Come visit Maine’s premiere winter playground! Ski, skate, snowshoe, even bike ride amid some of the greatest views of the Midcoast. Whether the thrill of slaying the slopes excites you or the quiet, calm of a cross country trail in the forest is more your speed, there is a place to play for all levels. No experience necessary to enjoy our top 5 things to do during winter in Midcoast Maine.
Ski the Sea at the Camden Snow Bowl, the only East Coast slopes with an ocean view. The mountain is located on the outskirts of Camden, a short 5 minute drive from downtown. The lodge offers rental equipment and a cafe, so spend the entire day enjoying the view as you traverse down Ragged Mountain.
Camden Snow Bowl – 20 Barnestown Road Camden, ME – Map It | Visit Website
Cross Country Skiing
Explore the snow-covered forests of Camden Hills State Park. Ski along the shoreline of Penobscot Bay or head into the woods on one of their many scenic mountain trails.
Camden Hills State Park – 280 Belfast Rd Camden, ME – Map It | Visit Website
A number of area trails will bring you to the top of several area mountains. Pick an easy one and meander through the pines or around a nearby lake. Or challenge yourself with a hike to the top of Mt Battie or Maiden’s Cliff.
Take a spin around a local pond, or head inside . . . yes, inside to our local rink at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport. You can practice your triple Axel or maybe just make your way around the ice without fighting the wind and the cold.
Midcoast Recreation Center – 535 West St Rockport, ME – Map It | Visit Website
Thomaston Town Forest is a beginner-friendly place to ride with trails maintained year round. Swap out your summer wheels for a set of fat tires and come play in the snow!
Thomaston Town Forest – Thomaston, ME – Map It | Visit Website
Where to Get Your Winter Gear
For everything you need to get out in the snow, head over to Maine Sport Outfitters. You’ll find a selection of skis, snowboards, snowshoes, ice skates, hockey equipment, ice fishing gear, fat tires, and more. In town for the weekend and just want to rent? Their winter sport equipment rentals offer flexible options from daily to season-long packages.