✰44th Annual International Sea Plane Fly-in✰

This is the world’s largest seaplane fly-in. It is always held the weekend after Labor Day.

There are planes from all over the country, tons of food, crafts and exhibits.

Fun for the whole family!

We are just ONE block from all the festivities!!!

September 7-10, 2017

We open booking reservations at the end of April each year, so if you are interested, email us or call to

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for next year(2018)

innkeeper@greenvilleinn.com

207-695-2206

(we give our previous guests first dibs, but we might just have an opening!)

Seaplane taking off

Flying over Moosehead Lake

View from the Greenville Inn

The Kate and seaplane

The Katahdin going out and seaplane coming into the East Cove of Moosehead Lake

taking off

Planes lined up a the dock & taking off

crowds enjoy fly-in

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Leaf-peeping Paradise

Greenville, Maine is a leaf-peeping paradise! 

Greenville is located on Moosehead Lake–the largest lake in Maine—and the largest mountain lake in the eastern U.S.  It is a great place to see stunning fall foliage.

Our two scenic byways (Moosehead Lake Scenic Byway & The Old Canada Road Scenic Byway)

provide the ultimate viewing spots!

Peak foliage in the Moosehead Lake area is usually the last week of September through the first week of October…but don’t wait until the last minute to book your lodging…places fill up fast once the word gets out that colors are nearing peak.

 

scenic byway

Scenic Byways

View from the Greenville Inn

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🎶Gazebo Concert Series Schedule 2017🎶

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✰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 seen the

moose head, until my most recent trip…

Moose Head shape seen from sea pl

Do you see the “moose head”?!

Visit us and see it for yourself!

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✰2017 Spring, Summer, Fall Events✰

We have many events in our area:

✰Moose Mainea✰

June 10th


Every spring, the Moosehead Lake Region hosts a month long celebration of the MOOSE.

Some of the events include the Moosterpiece Craft Fair and a Town Wide Yard Sale… just to name a few.

Join us in celebrating our most famous resident- the MOOSE!

(and… this is the BEST time to see a MOOSE!)

~The Town Wide Yard Sale is on June 10th

~Moosterpiece Craft Fair:  June 10th (9:00 am- 4:00 pm)

~Moose River Canoe & Kayak Race:  June 10th

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✰Moosterpiece Craft Fair✰


Moosehead Lake Region hosts a yearly Moose Mainea Celebration. Area crafters host the

Moose Mainea Craft Fair in downtown Greenville.

~June 10th~

 Downtown Greenville

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June 24th

✰Moosehead Area Artisans Art Show✰

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Greenville Junction Depot

10am to 2pm the Depot will be open with art from artists like Milt Christianson, Bonita Doughty, Robin Gardella  and Greenville School Students. Stroll through the building and enjoy the different mediums of art and enjoy the history of the Greenville Junction Depot.There is no cost for the show, although donations will be accepted to help the Depot with its future plans while showcasing our area artists.Refreshments for purchase and entertainment will be provided as well.If anyone is interested in participating and they are residents of the Moosehead Lake Area, Please contact Cheri Goodspeed at 207-280-0999 for more information.

The Katahdin

✰9th Annual CA Dean Bike & Boat:  June 25th  ✰

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

  •  A fun day biking 19.5 miles from Greenville to Rockwood.  Enjoy the return trip on the historic steamship Katahdin and enjoy lunch, live music and prizes! For more information you can visit or register online at www.cadean.org or call 659.5215 for more information.

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✰4th of July 2017✰

Stay with us, have a dreamy night sleep, a scrumptious breakfast (at a private table)

-best seats on the lake for Greenville’s Fireworks on our veranda!

This is as good as it gets!

~Fireworks are on July 4th~

9:00 pm

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Fireworks viewed from the Greenville Inn

 

✰Dogs For the Depot:  July 29th✰

www.GreenvilleDepot.org

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✰Forest Heritage Days:  Aug. 10-14✰

Certified Logging Professional and the Game of Logging …
This is a weekend dedicated to providing the public with some knowledge and activities about the working forests of Maine.

 

Some events over the two day celebration:

  • Demonstration of some “old time logging skills”– they are amazing!
  • “Game of Logging”– Events include saw chain filing, speed cut, bore cut, precision stump, spring pole, precision bucking and precision felling.  This is the culmination of the 4 days of training with a competition by “the best of the best” competing for a prize pac.
  • Crafts & exhibitors throughout the day located on the grounds by the Greenville schools.
  • The Center for Moosehead History & Lumberman’s Museum will be open for self-guided tours.
  • The restored steamboat The Katahdin will be going out on regular cruises.

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✰Save the Depot-Annual Depot Celebration:

Aug. 19th✰

http://www.greenvilledepot.org/events/annualcelebration/

✰International Seaplane Fly-in-Sept. 7th-10th✰

This is the world’s largest seaplane fly-in. It is always held the weekend after Labor Day. There are hundreds of planes, tons of food, crafts and exhibits. Fun for the whole family! Accommodations become very scarce, so book early!

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Sea Plane

✰Katahdin Sailing Schedule 2017✰

The Katahdin

June 23 – October 8, 2017

(No cruises on Mondays)
September Slow Down
No cruises September 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Lunch Fare Available Daily!


~Sugar Island Cruise~

THREE HOUR CRUISES – DEPART AT 12:30 PM
Tuesday-Saturday*

12:30pm–3:30pm | Tickets: $5.00 – $35.00

This 3 hour cruise takes passengers to the widest part of Moosehead Lake, just north of Sugar Island. Lunch fare available from the galley. Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed.


~5 Hour Mt. Kineo Cruises~

MT. KINEO CRUISE-FIVE HOUR CRUISES – DEPART AT 11:00 AM
*Wednesdays – July 12, August 2, September 20 & October 4.
11:00am–4:00pm | Tickets: $7 – $40

This 5 hour cruise takes passengers halfway up the lake to the cliff side of beautiful Kineo Mountain.

SPECIAL EVENT CRUISES

~Sunset Dance Cruise~

June 30, August 26 | 6:00pm–9:00pm | Tickets: $40

Enjoy an evening of music and dancing while taking in the sunset over spectacular Moosehead Lake.  Ticket price includes cruise admission and band.  BYOB.

We accept Mastercard and Visa. Tickets purchased online will be emailed to the purchaser at the address they provide and should be printed and presented upon boarding. Tickets may also be purchased in person on location in the Moosehead Marine Museum office.

The Katahdin cruises rain or shine. Tickets are nonrefundable unless a cruise is cancelled by Moosehead Marine Museum in which case, please contact them to arrange for refund.

~Fireworks Cruise~

July 4 | 7:00pm–9:30pm | Tickets: $35.00

Enjoy the natural beauty of Moosehead Lake aboard a 1914 steamboat while enjoying the beauty of 4th of July fireworks! Passengers will board the Katahdin at 7:00pm for an evening cruise around the southern part of the lake. The cruise returns at 9:30pm.

~Sunday Brunch Cruises~

July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20,| 10:00am–12:00pm | Tickets: $35

~Reds, Whites and Blues Cruise with Cellar Door Winery~

July 1 | 6:00pm–9:00pm | Tickets: $60

All aboard the Steamship Katahdin for a wine tasting cruise with Cellar Door Winery.  Appetizers provided.  Enjoy the sounds of  blues band as the Katahdin heads out for a sunset cruise.  Ticket price for this cruise will be $60/pp.

~Mid-Summer Night’s Gala Dinner Dance~

July 28 | 6:00pm–9:00pm | Tickets: $50

Enjoy dinner, dancing to a live band, and wine tasting on a three hour summer evening cruise. This fun-filled evening cruise includes:

  • Hors d’oeuvres upon embarkation
  • Bartlett Winery’s wine and mojito tasting
  • Dancing all evening to the music of the Half Way Home’s Alexander & Kermit Bennitt and Dick Dutson band
  • Full course dinner with beer and wine
  • Dance lessons from noted dance instructor Mike Levinsky
  • 50/50 raffle

Proceeds will benefit the Holy Family Church Building Fund.

~Brews Cruise with Geaghan’s Craft Brewery~

September 3 | 4:00pm–7:00pm | Tickets: $60

Sample seasonal and specialty brews from one of our famous Maine microbreweries while enjoying a scenic afternoon cruise aboard the Steamship Katahdin.  Appetizers provided.   Ticket price for this cruise will be $60/pp.

~Fly-in Spectator Seating~

September 9 | 9:00am–5:00pm | Tickets: $35

Enjoy exclusive front-row viewing of Fly-in activities from the deck of the Steamboat Katahdin.  Ticket purchase includes buffet lunch.

~8 Hour Head of the Lake Cruise~

September 30 | 10:00am–6:00pm | Tickets: $75

Enjoy the natural beauty and history of Moosehead Lake aboard a 1914 steamboat with narration of the region’s rich history. The Head of the Lake cruise departs at 10:00am and returns at 6:00pm. The route takes passengers to West Cove and Greenville Junction and then up the entire length of the lake to Seboomook. Continental breakfast and a full turkey dinner are included. Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed.

Moosehead Marine museum accepts Mastercard and Visa. Tickets purchased online will be emailed to the purchaser at the address they provide and should be printed and presented upon boarding. Tickets may also be purchased in person on location in the Moosehead Marine Museum office.

The Katahdin cruises rain or shine. Tickets are nonrefundable unless a cruise is cancelled by Moosehead Marine Museum in which case, please contact them to arrange for refund. For applicable events: Child tickets are for those 10 and under, Youth tickets for those 11-16, and Senior tickets for those 65+.

The Greenville Inn is not responsible for any changes in schedule made by The Moosehead Marine Museum (www.katahdincruises.com) and is only supplied online as a courtesy. 

Please confirm dates and times with Moosehead Marine Museum directly.

 

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~8 Day Itinerary at Moosehead Lake~

~8 Day Moosehead Lake Summer/Fall Itinerary~

There is so much to do…you can find something to do everyday!

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Moosehead Lake- a “Bird’s Eye View” from a seaplane

Moose Safari

Moose Safari

Let us help you plan your trip which will start at…

The Greenville Inn

Here are some suggestions:

  • Day 1Seaplane Ride: Moosehead Lake is the biggest sea plane base east of the Mississippi, so take in the massive Moosehead Lake by viewing it from a seaplane.
  • Day 2: Moose Safari: Take a guided tour by an expert Maine Guide to a remote area where you will then board a canoe.   You will observe wildlife such as moose, loons, river otters and bald eagles.  Many times the moose are actually swimming right in front of you!
  • Day 3: Take a 30 minute scenic drive to a boat launch where you will board a boat taxi and take a short ride to historic  Mount Kineo. Take one of the various paths (depending on your ability) to the top where the views are magnificent!
  • Day 4: Take a relaxing cruise up Moosehead Lake on the historic steamboat the Katahdin.
  • Day 5: Take a picnic lunch and hike to a magnificent gorge called Gulf Hagas (also called the Grand Canyon of Maine)
  • Day 6: White Water Rafting: The Moosehead Lake Region is situated between 3 white water rafting rivers, so choose a ½ day or whole day trip on one of the various leveled rivers by a licensed Maine white water guide.
  • Day 7: Rent a kayak and explore Moosehead Lake’s many coves.
  • Day 8:   Fishing: Moosehead Lake and the surrounding lakes and rivers offer a multitude of fishing choices.  Local outfitters and guides will gladly plan a day trip and take care of all the details for you.

Of course, your days will start and end at the historic Greenville Inn where you will enjoy scrumptious breakfasts and a restful night sleep at the end of an adventurous day

“this is as good as it gets!”

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fabulous sunset

Fabulous Sunsets

The Katahdin

The Katahdin

Maine Maple Sunday

“Maine Maple Sunday” is held every year on the fourth Sunday in March.

This year it is March 26th

In New England, maple sugaring is the first sign that spring is on its way!  Maine is one of the very few places where the sap from a maple tree can be tapped and then turned into maple syrup.

This is part of what makes Maine and Maine Maple Syrup so special.

Maple sap cannot be harvested just anywhere there are maple trees.  Certain weather conditions are necessary in order for the sap to flow properly for harvesting. The required pressure level needed to get the sap flowing is created when the tree freezes and thaws. Thus, warm days and cold nights make for optimum maple sugaring conditions.

When the pressure from a maple tree thawing reaches a certain level, sap is collected. This pressure allows the sap to flow from the small holes that are made to collect the sap.

Most of the sap is still gathered the old-fashioned way, in buckets hung from trees, and boiled down to syrup over wood fires. Many of the larger producers use labor saving modern technology. They gather the sap with plastic tubing strung all the way from the trees, gravity fed to the “sugar house”.

Once the sap flows from the tree, the sap must be processed within a few hours or it will spoil, therefore syrup makers work around the clock.

From holding tanks (which may hold as much as a thousand gallons), the freshly collected sap (usually about 3% sugar) is fed continuously into the evaporator. There it is kept constantly boiling as it becomes more concentrated. When the syrup reaches a temperature of 7 degrees above the boiling point of water, the sugar-density is perfect.  Immediately, the syrup is filtered to remove particles of “sugar sand.” These, although harmless, would make the syrup cloudy. After it is clear, the finished syrup is packed in sterilized containers and sealed, ready to be enjoyed around the world.

The syrup is sometimes dark and rich, or sometimes pale, gold and delicate.  Similar to wine, much depends on the soil composition and terrain, as well as the wind and the weather.

It takes approximately 40 years for a sugar maple tree to reach tapping size. In a good year, one large tree may produce as much as 60 gallons of sap without suffering any injury. That may seem like quite a lot, until you realize that the sap will be reduced to only about 1½ gallons of syrup!

Maine Maple Sunday is when Maine maple producers open their doors to the public to demonstrate maple syrup making.   Enjoy this experience personally with free samples of maple syrup on ice cream, mini pancakes and muffins, maple candy, door prizes and much more at some of Maine’s best maple syrup producers.

Smell the aroma as boiling sap fills the air and is transformed into sweet Pure Maine Maple Syrup!

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Maple sap collecting bucket & spout

Bird’s-Eye-View of Moosehead Lake

See Maine’s largest lake from a seaplane.  Moosehead Lake has three seaplane bases with highly experienced pilots that can show you this vast area from a

“bird’s eye view”.

Since you’ll be going over areas where there are no roads, it is a great way to see wildlife…many people have been able to see moose and bears!

The three seaplane businesses offer varied trips to fit any budget.

The pictures below are just a few of the photos I was able to take on some of our trips:

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Mt. Kineo on Moosehead Lake

East Cove of Moosehead Lake with Greenville Inn circled

Moosehead Lake is 44 miles long with 300 Islands

Aerial View of Greenville Inn

The very tall tree in the bottom photo is the original Blue Spruce depicted in the 1890 hand-painted leaded window (which is our logo).  Now it is 60 feet tall!

See it in person!

Do you see the head of a moose?!

Do you see the head of a moose?!

Mt. Kineo

Mt. Kineo

★Spring Fling Discount★

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View from the cottages

View from the cottages

Mr. Bluebird taking care of chicks

Mr. Bluebird taking care of chicks

Stay 3 nights in May and receive a $45.00 discount!   Prices starting at $543.00 for a 3 night stay, double occupancy. Breakfast included at a private table.  Subject to availability, tax not included. Must be consecutive nights, cannot be combined with any other package.

(May and June are the best months to see a MOOSE!)

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