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Kid-Friendly Activities for Families: Moosehead Lake Greenville Maine


downtown on the edge of lake with boats and docks

Kid-Friendly Activities for Families in the Moosehead Lake Region

Get your family outdoors for memories that last a lifetime!

The Moosehead Lake Region is a haven for family adventure, offering a plethora of kid-friendly activities that cater to all ages and interests. Whether your family loves hiking, water sports, wildlife watching, or winter activities, Moosehead Lake Greenville Maine has something for everyone.


This stunning region, nestled in the heart of Maine, is known for its vast natural beauty, serene landscapes, and diverse wildlife, making it an ideal destination for families looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. From exploring picturesque trails and enjoying beachside picnics to engaging in thrilling water sports and educational nature programs, your family will find endless opportunities for fun and bonding. With each season bringing its own unique set of activities, Moosehead Lake promises an unforgettable adventure year-round.


Summer Fun


  • Lily Bay State Park: Spend a sunny day playing in the water or camping at Lily Bay State Park. The park offers pristine beaches, picnic areas, and numerous trails perfect for family hikes.

  • Watercraft Rentals: Rent a boat, kayak, canoe, or paddleboard to explore the serene waters of Moosehead Lake. For a unique experience, consider chartering a fishing boat from one of the region's many sporting camps.

  • Moosehead Area Rentals: Specializing in boats, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and more. Contact them at 207-695-3200 or visit Moosehead Area Rentals.

  • Wild Ones Boat Rentals: Offering pontoon boats, fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. Contact them at 207-944-7024 or visit Wild Ones Boat Rentals.

  • Northwoods Outfitters: Providing a variety of watercraft rentals, including canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. Contact them at 207-695-3288 or visit Northwoods Outfitters.

  • Mount Kineo Hike: Embark on a family-friendly hike up Mount Kineo. The trail is suitable for kids and offers stunning views from the summit.

  • Mt Kineo Shuttle Service: Access the trailhead via the Mt Kineo Shuttle Service. Contact them at 207-534-9012 or visit Mt Kineo Shuttle.

  • Seaplane Flights & Moose Safaris: Take a scenic flight on a seaplane or join a guided moose safari to see these majestic animals in their natural habitat.

  • Currier's Flying Service: Offering seaplane tours. Contact them at 207-695-2778 or visit Currier's Flying Service.

  • Moosehead Lake Region Guides: Offering customized moose safaris and wildlife tours. Contact them at 207-695-0151 or visit Moosehead Lake Region Guides.

  • Whitewater Rafting: For the thrill-seekers, whitewater rafting on the local rivers is an exhilarating way to spend a day.

  • Northeast Whitewater: Specializing in whitewater rafting trips for all skill levels. Contact them at 207-695-0151 or visit Northeast Whitewater.

  • Maine Outdoors: Offering guided whitewater rafting adventures. Contact them at 207-892-2216 or visit Maine Outdoors.

  • Explore the Ice Caves: If you want to cool down during the summer, head north to the Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area and take the Ice Cave Trail. This short one-mile hike leads you to the mouth of caverns that stay iced for most of the year. The trail to get to the caves is fairly easy, although it is rocky and uneven. Be careful once you get to the caves, though, as they are very slippery and can be dangerous. If you have small children with you, skip the ice caves and stroll around the beautiful lakes instead.


Winter Adventures


  • Snowmobiling & Skiing at Big Moose Mountain: In the winter, take advantage of the snowy landscape with snowmobiling tours or skiing at Big Moose Mountain. The mountain offers a variety of trails for all skill levels, making it perfect for family outings.

  • Snowshoeing: Explore the quiet beauty of the winter woods on snowshoes, perfect for kids who enjoy walking in the snow.

  • Northwoods Outfitters: Offering snowmobile, ski, and snowshoe rentals. Contact them at 207-695-3288 or visit Northwoods Outfitters.


Year-Round Activities

  • Historical Sightseeing & Museums: The region is rich in history, with several museums and historical sites offering educational and engaging experiences for children.

  • Moosehead Historical Society and Museums: Located in Greenville, the Moosehead Historical Society offers a glimpse into the past with its exhibits on local history, logging, and the area's development. Contact them at 207-695-2909 or visit Moosehead Historical Society.

  • The Lumberman's Museum: Situated in the nearby town of Patten, this museum provides an in-depth look at the history of logging in the region. Contact them at 207-528-2650 or visit Lumberman's Museum.

  • Moosehead Marine Museum: Located on the shores of Moosehead Lake, this museum features the historic steamboat Katahdin and exhibits on the region's maritime history. Contact them at 207-695-2716 or visit Moosehead Marine Museum.


  • Greenville Consolidated School Facilities: The public athletic fields and facilities at Greenville Consolidated School include an ice-skating rink, skateboard park, rollerblade oval, walking/running track, tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, and a basketball court.


  • Summer Recreation Programs: The summer rec department offers classes for children, including arts and crafts, drama, swimming lessons, tennis, soccer, basketball, and more. These programs are designed to keep kids active and engaged throughout the summer

    • Arts and Crafts: Hands-on activities that foster creativity and imagination.

    • Drama: Acting and performance classes that build confidence and teamwork.

    • Swimming Lessons: Instruction for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced swimmers.

    • Tennis, Soccer, and Basketball: Sports classes that teach skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

    • Additional Activities: Various other activities to keep kids entertained and active.


Educational Opportunities

  • Natural Resource Education Center: The center offers programs for children to learn about outdoor activities such as canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and hiking. These programs are designed to teach kids about nature and the environment while having fun.


  • Farm Tours and Educational Programs Don't miss out on educational opportunities at The Farm at Moosehead, offering farm tours where children can learn about activities such as canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and hiking. They also host workshops where families can participate in activities like cheese making or organic gardening.


Contact Information


The next time your family plans a vacation, consider the Moosehead Lake Region for the outdoor fun your family deserves. With so many activities to choose from, your family will be astounded by the breathtaking scenery and endless adventures that await.


What to Do in Moosehead Lake

For those seeking more activities and detailed guides, Moose River Lookout offers a wealth of information about the Moosehead Lake area. From seasonal events and community news to outdoor adventure guides and dining recommendations, Moose River Lookout is your new resource for exploring the region. In addition to hiking, you can find information on boating, fishing, camping, and local attractions.


  • Moosehead News: Stay updated with the latest happenings and news in the Moosehead Lake region. Learn more about what to do and where to go in the Moosehead Lake area.


Perfect Accommodation for Your Visit

Look no further for the perfect accommodation during your visit to the Monson, Shirley, Greenville, Rockwood, and Jackman areas of Maine. Moose River Lookout offers an idyllic retreat nestled along the serene Moose River at the base of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in Rockwood.


Ultimate Outdoor Getaway

With direct backyard access to Maine's Interconnected Trail System (ITS66) and a private dock on the river, adventure awaits right outside your door. Whether you're into hiking, golfing, boating, fishing, hunting, skiing, or snowmobiling, you'll find it all just steps away from our doorstep.


Book Your Stay

Experience the ultimate outdoor getaway in the heart of Maine's natural beauty. For inquiries or to make a reservation, please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to Moose River Lookout!


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