Fall Activities At Historic Pittston Farm
A Fall Spectular!
Our busiest season is Fall. Fishing, Leaf Peeping, Hunting, Camping horseback Riding, ATVing and hiking, its all here.
First of all, fishing, they come up to spawn into the river and we have some spectular fishing in the fall here! The native brook trout are larger than spring time and more aggressive making for some fun fishing opportunities around the middle to the last of September. We suggest you watch your law book carefully for the areas you can fish, with use of artificial lures or worms.
Leaf Peeking: All our hard woods turn all colors of the palette during the middle to late September or early October (depending on the weather the dates are never the same) and what a show Mother Nature gives to us! A short ride from our lodge toward the St. Zackery Border, on the Golden Road and provides the brilliant colors of the sugar maples this time of year. The many ridges for about 20 miles on both sides come alive with excellent color! Some of the largest groves of sugar maples in the country, thousands of acres of trees putting on a show for all of us, don't miss it.
Fall Camping: Wake up each morning to the crisp fall air in our campground, over-looking Seboomook Lake and the Penobscot Rivers and if your fishing for that "prize trout", you only need to walk a short distance in front of your site to the river bank to go fishing for it. We offer camping by the season, month, week or daily, so we have a camping fit for everyone. The best thing if you don't want to cook just walk up to our lodge for a great lumberjack breakfast.
Hiking: To get out and exterience the smell of fall is an inspiration in itself. Green Mountain, a short distance from here is a comfortle hike, view views and oopportunites to see great wildlife and birds along the way. There is no end to great hiking here, grab your day-pack and we have all the things you need for lunch for a great day of hiking in the vicinity.
ATV Riding: This is a new recreation activity here and what a great time of year to bring the family and enjoy the wonders in the woods on a grand scale here. All trails lead here from Jackman, Greenville, and Rockwood, ME. We are your destination for the day, or a relaxing overnight spot. Arrive at noon-time enjoy lunch, do some exploring or fishing around the lodge. Then experience our delicious buffet in the evening and rest in comfortable accommadations with satellite TV, and WI-FI if needed. The following morning enjoy our lumberjack style breafast All lodging and your 3 meals included in one all-inclusive price. See our Packaged Specials on our web-site, then call for a reservation.
Horseback Riding: Why not bring your horse for a fun day of riding or for the weekend. If your week has been busy and you need to get away and just relax this is the place to come and take a walk in the woods with you favorite sted. Both of you will enjoy the solitude our natural horse trail gives to you. Our trails are FREE. The only cost is for the parking of your trailer for the day and if you would like to board overnight or for the week just let us know, we have boarding in our historic barn. Call us for more details. This is a first here in the North Maine Woods and we look forward to this activity growing with more trail expansion in the future. Right now a couple of trails for your enjoyment. Windy-Pitch, several miles long affords beautiful scenery including a picnic stop in front of a waterfall and a combination of woods and logging road. The other area to ride in our loop around the farm (currently still being worked on). Come and give us a try, and we welcome your suggestions for this fun activity as we proceed forward with new trails.
Hunting: Whether it be Bear, Moose, Deer, Bird, Rabbit or Coyotte we have it here in our backyard in thousands upon thousands of acres all accessible to you, the hunter. We start our season the full week after Labor Day Weekend with Bear Season. Currenty we contract with Foggy Mountain Guide Service providing lodging and food for all their hunters from all over the world. This is hunting over bait with over 100 bait sites throughout the North Maine Woods. We are host to hunters from all around the world and this provides for a fun time for all who come for the two weeks of bear hunting. There is also many other oopportunities for bear hunting in the North Woods, you may contact the North Maine Woods, if you want more information of bear baiting site opportunities. You need to have a bear baiting site to hunt bear in the North Maine Woods here.
Moose: There are 2 weeks of Moose Season Hunting here the last week of Sept. and the second week of October. If you are lucky enough to have had your name drawn for one of these hunts, congratulations! Please call us for information about our guided and non-guided hunts. Our registered maine guide and owner Bob is anxious to guide you with a experience second to none! You are in the middle of the best Moose hunting country in the state,and one the the best in the country according to the wildlife biologists. Last year we tagged around 50-60 moose and that included some moose weighing over 1,000 lbs. Don't miss the opportunity a once in a lifetime hunt. When filling out your permit application, zones 4 and 8 are what you need for your best opportunity for large and plentiful moose. Concentration of moose 3.5 moose every mile.
Deer: If you want to hunt deer we have both a guided and non-guided hunt for your enjoyment. Why not come and experience a tradional hunt and our great food and hospitality this year? The best part, when you stay with us everything is provided for you from comfortable lodging to great home-cooked food beginning at 4:30am through to your buffet dinner meal at from 5-7am. This time of year for us is like old home week, our repeat business is about 75% and when our friends come back to see us and enjoy all we have to offer its a great season to look forward to. Each year new people come and learn about this special place and feel like family with the way they are treated. Remember no tents to setup, no one needed to cook,or do dishes, just enjoy our food and relax and join in on the conversation with people like yourself who love and respect the age old tradition of a great hunting experience. We invite you to give us a try I think you'll find us a good fit, comfortable and welcoming.
Bird Season: If you like hunting in the colorful season beginning in October with warmer temperatures this is the hunting season for you! The area has endless opportunty for hunting birds, with the thousands of miles of logging roads. This is becomming a favorite for us who live and work here. Why not come and enjoy the changing and dropping of leaves as well as the enjoyable bird hunting season.
Rabbit Hunting: Our Snowshoe Hare season starts Oct 1 and ends in the winter season on Mar.31. This gives our rabbit hunters nice opportunites for enjoying this area in the fall and winter. Many people hunt in the wintertime by snowmobiles for the Snowshoe Hares. This is a growing sport and throughout our many excursions over the roads here, sometimes the rabbit look like popcorn on the road, there are so many.
Coyote Hunting; There is no closed season for hunting these animals during daylight hours in Maine. If you want to hunt at night Jan 1-June 1st is the dates. We see many coyote hunters throught the fall and winter, and this is great. We have a very active population.
We invite you to come during this time of year and experience the many, opportunities for hunting, relaxing, and just plain visiting us. Getway, from the day to day routine and from the rush, just before the holidays and give yourself an early Christmas gift, the gift of relaxation and solitude, you won't regret it. Call us anytime for more information.