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Eastern Trail Alliance

Twilight Walk on the Eastern Trail, Biddeford

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Our twilight walk will start at the trail head at the rear of the Southern Maine Health Care Hospital parking lot. For newcomers to the ET we will give a brief history of the development of the trail and exciting plans to extend it southward as well as information about the Eastern Trail Alliance. The trail is constructed on the old Eastern Railroad bed and it is relatively flat and easy going. Depending on the trail conditions and weather we…

Five Fields Farm Downhill race

5KM Nordic Downhill Challenge, Bridgton

February 13 - February 14

Test your XC skiing abilities by trying out this 5km Nordic Downhill Challenge at Five Fields Farm in Bridgton! Open during the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend for anyone to complete at any time. Here's how you enter this self-guided race: Check in at the Five Fields Farm warming hut to purchase your trail pass. Adult full day = $12 - After 2:00pm $10 Junior = Full Day $10 - After 2:00pm $8 Ski along the marked course to the highest…

bernard lodge to lodge ski

{CANCELLED} Ski AMC’s Maine Woods, Greenville

February 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

*** Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Please join us another time! We will cross-country ski onto groomed AMC trails starting at the winter parking lot going to the heated Yurt for a break/lunch (BYO) and back. The approximate distance is 6 miles – all ages welcomed who can do the distance. Come and enjoy great skiing in the beautiful Maine woods!

Frenchman Bay Conservancy Sunrise Trail

{POSTPONED} Sunrise Trail Cross Country Ski, Snowshoe, or Hike, Ellsworth

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

*** This event has been postponed due to the anticipated snow storm in Ellsworth on Saturday. Stay tuned for an update with a new date, most likely in early March. Join East Coast Greenway Alliance, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, and the Downeast Sunrise Trail Coalition for a cross-country ski, snowshoe, or hike on the Sunrise Trail in Ellsworth in celebration of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! Meet at the Sunrise Trail parking lot off of Washington Junction Rd. in Ellsworth on Saturday, Februrary…


L.L.Bean & WinterKids Winter Fun Day & Fat Bike Pump Track Demo, Freeport

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a super fun day where you can test a fat bike, send the kids down our sledding hill or walk along WinterKids’ snowshoe story trail. Winter sporting vendors will be on hand to answer your product questions and to make sure you’re getting the most out of your equipment. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy. WHERE TO MEET: Meet us in the Discovery Park. WHAT TO BRING: Hat, gloves or mittens, warm cloths (layers, no cotton), waterproof footwear, small day…

Inland 3 Events

Community Ski-FREE Day, Waterville

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a free day pass for the whole family to enjoy cross-country skiing on miles of groomed trails at Central Maine’s premier outdoor recreation area – all welcome! Skis available to rent ($8-$15) at the Welcome Center Yurt; snowshoe trails and sledding hill also available. This GMOW event is part of Inland Hospital’s LET’S GO! Family Fun Series. Bring your LET’S GO! Family Fun Passport to be stamped and enter to win a $500 L.L. Bean gift card. To learn…

BTLT XC Ski Bowdoin

X-C Ski Bowdoin

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust for an exploration of some of the lovely ski trails in the town of Bowdoin. This is an outing for intermediate-to experienced skiers only, as it will be 3 miles with some hills. You must have your own gear. Please no dogs. This event is FREE. RSVP for meeting location – limited space available.


Winter Sports and Fun, Perry

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Strongheart's annual Winter Sports and Fun event is back at the Pottle Tree Farm in Perry. The event is free! No matter the weather there is something wonderful to do-- cross country ski, sled, skate, hike, or snowshoe.

Hirundo Family Fun Day

Winter Family Fun Day, Old Town

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Programs and activities for all ages and abilities include Dogsled rides, Winter Ecology Walk with Bucky Owen, "How animals cope with the cold", Winter Games includes a cross-country ski race for entry levels adult, junior & child, curling (weather dependent) or Snowshoe Biathlon! Tired? Take a break by the campfire; warm up with hot chocolate. Better yet, plan to spend the day. Pack a lunch and enjoy it next to the fireplace inside the Parker Reed shelter or buy grilled…

Rangeley Winterpalooza


February 13 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

WinterPaloozah will include ice skating, pond hockey, snow kiting, snow shoeing, snowman competitions, ice golf, curling, fat tire bike demos and more!


Rally in the Valley Winter Festival for Kids, Madawaska

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Rally in the Valley was created to give all kids an opportunity to be successful so we have designed events where everyone will have a chance to shine. The purpose of the event is to help kids explore what winter sports have to offer. Kids of all ages are invited to attend this unique festival. The intention behind the event is to increase a child's interest in winter sports as a hobby that can be continued into adulthood! There are…

Ski/Walk/Snowshoe & Bonfire at Witherle Woods, Castine

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites you to ski, walk or snowshoe in to a bonfire hosted by our regional steward at the Witherle Woods Preserve in Castine, Maine on on Saturday, February 13. Bring the kids and explore 185 acres of mixed forest with trails groomed for Nordic skiing. Take a break and warm yourself by the bonfire while toasting marshmallows and discussing the storied history of the Witherle Woods Preserve; site of the infamous Penobscot Expedition. The bonfire begins…

FKOC Free Family Day

Free Family Fun Day, Fort Kent

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free family fun day at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center Saturday, February 13th 2016 12:00- 4:00 pm Free ski and snowshoe rentals No Trail Fees Guided snowshoe and Ski Trail tours Beginner Ski lessons Story Walk and Scavenger Hunt Snacks and Hot Chocolate Bonfire and Smores


Snow Day in the Park, Machias

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come enjoy a fun-filled winter day at the park! Middle River Park in Machias provides a variety of winter outdoor activities for all ages and experience levels – take a ride down the beautiful sledding hill overlooking the Middle River, snowshoe the roughly 1-mile trail network across a variety of terrains, or help inaugurate our new cross country ski trail! Enjoy a steaming cup of hot cocoa while building your best snowman (basic supplies provided, creative costumes encouraged!). Guided hikes,…


Guided Snowshoe and Ski Tour, Rockport

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Maine Coast Heritage Trust and the staff at Aldermere Farm for a free guided snowshoe and ski tour through the scenic open pastures and woods of the Aldermere Farm property in Rockport. Bring your own gear. An RSVP is required so we can get a headcount. Please call 207-236-2739 or email We'll meet at the main farmhouse at 20 Russell Avenue, Rockport, first to talk about the trails and then head out together.

Valentine Ski Date, Bethel

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come out for some XC Skiing with your Valentine (or just treat yourself!) on Sunday, February 14th at Carters XC Ski Center in Bethel. Rentals available - $15.00 ski pkg. $12.00 snowshoes. Trail passes $15/person. Free chocolate for every skier. 10% off on clothing and accessories. Free season pass for 2016 and 2017 when you buy a complete ski package.

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Snowshoe & S’mores, Katahdin Woods & Waters Recreation Area

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for a snowshoe or ski into  Our Upper East Branch Campsite on the East Branch of the Penobscot River where we will have a campfire and some more fixings as well as beverages. Conditions permitting we will have groomed trails for track and there may be some skate skiing on a portion of the trails. We post updated trail reports on the  blog or Find Us on FaceBook at Katahdin Woods and Waters for photos , videos and updates.…

Maine Huts & Trails Photo Trek

Winter Photography Trek, Carrabassett Valley

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bring your camera! Maine Huts & Trails is hosting a Winter Photography Trek with professional photographer Cam Held. This free event will start at the Airport Trailhead in Carrabassett Valley at 10am on Sunday, February 14th. You'll capture frozen waterfalls, rivers, and hopefully some wildlife as you make your way to picturesque Poplar Falls. Cam will guide you in taking the perfect shot, and give you expert tips to make your photos look perfect. Participants are encouraged to continue on…


Guided tour of Akers Community Ski Trails, Andover

February 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Mahoosuc Pathways and Pineland Ski Club for a free guided tour of the classic Pineland Ski Club Trails in Andover. These trails have been a part of the fabric of Andover for generations and we want to share them with you. We'll leave from Akers Ski Shop in downtown Andover at 1:30pm. We'll ski around for a few hours and then congregate at the warming hut located in the middle of the trail system for food, fire, and friendship.

BTLT XC Ski Bowdoin

{POSTPONED} X-C Ski Kate Furbish Preserve, Brunswick

February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

*** This event has been postponed due to weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb 15. Have you been to the beautiful new conservation area on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station? Come join us for a X-C outing at Kate Furbish Preserve. Holly Green local ski coach and teacher will lead us on a moderate-level, 3-4 mile, out and back ski, on open trails through the woods. We will reach a lovely view of Harpswell Sound and pass…

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Acadia Winter Festival, Schoodic

February 26 - March 1

Visit for full details! Who? Acadia National Park, Camp Beech Cliff, Schoodic Institute, and community partners What? A celebration of Acadia National Park's Centennial, winter in Maine, and our natural and community resources.   Where? Anchor locations are Camp Beech Cliff and Schoodic Institute. Community partners will also be hosting events and activities at other locations throughout the ten-day event.   When? February 26 - March 1 ~ Schoodic Point March 2 - March 6 ~ Mount Desert Island   Why?…

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Acadia Winter Festival, Camp Beech Cliff

March 2 - March 6

Visit for full details! Who? Acadia National Park, Camp Beech Cliff, Schoodic Institute, and community partners What? A celebration of Acadia National Park's Centennial, winter in Maine, and our natural and community resources.   Where? Anchor locations are Camp Beech Cliff and Schoodic Institute. Community partners will also be hosting events and activities at other locations throughout the ten-day event.   When? February 26 - March 1 ~ Schoodic Point March 2 - March 6 ~ Mount Desert Island   Why?…

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