★★Magnificent Moose~Moose Facts★★

These magnificent mammals fascinate everyone who visits us,

so I have compiled a list of some “Moose Facts”:

  • Moose are actually the largest of all the deer species.
  • Males grow antlers, which can spread 6 feet (from end to end).  They shed their antlers in early winter and regrow them each year.  The main function of the antlers is to attract females.
  • The flap of skin that sways beneath the moose’s throat is called a bell.
  • Moose can only see a distance of 25 feet.
  • Moose prefer to browse higher grasses & shrubs since lowering their heads to ground level can be difficult due to their height.
  • Moose have no front top teeth.
  • They eat shrubs & pinecones in the winter, but they also use their large hooves to scrape the snow & clear areas where they can dine on mosses & lichens.
  • The hooves also support their heavy weight in the snow & mud much like snowshoes would.
  • When the ice melts, moose are seen in lakes, rivers or bogs enjoying plant life above & below the surface.
  • Moose are excellent swimmers and are quite at home in water.   They will even submerge completely and stay under water for more than 30 seconds.
  • In spring & summer, moose are often seen licking the residual salt off roadways and eating the plants on the edges of the roads.
  • Moose can run up to 35 miles an hour over short distances.
  • Male moose, called bulls, will bellow to attract females during October, otherwise known as “rutting season”.
  • Females, called cows, give birth in the spring to one or two calves-each weighing 30 punds.  After the first calf, they quite often have twins.
  • Young moose stay with their mothers until the following mating season, at which time they are called a “yearling”.
  • Moose are very solitary animals and even though they may feed in close proximity to each other, they tend to ignore each other.

So…if you are interested in seeing these amazing animals…come up to Moosehead Lake!

Taking a guided tour is the best way to see a moose.  We can arrange a tour with a Registered Maine Guide or give you suggestions.

Guided tours are available May 15- Sept. 25.

We also have many other activities such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, sea plane rides, white water rafting, leaf-peeping, scenic byways…

and…of course…relaxing!

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★ISLAND TO ISLAND TOUR★

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Come enjoy the beauty of an island lake or pond, deep in the northern mountains, carved by ancient glaciers.

Beautiful islands with towering evergreens and hardwoods surround you in a canoe or kayak.

 As we island hop, listen and feel the warm breezes.  Beautiful aquatic birds called northern loons inhabit these areas, as you hear their haunting cries echo through the mountains.

Keep your eyes peeled and camera ready for bald eagle or hawk sightings.  Lovely mountain wildflowers such as rhodora dot the land.

On our journey, we can pick a scenic island location for lunch or dinner, relax and nap if so desired.  We’ll take time to hike and explore.  Canoes and kayaks are already there and included for you.  This makes a great fall foliage trip!

~All transportation included

~Approximately 7 hour trip

~$175 per person

~Minimum of 2 night stay required

~Subject to availability

May 20-Oct. 15

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★”Cool” Ice Cave Adventure★

Stay “Cool” with our Ice Cave Adventure!


A Registered Maine Guide will pick you up at our inn and first take you on a two to three hour moose safari. You will then be driven north towards Baxter State park to the Debsconeag Ice Cave, where you will take an easy 45 minute hike through a beautiful emerald forest.  When you arrive at the cave, you will descend down a ladder into the cave.

Trip lasts approx. 6-7 hours. Headlamps, energy drinks and snacks provided (wear hiking boots). Trip limited to age 13 or older (participants must be able to hike 1 mile and descend a ladder). Breakfast included at the inn every morning.  Minimum stay of 2 nights.

June 16 – Oct. 25

$175.00 per person (limit 4)

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Call or email us:

innkeeper@greenvilleinn.com

207-695-2206

New Video of Greenville Inn

We have just published our new video highlighting the inn…we hope you enjoy it!

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✰Bald Eagles✰

We saw these two bald eagles close to an ice shack on a local lake.   The one on the left is clearly a mature bald eagle , while the one on the right appears to be an adolescent.

We have been having fun with some possible conversations between them

(The one on the left is speaking):

“So…you be the ‘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…”

“Do ya think there’s any bait in there?”

“I know I’ve seen fish coming out of there…”

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“You be the look-out…”

Want to see some bald eagles?  How about some moose?

We have guides that will take care of everything!

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2016 Wilderness Sled Dog Race

 

Feb. 6, 2016

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Join us at Moosehead Lake for the 11th Annual Wilderness Sled Dog Race.

~There will be approximately 30 teams from all over the US and Canada.

~This year there will be 30 and 70 mile races.

~Come early to check out the teams before they leave the starting gate.

~Race starts at Leisure Life Resort.

~There will be a day full family activities, kids activities, educational programs & activities, a bonfire and, of course, refreshments!

~While you are here, enjoy all the other fun activities we offer in Greenville–snowmobiling, ice fishing, dog-sledding, snow-shoeing, downhill skiing, x-country skiing…and of course–shopping!

~We also offer a Winter Waterfall Tour which is really “cool“!~

http://www.100milewildernessrace.org

 

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Feb. 6, 2016

Leisure Life Resort
Village St, Greenville, Maine
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October 2015 Menu

Our restaurant will be open for the 2015 season until Sunday, October 11th 

(the only Sunday we are open)

We are limiting reservations during our last week of the season, so call early if you would like to reserve a table

207-695-2206

 ~Starters~

House Made Portuguese Sausage

White Bean and Kale Ragu, Rustic Bread Crostini, Charred Onion Relish

with Smoked Ham Hocks 15

Pepper Crusted Tuna

Chilled Lobster Noodles and Lima Beans Tossed in Sambal Vinaigrette with a Ginger Soy Aioli 16

Lobster Mac & Cheese Wedges

Baked Lobster and Four Cheese Ale Macaroni Wedges 14

~Salad/Soup~

Butternut and Lobster Bisque

Fire Roasted Butternut Squash and Lobster Scented Velouté, Fresh Picked Lobster,

Nutmeg Crème Fraîche 10

Autumn Salad

Kale, Grilled Apples, Corn Bread Croutons, Dried Cranberries, Crumbled Blue Cheese

with Maple Bacon Vinaigrette 13

~Entrées~

Rainbow Trout

Bacon Wrapped Rainbow Trout over Chipotle Grits with a Roasted Apple Butter,

and Charred Brussel Sprouts 26

Filet Mignon

Shoe String Potatoes, Gorgonzola Crema, Demi Glace, Roasted Cauliflower 33

Braised Short Ribs

Root Beer Short Ribs, Carrot Soubise and Demi Glace 24

Pan Roasted Dijon Chicken

Amish Encrusted Breast of Chicken, with Roasted Garlic and Dijon Mustard, Fresh Bread Crumbs,

Parmesan Cheese, Gorgonzola Potato Puree and Chef’s Choice of Vegetables 24

Stuffed Maine Lobster

½ Lobster Stuffed with Smoked Butternut Squash, Crab/Scallop/Lobster Stuffing, Maple Vanilla & Fall Spice Scented Burre Blanc with Brown Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes and Crispy Kale 29

Moosehead Lake’s “Moose Head”

Have you ever wondered why this vast lake is called Moosehead Lake?

The only way to see the actual moose head is by air.

I have been on several sea plane rides at Moosehead Lake but I have never actually see the

moose head, until my most recent trip…

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Do you see the moose head?

New “Autumnal” Menu

Sept menu 2015

New Private Deck on Cottage 6!

Cottage 6 now includes a newly constructed private deck.  The spacious 12′ x 12′ deck provides comfortable seating and privacy…can’t you just see yourself with an early morning cup of coffee taking in all the serenity?

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Cottage 6 also has:

–a fireplace

–bathroom with a towel warmer

–loveseat, AC, walk-in closet

–coffee maker

–refrigerator

–flat-screen cable TV/DVD

–a great view!

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