Maine’s Kennebec Valley is one of the best places in Maine to experience winter. With seemingly endless miles of interconnected trails. Seems almost everywhere you look, there are people Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, ice fishing, or just enjoying the snow.
Snowshoeing is more than just excellent wintertime cardio; it offers a chance to see the beautifully snowy world of birds and animals along miles of well-groomed trails. A romantic way to enjoy a winter getaway is to take part in a full-moon snowshoe excursion followed by a fireside cup of cocoa.
For a more robust experience, strap on a pair of cross-country skis and take to the trails. Nordic skiing takes a little practice, but once you are up and going, it offers excellent exercise and is the best way to see a pristine winter landscape under a brilliant white blanket of snow. The Quarry Road Trails system in Waterville features over 13 km of groomed Nordic ski terrain, with over a mile of it lit for nighttime use.
Check out one of the area’s parks, and you are sure to find kids of all ages out on sleds, saucers, or toboggans enjoy a trip down the local sledding hill. Start an impromptu snowball fight or enjoy a walk in the crisp winter air along the Kennebec Valley Rail Trail that stretches from Augusta’s Waterfront Park, through the towns of Hallowell and Farmingdale, to its conclusion in the city of Gardiner, Maine.
No matter what you choose to do, we encourage you to make a plan to go your own way this Winter in Maine’s Kennebec Valley.