Exploring on foot from Moosehead Lake hotels is the easiest way to see the best sights in the area, with trails hugging the lake's shoreline as well as winding their way into the hills.
This is a hike for serious walkers, especially if you have a competitive streak! Climb the six mountains in the Moosehead Lake area - Mount Kineo, Number Four Mountain, Whitecap Mountain, Eagle Rock, Big Moose Mountain and Borestone Mountain - and you will be awarded a certificate to mark your achievement.
If six mountains is too much, why not try the easier hiking trail up Little Moose Mountain, which can be between one and eight miles long depending on the route you take.
Take the one-mile hike to the head of Gulf Hagas, the Grand Canyon of Maine, or continue along the trail which passes through the spectacular gorge for a further four miles.
Moosehead Lake is the ideal destination for active families and older children and teenagers will love trying out all the activities on offer.
Bring your own boat to Moosehead Lake if you want to do some sightseeing from the water, or rent canoes and kayaks and enjoy a leisurely paddle on the water. If you prefer a little more excitement, white water rafting trips are run on the nearby Kennebec, Penobscot and Dead rivers.
As you would expect from the name, Moosehead Lake is home to several wild moose. You may be able to spot some from your Moosehead Lake cabins but you might have better luck on an organized Moose Safari led by local guides who know all the best places to find these elusive creatures.
For a truly unforgettable family experience, why not book a scenic flight on a seaplane. The plane takes off from the surface of Moosehead Lake itself before providing you with a birds' eye view of the Maine scenery.
Don't forget to explore the area's history as well as its scenery. The Depot, built in 1889, was a stop-off point for travelers heading north, while the B-52 memorial at Moosehead Lake marks the spot where an airplane crashed during training. Join a historical tour if you want to learn more.