The Lodge at Moosehead Lake is a Diamond Collection member in Greenville, Maine. The lodge started offering moose safaris for its guests 20 years ago. According to the innkeepers, "It's a fact that more moose live in the North Woods of Maine than anywhere else in the lower forty-eight states, so the chance to view them in their natural habitat is great. The months of May, June and July are primary moose sighting opportunities, but you can see moose long into October. Early spring brings new calves and twins are not uncommon."
The safaris are offered early morning or late afternoon and are led by Ed Mathieu, a Registered Maine Guide. You take off in canoes to explore the wildlife, though they also offer trips for those who prefer not to take a canoe. In addition to moose, you might also see deer, beavers at work building a dam, loons, snowshoe hare, gray squirrel and possibly a bald eagle.
Below is a photo of a moose spotted on one of the safaris.
By Emily Starbuck Crone