When folks think of Maine, some very specific things come to mind: lobster rolls, rocky coasts, lighthouses and, of course, our very special moose! Maine has the highest moose population in the lower 48 states, in fact. Even more impressive is that some numbers indicate that they actually outnumber humans in the Pine Tree State! This unique animal can be found all throughout the state, too, so before you search for “moose-watching day trips near me in Maine,” know that wherever you’re located in the Pine Tree State, you’re sure to be near an epic moose-finding adventure! But there are some things to keep in mind. While we know that Maine’s moose are best seen between dusk and dawn from May through July (as well as in the fall), it’s not always easy to find them on your own. That’s why this special tour is a great option, and really makes for one of the most unique day trips you can take in Maine. Let’s have a look…

Northeast Whitewater is also a great place to go on a whitewater rafting excursion, too! You can find out more about that offering as well as these moose tours by visiting their website. Check them out on Facebook to see photos of other people’s adventures! Northeast Whitewater is located at 155 Greenville Road, Shirley Mills, ME, 04485. and you can call them for a reservation at (207) 695-0151.

So, what do you think? Aren’t you glad you didn’t take the time to search for “day trips near me in Maine?” Because this really is *the* ultimate day trip in the Pine Tree State. For an entire year of epic adventures in Maine, check out this article.

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What are some day trips in Maine that belong on everyone's bucket list?

Do you find yourself wondering "what are some epic day trips near me in Maine?" Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled our very best road trips in this article; all are amazing adventures that belong on any Mainer’s bucket list. One trip, however, that every Mainer needs to do in their lifetime is Acadia National Park. Known as the “Crown Jewel of the Atlantic Coast,” this scenic wonder in the northeastern corner of Maine boasts caves and peaks, coastline and forests, and lots and lots of history. Lighthouses, scenic beauty, iconic coastlines... you'll be dazzled at Acadia. Definitely seek out one or more of the lighthouses perched on Acadia's rugged shoreline: the Bass Harbor Head Light, the Bear Island Light, and the Baker Island Light; plan a scenic drive down Park Loop Road; visit Sand Beach or Echo Lake Beach; and at the end of the day, enjoy unrivaled stargazing in this perfect, dark sky park.

How many moose are in Maine?

Are you ready for this? State biologists estimate the Maine moose population to be around 75,000. That's the largest concentration of moose in the country next to Alaska. For many visitors, catching a glimpse of the iconic Maine moose is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and the above day trip really does belong on every Mainer's to-do list.

What are some other wildlife found in Maine?

The Pine Tree State is a wild, wonderful place that's teeming with unique and interesting wildlife. Among the wildlife you'll see are deer, moose, black bears, foxes, lynx, hares, raccoons, coyotes, porcupines, fishers, and bobcats. Songbirds, lake birds, seabirds, and many game species abound throughout the state, as well, making the Pine Tree State a haven for bird watchers and nature lovers!

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