This is really our view of the Little and Big Moose Mountains (previously named Big & Little Squaw Mountains).
Moosehead Lake is surrounded by some magnificent mountains:
- Big Moose Mountain-(previously known as Big Squaw Mountain) At 3,196 feet, Big Moose Mountain dominates the view to the west from the Moosehead Lake area. The view from the top of the mountain is famous for viewing the Moosehead region and its many lakes and mountains. This mountain was home to the first fire tower in the United States, built by M.G. Show in 1905.
- Little Moose Mountain-The Little Moose Mountain Trail provides 9 miles of hiking along the ridgeline from one scenic overlook to the next. Hikers then descend into a forested bowl containing the Moose Ponds, an area that feels truly remote, but only 3 miles from town.
- Elephant Mountain- looks like the profile of an elephant-it really does! On January 24th, 1963, a B-52 Stratofortress-C crashed with 2 of its 9 crew surviving the -14 degree temperature. Every year there is a Memorial Snowmobile Ride to the wreckage on Elephant Mountain in honor of the brave men who served during the “Cold War”.
- Little Spencer Mountain-Little Spencer Mountain climbs to 2,992 feet (911.96 meters) above sea level. Little Spencer Mountain is located at latitude – longitude coordinates (also called lat – long coordinates or GPS coordinates) of N 45.759208 and W -69.528389.
- Big Spencer Mountain-(also called Number Four Mountain)this mountain has a 2,890 foot summit and has a fire tower, the fourth ever erected in Maine, which was active for nearly eighty-five years from 1906 until 1991.
- Mount Kineo-this has 700-foot (210 m) cliffs rising straight up from the water, is a dramatic setting that has attracted visitors for centuries.