The Maine woods are at their most beautiful after a heavy snow fall. Hiking through this snow is nearly impossible, but cross-country skiing is a great way to experience the quiet beauty of the Maine woods in the winter. The sport continues to grow in popularity, which means the options available to potential skiers do as well.
Sugarloaf’s Outdoor Center offers mapped and groomed trails for skiers at all ability levels. More adventurous skiers will appreciate the untouched terrain around the Bigelow Mountain range. Maps for this area can be found via the Appalachian Trail Club. In southern Maine the Maine Audobon Society and Wolf’s Neck State Park are great places to get some exercise and enjoy the natural surroundings on a pair of cross-country skis.