Another spring has arrived in Maine. A bit later than most people experience it. We have daffodils and lilacs in bloom. Most of all I love the crabapple tree when it blooms at the end of May.

I took my first kayak trip of the season all the way to the end of Dead River, about 3 miles up the north end of the lake. It was so peaceful and full of birds. I saw many ducks and loons as well as a great blue heron. At the end is a beautiful little set of rapids where Hothole Stream enters the lake. Just as I was getting ready for the return trip, I encountered a beaver returning to its hut. It wouldn’t stay still long enough for me to snap a picture however!

I’ve been watching the eagle’s nest and I’m beginning to come to the conclusion that we won’t have babies this year. Quite a disappointment since the adults have been frequenting the area and leading me to believe that the nest was active. So far the only babies at the lake are a family of Canada geese. There are 10 babies and they swim by nearly every day.

We are starting two new specials this summer with Maine Master Guide Isaac Dorr – a Tuesday night campfire program open to everyone on the lake and a guided hike up Great Pond Mountain. Check out our specials page for all the details.

We have already hosted six weddings this year! It’s so much fun to help people celebrate one of the most important day of their lives. We still have some late summer and fall Saturdays open for weddings. In this economy we are actively trying to help couples afford the wedding of their dreams. If you book your 2009 wedding and reception on any day other than Saturday, we will include the ceremony at no additional charge (a $500 value). Give us a call and we can set up a consultation for you.

We are so looking forward to summer and all our returning guests who have become friends over the years. We can’t wait to meet all our new guests as well. See you soon!