Gray Ghost Camps Rockwood, Maine

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Winter

Moosehead Lake is a win­ter won­der­land seeker’s ideal des­ti­na­tion. Whether you are con­tent to snug­gle up with a warm cup of cocoa in front of the fire­place, would rather be out on the lakes fish­ing, like trekking through the moun­tain­ous land­scape on skis, or pre­fer glid­ing through it on a snow­mo­bile, the Moose­head Lake Region offers it all. Miles of pris­tine trails, frozen fish-​filled lakes and ponds, and snow-​capped moun­tains all await you in Rockwood, Maine for your win­ter adven­ture vaca­tion.540911_423281934403040_833006077_n

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Snow­mo­bile Away The Moose­head Lake region is home to the one of the Northeast’s largest win­ter play­grounds. Hun­dreds of miles of groomed snow­mo­bile trails lead the way to many scenic and remote des­ti­na­tions. The 100 mile Moose­head Trail encir­cles the entire lake offer­ing unri­valed views along the way. Snow­mo­bile rentals, gas sta­tions, overnight accom­mo­da­tions, and restau­rants are all avail­able at con­ve­nient loca­tions along the trail sys­tems, ensur­ing places for you to rest and refuel. If you are think­ing of try­ing snow­mo­bil­ing for the first time, rent­ing snow­mo­biles is a great way to get the expe­ri­ence you crave. There are sev­eral snowmobile rental providers in the Moose­head Lake area ready to help you hit the snowy trails.

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Just 12 miles from camp, you will find Big Squaw Mountain.  A family oriented ski mountain offering beginner and intermediate  trails.  Visit www.skibigsquaw.com to find out more about trail conditions and hours of operation.

 

Cross Country Ski Trails

Located just one mile from camp, the Moose­head Wild­lands is home to 30 plus miles of nordic and cross coun­try ski trails. You can pre­view the map here trail map. From the trails you can view a wide vari­ety of wildlife. There are a wide vari­ety of trail dif­fi­cul­ties for every level. After your ski, you can warm by the fire at the Birches Lodge near the one of the trail­heads.

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The Moose­head Lake area offers the win­ter out­door adven­turer ample oppor­tu­nity for back coun­try trekking off the beaten snowy path. There are miles of pris­tine trails and chal­leng­ing remote ter­rain for those who enjoy cross coun­try ski­ing and snow­shoe­ing. If antler hunt­ing is your objec­tive, the vast snow-​covered forests pro­vide ample oppor­tu­nity for find­ing nat­ural trea­sures to take home as sou­venirs. Grab you DeLorme Maine Atlas and Gazetteer and get out there!

 

Ice Fish­ing
The vast expanse of Moose­head Lake as well as sev­eral area lakes and ponds pro­vide oppor­tu­ni­ties for the ice fish­er­man to snag his bounty of fish. Salmon, lake trout and brook trout can all be caught through the ice from the com­fort of an ice house. Local mer­chants pro­vide ice houses for rent as well as bait, licenses, and any other gear you may need. Con­tact Moose­head Bait and Tackle and Maynard’s of Maine. See www.maine​.gov/​i​f​w​/​l​i​c​e​n​s​e​s​_​p​e​r​m​i​t​s​/​f​i​s​h​i​n​g​.​h​t​m for reg­u­la­tions and license information.