Looking out across the snowy pines and down the wintry slopes of the ski mountain, you can’t help but smile. This is Maine’s best-kept secret: the adventures and activities that are only available during winter.
If you live for the chilly thrill of winter sports, you’ll love Maine in the winter. Over 200 inches of snow fall here annually, ensuring that you’ll have the ideal winter wonderland. Snowboard, snowshoe, snowmobile, or just come to relax by a crackling fireplace at a ski-in, ski-out lodge or cabin. Cross-country skiing allows the winter traveler to Maine a chance to glide over the snow-blanketed forests, while downhill skiing provides an icy shot of adrenaline.
If you love winter for its ability to provide hours of quiet reflection and the chance for serenity, a walk along one of Maine’s trails or a winter hike will bring you your moment of Zen. Maine’s Huts and Trails organization is an excellent resource for planning your trail adventure.
There are winter recreation areas like the Sunday River Resort, Sugarloaf, and Saddleback. There are mid-size mountains throughout the state, and one of the world’s best toboggan runs at the Camden Snow Bowl. Maine also has 14,000 miles of snowmobile trails including the well-groomed and well-marked Interconnected Trail System (ITS).
Dogsledding is a bucket-list item you can cross off during your Maine winter getaway, with the assistance of a Registered Maine Guide. Oceanfront hiking trails remain warmer in the winter thanks to the circulating waters of the Atlantic Ocean, leaving them open for wintry exploration.
Winter holds all kinds of surprises and excitement here, and a chance to experience the beauty of Maine under a hushed snowcapped cover.
It’s fun, unexpected, and authentically Maine.