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Six More Weeks of Winter...

Earlier this month in a little town in Pennsylvania, a groundhog named Phil saw his shadow and predicted there will be six more weeks of winter.

Here in Maine, a winter playground, we rejoiced as the rest of the world complained - especially since it has been such a mild winter so far.

Now that Old Man Winter has finally decided to make an appearance, it's time to get out and enjoy it.

The Penobscot River watershed covers an area that is 8,750 square miles - that's a lot of room for outdoor fun, no matter the season. One of our favorite winter activities is strapping on a pair of snowshoes or cross-country skis and hitting the trails.

You don't have to head to a big ski resort to find trails, you can head out right in your back yard. Looking for suggestions? We've got you covered:

  • Bangor City Forest - The forest has 3 miles of trails and is a great place for families to get out right in town. Remember, the bog walk section is closed during the winter and snowshoers should stay off the groomed cross-country ski tracks.

  • Acadia National Park - Just a short drive away you can find 45 miles of carriage road trails perfect for getting out no matter the season.

  • Walden Parke Preserve - A scenic area with rolling hills, this is a great spot for both snow shoers and cross country skiers. If you're four-legged friend loves the snow as much as you do, make sure to keep them leashed.

  • Old Pond Railway Trail - Located in Hancock, this 5 acre site was an old railroad bed that has been converted into a 3-mile trail used by hikers, cross country skiers, and snowshoers.

We know winter in Maine can be tough, but getting out the door and taking advantage of the state's natural beauty can make it better. And don't worry, spring will be here sooner than you think!


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