Tonight's Fireworks

Fireworks Over East Cove of Moosehead Lake

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!

Sparkling Fireworks over Moosehead Lake

Winter Fireworks over Moosehead Lake

Fireworks over East Cove

30 Mile Sled Dog Race Results

We captured the image of JAMES WHEELER’S TEAM FROM SOUTH PORTLAND to cross the finish line at today’s (Jan.6) Sled Dog Race in Greenville, Maine.   There were 18 teams at today’s race with them starting at staggered times.

(The results are listed below)

Remember- you can take a private dog sled ride with one of our local guides!

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Banner in Greenville giving directions

Spectators anxiously await the arrival of teams

3rd Place Team- James Wheeler

Congratulations to all the teams!

30-Mile Wilderness Race Results

Place/Name/ Run Time

1. Andre Longchamps, Quebec 2:04:44

2. Lev Shuarts, Winchendon, Mass. 2:12:21

3. James Wheeler, South Portland 2:12:36

4. Dave Punch, Kingsbury 2:14:36

5. Ashley Simpson, Shirley 2:28:21

6. Kim Berg, Ashland, N.H. 2:30:32

7. Elizabeth Rankin, Starksboro, Vt. 2:31:36

8. Caroline Blair Smith, Albany Twp. 2:34:45

9. Becki Tucker, Voluntown, Conn. 2:35:23

10. Kelly Berg, Ashland, N.H. 2:38:15

11. Scott Alexander, Sanbornton, N.H. 2:39:53

12. Rob Cooke, Saint Jacques, N.B. 2:43:01

13. Kim Darst, Blairstown, N.J. 2:44:47

14. Kasey McCarty, New Portland 2:46:22

15. Corinna Alexander, Sanbornton, N.H. 2:47:15

16. Shannon Herbert, Knowlesville, N.B. 2:50:01

17. Lidia Dale-Mesaros, Campton, N.H. 2:55:46

18. Paul Meyer, Farmington 3:08:49

Posted in Dog Sled Race on February 6, 2010 – 6:20 pm | Comments Off on 30 Mile Sled Dog Race Results
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Mother/Daughter Destination

The Greenville Inn has just developed a new package for all of you who love your mom!

Mother/Daughter Destination

Mother’s Day isn’t the only time to bond with your mom.  The two of you can escape from all your daily responsibilities and remember some of those special mother/daughter moments from the past.  Your 3 night stay in a room, suite or cottage includes breakfast each morning at a private table in our dining rooms, a 4-course dinner one evening from our full menu, “Tea for Two” served in your room while you reminisce and jot down all those endearing & fond memories in a

personalized (photo) keepsake journal.

You can both just kick-back and relax, have a rejuvenating massage or take an exciting wilderness excursion with one of our local Registered Maine Guides.  We have some quaint shopping areas and lovely spots to go on leisure strolls. Relax on the historic steamship Katahdin as it takes you on a cruise up Moosehead Lake.

For those of you that are more adventurous, we have many outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing, fishing, moose safaris, hiking, ATV adventure and seaplane rides.  You can go exploring on your own or we can arrange a guide and rentals.

Prices starting at $685.00 double occupancy,

upgrades subject to availability.

(Must be consecutive nights.)

July 5- Oct. 11

Why not treat yourself and your mom to some quality time? Contact us

Awe-inspiring Sunsets

Skiers at Big Squaw Mountain

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“!

Big Squaw Mtn. Race Course

Big Squaw Mountain Ski Area

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.

Let us plan a Winter Wonderland for you!

Cars, Trucks & Ice Shacks “ON” Moosehead Lake

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 shack & vehicles on Moosehead Lake

Mt. Kineo and Ice Shacks

Posted in ice fishing on January 30, 2010 – 7:44 pm | Comments Off on Cars, Trucks & Ice Shacks “ON” Moosehead Lake
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Ice Jams

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:

Ice Jam Kenduskeag Stream

“Ice Jam” Forming on Kenduskeag Stream

Piscataquis River with Ice Jam

Posted in Visiting maine, winter in Maine on January 27, 2010 – 10:26 pm | Comments Off on Ice Jams
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Bald Eagles “Hangin’ Out” at the Ice Shack

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…”

“You be the look-out and I’ll find a way in…”

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

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

Posted in ice fishing, winter in Maine, Winter Views in Maine on January 26, 2010 – 11:39 pm | Comments Off on Bald Eagles “Hangin’ Out” at the Ice Shack
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Snowcapped Mountains

“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.

Katahdin in the Snow

The view from Indian Hill is breathtaking regardless of the season.

Frozen Moosehead Lake

Snowcapped Moose Mountain Range

View from the dining room today

Greenville Inn sits Regally above the town of Greenville & Moosehead Lake

Posted in Jan views, Visiting maine on January 21, 2010 – 10:52 pm | Comments Off on Snowcapped Mountains
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Major Snowmobile Race on March 20

Professional Snowmobile Racing Coming to Maine

March 20, 2010

There will be United States Cross Country Snowmobile Racing Association race taking place on March 20 at Moosehead Lake.  The races will start at Bullwinkle Raceway and have a 12 mile loop that will go to Little Moose Unit and back. This will give spectators numerous opportunities to see the race during the 8-10 laps required to finish the race.  The race will have a $10,000 purse which includes numerous pro, amateur classes and special races for different age groups.  The area can expect over 100 racers with hundreds of spectators.  The race will be called the “Maine 100” for the pros and Maine “Amateur Cross Country Championship” for the amateurs.

Book rooms early since there will be a shortage!  Check Availability

Snowmobile Racing

Flying Moose

Had my camera in hand, battery charged, looking for moose to photograph…but alas…we saw many moose tracks…but no moose!

We did see some deer…but no moose today…you know they just knew I had my camera ready…set on “sports action”  and telephoto lens…they just knew…

So…the other day I had taken some pictures of the Moosehead Lake area’s

Flying Moose…you’ve heard of “when pigs fly”…well, from what I understand, it is a similar story but with a moose context.

So, at the very least, we have a moose photo for today!

The Flying Moose

In the winter, the moose will come out from the woods and eat the snow on the side of the road because it has salt from the roads being salted.  In the other seasons, they lick the salt right off the road.  We’ve been on the road and have had a moose kneeling down who refused to move.

In Greenville, Maine and the surrounding areas, moose outnumber humans 3 to 1!

We can hook you up with a guide or direct you to the best spots to find a moose.

The Flying Moose