We enjoyed watching today’s USCC Snowmobile Race. The race was moved to the West Cove of Moosehead Lake because of some bare spots on the trails…but this actually made it easier for us “spectators”. We are looking forward to this being a yearly event!
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!
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“!
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.
The Ice Fishing Derby started last night and will be continuing into tomorrow. Moosehead Lake is so vast that the fishermen are spread out over the 44 miles of the lake. We took a ride earlier today to see some of the fishing going on. There were many ice shacks on various coves which can only be reached by snowmobile or driving a vehicle on the lake. The ice on the lake can get up to 3 feet thick, so it is a common sight to see cars & trucks on the lake. There are Ice Races on The West Cove of the lake with various vehicles being used, which should be starting soon.
These pictures are in Rockwood with Mt. Kineo in the background. On Mt. Kineo you can see a frozen waterfall. In the summer and fall this is a popular hiking trail.
Ice jams are phenomena that usually do not occur until March. Due to recent unseasonal heavy rains, there have been many rivers and streams that are experiencing these “ice jams” the last two days in Maine.
An ice jam can occur when the depth of the river or stream becomes shallow, impeding the flow of the ice downstream, causing the ice to pile up in that particular area. Apparently, the ice jam can dissipate and move downstream just as quickly as it appeared.
Ice jams can damage bridges and cause quick, severe flooding in adjacent towns.
The photos below were taken today in northern Maine:
Today we saw these two bald eagles close to an ice shack. The one on the left is clearly a mature bald eagle and we think the one on the right is a younger one.
We have been having fun with some possible conversations between them (The one on the left is speaking):
“So…you keep a look-out, and I’ll find a way in.”
“Do ya think they got any bait in there?”
“I know that I’ve seen fish come out of there…”
“Today was a sunny, beautiful day”…
the weatherman on Channel 5 actually said that about Greenville, Maine!
I have to agree! I took these pictures today…
the Big & Little Moose Mountains look serene
with a cloud just hovering over them.
The Katahdin remains steadfast surrounded by the frozen lake and mounds of snow.
The view from Indian Hill is breathtaking regardless of the season.
View from the dining room today
Driving around Greenville and Moosehead Lake, Maine, you’ll see snowmobiles everywhere. The snowmobilers are out in force and are taking advantage of the excellent trails.
We have been blessed with so much Snow
that all the winter sports
are being enjoyed to the max!
The East and West Coves of Moosehead Lake are each looking like parking lots
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There were many snowmobilers and ice fisherman today on Moosehead Lake. Ice fishing is a very popular sport up here in northern Maine and there were many out there today. These are some folks fishing with their ice shacks.
No… it isn’t the movie “Grumpier Old Men”…but it is pretty close!
There is so much to do in Greenville, Maine…