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Winter on Moosehead Lake

As the flakes fall elegantly to the ground, winter is settling in here in the north woods of Maine. The deer are still here, but as soon as the lake freezes over, we will be saying goodbye to them until the spring, as they migrate to the Moose River. Generally the lake is completely frozen over by the first week of January. Watching the rough and tumbling waves it is hard to believe it will ever happen, but when it does, it is time for the real winter fun to begin!

Whether you are athletic, outdoorsy or just want to stay warm and cozy in one of our cabins, there are lots of great activities to keep you busy here from December through March.

For the athletes among us, start checking off your winter hikes for the Moosehead Pinnacle Pursuit, Winter edition! In mid December, Squaw Mountain opens to snowboarders and skiers. Snowshoe the trails right here at Tomhegan, or at one of the nearby mountains. Break out your cross country skis and head down our road or the groomed trails nearby at the Birches. If you need any rentals, let us know and we will help you find what you need!

For our outdoorsy friends, light up a snowy campfire and sharpen your stargazing skills in the crisp northern sky. Maybe you’ll even get to see the Northern Lights! Winter days can be spent ice fishing or snowmobiling with friends.


Not into the winter sports? No problem! Can you imagine anything more cozy than a woodstove and your warm beverage of choice? Bring some books, board games and puzzles and stay toasty warm! With the tranquil location and quiet atmosphere, it is easy to unwind, relax and unplug.

We invite you to experience a Tomhegan weekend – if you have never been before we promise you won’t ever miss it again. Remember, the calendar fills up quickly so if you want to visit, get your reservation in soon!