Tonight’s Fireworks

Fireworks Over East Cove of Moosehead Lake

We just had the Snofest Fireworks on the East Cove of Moosehead Lake.  We took these pictures from our verandah…

talk about a bird’s-eye-view!

Sparkling Fireworks over Moosehead Lake

Winter Fireworks over Moosehead Lake

Fireworks over East Cove

Skiers at Big Squaw Mountain

It is good to see Big Squaw Mountain open and people skiing!

I was able to get some shots of the course set up for the team.  The course looked fast with packed snow…

hope they had some “good times“!

Big Squaw Mtn. Race Course

Big Squaw Mountain Ski Area

The views from the slopes of the mountain (which is also referred to as Big Moose Mountain) are of Moosehead Lake and surrounding mountain ranges.   They are spectacular!   Skiing on weekends is just one of the many activities that

Moosehead Lake and Greenville have to offer.

Snowmobiling is the #1 past time up here…if you don’t have a snowmobile we have businesses that specialize in renting you everything you will need…plus a guide if you want one.

A vacation in New England would not be complete without trying your hand at Ice Fishing…how many people do you know that have actually tried it?!  We have guides that will take care of all the details…even pick you up at our doorstep.

Dog-sledding is another one of those experiences that you can only do in a northern climate…it is one of the most relaxing ways to go sightseeing!

Some of our guests have gone snow-shoeing and have had a moose sighting…moose safaris are the #1 requested excursion in the spring, summer & fall.

Let us plan a Winter Wonderland for you!

First Snowstorm of 2010

Katahdin in Snowstorm Jan. 2, 2010

The first snowstorm of 2010…and I’m sure it won’t be the last!

I just took these pictures of the inn and the steamboat The Katahdin.  You can see the snow falling in some of them.  It is snowing so hard that you can’t see the lake or the mountain views.

When this storm is finished tomorrow, I’ll be able to take some great photos of the mountains & lake.

Snow Covered Town

Greenville Inn Snowstorm Jan. 2, 2010

Lots of Snow

Where did the mountains go?

Icicles!

Dog-sledding & Moonlight Snow Shoeing

We have partnered with a local guide to offer both dog-sledding and snow shoeing packages. With all the snow that has already fallen this year, it will be perfect for both sports!

Dog-sledding packages can be 1/2 or full day (with lunch).  The dogs are well socialized and you will be surprised how they each have their own unique personality.  We have both gone dog-sledding and we really loved it!

How about snow shoeing in the moonlight?  Our guides offer flexibility in both duration and time of day.

If you are looking for “green sports”...these definitely are!!!

Visit our site to view winter packages.  Book early for spring packages, summer packages or fall packages

Contact us and we will set it up for you!  www.GreenvilleInn.com 1-888-695-6000

Jeff & terry dog-sledding

Jeff & Terry dog-sledding

Snow Activities Abound!

With the cold temps we have been having, the lake is freezing and should be ready for ice fishing and the start of ice racing…yes, there actually is ice racing on the lake.

The ice racing takes place on Saturday afternoons and is on the West Cove of Moosehead Lake.  The cove looks like a parking lot with all the spectators parked on the ice enjoying the race.  The ice usually gets 3 feet thick, so driving trucks and cars is commonplace.

I have tried to photograph the ice races in previous years, but my simple diital camera could never catch the action.  This year, I hope to be more successful with my new Sony DSLR a380 which is capable of capturing action shots.  I am just beginning to experiment with it.  The pictures below are some of my first attempts.  Let us know what you think.

With the large amount of snow forecasted, I am hoping to also get some great snow shots…the only issue will be how to get to the road if we get as much snow as they are forecasting.  I hope it isn’t windy so the snow will just be “floating” down and I will be able to take advantage of it.

All of our guests have arrived safely and have enjoyed the sunny (although very cold) day today.  We are very happy that the wind has stopped!

We hope everyone has a very happy, healthy New Year!!

Oh, Christmas Tree

Oh, Christmas Tree!

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer

Santa

Santa

nutcrackers

Some of Terry's Nutcrackers

Send a Winter Wonderland E-Card

This link will take you to Yankee Magazine, where you can send an e-card of our beautiful Winter Wonderland…yes, I took the picture myself!

It’s free and easy!  (it has to be if I can do it!!!) send an E-card

Send an e-card

Winter Wonderland View from Greenville Inn

Winter Wonderland View from Greenville Inn