Last week we abandoned left the hens and the garden in the care of our friend Joe and headed north to Moosehead Lake for a week of camping, hiking and rustication at Lily Bay State Park. At 117 square miles in area, Moosehead Lake is huge, more of an inland sea, with 400 miles of shoreline and 80+ islands, and is the headwaters for the Kennebec River, which flows past our little mid-coast town on its way to the sea. The whole area is dotted with lakes and many, many fabulous hikes of varying degrees of difficulty. (A terrific guidebook, North Woods Walks, was written by Chris Keene a local guide.)
Our campsite was right on the lake, and we fell asleep each night to the loons calling and the trees rustling in the breeze. We had pretty decent weather, a couple of rainy days, and some truly gorgeous calm days for great paddling on the lake. We paddled and hiked and cooked s’mores and generally had a wonderful time. Photos below.