Gray Ghost Camps Rockwood, Maine

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Fall

Fall is a time for wildlife to scurry in prepa­ra­tion for win­ter and vaca­tion­ers to pack up and head home from camp … or is it? Rock­wood is bustling with activ­ity in the Autumn months when other areas are start­ing to but­ton up for the com­ing win­ter. Hunt­ing sea­son peaks, fish­ing is pro­duc­tive, and the foliage is absolutely stun­ning dur­ing the lat­ter part of the year.

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Located in the heart of the wildlife region, Rock­wood boasts some of the best hunt­ing grounds in the North­east. The vast, unin­hab­ited woods are home to prized game while the over­lay of back coun­try roads pro­vides acces­si­bil­ity. Besides world tro­phy class white­tail deer, hunters can also enjoy the thrill of pur­su­ing black bear, par­tridge, and moose. Black bear sea­son kicks off the Fall in Sep­tem­ber and lasts through Novem­ber, fol­lowed by deer archery, par­tridge, and moose sea­sons in Octo­ber, and deer firearms sea­son in Novem­ber. www.maine.gove/ifw/hunting_trapping/hunting/index.htm

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Cast Away
Fall fish­ing is a favorite among fish­er­men look­ing to catch the last of the year’s open water fish. The Ken­nebec and Moose Rivers turn out boun­ti­ful fly fish­ing catches, while the lakes offer a placid refuge for the fresh water angler.

 

 

 

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Strik­ing out on a mean­der­ing coun­try road with a cam­era in hand is the per­fect way to spend a fall day in the moun­tains of Maine. Pho­to­graph the images of bold, vibrant autumn leaves set against the blue hue of the north­ern sky that you’ll want to remem­ber for a life­time. If pho­tog­ra­phy is your pas­sion, make sure to check out Gallery on the Lake. Local pho­tog­ra­phers work is on dis­play and for sale, in case you’d rather buy those cap­tured nat­ural images.

 

Crunch­ing Leaves Under Foot
Autumn is, per­haps, the most enjoy­able sea­son to hike our region’s plethora of sky reach­ing moun­tains. The weather is cool, the air is crisp. Wildlife is teem­ing, yet, the bugs have gone. The elab­o­rately painted land­scapes seen from the tops of moun­tains, such as Lit­tle Spencer, Big Moose, Moxie, and White Cap are unsurpassed.

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Fall is the most spec­tac­u­lar time of year to take a sea plane ride above the lakes. Soar over this mar­velous moun­tain­ous water­shed, get a bird’s eye view of the most remote wild lands New Eng­land boasts, and see wildlife roam­ing amongst its nat­ural set­ting.

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Cash­ing in on Geo­caching
Geo­caching has become increas­ingly pop­u­lar in New Eng­land, and Rock­wood is no excep­tion. Dis­cover your own nature based GPS trea­sure hunt. Visit www​.geo​caching​.com and search by zip code 04478 for local caches.

Fuel­ing the Fires
The Moose­head Lake region con­sists of thou­sands and thou­sands of acres of paper com­pany wood­lands. For a ten dol­lar per­mit, you can get a truck load of fire wood. Or find that per­fect Christ­mas Tree! Con­tact the regional Plum Creek office for per­mits and infor­ma­tion.