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Visit Maine’s Moosehead Lake Region this Fall

September 6, 2013 by

Moosehead Lake

Moosehead Lake

Maine is a favorite destination in the fall. You won’t find more stunning colors than those found at Maine’s Moosehead Lake region.

Nestled among scenic mountains, Moosehead Lake is the largest lake contained in one state east of the Mississippi. Around the lake, the vast forested wilderness offers breathtaking colors in the fall.

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Moosehead Lake Regional History

The Moosehead Lake region is rich in history. The area was explored by Henry David Thoreau with Native American guides back in the mid-1800’s. A hundred years ago, visitors arrived to the region by train and summered at grand hotels on the lake.

The beauty of Moosehead lake lured visitors to the beauty and serenity offered by the pristine wilderness and it offers the same today. However, until recently this destination was a well-kept secret known to Maine families, down-hill skiers, and hardcore sportsmen.

Presently, Moosehead Lake is drawing a new group including eco-tourists, nature lovers, and those who just want to escape the busyness of life. During the fall, the region is also a grand choice for those who want to experience the lake surrounded by vibrant fall foliage.

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Active Ways to Enjoy Maine’s Fall Colors

Moosehead Lake is known for its crystal clean waters, and exploring the region by kayak or canoe is a popular activity. For those who like a little more excitement, you can try your hand at shooting the rapids on their world-class white water rafting rivers instead.

If you’re not a paddler, you can always choose to take in the fall colors via a scenic cruise aboard the historic steamship Katahdin.

The mountains also offer hiking trails for all abilities, including a stretch of the Appalachian Trail. What a stunning way to take in the breathtaking scenic vistas hand painted by Mother Nature. These trails also offer the opportunity to spot moose, do some bird watching, as well as spotting other native wildlife.

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