It’s easy to fancy yourself a bold winter explorer as you cross-country ski the backcountry trails of Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness.
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.
Revel in rustic perfection at this cabin on a pond in Franklin, where you can spend the day floating on the pond or catching fish from the dock, toast marshmallows over a popping campfire, doze to the sound of loons, and wake up to the early sun rising pink and orange over the water.
Quiet time in a waterfront cabin, morning coffee on a small dock, leisurely paddles on calm stream waters, and sunset bonfires while listening to loons. Check out the Kennebec Land Trust's two eco-cabins on Cobbossee Stream in West Gardiner.
You don't have to start every morning wandering the expansive beach at low tide scouting for sand dollars and marveling at the cliffs under a golden sunrise sky. But you should.
Meadowmere Resort is a fine place for locals to go to relax in the indoor Roman spa and outdoor hot tub, sweat in the heat of the steam room or sauna, or to float around the indoor pool.
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The wonders of Rangeley. There are way too many to count - and certainly too many to experience in a five-day camping trip - but I did my best last month to cram in as much hiking, paddling, and waterfall-hunting as I could.
Sebec Lake is a big draw for visitors to Peaks-Kenny State Park. There's a sandy beach and swimming area in the park and you can launch your kayak (or rent one) and spend the day paddling all the scenic nooks and crannies. There are also a few hiking trails located within the park, so you don't have to venture far to get on trail.
Kayak to Jewell Island for a camping overnight with Portland Paddle. You'll explore towers and island trails, eat dinner over a campfire, and doze off to the sound of lapping waves. It's a summer dream-come-true.