Visiting us this October cannot get any sweeter than the beauty we expect to see on the 16th. Foliage is expected to be at its peak and the night sky will be filled with the Hunter’s Full Moon. This is the first Full Moon following September’s Harvest Moon. It rises just after sunset and sets around sunrise, so this is the only night in the month when the Moon is in the sky all night long. Some Native American tribes referred to October’s Moon as the Full Hunter’s Moon as it was the time to go hunting in preparation for winter.
As the leaves change with the season and some find their way to the ground, the Tomhegan deer, chipmunks, squirrels and ducks will be happily roaming around camp in getting themselves ready for winter as well. And if all goes as it should, at 12:24PM, the Hunter’s Moon will grace us with its bold presence.
Although there is no hunting allowed on the property or on Spinney Road, Tomhegan makes for a great home base to access the abundant legal hunting areas nearby. And as always, Tomhegan offers a myriad of other fun family activities. Take a leaf-peeping hike up our beloved Kineo, or a brisk paddle by kayak or canoe to either Socatean or Tomhegan Bay. The crisp fall air is just perfect to enjoy a warm campfire and wood stove season will just be gearing up. Before the full moon appears, spend some time searching for shooting stars, the milky way and many constellations. If you haven’t witnessed a full moon in the clear Moosehead Lake skies, we suggest you check this off your bucket list! Use Coupon Code Fall4Fall to receive 20% off your new fall 2016 reservation.