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From fishing and boating to a variety of outdoor adventures, Greenville, Maine has it all. This small community sits on the edge of Moosehead Lake and serves as the gateway to northern Maine. Pack up the whole family, take your pick of Greenville vacation rentals, and plan a getaway to remember.
Whether you're looking for mild summers or cold winters, you'll find them in Greenville. Summer temperatures generally reach the mid-70s in summer, while the mercury rarely rises above 30 in the winter months. February tends to be the snowiest month in Greenville, while the spring and summer seasons are typically sunny and dry.
How to Get Around
If you're visiting from afar, plan to fly into Bangor International Airport, just 70 miles from Greenville. New England residents can easily drive to Greenville, which is just off of scenic Highway 6 at the southern end of Moosehead Lake. Most Greenville vacation rentals are within walking distance of the lake, but you'll need to drive to reach most other area attractions.
Things to Do
Whether you want to cruise around Maine's largest lake on a speedboat or tour it at your own pace in a kayak, Moosehead Lake has plenty of space for everyone. Rent a powerboat or a self-powered boat from one of the many local outfitters, and be sure to break for a summertime dip in the lake. If you visit during the winter, you'll find that the lake is still the center of the action, with ice skating, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and even snowmobiling.
Plan a real outdoor adventure with a floatplane tour. From short 15-minute tours of Moosehead Lake to hours-long tours of the entire area, Currier's Flying Service offers a unique view of Greenville. If you'd rather stay on land, book a moose tour with a local guide, where you can spot the majestic beasts from a vehicle or canoe.
For a change of pace, check out the Moosehead Marine Museum, which features indoor exhibits and an outdoor lake excursion. The museum displays a variety of artifacts and historical objects that tell the story of the Moosehead Lake area. Outside, the historic steamboat Katahdin offers tours of the lake, complete with narration and snacks. Similarly, the Moosehead Lake Aviation Museum is a great spot for young and old visitors alike. The museum has exhibits that feature private and commercial aviators of the region as well as vintage aircraft.
Food & Dining
When you're staying in Greenville, there's no better place to start your morning than Auntie M's, a local favorite for breakfast and brunch. Get the lumberjack breakfast to fuel up for a day of outdoor excursions, or treat yourself to the banana bread French toast.
After a long day of fishing or boating, stop by the Rod 'n' Reel for a cup of chowder, a fish plate, or even prime rib. For the Greenville area's best barbecue, look no further than Spring Creek Bar-B-Q, where the ribs and brisket are the talk of the town. In the evening, relax with a drink or a snack at the Stress Free Moose Pub & Café, which serves lobster rolls and pints of local beer.
When planning your trip to Greenville, make sure to save the dates of the following events:
- Moose Mania Festival: For a month during the spring, Greenville celebrates Moose Mania with a festival. The timing of Moose Mania coordinates with the time of the year when area moose are most active and visible. Activities include an annual moose photo contest, moose safaris, and guided bird tours. Take part in canoe races and scavenger hunts, and drop by the craft fair, too.
- Forest Heritage Days: During the second week of August, Greenville hosts the Forest Heritage Days. Families can enjoy a craft fair, logging games, wood tours, and exhibits. You can even watch professional loggers compete in a logging contest.
- Sea Plane Fly-In: Visit Greenville on the weekend following Labor Day for an annual fly-in. Enjoy exhibits, crafts, and food vendors. Hundreds of airplanes fly in and out of the airport throughout the weekend.
- Snofest: Enjoy the best of New England winter in February at Snofest. Snofest festivities include ice races, dog sled races, and a snowmobile “snodeo.” Enjoy a chili contest and a chocolate festival, too.
For the ultimate trip to Maine, look no further than an excursion to Greenville. Stay in your choice of Greenville vacation rentals, and plan an unforgettable outdoor adventure.