Hiking options in this area are abundant. Explore the forest and granite ledges that surround the rustic cabins and waterfront or follow the nearby Waterfall Trail leading to Fifth Debsconeag and other nearby ponds. Climb the Cliff Trail for panoramic views of Baxter State Park and the Debsconeag Wilderness Region, or venture a little farther to join the nearby Appalachian Trail. We can equip you with maps, directions, and local knowledge.
Guided Fishing Trips
Fourth Debsconeag Lake and nearby Nahmakanta Stream offer wonderful fishing for togue, salmon, and native brook trout. Fish on your own or consider hiring a local guide. Rates start at $200/day.
Swim all day in the clear, pristine lake. Sunbathe and enjoy our new dock and swim float.
Spend an afternoon exploring the lake, or plan an overnight or extended trip on the adjacent chain of lakes. We can equip you with the maps, gear, and directions to get you on your way!
Henry David Thoreau made three trips to the Maine Woods in 1846, 1853, and 1857, traveling with Penobscot guides across Moosehead Lake and down the West and East branches of the Penobscot River. He documented his experiences in The Maine Woods. On July 23, 2007, 150 years to the day after Thoreau embarked on his last North Woods expedition, the town of Greenville hosted the opening of a trail honoring the philosopher-naturalist and the native people who first blazed the route. A visit to the trailheads in Greenville and farther north at Rockwood makes for a wonderful historic day trip.
Town of Greenville
A visit to Greenville is not complete without a cruise on the steamboat Katahdin and visits to the Moosehead Marine and Moosehead Historical museums. Built in 1914 at Bath Iron Works, the Katahdin is a National Historic Landmark, offering sightseeing charters to Mount Kineo and Sugar Island.
Flying in to Debsconeag Lake
For those who prefer to fly into the camps, we recommend Katahdin Air Service, with air service from Ambajejus Lake just north of Millinocket. It’s a brief and scenic flight to Fourth Debsconeag. Click here to inquire.