The Nordic Heritage Center has over 20 kilometers of world-class cross
country ski trails designed by John Morton of Thetford, Vermont. In addition, we
offer 20 miles of single tracked mountain bike trails designed by Rich Edwards of
the International Mountain Biking Association. Maps of the ski or bike system are
available to download.
The Fort Kent Outdoor Center is a community managed recreational facility promoting outdoor trail based activities year round in the beauty of the St John Valley. Located right next door to downtown Fort Kent and Lonesome Pines Trails Alpine ski area, you are just minutes from getting away from it all. With primary funding from the Libra Foundation, the Outdoor Center was established in 1999 as a training center for aspiring Nordic and Biathlon athletes, and the host of multiple National and International Nordic and Biathlon events. The 3 Km roller ski loop is one of the best in North America to give you a safe workout, and is sure to give you thrills to remember on skis, bike or roller blades. The addition of several miles of Snowshoe and Mountain Bike trails in the past few years has added more recreational options to get our members and visitors out into the beauty of the Maine Outdoors. With a full service XC Ski and Snowshoe shop, anyone can get off the couch, get outside, and get healthy during our long beautiful winters. Funding to run our facility comes from hosting various events, through annual memberships and generous donations, and daily trail fees. An amazing group of Volunteers dedicate countless hours to maintain the beautiful trails and facilities to make sure your first visit will make you want to come back for more fun and peaceful solitude.
Where there are no strangers, only friends you haven’t met yet. You don’t need a passport to come here, an invitation to play here or a membership to belong here. Just step outside your front door, and you’ve arrived. So wherever you are, join us. Because on the inside, we’re all outsiders. And if it’s outside, we’re all in.
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Our mission is to develop, maintain, and promote multi-use recreational trails. Our work connects communities in the Mahoosuc region, supports healthy lifestyles and local economies, and fosters respect for landowners and our natural resources.
Harris Farm X-C Ski Center has 40k of trails that ramble across the open fields and through the sheltered forest of our 500 acre dairy and tree farm.Trails range from gentle beginners’ loops to rolling terrain for more advanced skiers. Thirty kilometers are groomed with wide skating lanes and 35 kilometers are track set. The warming hut houses a common room with wood stove, retail and rental equipment,ski shop and restrooms. Open for skiing 7 days a week when we have snow. WOOF: mid-week all trails open to dogs.
Get away from the crowds, enjoy the mountain and river views, kick back and relax into the true nature of “Vacationland”. At Carter’s Bethel location (207-824-3880) you may overnight at our lodge or trail-side cabins. Our private cross-country ski trails are fully groomed for skating and classic. We also have terrain for the avid backcountry skier or snowshoer. Our Oxford location (207-539-4848) features a full service ski shop as well as nordic center. Trails for beginners & intermediate skiers and one of the best selections of quality Nordic equipment at the lowest prices around.
The Rangeley Lakes Trails Center is located in the heart of Maine’s scenic western mountain and lake region. This area has an annual snowfall approaching 200 inches. Superb snow conditions plus fantastic terrain and grooming make Nordic skiing here a wonderful experience for novice to expert. We also have a growing network of scenic single-track trails for snowshoeing.
Akers Ski has been in the cross country ski business for over 50 years. We’ve been in our current location (51 Akers Way in Andover Maine) for over 40 years. We have always been and continue to be a family run operation.
Our mission is to get skiers on the gear that will give them the most enjoyment and satisfaction. We have years of knowledge and experience in cross country skiing that we’ve put into selecting the gear we carry so that you can get out on the trails and have fun. Let us help you get the most enjoyment out of your winter!
Quarry Road is a year-round outdoor recreation destination for people of all ages, abilities and walks of life from the greater Waterville area, across Maine and beyond.
Located just 2 miles from downtown Waterville, Quarry Road’s trails and open spaces provide outstanding opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, biking, walking, running, paddling.
The area offers 10.4 km (6.5 miles) of world-class groomed Nordic ski trails, and additional miles of backcountry snowshoe and hiking trails. Our state-of-the-art snowmaking system ensures an early start to the ski season and reliable snow conditions all winter.
Cross-country skiing has been part of Five Fields Farm for a decade. Our apple operation is smaller now and we are able to share our location with others in the winter season. An elevation of 850 feet helps put us on the right side of the “snow line”. There are no guarantees, but when it snows in the foothills of the White Mountains, we usually have to shovel it.
Parking is where we formerly loaded trucks of fruit. Prepare for your outing or warm up in our winterized retail stand. We have rental equipment in all sizes including snowshoes. The trail system starts on our back lawn. Looping around the orchards, it connects with the logging roads between them. Links have been established with lands owned by abutters including the Loon Echo Land Trust on Bald Pate Mountain. While groomed trails do not extend to the summit snowshoe hikers and more adventuresome skiers regularly make the 20 minute back-country trek for a view to the horizon including numerous ponds and lakes.
Sugarloaf may be best known as an alpine skiing resort, but tucked away in the woods just minutes from the base area is Maine’s largest Nordic center. The lodge is home to a full Nordic retail shop, rental center, and cafe- all surrounded by some of the most picturesque trails in New England.