How do I find a moose in Maine?

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Moose can be seen throughout the state, but their population is greatest in the Western Lakes and Mountains, The Kennebec Valley, The Maine Highlands, and Aroostook County. The best times to spot them are at dusk and dawn from mid-May through July and again in the fall during their breeding season.

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Correspondingly, where can I see moose in Maine?

Two of the best moose watching spots in the state are in The Maine Highlands region, Moosehead Lake and Baxter State Park. In and around Moosehead, moose outnumber people three to one, and it's no wonder why the lake got its name.

Likewise, how many moose are there in Maine? Maine's moose population is estimated to have fallen from 76,000 five years ago to between 60,000 and 70,000 today. New Hampshire's numbers have reduced nearly 50 percent, to about 5,000 moose.

Also, where would you find a moose?

Driving at dawn or dusk and looking in a swampy or shaded area are your best bets for spotting a moose. If you do see a moose remember to keep your distance. “No taking selfies with a moose,” Kjersti jokes. She advises moose spotters to keep their distance.

What kind of moose are in Maine?

Maine is home to the highest moose population in the lower 48 states and an icon of the Maine Woods. The scientific (taxonomic) name for moose is Alces alces americana, and describes the eastern or Taiga moose, 1 of 4 subspecies found in North America.

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Are there grizzly bears in Maine?

No. In the lower 48 states, wild grizzly bears are found only in a section of Montana, Wyoming around Yellowstone National Park and remnant populations in sections of Idaho and extreme northwestern Washington state. Grizzlies were once found as far east as modern day Ohio. They were never found in Maine.

What is the most dangerous animal in Maine?

Maine Huts & Trails say that the three most dangerous critters in the Pine Tree State are Moose, Bear, and Ticks.

Can you see whales from land in Maine?

Whales often venture close to the shore in an effort to catch fish fleeing to the shallows, so there's a pretty good chance you'll see some if you head to the local land-watching hotspots. However, for a truly amazing experience with whale watching in Maine, you'll have to head out to sea.

Where are you most likely to see a moose?

Grand Teton National Park is the one of the best places to see moose. You may find them in the willow flat behind the Jackson Lake Lodge, at Oxbow Bend or Christian Pond. The Moosehead Lake area in central Maine boasts having three moose for every person.

Are there bears in Maine?


Black bears are found in most forested areas from Mexico north to the edge of the tree line in Canada and Alaska. In Maine, black bears are found nearly statewide, but are most common in northern and eastern Maine and are rarely found in the heavily settled southern and central-coastal regions.

Are there moose in Acadia National Park?

You can't blame visitors to Acadia National Park for thinking there's a good chance they'll see a moose. A few moose do venture onto the island now and then, but they apparently don't stay. As far as wildlife specialists can tell, there is no permanent, breeding population of moose here.

Are there wolves in Maine?

There are currently no known wolves or wolf packs within the state of Maine. However, there could be, someday, as Maine contains suitable habitat and there are extant wolf populations not very far north that could expand southward. There are Eastern Coyotes in Maine.

What is the most visited place in Maine?

14 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Maine
  1. 1 Acadia National Park. Acadia National Park.
  2. 2 Kennebunkport. Kennebunkport.
  3. 3 Boothbay Harbor. Boothbay Harbor.
  4. 4 Monhegan Island. Monhegan Island.
  5. 5 Old Orchard Beach. Old Orchard Beach littlelionkat / photo modified.
  6. 6 Victoria Mansion, Portland. Victoria Mansion, Portland.
  7. 7 Portland Museum of Art.
  8. 8 Cruising the Maine Coast.

How do you attract moose?

Salt licks are a great way to attract moose to your fields and wetlands. If you get hold of the large square ones they have a hollow in the base so they can be put onto cut off trees or fence posts. I have found that setting a single fence post into the ground is a good way to set these blocks up.

What time of day are moose most active?


Moose Behavior
Moose are active throughout the day with activity peaks during dawn and dusk. They are good swimmers and are able to sustain a speed of 6 miles per hour, and can run up to 35 mph.

How dangerous are moose?

Moose (also known as elk) aren't inherently aggressive, but will defend themselves if they perceive a threat. When people don't see moose as potentially dangerous, they may approach too closely and put themselves at risk. More people each year are injured by moose than by bears.

Are there moose in Yellowstone Park?

About 800 moose inhabit the southern part of Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park and surrounding national forests. This largest member of the deer family loves cold weather and frequents marshy meadows and edges of lakes and streams. Moose are most heavily concentrated in Grand Teton Park.

Are there moose at Moosehead Lake?

There are 3 moose to every 1 person in the Moosehead area. The moose is the world's largest deer. The moose can run 35 miles per hour and can easily swim 10 miles.

Are there moose in Massachusetts?

Moose can now be found in most of western and central Massachusetts, with occasional sightings in eastern Massachusetts. Moose are an important natural resource in Massachusetts and their recent return is a testament to the state's high quality wildlife habitat and management.

Where can I see moose in White Mountains?


Today, moose are found throughout the state, including the White Mountains region, and are often seen in swampy or wet areas near roads. Frequent sightings are reported along the Kancamagus Highway, in Pinkham Notch, and along Route 26 in Dixville Notch.

Where can you see moose in the Northeast?

Popular New Hampshire moose watching routes include:
  • Route 3 north of Pittsburg to the Canadian border;
  • Route16 north of Milan to the Maine Border;
  • Route 26 east of Dixville Notch to the Maine Border;
  • Route 112 from Lincoln east to the Bear Notch Road;
  • Route 110 north of Berlin to Rte 110A.

Where are the moose at Baxter State Park?

The park can be quite crowded during peak Moose viewing seasons. A couple of the easily accessible Moose viewing areas (Sandy Stream Pond and Stump Pond) are designated as such and limited in size. Baxter State Park is still worth a visit though.