It’s been a while since I posted about a personal trip… I’m the classic photographer who spends hours photographing and meticulously editing my client’s photos, while my own pile up on my computer under the “to be sorted and edited someday…” banner.
BUT sometimes you go somewhere so breathtaking, it’s impossible to put the camera down and impossible to NOT share the photos. Moosehead Lake was one of those places for me. We spent a week exploring this massive and unbelievably tranquil lake this summer. It really is a hidden jewel — right in the middle of “Vacationland.” This expansive and under-developed shoreline is dotted with rustic cabins and very few real inns. Despite this being a 40-mile long, 20-mile wide lake, the only real shopping and nearly all the restaurants and bars are centered around Greenville, a small town at the base of this massive body of water. Most of the area is accessible by former logging roads (newly paved, thankfully) which people drive ~50 mph during the day and ~25 mph at night, looking out for moose in the road — and with good reason, my in-laws hit one themselves on the trip up several years ago. It really is one of the most special and unique places to visit in Maine!
We were lucky to enjoy a perfect week on the lake, with comfortable temperatures and sunshine nearly every day. We spent most of our days out on the water or in it — particularly the labs, Dakota and Millie, who enjoyed morning, afternoon, evening and even twilight swims off the dock. We didn’t sight any moose this trip, although our attempts to spot them certainly stuck in our daughter’s head — she now likes to shout out “I see a moose!” or “I see mama moose — she’s big!” (should I take that personally?) from the back seat while we drive around the suburbs. Needless to say, it was a memorable trip and we will definitely be back!