Looking for Things to Do in Greenville Maine?
Greenville, Maine is the largest town on the southern tip of Moosehead Lake. Planning a vacation to Maine? Think Moosehead Lake for the best outdoor adventures and things to do in Greenville Maine! The outdoor activities to choose from are endless in the Greenville area. Choose from activities like boating, fishing, hiking or tackle the world class whitewater river rapids. Slow things down and browse the local shops for Maine made products, and of course keep your eye out for… MOOSE! Greenville is the perfect place in Maine for outdoor adventurers and travelers looking for a destination that is off the beaten path. Keep reading for details on how to maximize your “things to do in Maine” vacation checklist!
Check out some of our Top Picks for Outdoor Adventures in Greenville below!
At the top of the list for things to do in Greenville Maine starts with Maine’s largest lake, Moosehead Lake! Moosehead Lake is the largest mountain lake in the Eastern U.S. and is the headwaters (source) of the Kennebec River, West Branch of the Penobscot River, the Piscataquis River, and the Pleasant River. There are over 80 islands scattered throughout the lake. Sugar Island being the largest and Deer Island to the west. Visitors are often drawn to Moosehead Lake because of the variety of fishing. Some fish you might catch are brook trout, rainbow, brown and lake trout (locally known as togue), salmon, smallmouth and largemouth bass. Bring your boat or rent from a local dealer for a great day on the water!
Mt. Kineo State Park
Mt. Kineo State Park is a highlight for guests looking for things to do at Moosehead Lake. Just northwest of Greenville is the town of Rockwood. A water taxi service departs to Mt. Kineo for hiking, golfing and enjoying the beaches of Mt. Kineo State Park. At elevation around 1800 feet, Mount Kineo dominates Moosehead Lake with a dramatic cliff face rising 700 feet above the lake surface. Plan to depart Greenville in the morning to spend the day exploring Mt. Kineo! Or, consider a float plan tour of Mt. Kineo with Currier’s or Jack’s Air service.
For guests seeking a history tour and relaxing day on the lake, the Katahdin Steamship is the perfect thing to do in Greenville Maine! Tickets are not required in advance and the steamship departs around noon for a 3 hour Moosehead Lake cruise. Learn from the historian about the areas logging history, Abenaki settlers, and the boat you are voyaging on all while enjoying a cocktail or snack from the main sun deck. Even on rainy days, it’s a wonderful thing to do in Greenville Maine, because there is plenty of space under cover to enjoy the beautiful lake views!
Greenville is the “hub” at Moosehead Lake with charming stores, restaurants, and nearby to everything outdoors. Looking for guided outdoor adventure? Northeast Whitewater offers daily whitewater rafting trips on the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers. Rafting is the perfect rainy day outdoor activity because you are guaranteed to get wet anyway! From mild trips ideal for families and first timers, to more challenging whitewater rapids. Rafting trips launch every morning and include transportation, a delicious riverside BBQ, and all of the necessary equipment.
Moose are a Must!
The signature thing to do in Greenville Maine is clearly all about moose. The area is MOOSE-head for a reason! Guests from near and far are always seeking out that up close and personal encounter with a moose. Who doesn’t want to share with their friends a photo of a 900 pound, all legs, big ears moose face?! Greenville’s claim to fame is that moose outnumber people 3 to 1, but it’s not that easy finding a moose on your own. Visitors are encouraged to hire guides to take them out to the right spots for moose sightings. Moose tours are offered daily in the morning and evening with your choice of land or canoe. Looking for a personalized experience? Opt to do a private moose tour with a dedicated guide for you and your family.
Hiking in the Greenville Maine area is a highlight for many visitors. With numerous waterfalls within 10 miles of our location and hiking trails from easy to moderate, there is a hike for everyone! Choose to spend a whole day on the trails or a quick 2-3 miles – No matter the hiking adventure, there are scenic views, mountain ponds, and perfect tucked away picnic spots for you and your family to enjoy. The well known path the Appalachian trail intersects our community!
When you live in such an amazing outdoor destination, navigating the woods, trails, and finding all the right things to do may seem pretty easy, but we recommend hiring guides to provide information and point you in the right direction for other cool things to do. Most importantly, guides are trained to provide unique experiences in nature, but also point out the best places to grab a drink, and of course see a moose! Let Northeast Whitewater be your guide. We offer daily services to guests and visitors looking for things to do in the Moosehead Lake Region. Located on the main route leading to town, we are your Moosehead Outdoor Adventures for all things to do and information.