Katahdin Starts 2010 Season

The Katahdin

The Katahdin

KATAHDIN Sailing Schedule 2010

June 29 – October 9

Tuesday – Saturday
No Cruises Sunday & Monday

September Slow Down
No regular cruises on Sept. 12 thru 17

Tuesday – Saturday
Senior (62+)………..$28
11 to 16 years……..$17
Under 11……………..FREE
(when accompanied by an adult)

Wednesdays – July 21, August 4, 18, September 1, 22, 29,    & October 6
Senior (62+)………..$33
11 to 16 years……..$20
Under 11……………..FREE
(when accompanied by an  adult)

Special rates for groups of 40 or more, must be pre-ticketed. Please call.
Children under eleven ride free when accompanied by an adult.
All children 10 and under must wear a life jacket at all times (State requirement).

Bike & Boat Cruise
June 26
11 am

This event kicks off our 2010 cruising season.  The cruise benefits C.A. Dean Hospital.  The bike race starts at the Katahdin in Greenville and ends at the Rockwood dock.  Join us for a trip to Rockwood to pick up the cyclists.

Ride one way or both for $15.

Departs Greenville at 11 am; Departs Rockwood at 1:30 pm

Japanese White Lilac in Bloom

Too bad there is no such thing as scratch-and-sniff on the internet, so you could smell the amazing fragrance coming from our very old Japanese White Lilac Tree which is in full bloom right now!   Everywhere around the inn, we are all being treated to it’s wonderful aroma!  Well, you will just have to visit us!

Japanese White Lilac Tree

Very old Japanese White Lilac Tree at the Greenville Inn

white lilacs

Close-up of Japanese White Lilace Tree blossom

This very old tree blooms late in June after all the other lilac bushes and blooms are gone.  When the blooms are finished, they give the illusion of snow flurries floating down around us.

Lavender, white & purple bell flowers

Lavender, white & purple bell flowers are all in bloom

Our lavender is in bloom which adds to all the fragrances in our gardens.

The white & purple bell flowers are blooming in several of the perennial gardens.


Lovely peonies in bloom

The peonies are blooming and our butterfly bush seems to grow by inches each day!

a green greenville Inn

Everything is “green” at the Greenville Inn!

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Who says males don’t do “housework”?

Male Bluebird tends to nest inside birdhouse

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“Moosterpiece” Craft Fair

Craft Fair in Downtown Greenville

“Moosterpiece” Craft Fair

Kids games, face painting, cotton candy

Date: June 12th, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Camden National Bank Parking Area

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Welcome Back, Mr. & Mrs. Bluebird

Welcome Back, Mr. & Mrs. Bluebird

We welcomed back our Bluebirds today!  Mrs. Bluebird is inside the birdhouse while Mr. Bluebird keeps watch.  Once the chicks are hatched, there will be a flurry of activity with both parents attending to them.  This birdhouse is right outside our dining room where we can observe them without scaring them away.  This is the 4th year we have had bluebirds in this birdhouse.  “Welcome Back!”

Mr. Bluebird Keeps Watch

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Glorious Weather!

Today is another glorious day…sunny, warm & clear blue skies!  All our perennial gardens are blooming…lupines & lilacs up at the cottages… columbine, hosta, wild roses, bleeding hearts, lilies, sedum, hydrangeas, asters, bells, cornflower,  forget-me-nots,  I love watching all of them come back every year…we have peonies all over the 5 acres and they are getting ready to explode!  My butterfly bush amazes me every year with how huge it gets.  Our two mature apple trees will continue to supply us with apples for desserts in the fall.  Our 6 new apple trees ( three Cortland  and  three Macintosh) made it through the winter and are growing well.  We planted six grapes vines last summer…all but one survived.  We hope, at the very least, we will eventually be able to make grape preserves in the future.

Our very old Japanese White Lilac Tree (it really is a tree) has many buds and it will bloom after all the other lilacs are done…

Japanese White Lilac Tree on the left of the main building, large Hydrangea on the right

(Maybe this year I will get a picure of it blooming!)

Guests went on a Moose Safari tonight and saw 10 MOOSE!

Our View of Moosehead Lake & Moose Mountains

Big, Orange Sun Tonight

Canadian fires making sun a bright orange ball

Canadian wildfire smoke making sun a bright orange ball

We noticed the sun was a giant, bright orange ball tonight.  This is because of all the particulates in the air from the

Canadian wildfires.

Some of Bangor’s firefighters went to Canada to help fight the wildfires…we wish them luck!

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Chef Curtis “Bear” Hillard Returning to Greenville Inn

We are happy to announce that

Chef Curtis “Bear” Hillard

Chef Bear


is returning as Executive Chef to the Greenville Inn for the 2010 season!

Chef Bear is working with us to create a menu that reflects fresh, high-quality ingredients and creativity. We have already had requests by repeat guests for items from some of his previous menus!

The restaurant opens for the season on

June 28th

Monday-Saturday Evenings

Check back with us…we will be posting the new menu as soon as we have finalized it!

Cottage 6 Gets New Look

We have 6 cottages on the hill behind us that are spacious, private, air conditioned…and now Cottage 6 has a new look!  We decided that since Cottages 1 & 2 were so popular with their “Moose Motif”, that we would decorate one of the “two-person” cottages in an “outdoor moosey look”.  Check Availability

Enjoy the views, fireplace & cable TV in comfortable sitting area

Pillow-topped queen bed

Each cottage has cable TV in a unique armoire

Lilacs in bloom at the cottages

“Moose Mainea”

The moose are back and it is “Moose Mainea” at Moosehead Lake.

Some of the favorite activities are:

swimming moose

Moose River Canoe Race
Date: May 15th, 2010
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Rockwood

“I Spied a Moose”
Running May 17th – June 14th, 2010
Record your daily sightings at the Moosehead Chamber
One lucky moose spotter will win a great Moose Book!

Moose Mainea Photo Contest
Running May 15th – June 12th, 2010
Submit your snapshots of the Moosehead Region’s favorite residents – The Moose!

Daily Land, Water & Air Moose Safaris

Running May 15th – June 12th, 2010
Contact us and we will set one up for you

email us at innkeeper@greenvilleinn.com

or call us  1-888-695-6000

Two Part Concert
by the Moosehead Community Choir
and Bobby & the Gang
Date: May 29, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Center for Moosehead History
(formerly the Community House)

“Moosterpiece” Craft Fair

Kids games, face painting, cotton candy

Date: June 12th, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Camden National Bank Parking Area


Magnificent bullmoose

Date: Saturday, June 19th, 2010
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Center for Moosehead History
(formerly the Community House)

Regional IF&W Wildlife Biologist Doug Kane provides an entertaining slide show and discussion about moose habits, habitat and lore. Participants will also enjoy a demonstration of moose calling.

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