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Maine Offers Unique Winter Activities

When it comes to winter fun and adventure, Maine offers a host of options for
those looking beyond the ordinary.


Add some thrill to your cross country skiing experience by attaching yourself to
a harnessed dog and trying the sport of skijoring.
New England Dog Sledding
at the
Telemark Inn near Bethel offers lessons by the hour on groomed trails
that can also be used for recreational use. Bring your own dog or use one of
owner Steve Crone's Siberian huskies. Call 207-836-2703 for more information.
Maine Highlands Sled Dog Club (207-285-0099) and the Downeast Sled
Dog Club host skijoring races and clinics during January through April.

Dog Sledding

Maine Dogsledding Adventures at Nahmakanta Lake Camps in Millinocket
offers dogsled trip packages from a half day ride and demo to a three day/three
night guided excursion. Owners Don and Angel Hibbs have traveled more than
40,000 miles by dogteam and have taken first place in long distance races in the
U.S. and Canada. Winterized lakeshore cabins accommodate two to eight people
and all meals are served in the main lodge. Call 207-731-8888 for more

Even if you've never been to Maine, you might recognize the Yukon huskies at
Mahoosuc Guide Service in Newry. When Kevin Slater and Polly Mahoney's
dogs aren't staring in movies they are taking guests over frozen Umbagog Lake
or trails near Grafton Notch. There is no experience necessary for the day trips,
weekend overnights, or up to six-day northwoods trips led by Mahoosuc's loyal
canine teams. Call 207-824-2073 for more information.


Southern Maine's Harris Farm and XC Ski Center in Dayton has 40 kilometers
of trails through fields and forest.
The Maine Audubon Society's Gilsland Farm
Sanctuary in Falmouth is always a great place for a walk, and its network of
trails are open to snowshoers.
The Nordic Heritage Ski Center in Presque Isle
has 12 kilometers of trails for snowshoeing. In the Katahdin region, Millinocket
is the place to go as the
Millinocket Municipal Trails provides 60 miles or
snowshoeing fun for the whole family. Trails and open spaces at several of
Maine's state parks are also accessible year-round and offer great snowshoeing
in wooded and coastal locations.

Back Country Snowmobiling

From its base complex at the heart of Maine's Interconnecting Trail System
(ITS) in Bingham,
North Country Rivers offers guided snowmobile tours
catered to novice or advanced riders. Guests can choose to travel west to the
Rangeley Lakes region, north to Moosehead Lake or Jackman, or northeast
toward Mt. Katahdin. Snowmobiles and equipment can be rented, and
accommodations are available for couples and groups. Call 800-348-8871 for
more information.

Farther north on U.S. Route 201 is
North American Outdoor Adventure , where
the specialty is back country tours on snowmobile trails with the highest
elevation in the Northeast. With direct access to three branches of the ITS, riders
can explore more than 10,000 miles of groomed trails that summit mountain tops
as tall as 3,750 feet. Complete rentals and trailside bed and breakfast lodging is
available. Call 800-727-4379 for more information.

For some of the best scenic snowmobiling in Eastern Maine, plan a trip with
North Woods Tours at First Settlers Lodge  in Weston. Remote trails over and
around ponds and lakes with views into New Brunswick, Canada, highlight a
guided back country adventure. North Woods Tours can accommodate groups
of 10 or more and can make lodge to lodge arrangements for overnight trips.
Call 207-448-3000 for more information.

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