Winter Months


Tomhegan offers great winter month activities for the outdoor enthusiast. We’re perfectly located for convenient access to some of the finest snowmobiling, Nordic and X-C skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing in Maine. check rates and availability


TomhegansnowmobilesThe Moosehead Region is a world class snowmobiling destination. Being inland and in the mountains ensures that the snowfall is early and plentiful. Five snowmobile clubs and a loyal group of groomers keep hundreds of miles of local trails well-marked and in top condition.

Tomhegan is conveniently located to the famous Moosehead Trail (ITS86) which offers 160 miles of spectacular and scenic riding, with stops for coffee, lunch, and gas along the way. The local trails join the greater Maine Interconnecting Trail System for those avid riders who want to explore other parts of Maine, New Hampshire, and even ride into Canada.

Trail condition reports are easily accessible from local snowmobile clubs (see below) or by giving us a call. The most reliable conditions are from January to mid March, but this does vary depending on annual snowfall.

Local Snowmobile Clubs & Trail Updates

E-ville Riders Snowmobile Club • Elliotsville Twp.
Greenville ITS Grooming • Greenville
Maine Snowmobile Association
Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Club • Greenville • (207) 695-2421
New England Outdoor Center • Millinocket • (800) 766-7238



Snowmobile Licenses & Regulations

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
Town of Greenville • Greenville • (207) 695-2421

Snowmobile Rentals

Kokadjo Trading Post • Kodadjo • (207) 695-3993
Moosehead Motorsports • Greenville • (207) 695-2020
Moosehead Sled Repair, Rentals & Bait Shop • Rockwood • (207) 534-2261
New England Outdoor Center • Millinocket • (800) 766-7238
Northwoods Outfitters • Greenville • (207) 695-3288

Ice Fishing

nice-fishWith over a mile of shorefront on Moosehead Lake, Tomhegan offers easy access to some of the most productive ice fishing waters in Maine. Ice fishing season runs from January 1 through March 31.

Moosehead Lake and its many surrounding lakes and ponds are known for their brook trout, landlocked salmon, and lake trout (togue) fisheries. Several nearby smaller ponds provide exciting action for small mouth bass and white perch.

Bring your own ice shack or rent one at Tomhegan. You’ll appreciate it during those arctic like winter days. Our resident Maine Fishing Guide will be happy to put you “onto the fish” or, you can explore the miles of shoreline and coves for your own hot ice fishing spot. Late winter fishing can be spectacular, when the sun is bright and warming.

Be sure to have a fishing license. For your convenience, you can purchase one at the store right at Tomhegan and also get an up-to-date fishing regulation book. There are several local sites where you may purchase a license, or you may apply for one online from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife website listed below.

Licenses and Regulations:

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Indian Hill Trading Post • Greenville • (207) 695-2104

Maine Guide Fly Shop • Greenville • (207) 695-2266

Ice Fishing Equipment Sales & Rentals:

Indian Hill Trading Post • Greenville • (207) 695-2104

Maine Guide Fly Shop & Guide Service • Greenville • (207) 695-2266

Ice Fishing Guide Service:

Tomhegan Camps (207) 534-7712 

Snowshoeing, Nordic and XC skiing


A winter stay at Tomhegan is not just for snowmobilers and ice fishing. More and more people are discovering the joys of Nordic and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Moose Mountain Ski Area (formerly Squaw Mountain) is conveniently located just 45 minutes away and there is also convenient access from Tomhegan to miles of groomed xc ski trails in the area, along with miles and miles of ungroomed possibilities for snowshoeing.

Moosehead Lake, which is surrounded by mountains, ponds, and forests is a favorite destination for cross country and snowshoeing enthusiasts. Those traveling via cross-country skis and snowshoes enjoy gliding through spruce and pine forests with incredible views of frozen waterfalls, mountains, ponds and lakes. Trekking in the Moosehead Region is peaceful, scenic and a wonderful way to discover the many subtleties of the area.

Strap on your downhill skis or, get out your map, stuff you backpack and enjoy the spectacular winter views you’ll see when you explore the beauty of the Moosehead Lake Region in winter!….then return to a cozy and warm cabin at Tomhegan.