Summer is almost here at The Birches
The ice went out on may 4th. The lake is very full due to recent rains. The fishing is excellent and anglers have been reporting consistantly great fishing near The Birches. The photo here was taken just a few days after the ice went out.
Our fleet of boats are in the water and the Lodge is opened for meals every day.
We are already seeing many moose on our jeep tours and the moose safari by boat will be starting next week.
My plane is on floats and is ready for scenic tours of the beautiful Moosehead Lake region.
This has been an exceptionally wet spring which hopefully, will lead to a dry summer. The whitewater rafting should be exceptional this summer due to the high water storage in the lakes which flow through the dams. We offer whitewater rafting packages including lodging and meals. All of our rafting rivers are dam controlled which makes the rafting season last until October. The Kennebec, Penobscot and Dead Rivers are a reasonable drive away from The Birches.
Our lakeside cabins and private homes are already booking great for the summer season. If you have a favorite cabin or home, you may want to reserve it soon.
The Birches started with a small lodge and a couple of log cabins in 1930. The buildings were all constructed from trees cut on the property. The large stone fireplace in the dining room was built in 1935 and is estimated to weigh 35 tons. It will burn four foot logs.
We try to keep the place looking the same as it was in 1930 with constant updates on furnishings etc.
The entire staff at The Birches looks forward to seeing some of you again this season. Come see us.