No trip to Northern New England would be complete with a sighting of our majestic moose. And no one knows where to meet moose better than the guides of the Gorham Moose Tours. With a 95 percent success rate, riders are likely to spot an average of eight moose per tour, which last three hours. Tours are led in a 21-passenger air-conditioned bus, and follow the Androscoggin River before heading in the 13-Mile Woods in search of the giant of the North Country.
Even if you've seen moose before, there is something special about each new sighting. Maybe it's their size: an adult male moose –called a bull– can stand around six or seven feet tall at the shoulders and weigh between 800 and 1,500 pounds, while an adult female –called a cow– usually weighs between 600 and 800 pounds. Or perhaps its how they well they blend into their surroundings, their dark brown bodies barely visible against the bark behind them as they blissfully bob for their dinner in a bog. Whatever it is, there is something magical about seeing a moose, and with the odds behind the Gorham Moose Tours, you know there is a good chance you'll spot more than one.
Tours are fully-guided, and along the way, you'll learn about northern New Hampshire's rich natural resources and outdoor heritage from your friendly guide. With the driving left to someone else, you'll have plenty of time to peer out the window, and take pictures as you enjoy a peaceful evening in this quiet corner of New Hampshire. As dusk settles into the North Woods, look for ospry and soaring eagles on their final flight of the night and deer darting across the sunset.
Tours depart from the Gorham Information Booth on the Town Common off of Route 16 and run from late May through early October. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children ages 5-12 and $5 for those family members 4 and under.
For a complete schedule or to make your reservation (recommended), call (603) 466-3103, toll-free at 1-877-986-6673, or visit www.gorhamnh.org/moosetours.html.