A Long Weekend on Moosehead Lake

It seems like each time I travel up to Moosehead Lake in Maine, I encounter something new – a flower that wasn’t in the same spot the previous year, a new berry I had never picked, strange weather, and reptiles and/or animals I had never seen before.

My two and a half day trip in July was a great example of this. I picked mini wild strawberries near a bog, was surrounded by crazy wind and waves with barrels so big you could surf, caught a frog, watched a snake slither in front of my foot, and had the chance to see and hear a grouse drumming.

Did I mention I saw five moose in two and half days? I finally got to see a bull (male) moose with beautiful felt on his antlers, but unfortunately, he was too deep in the trees and was scared off by us. The cows (female moose), on the other hand, are a whole nother story – they will sit there and let you get close to them, and even talk to them, and they won’t budge. I saw a calf (baby moose) on my way out of the woods, but it was running down a dirt road, and we were going too fast for me to grab a pic.

Here’s a pictorial of my trip to Moosehead Lake. Enjoy!

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I love the mountain views on the way into the camp and on the lake.

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This is the road we had to take to get water from a spring. It doesn’t look too bad, but it was a BUMPY ride down!

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Wild mini strawberries. They were delicious!

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This fly had red eyes. It was really creepy!
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I love this view – you can see Moosehead coming down from the mountain

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When you hit a road block in the middle of the woods! There was a bridge here, but it’s gone!

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2 comments on “A Long Weekend on Moosehead Lake

  1. Stunning photographs! Thank you.
    Its been decades since I visited Maine’s Moosehead Lake. I stayed on the far side from Greenville. The first day in we saw 18 moose. The canoe ride to the camp was surreal. Times change as more camps and roads are built. And those tiny strawberries! They have the biggest flavor of any strawberry I’ve had in my life.

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