Fishing on the big lake and it's tributaries begins May 1st...
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Smelting... The smelt is well regarded as a sport fish here in Maine. It has long been a tradition to catch a mess of smelts each spring. Smelts in our lakes run into the lower parts of streams very early in the spring to spawn.
Fiddleheads ... Another Maine tradition. Spring isn't complete here without a feed of fiddleheads. Fiddleheads are young Ostrich ferns. They grow in clumps along rich, fertile banks, and are easy to identify. Fiddleheads (the immature, tightly curled emerging fronds) have been considered edible by many cultures throughout history, and are still commonly used today as a foodstuff. Fiddleheads are either consumed fresh (and cooked) or preserved by freezing, pickling, canning or sun drying.
Fred Reckards' Memorial Moose River Canoe Race In memory of Fred Reckards, well-known canoe builder, racers paddle a seven-mile course of primarily flatwater on lake and river in Rockwood, ME. Awards are given in numerous classes, as well as an overall trophy and a special award for the fastest wood rib-and plank canoe.
Tour de Moose Mountain Bike Events. This is a two day event the last weekend in May. The Saturday race covers a challenging 18 mile cross-country course at Squaw Mountain in Greenville, ME. Sunday the race is held at Kineo in Rockwood, ME, and follows a 19 mile cross-country loop. Awards are presented to the top male, female, youth, and senior finishers in each event and for combined results in both.
And don't forget the Moose!!! In early spring Moose can be easily spotted just by driving around the region.. It's also the start of Moose Mania