ACTIVITIES AT WILD FOX CABINS
Consider us your sanctuary to decompress, rejuvenate and reconnect with family and friends. Plan your ultimate getaway, an overdue reunion, or a corporate retreat with us. Activities year-round round in this natural wonderland, so call us today and find out what’s going on when you are planning your visit with us. We are happy to answer all of your questions and assist you in planning your best ever vacation.
The clear, spring-fed waters of Junior Lake and the eleven other surrounding interconnected lakes of the West Grand Lake Region are teeming with over a dozen species of fish including landlocked salmon, smallmouth bass, whitefish, trout, pickerel, and perch to name just a few. Junior Lake, where we are located, is a 3,866 acre, “two-tier” lake offering both warm and cold water varieties of fish, and considered by anglers worldwide to be the premier fishing destination in the Northeast. We have the only boat ramp on Junior Lake and our guests have free access to it. The connected lakes are also highly rated by fishermen in the know, and you can fish directly from the shore, rent a boat from us, or bring your own boat and discover your new favorite fishing spot.
ATV enthusiasts have been coming to this part of the state for many years to take advantage of its many miles of trails and old logging roads. Explore the trails on your own, or plan a longer trek on Maine’s amazing club-maintained trails.
The fun doesn't end at Wild Fox Cabins when winter weather sets in, and the region is blanketed in snow. Stark winter scenery is quite beautiful and largely underappreciated, so we invite you to come and judge for yourself. Winter sports and other activities will keep you warm and make for a very special winter getaway. When the lake freezes over, guests enjoy ice fishing for landlocked salmon, whitefish, and white perch. Call or email for information on group packages and guides. There are 133 miles of nearby snowmobile trails groomed by local snowmobile clubs, and connections can be made from them to the legendary Maine Interconnected Trail System (ITS). Cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing is some of the best cardio possible and is very popular in this area of Maine. Visit the local ski resort for some downhill skiing or have some family fun at their snow-tubing park.
BOATING, CANOEING, KAYAKING
There are few places on earth as spectacularly beautiful as the geography surrounding Wild Fox Cabins. Untamed woods, sparkling water, and distant mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop that can only be described as majestic, and one of the best ways to enjoy it is from the water. Rent a fishing boat, canoe or kayak and venture into the waterways and small islands found on Junior Lake and the 25,000 acres of other lakes in the region. Many of the lake islands have picnic facilities and campsites, so bring a lunch—or spend the night under the stars! Explore the historic Native American canoe routes where you will be wowed by nature’s perfection unchanged by time.
A relaxing hike along the many nature and hiking trails throughout our grounds is one of the most popular ways to enjoy our picturesque scenery, and we can guarantee a satisfying and fully interactive experience that changes with the seasons. Don’t forget your camera, as you are likely to see a moose or two, and numerous other species like deer, pine marten, beaver, otter and many others. Bird watchers also have cause to celebrate as this area supports over 185 bird varieties, including 23 kinds of warbler, loons, American black ducks, Canada geese, wood ducks, osprey, and Bald Eagles. In the Fall, dramatic seasonal foliage energizes your senses with an explosion of colors and scents. “Leaf Peeping” here is unrivaled anywhere in the country.
Wild Fox Cabins is located on 155 unspoiled acres of some of the most fertile hunting grounds in the Northeast. Both large and small game hunting is permitted and abundant numbers of moose, bear, deer, coyote, and smaller game such as rabbits and grouse inhabit the area. There is also an adjacent 300,000 acres of conservation land with access to miles of gravel roads and additional bountiful wildlife habitats.
All of our Guides are licensed and registered Maine Guides. Our guides have passed the rigorous Maine Department of Inland Fish & Wildlife (DIF&W) test, and are in Good Standing with DIF&W with many years of experience in the area. Our guides are also First Aid and CPR Certified. If you request a guide during your stay, we will match you with a guide who specializes in the specific activity you’re interested in.
Wild Fox Cabins abuts Passamaquoddy Tribal Land and offers Native American guides for Spring Bear hunts and use of their protected tribal land for Deer and Moose hunts. A minimum of one month’s notice is required to coordinate one of these hunts on Tribal Lands. For open water fishing, our guide will put you in a traditional canoe for your day of fishing, and prepare a cooked shore lunch for an experience you will never forget!
Maine Guides have a longstanding tradition of excellence and expertise dating back to the days of President Teddy Roosevelt when he vacationed here and fished for salmon along the west branch of the Penobscot River. We have also guided other legendary figures such as World War 2 hero Jimmy Doolittle and baseball great Ted Williams on their salmon fishing adventures on nearby West Grand Lake. Today, our guides continue to carry on the traditions of having in-depth knowledge and holding themselves to the extremely high standards our guests have come to expect.