368 Lily Bay RoadGreenville, ME, 04441Phone: 207-695-4400Toll-Free: 800-825-6977
Explore a variety of outdoor adventures at this authentic North Woods lodge
Heed your inner explorer and arrange for one of several adventures at the AAA Four-Diamond Lodge at Moosehead lake, an ultra-private hideaway surrounded by lakes, mountains, woods and fields in the North Woods. See moose in their natural habitat in a moose canoe safari, go kayaking or sailing on the ponds of Moosehead Lake or see the lake with a guide in your personal pontoon boat. Take a day hike up Mount Kineo (maybe catch sight of a peregrine falcon) or go an a customized fishing excursion. First-rate dining, luxurious rooms decorated in authentic North Woods style and attention to detail are the hallmarks of the inn, where guests are encouraged to rest, recharge – and have fun.
Outdoor adventures await at this Midcoast Mountain Retreat
You will feel like you are in the middle of a nature preserve at Point Lookout, 387 acres of picturesque mountain terrain overlooking beautiful Penobscot Bay. Rent a fully furnished pine log cabin (1, 2, or 3-bedroom) and enjoy the Maine scenery from your screened-in porch. Or get out there rent some snowshoes or a kayak and hit the trails, open year-round. Nearby is cross-country or downhill skiing, ice skating, ice fishing and tobogganing. In the summer, hike to Knights Pond on the property and enjoy the quiet beach, perfect for swimming and picnicking. Nearby outdoor attractions include golfing, sailing, whale-watching, boating and tennis. Point Lookout also has a soccer field, tennis courts as well as a certified organic working farm to visit!
Sailing from Ports in Rockland andCamden, ME, 04843Phone: Toll-Free: 800-807-9463
A nautical adventure awaits with a windjammer cruise
Sail into an adventure aboard one of the Maine Windjammer Association’s eight majestic schooners. Want to help haul up an anchor, or would you rather just enjoy a bowl of chowder while watching the kids fish off the deck? Would you like to explore the inner workings of a lighthouse, tour a fishing village, try out a paddle board, learn about local wildlife, or just sit back and sip some wine while admiring a scarlet sunset with fellow passengers? Whether you want to get cooking tips from an on-board chef, practice pilates, take a turn at the wheel or just listen to seafaring stories by nighttime lantern-light, there is a cruise perfect for you, leaving from Camden or Rockland, Maine, and exploring the great outdoors.
These hosts guarantee there’s an outdoor experience sure to delight you
If adventure to you means splashing through white water rapids, or navigating a ropes course high above the trees, ELC Outdoors has you covered, with rafting and kayaking trips for all levels of white water enthusiasts as well as tamer river floats and canoe paddles across a quiet lake and wildlife excursions aboard a pontoon boat (where moose, deer, bald eagles and other wildlife are just as curious as you are). The thrilling high ropes course lets you navigate a series of challenges (including Burma buckets, zip lines and multi-line traverses) 12 to 40 feet off the ground, with the White Mountains in the distance. Fat bikes are also available, as are overnight yurts and wall-tents, perfect for families.
3 Lake Moxie RoadThe Forks, ME, 04985Phone: 800-553-7238
Whitewater rafting center gets you close to Mother Nature at her best
You’ll get to see the great outdoors up close and personal when you sign up for a whitewater rafting adventure at Crab Apple Whitewater. Imagine zooming through Class III and IV rapids like “Three Sisters” and “Magic Falls” on the spectacular Kennebec River, passing by Maine’s woodlands and wildlife. Or conquering high-water rafting on the Dead River. Or maybe you want a calmer trip with places to float and swim. Head back to the base camp for overnight lodging, some paintball fun or maybe a walk to Moxie Falls, Maine’s highest waterfall. Or here’s an idea: Sign up for a moose safari, leaving at dusk from May through August, in search of the amazing beasts in their natural habitat.