Located at the doorstep of Maine's great north woods, Moosehead Lake is
steeped in history. From Henry David Thoreau's explorations with Indian
guides in the mid-1800's to a century ago when fashionable visitors
arrived by train and summered at the grand hotels on the shores of
Moosehead Lake's clear blue waters to escape the heat, noise and crowds
of city life, Moosehead Lake has lured those seeking the beauty and
serenity of this pristine wilderness.
Moosehead Lake Waterfront Real Estate Moosehead Lake Region Area Guide
The Moosehead Region of Maine is dominated by the enormity of
Moosehead Lake - the largest lake east of the Mississippi contained in
one state. Moosehead Lake stretches 40 miles from south to north, is 20
miles wide, and has a surface area of over 75,000 acres. Surrounded by a
vast, forested wilderness, this area is largely populated by moose, not
people - and that demographic is probably its primary attraction.
century ago Moosehead Lake was a summer playground for wealthy families
from Boston and New York who would spend the summer here escaping the
heat and pollution of the city. The grand hotels where they stayed and
the trains that brought them here have gone the way of log drives and
buggy whips, but the reason why they came remains.
This area has always
been a siren call to those who crave the beauty and serenity of water
and wilderness in a pristine, natural setting. Today nature lovers and
eco-tourists frequent the area, mixing in with fishermen, snowmobilers,
and mountain bikers, all of whom are turning this area into a four
Relax On One of Many Smaller Lakes
Most who come here will pass through the
town of Greenville, a place to relax, catch your breath, and take on
supplies before heading out to such destinations as Rockwood and Mt.
Kineo, Kokadjo, Seboomook, Brassua Lake, Lobster Lake, and closer by,
Upper and Lower Wilson Pond. Greenville has plenty of fine
accommodations from rustic cabins to well-appointed B&Bs and Inns as
well as many interesting places to shop or eat.
Mt. Katahdin Nearby
can also take the boatride of a lifetime on the steamship Katahdin, a
vessel that has plied her trade for over a century on the waters of
Moosehead Lake. Greenville - it's the quintessential jumping off point,
is the last bit of civilization before experiencing the majesty and
remoteness of the farther reaches of Moosehead and the Great North Woods
Additional Maine Lake Resources
Learn About Local Lakes
Lakes of Maine (previously known as PEARL) is supported through a collaboration of research, management, and citizen-volunteer organizations, and is a superb example of cooperative stewardship. It is a searchable data base for Maine lakes initially created in collaboration between the University of Maine and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). You can access just about anything there is to know about any given lake or watershed. Size, depth, location, fish species, plants are all available. The Knowledge Base includes the most current articles and scientific data.
This resource will not only provide environmental information, but will be a place where you can search specific lakes by name and their exact location using interactive maps and tools.