An amazing picture of two of bulls squaring off!
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
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
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
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
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.
Moose Lakeside Cabins Greenville (695) 695-0242
Higgins Guide Service
Beaver Cove (207) 514-0243
|Historic Pittston Farm Rockwood (800) 280-0000
Maine Guide Fly Shop & Guide Service Greenville (207) 695-2266
|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) 534-8853
|Nahmakanta Lake Camps Millinocket (207) 731-8888
England Outdoor Center Millinocket (800) 766-7238
North Country Rivers Bingham (800) 348-8871
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
| Northeast Guide Service Greenville (888)
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
|Patty Guide ME
Abbot (207) 876-4722
|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