Big Snow this past week. Another 24 inches of powder this week. Groomers are working overtime.

Tonight, Saturday March 17 We have live music with “Hillie Bills”,Starting around 8 PM~ Lots of fun!!!!  Corned beef and cabbage dinner. Ice Fishing is excellent now.


All Veterans get 10% off lodging during the month of March

Winter is back. Good conditions prevail. Get it while you can!

We have new 2018 snowmobile rentals available as well as several specialty sleds.

The Birches operates three snowcat groomers to make area trails the best possible. Your patronage will help us continue to keep Moosehead area trails excellent.



Groomers are out.

Moosehead Lake trail is now marked and opened from The Birches to Mt Kineo and trails to NE Carry and Kokadjo. Please stay on marked trail.

Check out our LIVE webcam.

Dining Room and Lounge opened daily from 7 AM. Fuel available for snowmobiles. Cross Country Ski Trails opened.

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Accommodations Open 365 Days A Year



A letter from the owner:

The Birches Resort was built in the 1930’s as a hunting and fishing lodge. We’re located on Moosehead Lake in Rockwood, Maine, on a privately owned, 11,000 acre nature preserve.  We’re in the heart of Maine’s Great North Woods, the last remaining wilderness in New England.

My family has owned and operated The Birches Resort for over 40 years. In the summer try canoeing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking. In the winter take to the trails on cross country skis or snow shoes, or explore the area by snowmobile. Search for wildlife on a moose cruise or wilderness safari. Like to fish? Fly fishing and ice fishing are our specialty. Take a dip in the lake, work out in our new fitness center, or just kick back and gaze at the beautiful scenery. All activities originate from the resort; once here, you won’t need your car.

Accommodations vary from cabins on the lake, lodge rooms to large rental homes. Try us for breakfast, lunch or dinner in our dining room overlooking the lake.

I hope you’ll visit us and explore our special part of the world.

John Willard

Owner & Licensed Maine Master Guide

Commercial Floatplane pilot