Appropriately known as the Gateway to North Country, Greenville typifies New England wilderness as an epicenter for outdoor recreation. This lake town resides on Moosehead Lake (the largest body of fresh water in Maine) and boasts an impressive view of Mount Katahdin.
Amongst the many hikers, hunters, and snowmobilers who gather here throughout the year, a large number of fishermen make their pilgrimage to this wild and remote region. Regardless of your aspirations, Greenville is a wonderful place to visit and take in the beauty of nature.
Where to Eat & Drink: A Few Favorites
Auntie M’s – The top place to grab breakfast in town. Gather with the locals and indulge in a selection of scrumptious diner classics.
Blaire Hill Inn & Restaurant – An up-scale dining experience with one of the grandest views of Moosehead Lake. Six courses of seasonal fare are served in this quaint New England inn. Reservations can be made every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from mid-June through Columbus Day weekend.
The Lodge at Moosehead Lake – Another cozy setting to eat, drink, and be merry. Floor to ceiling windows provide panoramic views of the lake. Dinner is served Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from mid-June through Columbus Day weekend.
Claudine’s Café Crêpe – Sweet and savory crêpes that are made-to-order and exceptionally tasty. From the classic ham and cheese, to their banana peanut butter special, their is something for everyone on their menu.
Northwoods Gourmet Girl – Home and pantry staples made the Maine way – natural and pure. Ketchups, caramels, and jams are just a few of the beloved items on their shelves. Plans to expand their space for an eatery and design store are also in the works!
Things to Do: Explore Greenville
Maine Guide Fly Shop and Guide Service – Registered Maine Guides who are experts in the region’s fly fishing conditions and knowhow. Grab a few hand-tied flies before hitting the river.
Kamp Kamp – The place to go for all your cabin needs. Antiques, skins, art, and trinkets are in abundance here.
AMC Medawisla Lodge – The newest addition to the Maine Wilderness Lodges network. This lodge is well situated to explore the 100-Mile Wilderness, known as one of the most wild and challenging sections of the Appalachian Trail.
Currier’s Flying Service – Vintage seaplanes give guests a bird’s-eye view of Moosehead Lake. This is a phenomenal way to see Maine’s Northwoods.
Katahdin Cruise – Learn about the region’s rich history while touring the lake on a 1914 steamboat.
B52 Crash Site – A living memorial of the B-52 crash site on Elephant Mountain. This short, yet humbling hike pays tribute to a 1963 Cold War training mishap.
Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.
Kelby Cushman is a writer and photographer in mountainous New Hampshire. As the original contributor for The Jackson House Inn’s blog in Woodstock VT, she found passion in telling the stories of farmers, chefs, and makers through words and images. Follow her adventures and photography on her website.