Greenville, ME

Family Fun Things to Do in Greenville, Maine This Summer

Stephen L Dalton

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Whether you have chosen to visit for a vacation and relax or are from around the vicinity looking for an exceptional family experience, there is something for everyone in Greenville, Maine.

The scenic mountain wilderness and breathtaking Moosehead Lake offer not only a stunning landscape but an opportunity for outdoor adventure.

Moosehead Lake

Moosehead Lake is the largest lake in Maine and offers more than just a beautiful atmosphere. The surrounding areas are known for their hunting and trails for hiking and mountain biking. The lake is teaming with fish and is ready for the adventurous anglers to take their chances. It is also perfect for kayaking and canoeing.

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Katahdin Cruises

For a chance to relax and enjoy natures’ sightings, take a tour of Moosehead Lake on a 20th-century steamboat. This is a family-friendly activity with indoor and outdoor seating as well as a well-stocked snack bar.

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Big Squaw Mountain

Home of some of the most beautiful and scenic ski trails in Maine. Squaw Mountain is a full-service ski “resort” run by a local non-profit group called “The Friends of Squaw Mountain.” It is an affordable family adventure with package deals.

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Lily Bay State Park

Just nine miles north of Greenville, Maine, this state park has all the amenities you would expect for tent-camping and RV access, such as a boat launch, hiking trails, and great swimming areas. What it has that many don’t is the outstanding scenic views only available around Moosehead Lake. Oh, did we mention the park is pet-friendly?

Check out the website to get all the information you’ll need about Lily Bay State Park, including boat launch and camping fees. If you’re looking for fishing, check the Inland Fishery & Game website for license & limit information.

Jack's Air Service

If you are up for adventure and gorgeous foliage views, check out Jack’s Air Service. They offer custom seaplane tours of the Moosehead Lake area as well as surrounding areas. Not only do you get a picturesque view of Greenville, ME, but you will also get a chance to see wildlife from an aerial view.

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Wildlife Photography Tours

Here are some of the top contenders for tour guide companies who will get you out there in nature and up close and personal with the wildlife:

Young’s Guide Service — If hiking, fishing, and sightseeing are on the agenda, you’re going to enjoy dealing with Young’s Guide Service. Not only is the owner and operator, Chris Young, experienced with the wildlife and the area, but he is also the 2013 Moose Calling National Champion.

Moosehead Area Guide Service — Not only do they give incredible wildlife tours, but they also specialize in fishing charters and lake tours. They are incredibly knowledgeable of fish locations and required equipment, so you may never have to take them up on their “No Fish, No Fee” guarantee.

Special T Adventures — Specializing in private tours for all ages (including more remote expeditions), Special T Adventures offers an accurate knowledge of Greenville's area, wildlife, and habitat.

While visiting the area, make sure to check out some of these alternate activities:

Moosehead Maritime Museum — get background history of steamboats.
Lake Area Festivals — depending on the time of year you visit; festivals range from the Moosehead Lake Togue Ice Fishing Derby in winter to the International Seaplane Fly-In held the weekend after Labor Day. You'll experience some of the most spectacular fall foliage anywhere.

Greenville, ME, in the heart of some of the most picturesque landscapes in New England. Part of Maine’s “Highland Region” contains the states’ longest river, largest lake, and highest peak, making it a prime location for experiencing some exceptional outdoor adventures.

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If you enjoyed this, check some of my other Family Fun places in Maine:


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