✰Maine Moose Lottery Festival


We are very excited that Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, is partnering with the Moosehead Lakes Region Chamber for the 2013 Maine Moose Lottery to be held in Greenville, Maine!

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife holds the Maine Moose Lottery annually in different regions of the state with Greenville being selected for 2013!

This will be a three day event from June 14-16, 2013 There will be something for young and old alike with the actual

Moose Lottery being held on Saturday afternoon.

Some of the fun planned activities are:

  • OldeTown Canoe/Kayak Demos
  • Moose Calling Contest
  • Triathlon Race
  • Kid’s Fishing Derby
  • Photo and Art Contests
  • Moosemania Craft Fair
  • Silent Auction
  • Turkey Shoot
  • Fly Casting Contest
  • BBQ Cook-off
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Homerun Derby
  • Canoe Orienteering
  • Jumping Dock dogs
  • Trick shooting Team
  • Presentation on Moose, Birding, & The Allagash

There will be lots of food vendors too!

  • June 14 – 16, 2013
  • Katahdin Parking Lot
    East Cove,  Greenville

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Call or email us

innkeeper@greenvilleinn.com

1-888-695-6000

Maine Maple Sunday

Buckets collecting the pure gold!

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 held every year on the fourth Sunday in March, which is March 24th this year.

This event 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.

Contact us for participating businesses in our area

 

Maple Tree Tapped

Here’s a link to an interactive map:   http://www.mainemapleproducers.com/maine-maple-sunday-map.html

 

 

 

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2013 USCC Snowmobile Race

USCC Finish Line

…and the winner is…

Everyone is getting very excited about this year’s USCC Snowmobile Race… A LOT MORE SNOW is in the forecast for Wednesday-Friday!

Join everyone at the Greenville Junction Wharf (on the West Cove of Moosehead Lake) for all the fun events

March 2nd: 10:00 am— Annual USCC Snowmobile Race

March 3rd: 9:00 am–Snowmobile Radar Run sponsored by Fireman’s Association

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SLED DOG RACE POSTPONED TO FEB 9

 

Dog Sled Team headed for Finish Line

The Plum Creek Wilderness Sled Dog Race scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 2nd, has been postponed one week to Feb. 9th, due to the effects of warm rainy weather on trail conditions. Race organizers’ primary concern is the health and well being of sled dog teams, and the midweek thaw has made trail conditions unsuitable for a safe race. Snow predicted for next week should bring trails back to prime shape for a February 9th event.

The 100-mile race will start at 9 a.m. at Leisure Life Resort in Greenville, Maine. Spectators should come early to mingle with the dogs and get a great spot along on the race chute to watch the start of one of only 3 long-distance sled dog races in New England. A 30-mile race sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank will begin at 10 a.m., with smaller dog teams and just
as much enthusiasm.

Sled dog teams will race into the famed 100 Mile Wilderness across Plum Creek Timberland and Appalachian Mountain Club lands, passing by several remote sporting camps and viewing spots along the way. Both races will end back at Leisure Life Resort in Greenville.

This event is free to spectators. Family events like snowshoe races for all ages will be held during the day with a bonfire in the evening to welcome the racers back to Greenville. Trailside Restaurant at Leisure Life Resort will be open that day to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For more information and updates visit the race website at
www.100milewildernessrace.org , email wildernessrace@yahoo.com or call
Bethany at Greenville Town Office 207-695-2421.

Snowshoe Wonder Walk

Yes…we have SNOW!

Want to step into a spectacular winter landscape that seems to have been made just for you?

If you can walk, then you can snowshoe!


Let our guide take you to explore the secret side of our spectacular area.   Experience a private one-half day snowshoe trek to a site of an ancient Native American fishing village over 7,000 years old.  Just wear warm clothes and we provide the equipment, hot drinks and food.  Two night lodging, breakfast and 3 to 4 hour tour included.  Prices starting at $480 per couple ($75 extra per person for excursion)

Call or email us!  innkeeper@greenvilleinn.com

1-888-695-6000

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2013 Events in Greenville

Looking for something to do?  Here’s a list of events for our area from January through June.

Check them out:

B52 Commemorative Ride and Spaghetti Lunch


Enjoy a weekend at Moosehead Lake and take part in one of our most popular winter events. Meet at the Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Club at noon for a Spaghetti Lunch, then at 1:00 PM, ride up to Elephant Mountain for the Annual Commemorative Snowmobile Ride.

  • January 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm
  • Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Clup
    Outer Scammon Rd, Greenville ME
  • Contact Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Club for more information
    207 695-4543

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6th Annual Moosehead Lake Togue Ice Fishing Derby


The Natural Resource Education Center at Moosehead, in conjunction with the Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and Ricky Craven, will host the 6th Annual Moosehead Lake Togue Ice Fishing Derby. The three heaviest togue win cash prizes of: 1st place – $1,500, 2nd place – $500, 3rd place – $250. Grand Door Prize drawing (available to all entrants, no fish required to win) Tickets are $25 for an individual and $40 for a family. Tickets are available at Indian Hill Trading Post, Northwood’s Outfitters, Moosehead Bait and Tackle, and the Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce.

We also have Maine Registered Guides that can take you on an

ice fishing trip!

  • January 25 – 27, 2013
  • Moosehead Lake
    Greenville Village, Greenville

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8th Annual Wilderness Sled Dog Race


Join us at Moosehead Lake for the 8th Annual Wilderness Sled Dog Race.  Come early to check out the teams before they leave the starting gate. There will be a 100 and a 30 mile race starting at Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. There will also be Sled Dog Race Video, Kids Snowshoe Races, Educational Programs & Activities, a Bonfire and of course Refreshments.

http://www.100milewildernessrace.org

  • February 2, 2013
  • Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
    Village St, Greenville

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9th Annual Chocolate Festival


This delicious event is sponsored by the Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce and has become a very popular event!  (Terry’s personal favorite event!)  A great afternoon for the whole family.  You will choose 12 samples from a selection of delectable chocolate delights. There will be a special corner for the children with unique food, games and prizes. And don’t forget to place a bid on a wide variety of items in the Silent and Chinese Auctions.

  • February 17, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Masonic Temple
    Pritham Ave, Greenville Me

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Maine Amateur Championship Cross Country Snowmobile Race

 

Cash Prizes totaling $1800.00. Details will be posted on mooseheadriders.org

http://mooseheadriders.org

  • March 2, 2013
  • Moosehead Lake
    Greenville Jct, ME

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Moose Mainea

Every spring, the Moosehead Lake Region hosts a month long celebration of the MOOSE. Some of the events include the Moosterpiece Craft Fair, Moose Mainea Kid’s Fun day, a Town Wide Yard Sale, and the Maine Moose Lottery… 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!)

  • May 18 – June 16, 2013
  • Greenville Village, Greenville
    12 Lily Bay Rd, Greenville

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Maine Moose Lottery


We are very excited that Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, is partnering with the Moosehead Lakes Region Chamber for the 2013 Maine Moose lottery to be held in Greenville, Maine!  The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife holds the Maine Moose Lottery annually in different regions of the state with Greenville being selected for 2013!  This will be a three day event from June 14-16, 2013 featuring kids events, trick shooters, a dog retrieval program, a BBQ cook off and there will be something for young and old alike with the actual lottery being held on Saturday afternoon.  We expect the area’s accommodations to be totally booked, so don’t wait too long to make a reservation!

More details to follow.

  • June 14 – 16, 2013
  • Katahdin Parking Lot
    East Cove,  Greenville

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Moosterpiece Craft Fair and Moose Mainea Kids’ Fun Day


Moosehead Lake Region hosts a yearly Moose Mainea Celebration. Area crafters host the Moose Mainea Craft Fair in downtown Greenville. Along with the Craft Fair, we will have a food & games for the kids.

  • June 15, 2013
  • The Katahdin Steamship Parking Lot
    Downtown Greenville

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Moosehead Lake Fall Foliage

Yesterday’s foliage report  (Sept. 26) by Maine.gov has Greenville, Maine’s foliage at 50-70% toward peak with low leaf drop...which is excellent news!

Peak foliage is right on schedule…

so welcome all you leaf-peepers…

come and see why Greenville, Maine was named

Best New England Fall Foliage by About.com!

Greenville, Maine foliage

scenic byway

Scenic Byways

Guests are still seeing MOOSE!

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Zinnias!

Early this spring, Jeff started some zinnia seeds…

look at them now!

zinnias

zinnias

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The Katahdin’s 2012 Schedule

The Katahdin

KATAHDIN Sailing Schedule 2012

June 26th – October 7th

Tuesday – Saturday
No Cruises Sunday & Monday

September Slow Down
No regular cruises  Sept. 18 or 21, 2012


THREE HOUR CRUISES – DEPART AT 12:30pm
Tuesday – Saturday
Adult……………………$33
Senior (65+)………..$29
11 to 16 years……..$18
Under 11……………….$3
(when accompanied by an adult)


4-1/2 HOUR MOUNT KINEO CRUISES
Wednesdays – July 18, August 1,15,29, September 19, 26, & October 3.

DEPARTS 12:30 P.M. FOR MT KINEO
Adult……………………$38
Senior (65+)………..$34
11 to 16 years……..$21
Under 11……………….$5
(when accompanied by an  adult)

We accept Visa and MasterCard. Reservations are not required for our regular cruised as there is plenty of room onboard.

Take a cruise and then visit us for dinner!  Our guests can walk to it!   It is a lovely, relaxing and interesting ride!

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Spring Fling Discount

Stay 3 nights in May or June and receive a $100.00 discount!

Come enjoy our glorious spring season and receive a discount!

Prices starting at $380.00 for a 3 night stay, double occupancy. Subject to availability, tax not included. Must be consecutive nights, cannot be combined with any other package.

May & June are the best months to see a MOOSE!

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