GreenvilleUnited States of America

In northern New England, this town features a charming collection of colonial architecture surrounded by dense wilderness and immaculate blue water.

The resort area of Greenville combines the beauty of America’s northernmost parts with aspects of culture and terrain common to Canada and the U.S. One of the most well-known residents of this region is that giant of the forest, the moose. If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing one of these majestic creatures in person, Greenville is a great spot to make it happen. For best results, go on an expertly led wildlife tour to get close enough to observe moose with the unaided eye.

Greenville is also an excellent place to try a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Join a whitewater rafting day tour or set out on a wilderness hike at Lily Bay State Park. Rent a kayak or canoe and navigate the lake on your own or climb aboard a steamship cruise for an old-fashioned sightseeing excursion.

Visit Moosehead Lake and stand near the brilliant cascade of water over a rocky cliff. As the name implies, you might spot a moose lurking on the shore. In summer, cast a line and park your fishing rod on Prong Pond while you take a nap. In winter, ice fish alongside locals for a rare catch.

For a fun shopping detour, stop at the Moosehead Lake Indian Store at Kamp Kamp. This eclectic store sells fishing supplies, taxidermy and even log joinery furniture. Walk out with a souvenir or take time to admire the curated items on the walls.

Enjoy over an hour of scenic drive into town north from Newport, Maine to get to Greenville. Otherwise fly into Godfrey International Airport and drive 1.5 hours along equally pretty roads.

Many come to Greenville for its wildlife and fall in love with this slice of leafy New England. Stay at one of several inns in town or pitch a tent in fair weather and fall to sleep with the fresh smell of forest vegetation. Either way, give yourself enough time to settle into the wonderfully slow pace of days here.

Top Hotels in Greenville

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Greenville Inn at Moosehead Lake
Greenville Inn at Moosehead Lake
4 out of 5
40 Norris Street, Greenville, ME

Situated in the mountains, this bed & breakfast is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Katahdin Cruises and Moosehead Marine Museum and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Moosehead Historical ...

5/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)

"Excellent room, staff, and breakfast. Enjoyed staying there."…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Greenville Inn at Moosehead Lake
Lovely 3 Bedroom Home Located Close To Town
Lovely 3 Bedroom Home Located Close To Town
Greenville, ME

Situated in Greenville, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Katahdin Cruises and Moosehead Marine Museum and Moosehead Lake. Moosehead Historical Society ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)
Great place

"Stayed here multiple times. Place is perfect for your escape to the north woods"…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Lovely 3 Bedroom Home Located Close To Town
Hidden Gem -one Price for up to 5 Persons Moosehead Lake Area
Hidden Gem -one Price for up to 5 Persons Moosehead Lake Area
Greenville, ME

Situated in Greenville, this romantic vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Katahdin Cruises and Moosehead Marine Museum and Moosehead Lake. Moosehead Historical ...

5/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Just as described

"This property was right in town. Walking distance to businesses and restaurants. Exceptionally clean with plenty of towels and washcloths and anything else you would need for your stay. Would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Hidden Gem -one Price for up to 5 Persons Moosehead Lake Area

Popular places to visit in Greenville

Moosehead Lake
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Moosehead Lake

4.5/5(42 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Moosehead Lake, a popular spot to commune with nature in Northwest Piscataquis. While you're in the area, stroll along the lakeside.

Lily Bay State Park
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Lily Bay State Park

4.5/5(14 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Lily Bay State Park, a lovely green space in Beaver Cove. While you're in the area, stroll along the lakeside.

Mount Katahdin
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Mount Katahdin

5/5(31 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Mount Katahdin, a popular green space in Northeast Piscataquis. While you're in the area, wander around the natural setting.

Moxie Falls
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Moxie Falls

5/5(6 reviews)

Take advantage of the well-maintained paths and observation decks that provide easy access to viewing these spectacular falls that have one of the highest vertical drops in New England.

Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument
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Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

4.5/5(8 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, a lovely green space in North Penobscot. Discover the mountain views while you're in the area.

Lowe's Covered Bridge
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Lowe's Covered Bridge

4.5/5(7 reviews)

You can find out about the history of Sangerville with a trip to Lowe's Covered Bridge. Amble around the area's lakeside or experience its entertainment venues.

Reviews of Greenville

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Sep 4, 2019

To get away from it all, try Greenville. A must visit is to Raymond's country store. Its the real deal.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 31, 2019

We walked down to the town center and there was a little band playing a nice collection of songs. Walked across the street to the ice cream stand for an ice cream treat. Great memory.

5/5 - Excellent

GigiC

Jul 30, 2019

Came to celebrate 42nd Wedding Anniversary! It was wonderful!!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 6, 2019

Small city, do not expect a lot of restaurants and shopping options but not needed if you spend you time outdoors and like to bring picnics and cook your meals. Some beautiful houses

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