10 Things to Do in Rockwood That You Shouldn't Miss

December 22, 2017 Tambra Mccollister

Rockwood is a village in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The village is centered on the west end of Moosehead Lake, the largest body of fresh water in the state. Rockwood is a gateway to the north country and is located near Mount Kineo.
Restaurants in Rockwood

1. Moosehead Lake

Greenville, ME +1 207-695-0151
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5 based on 230 reviews

Moosehead Lake

Maine's premier lake region offers great outdoor recreation and sports, including fishing, hunting, mountain biking, canoeing, hiking, and "flightseeing" by seaplane.

Reviewed By LeadFoot2014 - Arkansas

We toured the lake on the SS Katahdin and really enjoyed a few hours on the water. It's a pretty lake with a lot of history. We went as far as Sugar Island before turning back.

2. Mount Kineo

Rockwood, ME +1 207-534-9012
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5 based on 97 reviews

Mount Kineo

A tip of a small peninsula rising almost 800 feet and located on the eastern side of Moosehead Lake.

Reviewed By GreenfieldVisitor - greenfield

The golf course on Mt. Kineo is unique. The park trails etc. have a good variety of difficulty. Awesome views! The snack bar in the club house is just that. Snacks and a few sandwiches. Pricey but good. When we were visiting, the young gal working there really needs to smile and be sociable to guests. She doesn't interact with customers, as in, says nothing, The man behind the counter is pleasant and very busy. The shuttle is fun, quick, and runs often. We had a good time!

3. Lily Bay State Park

13 Myrles Way, Greenville, ME 04441-5368 +1 207-695-2700
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4.5 based on 155 reviews

Lily Bay State Park

Located in the Moosehead Lake region, this park offers a small beach, campsites and boat launch facilities.

Reviewed By Bob J - Cranston, Rhode Island

We went here one afternoon just to walk around and visit the small playground. We were by the water and it was pretty cold. My grandkids played in the playground for a bit. I think this would be nice to bring your grill (they do have some there too) and just kick back by the water, enjoy the scenery and eat lunch or dinner.
It cost a few bucks to get in and that fee helps support the park.

4. Elephant Mountain

Rockwood, ME
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Elephant Mountain

A mountain hiking area where one can view a B-52 bomber wreck.

Reviewed By R0ADTR1PP1N - Tabernacle, New Jersey

We visit Maine to hit the ATV trails. The B52 site is a great ride to learn a bit of local history. The site is somber and at the same time amazing. It's amazing that this site has been so greatly preserved for such a long period of time. This is our second year visiting the site to pay our respects.

5. Gulf Hagas

Rockwood, ME
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Gulf Hagas

A four-mile-long gorge with vertical walls rising up to 400 feet.

Reviewed By Lilybdog - Bar Harbor, Maine

We are experienced hikers but I started out with a sore knee and this hike didn't help. My fault. Walking sticks really help in many spots. We did the whole loop, took about 5-6 hrs with stops along the way. Made a mistake in taking our Lab along, thinking the trail would be milder and she would enjoy the chance for swims. This is rough hike for a dog as there are many spots where she had to be helped up or down rocky areas.

6. Borestone Mountain

Rockwood, ME
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5 based on 15 reviews

Borestone Mountain

A wildlife sanctuary that is owned by the Maine Audubon Society.

Reviewed By DrKeithEvan - Genoa, Nevada

Central Maine is about hiking, birds, Moose, and beautiful forests. We drove to Rockwood, enjoying the sights along the rural roads. The trailhead was easy to find. The area is a preserve curated by the Maine Audubon Society. We hiked the 3.5 miles through the woods to the Welcome Center. The center had all sorts of educational and historical displays. The keeper was friendly and we enjoyed talking with him. The nearby lake was very scenic. We took the easy way back to the car, following a smooth access dirt road.
It was a very enjoyable hike,and we finished the morning with a great lunch in nearby Monson.

7. Mount Kineo Golf Course

62 Village Rd, Rockwood, ME 04478-6000 +1 207-534-9012
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5 based on 3 reviews

Mount Kineo Golf Course

Reviewed By JustineLarochelle8 - Halifax, Canada

To resume quickly, Mt Kineo Golf Course is located on Mount Kineo, Moosehead Lake and is thought to be the second oldest course in New England, built in the 1880's. The course was built along side of the Kineo House, which at one time was the largest inland waterfront hotel in America.The hotel is long since gone but the beauty of the island remains with Mount Kineo as the centerpiece, rising 1798 feet above the shores of Moosehead Lake from it's summit.

This course offers breathtaking views, challenging golf holes and a friendly environment. Every one of the staff working at the golf course are dedicated and passionate about their work. You can see they put their time and energy into making this place what it has become. No tee time and no dress code. This golf course is perfect for a summer afternoon with friends or with family!

8. The Birches Resort

281 Birches Rd, Rockwood, ME 04478
The Birches Resort

We operate daily moose tours in the morning and afternoon. Combos available with dinner included. Rentals for Pontoon Boats,motor boats,canoes,kayaks,paddleboards,andJet Skis. Guided Jeep tours for forestry and moose spotting. Cottages, lakeside homes and lodge rooms. Full dining room and lounge.Seaplane scenic rides.

9. Capt Rogers Pontoon Boat Rental

161 Jackman Road, Rockwood, ME 04478
Capt Rogers Pontoon Boat Rental

We offer Pontoon Boats for rent on Moosehead Lake. Located 1.5 miles up the Moose River in Rockwood, Maine Midway between the North and South end of the 40 mile long Lake The Pontoon Boats are 20 to 24 feet in length with passenger capacity up to 13 persons. They are fully equipped with safety gear including Life jackets, Throw device, Boarding ladder, First Aid kit and Fire Extinguisher. As an option we offer a tube and rope for pulling $35.00

10. Gray Ghost Camps Sailing Charters

Kineo Docks, Rockwood’s Public Landing, Rockwood, ME 04478
Gray Ghost Camps Sailing Charters

Experience Moosehead Lake with you private tour aboard the 27' Sailboat, Capella. Learn the ropes of sailing or kick back, relax and enjoy the majesty of Moosehead Lake. There is something about sailing that thrills young and old alike. The quiet of the wind and the water coupled with the mountains and vast lake, make this a tour that should be on your Must-Do list for your next Moosehead visit

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