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Summer time, so much to do, so little time!
Berry picking... From early to mid July strawberries can be found growing wild on open banks and in fields. Raspberries can be found in abundance along logging roads and clear cuts throughout the region by mid to late July. Blueberries ripen in August and are a Maine tradition, you can find them in clear cuts and on open ledges and mountain tops.
Biking... Although most of our region is hilly and the terrain is not always easy to ride, there are plenty of older, unused logging roads where you can ride. If you don't want to bring your wheels with you, you can rent mountain bikes from several area businesses.
Moose watching... The best time to spot moose during the summer months is early in the morning or late evening. The sight of a Majestic Bull Moose or Cow with twin Calves is a must see for everyone who comes to the Moosehead Region.
Horseback Riding... Piscataquis County boast some of the only undeveloped riding country left in New England. Our unique network of discontinued logging roads makes many mountains and remote ponds accessible by horseback.
Scenic Flights... In order to really grasp the vastness and topography of the area, one must view it from the air. A flight over the region definitely helps to place things in perspective; and to catch a breathtaking view of the scenery. You can arrange short scenic flights from 15 minutes to 2 hours with any of the flying services in the area.
Swimming... You will find excellent swimming in our cool clear lakes, ponds and streams. In the smaller bodies of water the temperature gets very warm by July and August. Larger lakes such as Moosehead remain cool and refreshing even in August.
Supervised swimming is available at State parks during certain posted hours and at the Red Cross Beach in Greenville. There are numerous beaches throughout the region where you may swim at your own risk with no supervision.Back to top