Snowmobiling Events and Valentine's Getaways
Bring your own snowmobile or rent one from an outfitter or lodge to experience the freedom of touring Maine’s winter landscape of backcountry trails, remote hills and small mountains.
Enjoy a part of Maine’s 14,000-mile network of groomed and marked snowmobile trails at these fun events. The Norway Lake Snowfest is Jan. 29–30 with sled racing, an antique snowmobile show and a chowderfest.
The 15th annual Polar Blast happens Feb. 3–5 in Eustis and Stratton with competitions, a chili, chowder and stew contest, crazy cardboard sled ride, a silent auction and fireworks.
The International Snowmobilers Festival takes place in Madawaska and Edmunston, New Brunswick, Feb. 4–6 with events on both sides of the border and riding on hundreds of miles of top-rated trails.
Millinocket will host Winterfest 2011 Feb. 18–20. The 50th anniversary of the first Polaris group test trip into the Allagash wilderness will be celebrated. There will be an antique/vintage sled show, snowmobile parade, baked bean supper and fireworks.
February Getaways for Valentines
Kennebunkport accommodations ratchet up the romance each year with “February Is For Lovers” packages. The getaways feature chocolates, discounted dinners, shopping coupons, champagne and other treats. Properties participating include Captain Lord Mansion any day in February, Rhumb Line Resort Feb. 4–28, Kennebunkport Inn Feb. 11–15, and the Seaside Inn any day of the month.
Freeport’s Brewster House Bed & Breakfast offers a “February is for Romance” package. It includes two nights in a queen room, a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant, a welcome basket of Maine treats, and starts at $429 with taxes.