Maine: Cheese-Making and Moose Safaris!

Cheese Making

Beer-brewing, cheese-making, mushroom foraging and moose safaris? Can I get a ‘Hell Yeah!” We just uncovered a new group of quaint outdoorsy adventures that tickled our fancy (and our adventure bone).  Select Registry is an elite network of 400 award-winning inns, luxury B&Bs and boutique hotels in and around major destinations across North America with scenic retreats throughout the U.S. and Canada. Members offer travel experiences as unique as the inns themselves – from hands-on cheese-making and beer-brewing on property to moose safaris, mushroom foraging, Native American drum circles, and fall foliage tours. Many members offer weekday deals and packages, perfect for long weekends and road-trips.  Below are two from properties in Maine that are next on our To Do List.

Hartstone Inn Maine Bed & Breakfast

  • Mushroom foraging tour at Hartstone Inn (Camden, Maine) – Part of Select Registry’s ‘Fun for Foodies Vacations’ program, Hartstone Inn’s guided mushroom hunt takes place in the picturesque Camden Hills State Park. Guests forage through wooded trails with an expert mushroom hunter to uncover Porcini, Hen of the Woods, Chicken of the Woods and many other wild varieties. During the two-hour excursion, participants learn to identify and distinguish edible species of mushrooms from those best left untouched. This unique tour is priced at $75 for one guest, and $15 for each additional participant.

Maine Outdoor Adventure Moose Safari

  • Moose Safari at The Lodge at Moosehead Lake (Greenville, Maine). Guests get a private canoe trip into the back country of Maine’s North Woods, home to the largest moose population in the continental U.S. Personal guides navigate the lake’s shoreline to provide up-close views of moose and other wildlife. Prime moose sightings take place May through July, but also last long into October and trips depart twice daily in the early morning and afternoon. Cost for two people is $225, which includes transportation to the moose habitat and canoe equipment, as well as a Safari Box breakfast and Moose-A-Lix trail mix for afternoon adventures.

So what are you waiting for? The moose to come to you?

Select Registry

The Hartstone Inn

The Lodge at Moosehead Lake

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