Depending on where you live in Maine, you will see anywhere from fifty to a hundred or more inches of snow per year. Winters in Maine can be as beautiful as they are harsh. And that cold dark grind from December to March splits people into two camps: those who try to wish winter away, and those who get out and enjoy every snowflake while they last. Whether you fall into the first group or the second, we encourage you to try a few of these things. Who knows -- you might just enjoy them!
Ice Fishing Derby
Chances are pretty good that if you're from Maine, you enjoy Ice Fishing. Sometimes for the fishing. Sometimes for the socializing. Sometimes just for the getaway. Whatever your reason, why not try a little friendly competition? With place trophies and cash prizes, you could come away with more than just a good story this year.
Anyone can snowtube. If you want some real fun, you need a toboggan. This year's Camden Snowbowl is hosting the 25th annual US National Toboggan Championships. Register your team, or just go for a weekend of fun.
If you like the thought of getting out to see some of Maine's winter wonderland, but find snowmobiles to be too noisy, then maybe it's time to try a guided dogsledding tour. Mahoosuc Guide Service and Maine Dogsledding are just a couple great companies that offer guided tour packages that offer a truly unique way to experience the pristine beauty of winter in Maine.
Nordic Skiing Trip
Maine Huts and Trails offers a guided tour of another sort: multi-day cross-country skiing expeditions on some of Maine's most well-maintained trails with nights spent in comfortable "huts" along the way. While Maine has some of the best downhill skiing in the East, the Nordic skiing trails offer an equal measure of family fun.