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14 reasons to be happy it’s snowing right now

14 reasons to be happy it’s snowing right now

December 2, 2019Winter1370Views

SNOW. We tend to have feelings about it. (Generally those feelings fall into one of two opposing but equally forceful categories: 1. Woooohoooo or 2. NO. No no no no.)

If you’re in the first category, then this list will only serve to bolster your natural enthusiasm. If you’re in the second, then maybe, just maybe, it’ll show you snow’s silver lining – and all the good adventure 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

wood sauna set in the woods blanketed by fresh snow and sun shining through the trees
The sauna at Nurture Through Nature in Denmark. Shannon Bryan photo

We can go for a winter hike and then decompress (and sweat) in a sauna at Nurture Through Nature, Denmark

Good morning from cabin No. 6 – aka “Feeling Groovy” – at The Birches Resort in Rockwood. Shannon Bryan photo

We can cross-country ski all day and then sleep in cozy cabins on Moosehead Lake at The Birches Resort in Rockwood

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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

Climbing ice in Camden Hills State Park with Equinox Guiding Service. Shannon Bryan photo

We can climb ice with Equinox Guiding Service in Camden

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

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

Rink and drinks. Shannon Bryan photos

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

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Come on, snow!

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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.