The Birches Resort in Rockwood is a treat of a getaway, with rustic lakeside cabins, over 40 miles of cross-country skiing trails, and the perfect amount of wilderness solitude.
There are 25 kilometers of ski trails here (3 km are lit for night skiing) ranging from beginner to advanced terrain, with enough incline along the way to make sure you stay warm and enough downhill to keep it fun.
Night skiing at Titcomb Mountain feels like a treat. The trails are groomed, the lights guide the way, and you might even have the place to yourself.
It's a winter trifecta that combines a bit of outdoor activity with plenty of well-deserved post-ski relaxation. And then more relaxation. Toss in a pit stop at the tavern for a beer and a burger and you've got yourself a day worth writing home about.
We CAN BE skate skiers. We just need in-person guidance and a couple hours of positive affirmations. An Intro to Skate Skiing lesson with L.L.Bean is just the thing.
There are 27 kilometers of trails at Five Fields Farm, which loop around the appled orchards and connect with logging roads and property owned the Loon Echo Land Trust on Bald Pate Mountain.
Inspired by the Winter Games? We all are! While it's true that most of us will never stand on the podium with a gold medal around our neck, it IS possible to experience the athleticism of the Winter Games - at least a little bit.
Ski the quiet, snow-covered carriage trails and snowshoe on mountains blanketed in fluff. And revel in the priceless whole-place-to-myself feeling that comes to Acadia in winter.
Skate skiing looks so smooth! So fast! So graceful! And it is - once you know what you're doing. The learning process is decidedly less elegant. But practice and lesson (or two or five) can go a long way.