Cold temperatures, snowy (or rainy) weather, and shorter days can make getting out of the house in the wintertime unappealing, but Mainers come from hardy stock - we're not afraid of a little cold and snow.
One of our favorite ways to beat the wintertime blues is to get outside. Research shows that spending time outside during the winter months is important for both your mental and physical health. Cross country skiing or snowshoeing are two great ways to get some fresh air and a little workout at the same time!
Penobscot River Trails offers visitors 15 miles of mountain bike and cross country ski trails and 9 miles of snowshoe trails along the East Branch of the Penobscot River. Trails are open from sun up to sun down all winter long and the Visitor Center is equipped with cross country ski and snowshoe rentals. If you get a little chilly along the way, there are two warming huts to stop into, but don't forget to carry out any food or drink waste.
Check out grooming reports and trail status on their Facebook page.