The Northwoods Outfitters team is dedicated to providing our customers with the very best Maine vacation experience. However, what really sets Northwoods Outfitters apart is our ability to provide hands on experience without disturbing the wilderness environment. Promoting low impact ecotourism in Maine is a key component to Northwoods outfitters success now and for generations to come.

100+ Years Tradition of outfitting

Northwoods Outfitters Inc. is located at the foot of Moosehead Lake in the same historical location as Maine’s original and largest outfitting store dating back to 1888!

Our friendly and knowledgeable experts on staff will help you plan your Maine vacation weather you interest is outdoor adventure or shopping Maine gifts, clothing , and gear your Maine Vacation headquarters is the only stop you need to guarantee that you experience the most of your Maine Vacation. So stop by when you’re in the region join the staff for a cup of coffee or latte from the Hard Drive Café and see what we have to offer, we are confident you will leave with some new friends and vacation memories that will last a lifetime.

What is a Registered Maine Guide?

Maine has an interesting guiding tradition starting when Native American Indian guides led the first visitors into the Maine woods. By the late 1800’s there was a thriving guide industry in the Moosehead Lake region as local guides led wealthy tourists fishing, camping and hunting into the Maine vast wilderness. In 1889, for the first time state legislature required that all guides become state certified and today Maine is known as having some of the most stringent guide requirements in the country.

To become a registered Maine guide, applicants must pass a written and oral exam demonstrating proficiency in Map & Compass, First aid, CPR, wildlife identification, camping, boating, fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills. Though most Maine guides are capable in most disciplines of outdoor recreation, they will focus their expertise on a specific area of interest such as fishing, canoe camping, kayaking or hiking and excel in those categories.

Our guides are serious and passionate about their profession and are eager to share their love of the outdoors with their clients. Be sure to include a guided trip into your vacation plans this year.

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Northwoods Outfitters | 5 Lily Bay Road | Greenville, Maine 04441 | Local (207) 695-3288

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