103 Headquarters Rd.
Tours and Educational Programs
Contact the refuge for current details on these and other events. All refuge programs are free of charge.
Down East Spring Birding Festival
The Annual Down East Spring Birding Festival provides a unique experience in "the real Maine" where birders can get out on their own and observe a great variety of birds in diverse natural environments. The festival offers birders various self-guided explorations as well as guided hikes, boat tours, and presentations led by area experts. Maps and information will be provided for a fulfilling birding experience. To get more information and to register for the festival, please visit the Down East Bird Festival Web site.
The refuge offers many educational programs throughout the summer. Summer programming varies from year to year. Past years' programs have included guided refuge tours, nature walks, meeting Bart, Moosehorn's captive, flightless bald eagle.
Children's Fishing Derby
June - The fishing derby introduces children ages 16 and under to fishing as a fun way to enjoy the outdoors. The year 2000 brought the largest group yet. 77 kids came and most caught 4 or 5 brook trout each. Experience is not necessary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff are available to help beginners.
National Wildlife Refuge Week
Second week in October - Come learn how important our National Wildlife Refuges are to wildlife. Exciting events for all ages. Meet Bart, the refuges captive, flightless bald eagle, learn about habitat management, or play wildlife-oriented games.
Fall Auto Route
Get out and enjoy nature in all of her colorful fall finery at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge! From October 1st to the 27th, a 3.3 mile route will be open to private vehicles at Moosehorn Refuge. Traverse a variety of wildlife habitats including blueberry fields, forests and wetlands and observe waterfowl, wading and songbirds and maybe even a moose or black bear! The auto tour route will begin at the Headquarters Road gate. Call (207) 454-7161 for more information.