Cross-Country Ski in Maine’s Parks and Preserves

Photo credit: Acadia National Park.

Explore the beauty of Maine’s backcountry on skis

Here is a list of all Maine parks and public reserved lands where you can x-c ski this winter!  Enjoy pristine natural beauty, and possibly have a chance encounter with some of Maine’s larger wildlife.  Moose and deer are

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Discover Maine’s Multi-Use Trails for Winter Recreation!

Photo credit: Sunrise Trail Coalition.

Re-purposed railroad beds for recreation

Maine has 10 different multi-use rail trails available for four seasons of outdoor recreation.  Multi-use rail trails are build on old railroad beds, making them ideal for recreation trails.  Maine’s 10 multi-use converted rail trails offer a combined 310 miles of get-up-and-go outdoor adventure!

In the winter months, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy

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Maine’s Nordic Ski Areas & Snowshoe Areas

1snowshoesOur state and national parks offer thousands of miles of skiing and snowshoeing trails, as well as the following centers listed below.  Some offer free access to trails while others charge a fee.  Always call ahead to verify that skiing and snowshoe trails are open and are dog friendly if you plan to bring your favorite furry companion!


296 Tucker Road, Wayne      207-685-9281
Ski and snowshoe 11km of wide, groomed trails on 80 acres of varied terrain for all ages.  Warming hut and comfort stations, free hot cocoa and tea.


21 Broad St, Bethel      207-824-6276
 Ski and snowshoe 35km, ski school, rentals, concessions, ice skating, back country trails.

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