ski flying

The Birches Restaurant and lounge is closed until Ice-out in May.

We expect heavy bookings for summer due to Americans staying in the country. Reservation desk is open every day every day.

The lodge is opened every day for information and fuel.

Lodging always opened. We are looking forward to a beautiful and fun summer season.


Trails : Trails are frozen up again and holding quite well with a few bare spots.

XC Ski trails are in good shape. Spring conditions prevail.

Ice Fishing is excellent with about 24 inches of ice so far in front.


There is  about 18 to 28 inches of snow on the ground now. Grooming has stopped for the season.

Ski Trails are opened for snowshoeing and skiing.

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

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
Visit our Facebook page for updates

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

top-list-placeholder rdTopLaurel_L_no_trademarks


 1 (800) 825-9453

We have several new snowmobiles in our fleet.