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13 reasons to be happy it’s snowing right now

13 reasons to be happy it’s snowing right now

November 20, 2018733Views

Snow on the ground before Thanksgiving causes emotions. They’re generally of two distinct varieties: 1. Wooohooo! Break out the skis! Or 2. PLEASE NOOOOOOOO. NO! NO! NO!

If you’re in the first category, then this list will only serve to bolster your feelings. If you’re in the second, then maybe, just maybe, it’ll show you the bright side to snow – and all the good fun it brings (school closings, hazardous roads, and shoveling not included).

Here are just some of the many reasons to be happy for snow:

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The views from Mount Washington during a ride up in a SnowCoach a snowshoe down. Shannon Bryan photos

We can take the SnowCoach up and snowshoe down Mt. Washington’s Auto Road

 

Cross-country skiing at Five Fields Farm in Bridgton
Cross-country skiing at Five Fields Farm in Bridgton. Shannon Bryan photo

We can XC Ski through apple orchards at Five Fields Farm in Bridgton

 

Snowshoeing on the trails at Sewell Woods in Scarborough. Shannon Bryan photo

We can snowshoe Sewell Woods in Scarborough: A one-mile winter wonderland

 

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Goat hike at Ten Apple Farm in Gray. Shannon Bryan photo

We can hike with goats at Ten Apple Farm in Gray

 

Fort Kent Outdoor Center
Cross-country skiing on the trails at Fort Kent Outdoor Center. Shannon Bryan photo

We can ski on the blissful trails at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center

 

Ski, swim, and sauna. It’s a winter trifecta at the Bethel Inn. Photo left courtesy of Cara Dolan. Right: Shannon Bryan photos

We can ski, swim and sauna all in one afternoon at Bethel Inn Resort

 

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Snowshoeing at Cathance River Preserve in Topsham. Shannon Bryan photo

We can enjoy a plendid snowshoe at Cathance River Preserve in Topsham (beer at Flight Deck after)!

 

Nighttime XC ski under the lights at Titcomb Mountain, Farmington. Shannon Bryan photo

We can cross-country skiing under the lights at Titcomb Mountain, Farmington

 

Practicing her skate skiing at Harris Farm in Dayton. Shannon Bryan photo

We can learn to skate ski at a number of venues around Maine

 

Winter in Acadia National Park! Shannon Bryan photo

We can revel in winter Acadia with XC skiing, snowshoeing & the perfect amount of solitude

 

Up, up, up. Shannon Bryan photo

We can learn to ice climb in Acadia National Park with Acadia Mountain Guides

 

Roberts Farm Preserve
Snowshoes for the borrowing. Shannon Bryan photo

We can XC ski & snowshoe (borrow gear for free) at Roberts Farm Preserve in Norway

 

Rink and drinks. Shannon Bryan photos

We can ice skate (and then go have hot toddies and beer close by)

 

Them’s some pretty great reasons to love the snow, amiright?

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Shannon Bryan

Shannon Bryan

I don't like "exercise" any more than you do. But you know what I do like? Paddleboarding with a friend all afternoon (and then sitting in the grass to drink chardonnay). Bike rides and nachos, hikes, yoga classes held in breweries, group paddles to Fort Gorges, you get the idea. Because Maine is my gym.