During the spring and summer months, visitors come to this area to catch a glimpse of our local celebrity-- the moose with its imposing size and unique physique. Moose watching is fast becoming the Katahdin Region's favorite family activity and can be done by boat, car and even by foot. Moose seem to pop up where you least expect them, especially on the roads, so travel carefully!
In the spring, as the water plants sprout in shallow water, moose emerge from deep in the woods and are easy to see by the roadside. Late May and early June, they wade out at dawn and dusk to avoid the bugs and continue to forage. Moose often adopt a routine; so many campers can encounter them almost like clockwork. Although quiet and shy by nature, care should be taken to give moose safe distance, particularly a cow with her calf in the spring, or a male in rut in the fall, as they can be aggressive. At birth, moose weight 20 to 35 pounds. However, a mature bull moose will eat 40 to 50 pounds a day, and can grow to weigh 1000-1400 pounds. Cows weigh between 700 and 900 pounds.
The Katahdin area probably has more moose per square mile than any other place in Maine. Unlike the coastal and southern areas of Maine, the Katahdin region offers natural habitat including woodlands, wetlands and marshes, vegetation (food), and ponds (water) for moose to prosper. The Katahdin area features forests that extend from Millinocket to Canada with little in between but woodlands and wildlife. Baxter State Park also provides over 200,000 acres of land where moose are protected from hunting.
Your best chance of spotting moose is either at dawn or sunset at the edges of area lakes and ponds. Many visitors will utilize a moose tour company for ensuring their best chance of viewing Moose while visiting the Katahdin Area. Some moose tour companies offer boat and kayak trips while others utilize vans.
How does it get even better than this? The New England Outdoor Center "NEOC", home of Twin Pine Cabins and the River Drivers Restaurant, located on Millinocket Lake overlooking Katahdin , Maine's highest mountain and Baxter State Park comprises all the essential pieces for an unforgettable Maine winter vacation.
Plan your ultimate Maine vacation; come and stay with us in our high quality accommodation overlooking Millinocket Lake and Maine's highest mountain, Katahdin. Our full-service lakeside cabins are open year round and our award winning River Drivers Restaurant is open seven days a week. Our resort is trailside to some of the best snowmobile trails in New England. In addition to snowmobiling, we offer cross country ski trails designed by Olympian John Morton, snowshoeing, ice-fishing, back country skiing and more.