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Biddeford WinterFest

February 3 - February 5

Come to Biddeford for a wonderful weekend of winter events! Enjoy free sledding in City Square, dogsledding, and beautiful ice sculptures. City Theater will host Piano Men: The Music of Elton & Billy on Friday night, comedian Juston McKinney on Saturday night. Free ice-skating at West Brook Skating Rink on Pool Road in Biddeford. Great retail and restaurant events too! Something "cool" for everyone!

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Maine Adaptive Winter Program Open House, Sugarloaf

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Maine Adaptive will be offering its regular adaptive alpine and snowboard programs at Sunday River and Sugarloaf during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Join us on Friday, February 3rd, during the day from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, in the King Pine Room of Sugarloaf's base lodge or on Sunday, February 5th, during the day form 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at our own lodge, slope side off Sundance. Meet our participants and volunteers, check out our specialized equipment, and…

Chisholm Ski Club Winter Carnival, Rumford

February 3 @ 9:00 am - February 5 @ 3:00 pm

Celebrate the Chisholm Ski Club's 100 Year Anniversary and the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by coming to the Winter Carnival in Rumford! A variety of races, exhibits, organized meals, and more will occur throughout the course of the weekend.  

Shinrin Yoku Forest Walk, Boothbay

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Experience being in the woods through a guided Shinrin Yoku, or "Forest Bathing" walk. Discover the health boosting benefits of moving slowly and mindfully through the forest. This walk consists of a series of invitations, in which participants slow down and open their senses, while interacting with the natural world. Enhance your health, wellness, and happiness during this easy walk that covers only a ½ mile in about 1 hour. This hike will be led by Boothbay Region Land Trust…

Langlais Sculpture Preserve Winter Preview & Bonfire, Cushing

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Please join the Georges River Land Trust for multiple bonfires at our Langlais Sculpture Preserve. This preserve is going to have a grand opening next summer and this is your chance to enjoy some larger than life sculptures while warming yourself by the fire.

Winter Wonderland at La Verna Preserve, Bristol

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a joint Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) and Medomak Valley Land Trust (MVLT) hike at the PWA La Verna Preserve in Bristol. Join the fun and hike or snowshoe, weather depending, to the beautiful vista overlooking Muscongus Bay with Bill Claflin, PWA Preserve Steward, and Joan Ray, MVLT Land Protection & Stewardship Specialist. Duration about 3 hours. Bring water and appropriate walking shoes, boots, and/or snowshoes & ice cleats. Binoculars and a camera are…

Winter Skills Day, Liberty

February 3 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Midcoast Conservancy is partnering with Maine Sport Outfitters to offer a Winter Skills Day in Liberty. Spend the afternoon behind the Walker School and see what fun can be had in a winter environment. Experts in the field of Winter Camping will offer an afternoon of skills training for those interested in learning about winter camping and recreating. Participants will learn to build a winter campsite, and will be introduced to several different shelter options, from building a quinzee to…

Bruce Fox Memorial Public Ice Skate, Norway

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bruce flooded, resurfaced and cleared snow off the rink from 1994 to 2015, he was our 'Ice Man' and is missed by so many. We now celebrate in his memory with a Public Ice Skate. Come skate with us under the lights at the Bruce Fox Ice Rink located on Cottage Street in Norway! Ice skates are available in the New Balance Warming Hut at no charge. Enjoy skating under the stars or relax and socialize by the bonfire. Hot…

Maine’s Nordic Skiing Heritage: 1870-Present, Freeport

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Scott Andrews, Ski Museum of Maine – Maine's Nordic Skiing Heritage: 1870-Present Cross-country skiing and jumping were Maine's first ski formats 146 years ago, and Nordic continues to be an important part of our state's ski scene today. The majority of Maine's Olympians have been Nordic skiers, coaches and officials. At the grassroots level, dozens of small Nordic ski clubs participate in racing, while many thousands of Mainers and visitors enjoy recreational cross-country skiing on hundreds of miles…

Bald Pate Mt. Snowshoe, Bridgton

February 4

The trails at Bald Pate Mountain offer scenic views, a forest returning from past timber harvests and ice-storm damage, a unique pitch pine habitat with fragile soils at the summit, and a haven for wildlife. A relatively easy mountain hike with options for a steeper climb up 360' to the top or a gentler longer ascent. Summit at 1100'. Views to Pleasant Mountain and the lakes in the area. A mid morning start with lunch at the top. Snowshoes and…

Gorman Chairback Lodge Ski Adventure, Greenville

February 4

The Gorman Chairback Lodge Ski Adventure Day Trip is one that will bring in miles of skiing through the Maine 100 mile wilderness. We will ski from the Winter Parking Lot to Gorman Chairback Lodge via the Gorman Lodge Trail covering 7.3 very scenic miles. Upon arriving at the lodge, we will tour the area first and then settle in at the lodge to enjoy our packed trail lunch. Sharing with others and even trading lunches will be allowed. After…

Snowshoeing in Topsham

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Alice's Awesome Adventures to snowshoe and look for winter animal habitats and tracks. We'll visit a winter bog, check out some trails, and have fun!

Winter Tracking and Snowshoe/Hike, Rockport

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Winter is a fantastic time to get out and explore a Maine Coast Heritage Trust preserve! Join MCHT steward and naturalist Kirk Gentalen on Great Maine Outdoor Weekend for a lively morning outdoors on Saturday, February 4, and discover some of the wildlife stories that Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport has to offer. Fresh snow can capture animal tracks, trails, and tunnels providing lessons untaught any other season. With its varied habitat of woods and field, Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport…

XC Ski, Snowshoe, or Hike the Sunrise Trail

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join East Coast Greenway Alliance, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, & Sunrise Trail Coalition for a great day on the snowy trail in celebration of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! Meet at the Downeast Sunrise Trail parking lot on Railroad Siding Road, off Washington Junction Road in Ellsworth at 10:00 am. Refreshments to follow around a bonfire! If you are in need of skis, snowshoes, or poles, we are working on coordinating rentals. Contact Eileen at 422-2328 or eileen@frenchmanbay.org for gear reservation information.

Family Fun at Raymond Community Forest, Raymond

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Loon Echo staff for a snowshoe hike and scavenger hunt at the brand new Raymond Community Forest. Varied terrain and impressive views await those that explore this special preserve. Traction devices may be necessary in the event of ice. If conditions allow, we will build “Raymond” the giant snowman to welcome friends to the preserve during the winter! Hot chocolate and cookies will round out the event.

Group Snowmobile Trail Ride, Downeast Lakes

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Downeast Lakes Land Trust and the Grand Lake Snowmobile Club are partnering to celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a group snowmobile trail ride. Bring your snow sleds and a lot of warm clothing to Grand Lake Stream. Participants can park their vehicles and trailers in the Grand Lake Stream Dam Parking Lot and then ride over to the Grand Lake Snowmobile Clubhouse via “Marion’s Trail.” The ride will get started at 10 am, and if you would like…

Four Ponds/Spruce Mountain Snowshoe Hike, Roxbury

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust’s Great Maine Outdoor Weekend hike will be held on Saturday, February 4th – destination, Four Ponds/Spruce Mountain. This 2,530-foot summit is very close to the famous Height of Land overlook, which is where we will meet at 10am in the parking area. We can proceed to the summit of Spruce Mountain and then down the backside to series of remote, high-elevation ponds within the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands’ Four Ponds area. This is…

Family Winter Walk at Pleasant Hill Preserve, Scarborough

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A fun family trail walk - learn about nature's secrets in Winter! Led by SLT's Toby Jacobs and Kathy Mills. The walk will be about a half-mile total, and will be followed by hot cocoa!

Riverside Snow Festival, Portland

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Riverside Snow Fest is a free kids winter event that will have many activities to try. We'll have ice skates available to use, curling demos, snowshoes, many hills for sledding, indoor activities and free family trivia inside the Riverside Grill.

Snowshoe and Sauna Steam, Denmark

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Snowshoe on our 33 forested acres nestled along the lower slopes of Pleasant Mountain that hold a maze of private hiking trails leading to a spring-fed mountain brook. Experience sweeping views of Mt. Washington and the White Mountains. This is an ideal place to reconnect with nature. Afterwards, sauna from 4-6pm for deep relaxation and community connection. Bathing suits are required and there is a changing room at the sauna. Please bring your own drinking water and towel.

Sledding at “The Globe,” Alfred

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please join Three Rivers Land Trust at our new office location in Alfred for a couple hours of sledding and winter fun followed by hot drinks.

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend Fun Day, Skowhegan

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Skowhegan Parks & Recreation Department at the Ice Rink located at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds, Beech Street entrance to celebrate Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Events will include ice skating, snowshoeing, a broomball game and more. This is a free family event.

Quarry Road Guided Ski Tour, Waterville

February 5

Quarry Road Ski Trails are located just two (2) miles from downtown Waterville. The trails provide outstanding opportunities for cross-country skiing on 6+ miles of world-class groomed Nordic ski trails. Their state-of-the-art snowmaking system ensures an early start to the ski season and reliable snow conditions all winter. Come join us in skiing all the trails Quarry Road. Nordic, skate and back country skis will all work on these trails. Call (207) 858-5500 to find out about timing and to…

Snowshoe Baldpates, Grafton Notch

February 5

Snowshoe to the west and east peaks of Baldpate Mtn. from Grafton Notch. Round trip distance 8 miles, elevation gain of 2,280 ft. Enjoy extensive views of the western Maine mountains and lakes from the East Peak. This is moderate to strenuous hike suitable for experienced winter hikers. Full winter gear including snowshoes with crampons/cleats and crampons or micro spikes are required. Contact the trip leader to register and for more information.

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Maine Adaptive Winter Program Open House, Sunday River

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Maine Adaptive will be offering its regular adaptive alpine and snowboard programs at Sunday River and Sugarloaf during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Join us on Friday, February 3rd, during the day from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, in the King Pine Room of Sugarloaf’s base lodge or on Sunday, February 5th, during the day form 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at our own lodge, slope side off Sundance. Meet our participants and volunteers, check out our specialized equipment, and…

Damariscotta River Association Winter Fest

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring the family for an afternoon of sledding, skating, an animal tracks craft, free hot chocolate, a sled dog demonstration, hot dogs for $1.00, and campfire with marshmallow roasting. The warming hut will be open and there will be skates available to borrow.

Try out Snowshoeing, Harpswell

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Have you always wanted to try snowshoeing? Enjoy the easy trails and ocean view at Harpswell’s Mitchell Field while celebrating Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. All ages and experience levels are welcome to come to this event. Snowshoes of all sizes will be available for use. Show up anytime between 1 and 3 p.m.

Winter Animals and Their Tracks, Hinckley

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Explore Maine's winter Animals in the L.C. Bates Museum and then go outside to look for their tracks and signs.

Afternoon on the Eastern Trail, Biddeford

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Our goal is to enjoy a winter day in Maine out in the snow on the trail to explore nature at a leisurely pace. This activity is oriented for family groups and children are welcome. For newcomers to the ET we will give a brief history of the development of the trail and exciting plans to extend it southward. The trail is constructed on the old Eastern Railroad bed and it is relatively flat and easy going. Depending on the trail…

Acadia Winter Festival 2017

February 11 - February 12

Find your winter in Maine! Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park hosts Acadia Winter Festival 2017! Join us February 10 – 12, 2017. New and interesting indoor and outdoor winter activities await. Enjoy park science right here in Acadia. Event List: Friday, February 10 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Cross Country ski with Schoodic Institute President Mark Berry and Acadia National Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider. 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Meet the 2017 AWF poster winner and artist, Judy Taylor.…

Banff Mountain Film Festival, Portland

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until February 13, 2017

If you're looking for something to do after an awesome GMOW, check out the World Tour of the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Portland! The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the largest and the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. The World Tour showcases award-winning films and audience favorites from approximately 650 films entered from over 50 countries with stops planned at 450 locations in all seven continents. Traveling from remote landscapes and cultures to up close and personal…

Banff Mountain Film Festival, Portland

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until February 13, 2017

If you're looking for something to do after an awesome GMOW, check out the World Tour of the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Portland! The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the largest and the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. The World Tour showcases award-winning films and audience favorites from approximately 650 films entered from over 50 countries with stops planned at 450 locations in all seven continents. Traveling from remote landscapes and cultures to up close and personal…

Winterpaloozah!, Rangeley

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come to Haley Pond for winter activities for the whole family on the pond and at Haley Pond Park!

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