Wilsons’ village of fully equipped housekeeping cottages in the North Woods of Maine is open year round.
Here at Wilsons On Moosehead Lake we offer a variety of guided fishing & hunting trips with something for everyone to love!
There are many adventures available: from trails for hiking & biking, Mt. Kineo's many family-friendly attractions, white water rafting or lake tours aboard the historical Katahdin Steamboat.
Welcome to Wilsons on Moosehead Lake
If you enjoy nature and the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place! Open year round, Wilsons On Moosehead is THE destination since 1865 to spend your vacation, with innumerable activities to interest every member of the family, young or old. Wilsons is the perfect place to do everything...or nothing at all!
Come discover the spacious lakefront cottages of Wilsons on Moosehead Lake, Maine. Located down a private country road half a mile off Route 15, in the North Woods of Maine. Our cottages range from 1-5 bedrooms with full bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens, accommodating any number of parties. All cottages have thermostatic heat, electricity, and hot and cold running water. We also offer FREE wireless internet to our guests.
Winter Sports: Snowmobiling, Ice Fishing, Snowshoeing and more!
Come ice fish over 1,000 feet of lake frontage. Our protected cove makes ice early so come see us January 1 for opening day. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and rabbit hunting are all at your doorstep! Snowmobiling is a favorite of many, with the ITS trails right at the end of our driveway connecting to hundreds of miles of trails including the famous “Moosehead Trail”. Downhill skiing and snowboarding at nearby Squaw Mountain Ski Resort is located just 6 miles down the road, with all rentals readily available in the area. Wilsons on Moosehead Lake has private scenic trails to enjoy snowshoeing, hiking, and cross-country skiing-you might even see some wildlife! Several of our cottages have working fireplaces for those looking to relax and get away from it all!
Panoramic Views: Spacious Waterfront Cabins and Sandy Beach access on site, where every cottage has panoramic views of Moosehead Lake with Mount Katahdin standing majestically in the background. We have it all picnic areas, fire pits, hiking trails, boat launch, docks, mountainous views and a sandy beach. Come see why folks say we have "Moosehead's Million Dollar View”!
Fishing: Trout, Bass, Salmon, Lake Togue and more! Fish on Moosehead Lake in Maine from one of our lakefront cabins, fly-fish on the Kennebec River just steps from your cottage, or book a trip with one of our guides here at the East Outlet Guide & Fly Shop. Now selling flies, leaders, and offering advice on-site!
Our Cottages are located directly on Moosehead Lake, forming the Headwaters of the Kennebec River. The lake and river are the natural breeding grounds for trout and salmon, and the dam is the gateway through which thousands of these fish pass each year. We are also conveniently located to small ponds and streams for wild native brook trout and trophy small-mouthed bass. Master Maine Guide, Scott Snell works on site, and alongside local guides to assure your success. Visit our fishing page for more information on fishing Moosehead Lake, Maine and fly fishing the World Famous East Outlet of the Kennebec River - located just steps from your cottage door.
Hiking opportunities abound in the surrounding mountains of the Moosehead Lake Region. From the easy walk into the historical crash site of a B-52 bomber to a more challenging hike all the way to the top of Big Spencer Mountain with an elevation of 3,230 feet, there are options for every level of ambition. Be sure to bring your camera as the chances of seeing wildlife and catching a beautiful view of Moosehead Lake are high! See the hikes
Spring and Summer Vacationers: Fishing, Swimming, Boating, Moose Safaris, ATV trips and more!
Enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, canoeing, sightseeing, wildlife photography, moose safaris, four-wheeling, whitewater rafting on the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers; climbing and hiking on Kineo, Squaw and Spencer Mountains - or just about anything for those who love the outdoors. Bird and wildlife viewing are fast becoming a favorite way to enjoy the area and beauty of the Moosehead Lake Region! Click here for more information on the Chamber Website.
Fall Vacationers: Foliage Viewing, Fishing, Hunting and more! Fall features some of the most unbelievable foliage in New England. The colors generally start turning mid to late September and peak sometime the first weeks of October. Fishing on Moosehead Lake stays open through the end of September, while the Kennebec River is open to Fly-fishing year round with October 1-April 30 being catch and release only. October also marks the beginning of several hunting seasons in Maine including: partridge (grouse), rabbit, and moose, with trophy deer hunting starting in November. Maine Guides are available for hunting, drift boating, wading, and lake fishing. We have packages for hunting season to include accommodations, meals and guide services-and everything in between!
We are here to help you with your vacation arrangements. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to make your stay with us more enjoyable.