 695-2778
Jack's Air Service • Greenville • (207) 695-3020
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