Although we think Tomhegan is as close to perfect as you can get, there is a chance that you might have a rain day while visiting. No worries, we’ve got you covered! There are lots of things to do in your cabin and in the quaint nearby town of Greenville.
Before you visit us, consider packing some rain day necessities. Puzzles, board/card games and books are great options. If you are feeling artistic, bring along some paint, grab some dry rocks and make some Moosehead Art Rocks to place around the lake once the sky has cleared. You can also rent our TV/DVD player combo and a few DVDs to help pass the time. Bring the ingredients to make you favorite sweet treat or check the Tomhegan store for “just add water” baking goodies! Always feel free to come see what else we have in our store. It is common for us to stay open beyond our normal store hours when the rain has us trapped inside.
However, if you’re starting to get stir crazy and need a day away from camp while the rain is pouring down, we have some great suggestions for you!
Go Souvenir Shopping: Have you checked out the stores in the center of Greenville? Kamp Kamp is full of great antiques, fun souvenirs and much more! Mud Puddle is a great place to grab your Moosehead Lake shirt. Maine Woods + Waters is a great place to find jewelry and decor made out of local materials such as birch bark and lake pebbles.
Visit the Center for Moosehead History: Check out their alternating displays, historical films, books and videos pertaining to regional history and an extensive display of Native American artifacts.
Visit the Moosehead Marine Museum: View a wide array of nautical treasures and learn about the Mt. Kineo house, steamboat history and the extensive life story of the regions lovely Katahdin steamboat. Book your cruise for the next sunny day while you are there!
Grab a new book at one of our bookstores: Visit one of our two traditional bookstores, Far Away Books + Antiques and Gabriel’s Books to grab a good read. The Corner Store and Northwoods Outfitters also have a great collection of books pertaining to regional history, activities and life in the Maine woods.
Sip a cup of coffee at one of our coffee shops: Check out the Hard Drive Cafe located inside Northwoods Outfitters for a great cup of coffee and a sweet treat or grab a smoothie, warm beverage or even lunch at Kineo Coffee Station.
Grab a bite to eat: Breakfast, lunch or dinner in town? We have some great options! There are too many to list but we would suggest Auntie M’s or Cafe Crepe for breakfast and brunch and Stress Free Moose or Kelly’s Landing for lunch or dinner. Visit www.mooseheadlake.org for a comprehensive list of dining options.
Try a local blend: Spotted Cat Winery was established in 2015 and offers unique and potent blends. From Wild Maine Blueberry to Kineo Noir, your palette will be surprised with artful creations this small family vineyard dreams up each season.
Pick up dessert: Grab some fudge from The Corner Shop or some candy from the candy store to bring back to camp or if your sweet tooth is craving something while in town, grab ice cream at Moose Scoops or the Dairy Bar.
Grab some outdoor gear for your next adventure: Indian Hill Trading Post and Northwoods Outfitters have you covered with all the gear you could possibly need, as well as staff that are knowledgeable on what gear is best for each outdoor activity.
Always feel free to ask our managers for any suggestions! Remember, they live here year-round so they are likely to have some great suggestions for what you may be interested in.