Maine is fortunate to be a state with four distinct seasons in the year, spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Each season exploits the state’s natural beauty with activities which fuel the outdoorsman in all of us.

Whether it’s skiing, snowshoeing, or any number of other outdoor activities, Maine has something for everyone. If the outdoors aren’t your thing, check our Indoor Activities directory to find a snow-free activity near you.

Find a Winter Activity Near you!

Below, we’ve compiled a directory of outdoor winter activities we think you and your family will enjoy. Don’t see an activity you think should be on our list? Email us at newenglanddads@gmail.com to add it.

Snowshoeing | Cross Country Skiing | Downhill Skiing | Snow Tubing

Snowshoeing

Sugarloaf Outdoor Center (Carrabassett Valley)
The Outdoor Center offers miles of maintained snowshoe trails, providing endless hours of snowshoeing fun. Rental snowshoes are available, and snowshoe trails are blazed with trail markers to keep you on your journey. Directions

The Bethel Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Center (Bethel)
All are welcome, trail passes are available for area and resort guests, ask about our overnight packages with lodging, unlimited trail access, breakfast & more! Directions

Rangeley Lakes Trail Center (Rangeley)
The Rangeley Lakes Trails Center is located in the heart of Maine’s scenic western mountain and lake region. This area has an annual snowfall approaching 200 inches. Superb snow conditions plus fantastic terrain and grooming make snowshoeing here a wonderful experience for novice to expert. Directions

Pineland Farms (New Gloucester)
Pineland has over 5,000 acres of beautiful woodlands and fields are open to the public for year-round outdoor activities. Enjoy 30 kilometers of professionally designed, well-kept trails for biking, walking, trail running, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. Directions

Acadia National Park (Bar Harbor)
Forty-five miles (72 km) of carriage roads in the park offer the perfect setting for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Ski tracks are sometimes laid down by volunteers on sections of the carriage roads when snowfall exceeds four inches (10 cm); nearly 32 miles (51 km) are designated for grooming when conditions and time permit. Directions

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Cross Country Skiing

Five Fields Farm (South Bridgeton)
Cross-country skiing has been part of Five Fields Farm for a decade. Our apple operation is smaller now and we are able to share our location with others in the winter season. An elevation of 850 feet helps put us on the right side of the “snow line.” Directions

Carter’s XC Ski Center (Bethel)
55 kilometers of beginner to expert Cross Country Skiing in Bethel, Maine which affords tremendous views of Sunday River Resort across the valley, and the Mahoosuc and Presidential Ranges. Directions

Carter’s XC Ski Center (Oxford)
Enjoy 40 km of beautifully-groomed Maine Cross Country Ski trails. Our Oxford, Maine location has one of the best beginner to intermediate trails in New England. Directions

The Nordic Heritage Center (Presque Isle)
The Nordic Heritage Sport Club promotes healthy outdoor recreation and economic vitality in Central Aroostook County by providing first-class facilities and programs to area residents, athletes, and visitors. Directions

Smiling Hill Farm (Westbrook)
In the winter, Smiling Hill Farm operates an extensive cross country skiing operation. Just minutes from Portland, skiers can spend less time driving and more time skiing on our approximately 25 kilometers of machine-groomed trails around the picturesque and historic Smiling Hill Farm. Directions

Aroostook State Park (Presque Isle)
The 15 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails at Aroostook State Park offer a variety of terrain and difficulty for classic skiing. Each trail is signed by color representing various skill levels. Directions

Quarry Road Trails (Waterville)
One of the world’s leading Nordic trail designers and two-time Olympian, John Morton, created a trail network of exceptional natural beauty and variety including a world class cross country competition loop. Directions

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Downhill Skiing

Bigrock Mountain (Mars Hill)
Bigrock and the Maine Winter Sports Center are working together to make skiing an activity for the whole family to enjoy by offering improved facilities and state of the art equipment at family-friendly prices. Directions

Big Squaw (Greenville)
Squaw is a community mountain for youth and families to ski & ride affordably, as well as learn to ski, ride & race. We embrace the history that once was, while working together to make the future of our mountain a resort for the family. We look forward to skiing the view with you. Directions

Black Mountain (Rumford)
Our ski & snowboarding terrain is the 3rd tallest currently operating in Maine with 1380 feet of vertical & top to bottom night skiing. Two chair lifts & a T-bar connect you to over 50 trails & glades and 17 kilometers of World Class Nordic Trails. Directions

Camden Snow Bowl (Camden)
Just 90 minutes north of Portland is one of Maine’s skiing gems. The Camden Snow Bowl has 20 runs, a 4,000-foot triple lift, and snowmaking on more than 80 percent of the mountain. It is the only ski destination on the East Coast with stunning views of the ocean. Directions

Eaton Mountain (Skowhegan)
Eaton Mountain in Skowhegan, has offered lift serviced skiing since 1961 and boasts a full range of terrain in the classic New England style. The area is family owned and operated with new owners since 2008. Directions

Hermon Mountain (Hermon)
We’ve operated as a family-owned skiing facility for three decades. Round up your friends and family to enjoy skiing, tubing and more at New Hermon Mountain this season. We are just 10 minutes from Bangor, making for a quick, convenient trip for skiing and tubing after work, or a fun daytrip on weekends. Directions

Lost Valley (Auburn)
Lost Valley’s variety of 15 trails and a terrain park offers a full and interesting ski day for skiers of all abilities. Most of Lost Valley’s trails are rated easiest and intermediate, while challenging expert skiers with a few difficult trails. Directions

Mount Abram (Greenwood)
Our mission is to welcome every guest to our family each time they visit. We focus on maintaining an unpretentious, family oriented environment as we provide the highest quality skiing and riding experience for families of all ages and abilities. Our unique mix of traditions and innovation makes Mt Abram the best recreational home for any family. Directions

Mount Jefferson (Lee)
Add a description. Directions

Powderhouse Hill (South Berwick)
Our nice hill in Southern Maine is a perfect place for all ages to learn. Tickets are just 5 bucks for all ages, (cash only please bring small bills). Directions

Saddleback Mountain (Rangeley)

66 trails and glades range from gentle beginner slopes to rugged double
black diamonds in our Kennebago Steeps, the largest steep skiing
and riding facility in the East. Ranked TOP ADVENTURE MOUNTAIN in the East by SKI Magazine. Directions

Shawnee Peak (Bridgeton)
we’re the longest operating ski resort in Maine. So we know what real skiing and snowboarding is all about! Whether you’re an old-schooler or newcomer to the mountain we offer great family-friendly terrain, night skiing, rental ski equipment, and a fantastic ski and ride program to get you and your crew on the snow and having fun. Directions

Spruce Mountain (Jay)
Spruce Mountain Ski Slope is a unique mountain in central Maine, located on the banks of the Androscoggin River. It is mostly run by volunteers and is reasonably priced for the family. There are 11 trails and snowmaking covers 50% of them. Directions

Sugarloaf (Carrabassett Valley)
Sugarloaf is the largest ski area east of the Rockies. Our trails and glades spread across Sugarloaf Mountain, Brackett Basin and Burnt Mountain. Additionally, the resort offers many winter activities including skiing, snowboarding, tubing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, concerts, slopeside lodging and terrain parks. Directions

Sunday River (Newry)
The Sunday River mission is to provide our guests with the highest quality alpine recreational and resort experience each day of the year. As we continue to be known for our skiing and winter recreational opportunities, our mission is to provide quality service to our guests as they discover and celebrate the full range of natural recreational experiences available in the mountains of western Maine. Directions

Titcomb Mountain (Farmington)
Our 750-foot slope with 350 vertical features 16 alpine trails for all skill levels, from beginner to expert, including a terrain park for skiers and riders. We offer a great beginner trail with a handle tow and a gentle slope. Our snowmaking covers 70 % of our alpine trails and night skiing is available on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Directions

Snow Tubing

Seacoast Snow Park (Windham)
We have many lanes of intense snow tubin’ and an Express lift to the top! No you don’t have to walk to the top. Grab your tube at the bottom and hold on to it while you stand up and ride the lift to the top. Directions

Oxford Plains Snow Tubing (Oxford)
Oxford Plains Snow Tubing is located at the address Rr 26 in Oxford. Directions

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Did we miss something? Email us at newenglanddads@gmail.com to add it.

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