Wildlife Watching

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to encounter a moose in the wild? These majestic animals can weigh up to 1,800 pounds and measure over 6 feet tall! The moose is an iconic symbol of the Maine Woods, and Maine is one of only a few U.S. states to host a sizable moose population.

Quietly observing or snapping a photograph of a moose as it moves through the woods or feeds on marsh grasses is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Other unique and fascinating species you might encounter include white-tailed deer, beaver, black bear, bald eagles, and loons. The list is virtually endless.

Maine Woods Discovery outfitters offer wildlife tours that cater to the needs of both casual and dedicated wildlife watchers and photographers. Jump on board a pontoon boat or passenger van and let an expert guide take you where the action is on a full-service group expedition. Or, if solitude is more your style, pack your camera and

strike out on your own from a Maine Woods Discovery provider’s wilderness lodge, to quietly see what you can see. We guarantee that you will be inspired by the wildlife you encounter, and continually re-inspired by the photographs you bring home with you. In fact, why not start a “life list” of the wildlife that you encounter while on your Maine Woods adventure, and continue to add to it as you return year after year?

Providers offering access to Wildlife Watching:

These Maine Woods Discovery providers know their wildlife. We encourage you to contact them directly for more information on package availability and current conditions.

Appalachian Mountain Club
Canoe the Wild
Chewonki Fourth Debsconeag Campground
Mahoosuc Guide Service
Maine Huts & Trails
New England Outdoor Center
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
Northern Outdoors
Red River Camps
Allagash Canoe Trips
Attean Lake Lodge