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.
Learning to ice climb is an exciting prospect. Intimidating, too. But even a first-timer can be taught to swing those axes like a boss during a climb with Acadia Mountain Guides.
From snowshoe races and full moon hikes to amateur biathlons, ice climbing, and riding mattresses down a mountain, there's a lot to look forward to this winter.
Some say the full moon makes people go mad. But that big dome light of the night is brightest when it's full, which makes it really nice to hike under (or in the case of winter, ski or snowshoe under).
You know those days when you go out with friends and do something engaging and fun - like a group hike or a friendly game of tennis - and then after that you do ANOTHER really fun thing, like cross-country skiing, yoga, kayaking or, wow, horseback riding? Maine Yoga Adventures is like that.
Folks who don't typically shapeshift with the appearance of the full moon will appreciate the uphill trek to Mt. Abram's peak, where music and mountain revelry await.
Winter Trails Day is national effort to encourage folks like us to get outside by offering free intro to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing lessons and rentals. And it's coming up on January 9.