Marvels Of The Highland Lakes Region
Northern Exposure combined with mineral rich soil and varied trees
makes for a spectacular Autumn leaf display. Foliage is most vivid from
late September until early October.
are in Guilford, a village 8 miles west of Dover-Foxcroft,
the County Seat, home of Foxcroft Academy, which was founded in 1823,
just 7 years before the Mansion was built. Guilford sits on the
southern edge of the vast and beautiful Maine wilderness. Piscataquis
County is the size of the state of Connecticut---with a grand total of
two stoplights and 16,000 people! As a result, we are minutes from a
host of scenic splendors, including State Parks, waterfalls, lakes,
ponds, and historic structures.
please note that Moosehead Lake and Sebec Lake have life guarded
beaches. For the more adventurous, there is a swimming hole with
waterfalls just north of Guilford in Willimantic. Outstanding camping
and hiking trails abound, including the Appalachian Trail, 15 miles
north of Guilford. You are welcome to use Trebor Mansion as your base
camp---some storage may be available.
Waterfalls are a gift of nature. In fact, in Maine's Piscataquis County alone, there are more than 100 waterfalls, and since 2004, Sangerville resident Erik Stumpfel has made it his business to seek them out.“Waterfalls of Piscataquis County.”
is boating in the larger lakes, and whitewater rafting and
kayaking on the swift flowing streams that crisscross the region. You
can drink out of most of the streams, if you're not too particular
about who else has. Ice fishing and summer angling for trout, salmon,
bass and togue (lake trout) are very popular here. Hunting for Big
Game, grouse, pheasant and waterfowl is popular in the sparsely
populated mixed woodlands all around us.
Northeast Guide Service - Whitewater Rafting &
Kayaking in Maine - Offers Registered Maine Guides for
Maine whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly fishing, and moose tours in
the heart of the Moosehead Lake Region, Greenville, Maine, 25 miles north of the Inn.
have snow when others don't, and the ITS Snowmobile Trail #85
runs 1 block north of the Inn. Our heavy snowfall also accounts for
the popularity of snow shoeing, dog sledding and cross country skiing
in the area. There are beautiful cross country courses just north of us
in Greenville (please inquire at the NREC in the Chamber of Commerce or email info@NRECmoosehead.org ) and the famous Squaw Mountain Ski Resort 27 miles
north of our Inn boasts a 1500 foot vertical drop. And for the true nature buffs and Jack London aficionados, there is Song in the Woods dog
sled adventures in Abbot (207-876-4736) and Moose Country Safaris and Eco Tours offers snowshoe hikes and eco-tours in Sangerville year round (207-876-4907).
(the vast majority of which are free to the public):
Baxter State Park (Mt
Katahdin) is about an hour and a half north
of us: Lily Bay on Moosehead
Lake is less than an hour. Peakes-Kenny
State Park on Sebec Lake is less than
12 miles. Greeley's Landing is the public access
boat landing at the eastern end of Sebec Lake. Gulf Hagas, the “Grand
Canyon of the East” with a 3 mile long gorge and 5
waterfalls, is a ten mile hike north of Sebec Lake. Take a compass!
miles east of Screw Auger Falls at Gulf Hagas are
the Katahdin Iron Works , boasting a restored
stone blast furnace dating to the 1700's at a mining site dating to
7,500 BC. The Iron Works are accessible by car, weather permitting. Squaw
Mountain Ski Resort is less than 30 miles north of
Guilford. Also about 30 miles away, we highly recommend North Country Rivers for whitewater rafting. The Little Wilson Falls and Gorge and the Big Wilson Cliffs and the Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary
are all about 12 miles north of us in Elliotsville. Just east of Elliotsville is the village of Onowa, which
boasts a magnificent elevated railroad Trestle Bridge,
which was the backdrop in the movie “Iron Will”.
There is a walkway on the bridge, but visitors who fear heights should
avoid this outing!
you head north out of Guilford on Route 15 you will see Griff's
Iron Art Forge. Griff made the Dragon weathervane on our roof, and his son will entertain you free of charge. Four
miles north of Guilford is the village of Abbot. The Abbot
Bakery, Rick's Vanishing American Barber Shop($7)
and Maine House (an Austrian family that crafts fine furniture) are all worth stopping at. Nine
miles north of us in Willimantic are the Tobey
Falls, with unusual geological formations and a swimming
hole. The Appalachian Trail
crosses Route 15 just north of Monson,
and is about 15 miles from the Inn. Just north of the Trail is Spectacle
Pond, which has a causeway and is an excellent place to see Moose.
Monson is the site of the famous slate quarries
from which came much of the roofing slate for 19th- and
early-20th-century houses and public buildings throughout New England,
as well as President Kennedy's tombstone at Arlington National
Cemetery. - you can still buy it here. Also in Monson is Spring
Creek Bar-B-Q, rated Best in Maine in Downeast Magazine, on the Main Street. Blanchard,
to the west of Monson is a beautiful little piece of unspoiled New
England, and the home of Breakneck
Ridge Deer Farm. The proprietors harvest and sell
maple syrup, European Roe deer and Buffalo meat direct to the public.
on Moosehead Lake, is 26 miles north of Trebor Mansion. The prime tourist destination in northern Maine, Greenville is a summer
home to 4 Nobel Laureates and has spectacular scenery, and The Kate, a
steamship you can board: http://www.katahdincruises.com/
all within a dozen miles of Guilford are the following: Low's
Covered Bridge on Route 15 East and Piscataquis
Country Club golf course in Guilford; the Hiram Maxim Homestead
and the East Sangerville Grange Hall in
Sangerville, the Grist Mill Historical Society Museum
right next to Scavengers Antiques at the stop light
in Dexter, the Foxcroft
Center Theatre, Mayo
Regional Hospital, Foxcroft Golf Course and
the Blacksmith Shop Museum in Dover-Foxcroft (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~medfhs/museums/blacksmith_shop.htm), and a host of Colonial, Neoclassical and Victorian New England churches and homes.