We want to do things. It's cold but there's got to be something out there that is fun to do for the winter months here in Maine. If you are looking for a fun sport to try out then maybe it's time to try out Nordic Skiing in the Pine Tree State.
This skiing is specified based on the equipment you are using, specifically since the toe of the boot is what is attached to the ski as opposed to the heel of the boot being attached to the ski. Nordic Skiing includes cross-country skiing but other elements as other.
Let's take a look at where you can go in Maine to try out some Nordic Skiing and try out this fun cold-weather sport.
Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn
This location has 10 km of specific trails that it recommends for nordic skiing. Their page also includes periodic updates of the grooming and conditions of the trail so you'll know ahead of time what the trails will be like and when to go.
Pineland Farms in New Gloucester
Pineland has 30 kilometers of groomed trails for a variety of snow-loving activities that include Nordic skiing. This location also offers training in Nordic skiing, which may be the perfect place to start off if you haven't tried this sport before.
Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal
Although this location is rated #1 for national mountain biking according to Maine.gov, this location is also a location for Nordic Skiing as well. Find out more about this state park on its Maine.gov page and see its current trail conditions here.
Oxbow Beer Garden in Oxford
Pizza, beer, and Nordic Skiing - what else could you want on a wintery day in Maine? This location has specific trails designed for Nordic skiing and even provides a map of the trails, amounting to nearly 5 miles of trails. The map is even available on Google, too.
Robert's Farm in Norway
This location provides free Nordic ski equipment when the warming hut is open and you can reserve that online. Their trail maps share which locations of the farm are good for skiing. Check out more about this location, including the COVID considerations in place, at their website.