The Moosehead Lake Region, where there are more moose than people, is referred to by the local population, as Gods Country. This gateway to Maines great North Woods is famous for its abundance of opportunities for nature lovers.
Famous author Henry David Thoreau, who inspired lovers of the outdoors, explored this region with an Indian guide in the mid-1800s, and wrote about his travels in his book, THE MAINE WOODS. Moosehead Lake, the largest mountain lake in the eastern United States, is dotted by eighty islands, and surrounded by vast forested wilderness. Approximately 40 by 10 miles, with a shoreline of 400 miles, it is bordered by the towns of Greenville to the south, and Rockwood to the northwest. Beautiful Mount Kineo, with 700-foot cliffs rising straight up from Moosehead Lake, has attracted visitors from early Native Americans to the guests of today, and offers many experiences, from biking to snowmobiling, to bird-watching and scenic vistas.
Settlement of the Moosehead Lake Region dates back to 1812, when Nathaniel Haskell first began clearing trees for farming. In 1835, Henry Gower began clearing the area that would be named Greenville, for its green forests. A sawmill and gristmill were soon built, followed by launching of a steamboat to tow logs. A flourishing logging industry followed, with steamships towing booms with logs down Mooselake Lake. Greenville was incorporated in 1836. Whether your pleasure is fishing, hunting, sailing, hiking, skiing, viewing wildlife, or taking in natural beauty while relaxing on a scenic cruise, you will find it here in this incredibly exciting four-season vacationland.