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Ice Fishing has started with 5 inches of ice so far in front.

Reserve your snowmobile rental now. We have late model four stroke snowmobiles.

Our three Yurts located on the XC Ski trails will open February 1 for the season.


It has been snowing a few inches on the ground now. More snow coming this week. Groomers have been out on snowmobile trails packing snow.

Ski Trails are opened for snowshoeing and skiing. XC Ski Trails will not be groomed until more snow arrives.

All of our lodging options are on the shore of Moosehead Lake.

**Please note that our dining room has reopened for the Winter season.**Check our facebook for house of operation. Food service and lounge will be closed January 7,8 and 9th.

We are getting XC Ski trails and snowmobile trails ready for the winter season. It will be another fun and snowy winter according to long range forecasts.


We are accessible by boat, snowmobile, plane, car and ATV.

Watch this flying video shot at The Birches the last week in February


Check out our LIVE webcam.

Scenic Ski Plane Rides
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Accommodations Open 365 Days A Year

2019 - 2020 TRAIL REPORTS


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 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

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 1 (800) 825-9453

We have several new snowmobiles in our fleet.