Located in northern Maine near Rockwood, the Birches Resort maintains 25 miles of backcountry trails around and on Moosehead Lake.
To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from Boston, MA & Points South and West:
Take I-95 North to Newport, ME exit 157 (formerly Exit 39). Turn left at the end of the exit ramp and take Route 7 North from Newport to Dexter (14 miles). Take Route 23 North & West from Dexter to Guilford (11 miles) and you will see signs to the Moosehead Lake Region. At the "5 corners" in Guilford, take a hard right. The Davis Furniture Store is on the right and the Mobil Station is on the left of the road you are to go on. Take Route 6/15 from Guilford to Greenville (26 miles). Make a left at the flashing light in Greenville and it is another 22 miles to Rockwood on Route 6/15. See below for directions to the Birches Resort once you arrive in Rockwood.
Once you arrive in Rockwood, do not go into Rockwood Village. Proceed on Route 6/15. You will see the Moose River on the right (or left if youre coming from Jackman). You will pass 2 general stores on the right and then come to a two-lane bridge on the right. Cross the bridge and take a right at the T intersection. Then take the paved road which turns to dirt, following the signs to the Birches Resort. It is approximately ¾ miles on the first road and another mile on the next. It takes five minutes to get to the lodge once you cross the bridge.