Things to Do

r1Tomhegan is one of Moosehead’s Lake’s largest private shorefront landowners, with one and one-half miles of unspoiled beauty and easy access to exploring the 40 mile lake. The cabins and Main Lodge are situated on a slope of southern exposure. One can enjoy a beautiful sunrise or sunset from the front porch or sit by a lakeside campfire and watch a spectacular moonrise while the loons call.Set well back from the lake, the cabins and lodge afford privacy, comfort and, peace and quiet .  Enjoy all the comforts of home and total relaxation with not a thing in the world to disturb the serenity of the setting.

deerEnjoy the Wildlife – Camera enthusiasts and adventurers can explore surrounding woods and thrill at the sight of plentiful deer, moose and even an occasional bear. Hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing are favorite activities. You can take a leisurely walk, ski or snowshoe down a quiet wooded trail or, a climb up nearby Mt. Kineo to a spectacular view of Moosehead Lake and Mount Katahdin. Just a short boat ride, kayak or canoe paddle from our dock, the 4 mile Socatean Stream is a nature lover’s paradise. You can usually spot moose, deer, bald eagles and countless smaller animals as you explore this exciting spot.

Moose Cruises, Kineo Shuttles and Lake Tours – Right from the Tomhegan Marina, take a cruise on our pontoon boat down to Socatean Stream. You may see many different animals, from moose and bald eagles to loons and beavers. We also offer shuttles to the Kineo dock and Lake Tours. These are all by appointment. Ask our managers for more information. 

Rent Kayaks, Canoes and Boats – We have a small collection of rentals available to our guests to rent. Available are 4 single kayaks, 1 3 person canoe and 2 16ft aluminum Lund boats with 9.9HP engines. Please call to reserve to check availability in the office during check in. 

Hiking and Biking – Aside from the many regional places to hike and explore, our well marked trails originating from Tomhegan offer a chance to get out into the woods and explore without getting lost. Walking or biking the endless miles of remote woods roads gives you an opportunity to see wildlife, pick berries, take pictures or just enjoy the great outdoors. One of the most popular attractions on Moosehead Lake is Mt. Kineo. Hiking at Mt Kineo is breathtaking – click here for a trail map. Aside from the rich history and unique geological characteristics, it’s a spectacular hike and has a extremely scenic and fun. There are many other hikes in the region that are available year-round. If you are adventurous, check out the Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit Challenge. Our managers have hiked many local mountains and are happy to make suggestions based on your time and availability. 

Golf – Mount Kineo is not just for hiking! Head over to play a round of golf. Make sure to check out their club house.

Beaches – There are many pebble beaches on Moosehead Lake to explore and enjoy.  Just two coves north of our marina dock, is a beautiful secluded one and just south, is one that is just a short trail walk from your cabin or the lodge.   Rent a canoe, kayak or boat, pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the day exploring the Lake to find your own private beach.raft

Whitewater rafting – Rockwood is a favorite starting point for canoeists and white water float trips. They range in length from one day to several days. The Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers offer the most challenging and picturesque white water in the East. Every bit as challenging as Idaho’s Salmon or the Colorado Rivers, these exciting trips can be arranged for you through Northeast Whitewater.

Skiing and Snowboarding – 25 miles from Tomhegan, take to the slopes at Big Squaw Mountain. With fabulous prices, local charm and lodge with food and drinks from local legend, Northwoods Gourment Girl, Big Squaw is well worth the visit! 

Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing – If you would like to stay right at camp,  you can snowshoe the trails right here at Tomhegan and cross-country ski our road. Yet, there are many options around the lake to explore as well. Visit our blog post about snowshoeing around Moosehead Lake for more information.

Honeymooners – Tomhegan offers the perfect, romantic and private hideaway for newlywed couples.

Weddings and Special Occasions – Visit our wedding and special occasions page for more information. 

Diana’s Gravesite – Be sure to visit Diana’s grave sight on the short trail in front of the lodge, down by the old water pump-house. Diana was the legendary deer who resided at Tomhegan all of 18 years of her life.

fish1Local Restaurants –

Maynard’s In Maine – Dine while overlooking Moose River and the Blue Ridge Mtns. – Home cooked daily specials family style. Serving breakfast and dinner. Reservations needed. Rockwood, Maine 04441 Phone (207) 534-7703

Pittston Farm – Legendary outpost. “Come as a stranger and leave as a friend”. Three meals served a day no reservations needed but helpful. Phone 207.280.0000

Rockwood Bar and Grill    3628 Rockwood Road    207-534-0202

Other fine restaurants are located a bit further away in Greenville and Jackman. Ask the Tomhegan Managers.

General Stores in Rockwood –

Rockwood Convenience Store    3628 Rockwood Road    (207) 534-0204

Moosehead Bait & Tackle – 4008 Rockwood Road, Rockwood – (207) 534-2261