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    Guest Favorites: Holiday Recipes from the Huts

    At Maine Huts & Trails, we think the best adventures are those that are planned over great meals. There’s something about plotting an epic excursion that seems to pair especially… Read More

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    8th Annual Fall BBQ Recap

    Great food, old friends, and perfect fall weather made this fall barbeque one of the best ever! Thanks to all who attended, and a big thanks to all the volunteers… Read More

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    Thanksgiving at a Backcountry Hut- How to Have Fun, Stay Sane, and Eat Well

    Thanksgiving is arguably the best holiday on the calendar. Sure, Christmas and Hanukah are cozy and festive, and the 4th of July can be a lot of fun, but there’s… Read More

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    6 Must Have Gear Essentials for Winter

    Now that the leaves are changing, and there’s a crisp bite of fall in the air, it’s time to start planning ahead for winter adventures. One of the most fun… Read More

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    Bringing a Baby to the Huts: A Survival Guide

    Having a baby changes everything, and outdoor adventures are no exception. With a little one on board, an easy day hike can quickly unravel if not everyone (looking at you,… Read More

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    Trail Update from Charlie

    We’re Maine Huts & Trails.  As our name implies TRAILS are a huge part of the experience.  There is a lot of planning and work that goes into bringing a trail… Read More

  • Men’s Journal | Hut-to-Hut By Mountain Bike in Maine’s Deep Woods by Steve Jermanok

    Deep in the woods of western Maine, you can find a newly cut, 2.8-mile mountain bike trail called Oak Knoll. This is not your typical rock-littered, root-studded New England mountain… Read More

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    3 Unique Traits of Active Outdoor Families

    These days you hear a lot about kids spending too much time in front of screens, and not enough time outside. While it’s true that people of all ages sometimes… Read More

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    3rd Annual Harvest at the Hut Menu

    2015 Harvest at the Hut Menu Local ingredients used wherever possible Appetizers Oysters on the half shell with pickled mustard seeds & melon gel. Crispy Maine potato pancakes topped with… Read More

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    Photos: Brews & Views Beer Pairing Dinner 2015

    Maine Huts & Trails teamed up with Baxter Brewing for the first ever Brews & Views Beer Pairing Dinner at Stratton Brook Hut. Local Chef Jarod Frigon created an impressive multi-course… Read More

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    Sample Hut Menus

    Maine Huts & Trails is really all about the food, and with our team of local farmers and artisans, we’ve taken backcounty cuisine to a whole new level. In fact,… Read More

  • A Great Time at Stratton Brook Hut!

    Rating:  We left the Outdoor Center at about 1:30. Rode about 15 miles on the trails on the south side of Rt 27— unbelievably good. Then crossed at Campbell Field, and… Read More

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    The 3 Most Dangerous Animals in The Maine Woods

      You’re really doing it- you’ve taken time off from work, the kids are out of school, and you’ve gotten yourself as far away from the daily grind as you… Read More

  • Photos: 2015 Pig Roast and Volunteer Trail Day

    On Saturday, July 11th, Maine Huts & Trails hosted a Pig Roast at Stratton Brook Hut! Everyone who volunteered on the trails with Maine Huts and Carrabassett Region NEMBA was… Read More

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    Meet the Summer 2015 Support Staff

    It takes a lot of hard work to keep Maine Huts & Trails running smoothly! Besides the year-round staff  and the hut staff we have a great crew of summer… Read More

  • Meet The Summer 2015 Hut Staff

    Summer full-service season is here, and with it comes a cast of new faces ready to greet you at the huts! They’re globe trekkers, athletes, musicians, and chefs; ready to… Read More

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    Best Outdoor Adventure Beers, Maine Huts & Trails Staff Picks

    Summer in Western Maine is all about adventure. Whether hiking up Bigelow Mountain, paddling the Dead River, or biking the sweet single-track in Carrabassett Valley, folks around here know how… Read More

  • Becoming Wild by Lewis Robinson

    Down East Magazine | Becoming Wild by Lewis Robinson

    A young family of tenderfoots finds a gentle introduction to the North Woods at a cozy backcountry lodge.

  • Brews & Views Beer Pairing Dinner on August 1, 2015

    Brews & Views Beer Pairing Dinner

    Join us for our first-ever beer pairing dinner event! On Saturday, August 1st we’re partnering with Baxter Brewing for the first annual Maine Huts & Trails Brews & Views Beer Pairing Dinner at our Stratton Brook Hut.

  • 2015 Dinner-Only at Stratton Brook

    Dinner-Only Reservations

    Maine Huts & Trails is taking dining to new heights! New this summer, we will be offering dinner-only reservations at our Stratton Brook Hut on Friday and Saturday nights.

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    Easy Camping Menu

    Here at Maine Huts & Trails, we are firm believers that no outdoor adventure is complete without a delicious meal at the end of the day, and we pride ourselves… Read More

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    Wild Edibles- What to Eat and Where to Forage in the Woods of Maine

    We take local food seriously here at Maine Huts & Trails. It’s why we go out of our way to serve food that’s grown by local farmers; not only is… Read More

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    Volunteer Opportunities: Spring-Summer-Fall 2015

     Trail Work: 9 am – 3 pm Each Day Be ready for raking, hoeing, small brush and branch removal, etc. You bring gloves, own tool of choice, water and lunch,… Read More

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    3 Incredible ways hiking will change your life

    Anyone who’s spent some time on a trail can attest to the sense of well-being you get when you’ve been outdoors for a while. Here at Maine Huts & Trails,… Read More

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    Why Mud Season is Secretly the Best

      Early spring has never exactly been the most celebrated time of year in Maine. People planning a hiking adventure or ski trip tend to skip over late March through… Read More

  • Proctor Academy Project Period

    The Maine Huts provided a fantastic trip for our students. We had great skiing, the huts were accommodating and comfortable, the energy tour was engaging and enlightening. Peter Andover, NH

  • Troop 478 Orono Outing

    Led a group of 14 scouts and adults into the hut for a nights excursion. Food and staff were excellent. This was out 6th or 7th year back to MH+T… Read More

  • PB’s

    The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and informative. The food was delicious and the facilities were clean and comfortable. After an extremely cold and windy ski up it was a… Read More

  • Hut to Hut XCountry

    Never gone that far so didn’t know what to expect. Turned out we all enjoyed the outing! For 4 gals in our 60’s; we felt pretty good. Kept the same… Read More

  • Cold but Warm

    It was a very cold and windy day. It’s hard to know what to compare the hut to as I have never been in one before, so I’ll just make… Read More

  • Successful Trip

    We were a group of 4 (over 60) ladies.   The skiing was good. Have seen it better but mother nature always has her say. The food was terrific and… Read More

  • Spring and Still Snow

    My first visit with MH&T and (Poplar Hut specifically) exceeded my expectations.   The staff was friendly, helpful and attentive to their guests and I enjoyed meeting others in a place… Read More

  • Spring Skiing Almost

    My daughter and I had a wonderful overnight at Stratton Brook Hut. Skied in from the airport to Poplar Hut for lunch. It was a beautiful spring day taking off… Read More

  • Chili!

    We snow shoed up Oak Knoll on fresh snow and got to Stratton Brook Hut in time for the chili . Very warm and relaxing , board games , Allagash… Read More


    Fat Bikes 101

    Since the beginning of time, we humans have been thinking up ways to move. Faster, smoother, uphill, downhill, under water and over clouds- if there’s a new way to get… Read More

  • First of Many Trips

    I brought a group of students from my new school and we had a wonderful time staying 4 nights at Flagstaff Hut. The accommodations were comfortable, the staff helpful, friendly… Read More

  • Family Winter Hut Trip

    The Maine Huts & Trails winter experience has now become an annual family adventure for us. The huts are the ideal destination for people looking to get outdoors and ‘away… Read More

  • Tom’s XCountry Trip

      All in all I had a great trip. The idea of being able to XC between huts for several days in great surroundings is a treat. But to not… Read More

  • Mr

    Great overall experience. Hut staff and hut infrastructure were fantastic. My only suggestions is to please please build a wood fired sauna at each hut! Johann Portland, ME

  • CRCS Trip

    CRCS took 20 students on an overnight to the Flagstaff Hut. One group snowshoed in while another group chose to cross country ski to the Yurt and then to the… Read More

  • 10 For 10

    On a scale of one to ten(10 being top notch) I would rate my Maine Huts and Trails get away a 10. My husband and I and 8 others(some we… Read More

  • Best Trip Ever!

    We came with a group of 10 people for a hut to hut week of skiing.The conditions were perfect ,the hut staff outstanding,food delicious and overall ,the most wonderful experience.We… Read More

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    2015 Ski Race and Tour

    The Seventh Annual Cross Country Ski Race and Tour was held this past Sunday, March 15th. Conditions were dynamic, as a blizzard swirled through Carrabassett Valley, keeping trails variable and challenging…. Read More

  • Awesome

    I skied in to Poplar for the night. It was a gorgeous day. Although I thought the ski was a bit of a challenge, it was beautiful. The dinner was… Read More

  • Yummy Food and Fun Trip

    The Huts have outdone themselves on this trip. The crew was super-friendly and knowledgable. The evening meal was a spectacular, gourmet feast. Lynn Richmond, ME

  • VT Comes to ME

      All we ever hear about is the awesome skiing at Mad River Glen or the black ice skating on Lake Champlain. The Vermonters have now experienced what Maine has… Read More

  • Trip

    Another great time. Keep up the good work. Very comfortable accomodations. Anonymous Winchester, MA

  • 3 Day XCounty Ski Trip

    Had a great time as usual, our third year skiing. Only one itsy bitsy complaint: at Flagstaff Hut on 2/28 no coffee ready ’til 7am. The guests were antsy for… Read More

  • Impressive Establishment

    Great time great food and overall great atmosphere Luke Carrabassett Valley, ME  

  • Add This Trip to Your Bucket List!

      My partner and I took my mom on a 2-night / 2-hut skiing trip here as a gift. She loved it and says, “If I had a bucket list,… Read More

  • Great Lodging, Conditions, and Food

    Only thing not making this experience a 5 was the 2 couples that slept with us at poplar. There was plenty of room for our group of 4 to be… Read More

  • Birthday Trip

    Took my twin sister into Grand Falls Hut. We had a great time. Really enjoyed the people who stay in the huts and run the huts. I tell all my… Read More

  • Wonderful Times

    Over the course of 2 weekends I stayed in 3 huts – the first with friends and colleagues, the second with my family. Both weekends were filled with excellent skiing… Read More

  • Wonderful Destination

    We had a fantastic family trip to the Maine Hut to Hut trail system. The skiing was great, food delicious, and the teams working the huts were fantastic! My son… Read More

  • Another Thumbs Up for Maine Huts & Trails

    Another fantastic trek through the winter landscape, this time along Carrabasset Valley to Stratton Brook hut. Exhilarating conditions, beautiful trails and views, with a warm and delicious welcome from the… Read More

  • 2nd Annual Environmental Womens’ Weekend

    Great one nighter at Stratton Brook Hut, beautiful hut, delightful inspiring company, excellent food, and good wine! Cold night, warm fire, new and old friendships, comfortable accommodations, helpful friendly staff…. Read More

  • Making it an Annual Thing

    7 ladies (aged 55-65) +14 snowshoes + 7 backpacks + 1 Poplar Hut = BEST TIME EVER Martha Waldoboro  

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    1st Annual Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival

    Join us for the 1st Annual Sugarloaf Fat Tire Festival! Presented by Sugarloaf and sponsored by Carrabassett Region NEMBA and Maine Huts & Trails Friday, April 3rd – Sunday, April… Read More

  • Backcountry Experience

    I have been to Maine Huts & Trails several times and have visited all of the huts. The experience has been great every time, including this last one. It is… Read More

  • Girls Getaway

    5 friends and I recently did a 3 day 2 night trek with Maine Huts and Trails. We all had a fabulous time even in the freezing temps. The staff,… Read More

  • Fantastic

    We had one of the best family vacations we have ever had. The skiing was amazing and the staff at the huts really helped to make the trip. I would… Read More

  • Setting Track

    Hi Maine Hutters, A group of nine of us had a great time at Grand Falls over Feb. vacation this year. Food was plentiful and good, the hut and lodging… Read More

  • Excellent

    I love being treated like a queen when visiting the Huts. I always meet new people with common interests.   It’s a wonderful experience. Karen Rome, ME

  • XC Ski to Grand Falls Hut

    The team of caretakers at the hut were phenomenal. They were welcoming, kind, hospitable, and charming. The food was delish and the accommodations comfortable. The notes provided pre-trip (I.e. Packing… Read More

  • The Presidents’ ‘Blizzard’

    Our group of three was supposed to be eight . . . but five canceled due to forecasted blizzard on Presidents’ Weekend. Those who persevered were rewarded by excellent conditions… Read More

  • Hospitality at its Best

    It was our 5th winter visit to MH&T. And for the 5th time we were very pleased with the level of service and comfort that MH&T provides to their guest…. Read More

  • 3 Day Ski Trip with Group of 5

    Overall the experience was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the trails and your setting. The lodges and amenities as well were excellent. Re the sleeping rooms, these were quite satisfactory. I… Read More

  • Amazing Experience

    The staff at Stratton Brook Hut were amazing. Their hospitality and hard work were the highlight of the trip for us. Our hosts prepared a wonderful dinner and sent us… Read More

  • World Class

    A really excellent system you have put together. All was good to excellent. My only complaint has to do with the grooming – which, on our last and most difficult… Read More

  • Fabulous Skiing

    Trails between huts were extremely well groomed with very soft powder falling. Main hut buildings were fancier than expected, very attractive, comfortable, excellent showers and restrooms. Staff friendly, helpful, and… Read More

  • Need More Trails and Excellent

      We loved our ski trip. Mother nature provided the best conditions – extreme cold and snow which means excellent trail conditions. Your trails are beautiful and fun to ski,… Read More

  • A Blast from End to End

    The snow was perfect, the air cold and the huts warm. Three of us skied from Rt 27 trailhead in to Stratton Brook on Sunday afternoon, then on to the… Read More

  • Fun at Flagstaff

    Snowshoed to Flagstaff Hut with two young children and had a fabulous time. The kids loved it, the staff and food was incredible and great social time with the other… Read More

  • Stratton to Flagstaff

    You had a lot of help from the weather this year. The skiing was the best I’ve had in a long time. Even in prior years when the surface was… Read More

  • Fantastic

    It was a great trip with awesome scenery although it was cloudy throughout the trip. The conditions were superb and the trails were easy to follow. The food was fantastic… Read More

  • Stratton Brook Hut

    The staff was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming! It was so nice to be offered a smile and a hot drink after skiing up in the cold. Lynne Richmond, ME

  • Snow and More Snow

    Great snow, camaraderie and fun. We had almost a foot of fluffy powder, which did obliterate the tracks making skiing more difficult, but just a beautiful wonderland. Trail alongside Dead… Read More

  • Wonderful Experience

    I spent the night at the Flagstaff Hut. The staff was so friendly and fun, and the food was terrific. I slept like a baby! Lani Cochrane was especially wonderful… Read More

  • Consider Weather Updates

    Hi–Spent 2 nights/3 days experiencing great snow at Stratton Brook and Poplar. The crew was great at SB; especially the food. Amazing views and great ski down Newton’s Revenge. Poplar… Read More

  • Great Ski Touring and Ambience

    We had a great time, loved the trail grooming and hospitality in the Poplar Hut. The crew really makes you feel at home and the food is both gourmet and… Read More

  • Ski Trip

      I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Huts. We were met by staff and volunteers at both huts and treated well. We were warm and the food was spectacular…. Read More

  • Fun Winter Getaway

    My husband and I stayed one night at Flagstaff and one at Poplar Spring, and on both nights we were treated with great hospitality by the staff who were friendly,… Read More

  • Great Hike in the Snow

    We scheduled the trip hoping to cross country ski. Due to lack of snow, the trails were too icy to ski so we hiked from the Flagstaff Lake Hut to… Read More

  • Seven outing clubs from schools in Maine participated.

    Teens to Trails Workshop at Flagstaff Hut

    Written by Merrie Woodworth, Youth Programs Coordinator On a beautiful, cold weekend in January, Maine Huts & Trails partnered with Teens to Trails (T3), a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing… Read More

  • Kudos to Maine Huts & Trails!

    What a vision launched Maine Huts & Trails. And what expert management made the experience of going there so special. The trails were wonderfully groomed and tracked, and the crews… Read More

  • Awesome!

    We had a great time. The hut crew was fun and friendly, the meals were hearty and delicious, the bunk rooms were in good shape and comfy, and the setting… Read More

  • Snowshoe Stratton to Poplar

    We were a party of 3 middle-aged ladies on snowshoes for the weekend and had a terrific experience. Our first night at Stratton hut our room was cold but the… Read More

  • A 5-Star Review!

    I had a mid-week stay at Stratton Brook Hut. It takes some huffing and puffing to get up to this hut but when you do, the view is one of… Read More

  • Great Fatbiking

    Conditions for skiing were not good. But this made for great fat biking – white asphalt as it’s sometimes called. Flagstaff Lake was solid, clear, and smooth, also a hoot… Read More

  • Fat Bike Fun

    Great little trip into Flagstaff Hut. Great food, great company, great staff. Wonderfully cold outside and wonderfully warm within. Thank you. Paul Topsham

  • Multigrain Bread | Video Recipe

    We know that many of you having been dying to get ahold of some of our recipes. So we decided to create this Martha Stewart-styled video to show you how to make one… Read More

  • Great Place For a Group Event

    Teaming up with Maine Huts & Trails and the Maine Winter Sports Center, Teens To Trails (T3) brought a group of 30 students and advisors from 7 different high school… Read More

  • Quick Getaway

    Great Trip….a quick and easy get away. The crew was excellent, the food outstanding and the accommodations very comfortable. It was a relaxing trip for the whole family. The only… Read More

  • Dad and Son Ski Trip

    We skied around 40 miles over three days on beautiful, well-maintained trails through the Maine woods, with occasional views out over the mountains and valleys. Accommodation and meals at the… Read More

  • Family Gathering

    Six of us across generations and athletic ability all had a wonderful time.  The accommodations, staff and food were unbeatable.  We loved the Energy Tour. We also lucked out with… Read More

  • Great Adventure

    We had a super family vacation and truly enjoyed our stay at poplar hut. The skiing conditions were not good, so we carried our skis in. That was a bit… Read More

  • New Year’s

    I love the Maine Huts! Even though the snow wasn’t great for snowshoeing and x-country ski I had a great time. I was there with 5 of my friends. The… Read More

  • New Year’s Eve

    This was our first stay at Maine Huts & Trails, and we can’t wait to come back; we had a wonderful time!   The staff was exceptional, and some joined… Read More

  • Awesome Trip!

    Icy conditions meant the skiing was not 5 stars, but the people, food, and huts were definitely 5 stars! Amazing views from Stratton Brook and cool waterfall at Poplar. Jennifer… Read More

  • 3-Minute Shower Challenge

    We strive as an organization to be environmentally-friendly. One way that we’ve attempted this is to conserve our water at the huts. However, just asking people to conserve water can… Read More

  • Self Service

    I have been to the huts many times, mostly winter, but this was my first trip to Grand Falls and my first time experiencing self service. It was wonderful!! The… Read More

  • Great Trip

    Our family had a wonderful time skiing from hut to hut. We were worried about the wet snow freezing up and our not having edges on our skis, but we… Read More

  • Great Family Getaway

      The Maine Huts are a gem in the western mountains of the great state of Maine. The huts are more like “upscale, remote lodges” that are staffed with kind,… Read More

  • Perfect in Every Way

      We arrived on Christmas eve with our three kids and our friends, and were warmly welcomed by Lucy, John, and Nate. We made ourselves at home in front of… Read More

  • Opening winter weekend 2014 Flagstaff Hut with kids

      My partner and I and our friend headed out this past weekend with eight children in tow for an overnight at Flagstaff Hut. The conditions were *superb*- beautifully groomed… Read More

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    Meet the Hut Staff | Winter 2014-2015

    With the huts now open and in full swing, we wanted to formally introduce you to the Hut Staff for this winter! Each amazing Hut Staff member has a very… Read More

  • Winter Gear Guide

    With the snow flying and the summer gear put away, it’s time to get ready for the winter! We’ve compiled a list of gear that we recommend for your upcoming winter adventures…. Read More

  • Girl Scouts

      We had a great weekend at Flagstaff Hut with our troop and explored trails north and south of the hut. The girls loved having the big kitchen to prepare… Read More

  • Excellent Introduction to Maine Huts &Trails

    I’ve always wanted to experience a MH&T hut and finally did it. I posted it as a trip in then Maine Outdoor Adventure Club (MOAC) and we had nine MOACers… Read More

  • Perfect Getaway

      The reservation was very easy to set up and quick. I stopped at the Hut and Trails office in Kingfield before going to the huts. The staff was quite… Read More

  • Wonderful Retreat

      Our law firm spent 2 days and nights at Poplar during the caretaker season and had a wonderful time. Maine Huts helped us get our supplies into the hut… Read More

  • Great Trails, Great Views, Great Stay

      My friend and I drove up and hiked Little Bigelow before proceeding onto the Long Dam Trailhead parking and hiked into the Flagstaff Hut just as the sun was… Read More

  • Wedding Getaway

    “This was the simple plan for our wedding: escape to this remote hut by the lake in Maine with 40 of our closest family and friends for a couple days,… Read More

  • Wonderful Scenery

    The hiking is phenomenal and I thoroughly enjoyed my trip. Had a great time with my family and would love to do it all over again (with a lighter pack… Read More

  • November 2014 Newsletter

    What’s New at Maine Huts & Trails? With the leaves disappearing and the snow beginning to fly, now is a fantastic time to get out and play. Our trails are… Read More

  • Fall BBQ

    We had a great time at Stratton Brook and at the BBQ the following day. You have a very nice couple working at the Stratton Brook Hut. We hiked on… Read More

  • Nature and Yoga Retreat

    Rating:  Grand Falls Hut was the perfect setting for an autumn retreat. We lucked out with fabulous weather, sunny, warm, 70’s during the day with clear starry nights and a… Read More

  • Dear Adventurer | Help Build a Better Outdoor Community

    Dear Adventurer, Let’s face it: Western Maine is a pretty cool place!  With many recreational opportunities around us, including over 150+ miles of multi-use trails, we often forget how lucky… Read More

  • Loved It

    Accommodations very comfortable–far better than any gîte in Europe. Enjoyed the lodge and excellent cooking by Dakota and Natalie. I picked this trip because of the guided hike offered on… Read More

  • Lani Paddling

    Women’s Quarterly | Lani Cochrane: A Role Model for Adventurous Women

    BY NANCY MARSHALL The PR Maven® Special to Women’s Quarterly Watching Lani Cochrane paddle a canoe through river rapids or ride a challenging mountain bike trail, it’s easy to imagine… Read More

  • MisFits of Maine Adventure

    Sixteen women adventurers from our community fitness group had THE most perfect, sunny, spectacular, peak foliage weekend. Some biked and some hiked from Grand Falls to Flagstaff, a journey that… Read More

  • A Very Pleasant Surprise

    We looked forward to our end of summer hike. Last summer was 5 days in the Whites. This summer was 6 days on the Main Huts & Trails. Two nights… Read More

  • Harvest at the Hut

    Our trip was fantastic. It was our first time at the event and at any of the huts. The hike up was just challenging enough for the beginner. And the… Read More

  • Poplar Hut Entrance in Fall

    Guided Fall Foliage Hike

    Enjoy fall foliage, spectacular views and a day-hike up Bigelow from Poplar Hut Join Maine Huts & Trails for a guided hike up Bigelow Mountain. Enjoy stunning views from the summit… Read More

  • Lakeside Getaway

    My husband & I stayed at the Flagstaff hut on a Thursday night as a getaway to enjoy the beautiful summer weather we had in September. We have stayed at… Read More

  • October 2014 Newsletter

      What’s New at Maine Huts & Trails? The leaves have reached their peak! With the beautiful foliage, now is a great time to get outside and enjoy this amazing… Read More

  • Trail Pass on Backpack

    Introducing….the NEW Member Trail Pass!

    We’re proud to announce the new Member Trail Pass! As members, you get this go-membership card for free. Click the link to learn more!

  • Stratton Brook Hut in the Summer

    MaineToday | Hike, Bike, Paddle: Fall is a great time to visit Maine Huts & Trails

    Written by: Carey Kish – contributor – MaineOutdoors@aol.com Summer’s out, fall is in. So says the calendar. And the weather, which is cool and blustery but sporting bright sun and blue skies on this… Read More

  • Back to Nature

    After a busy work week fighting Boston traffic, it was nice to leave technology behind. My boyfriend and I spent 2 nights at the Flagstaff Hut without internet service or… Read More

  • View from Vista at Stratton Brook Hut

    Campfire Magazine | Maine Huts & Trails is a ‘Must-Do’

    Written by Tom Tash Very rarely does one get the opportunity to fully immerse oneself in the great outdoors. To get beyond the neighborhood park or trail is often an unfulfilled… Read More

  • 5 Tips for Foliage Header

    Prepare for Fall: 5 Tips for Enjoying the Foliage

    As I’m sure many of you can probably tell at this point, fall is in the air! We are starting to see the glorious colors of the leaves stand out… Read More

  • Trailfest 2014: Trail Building at Its Finest!

    Every year, the New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) hosts a series of trail building events all around the Northeast known as Trailfest. The Carrabassett Region NEMBA Chapter and Maine… Read More

  • Enjoying the Fire pit at Flagstaff Hut

    Mountain Magazine | The Doyle Boys Go to Maine Huts & Trails

    The brilliant Mainers have blended hiking trails with off the grid bed and breakfasts. But can three brothers survive each other? By Patrick Doyle | Photography by Jose Azel My goal… Read More

  • Do's and Don'ts of MHT

    The 5 BIG Do’s and Don’ts of Maine Huts & Trails

    Now that we are open for full-service season at all of the huts, we are seeing a big increase in users on the trails and at the huts, which is… Read More

  • Fishing at Grand Falls

    Grand Falls Hut Cast and Blast offered by Allagash Canoe Trips

    Experience the best of both worlds in Western Maine with our guided fly-fishing and bird hunting trips. Fly fish on Maine’s premier Dead River where native landlocked salmon and brook… Read More

  • Paddleboarding on Flagstaff Lake

    From China Village | Maine Adventures: Hiking and Stand Up Paddleboarding with Maine Huts & Trails

    A few weeks ago, I was invited to spend a night at the Maine Huts and Trails lodge at Flagstaff Lake. I left Michael at home because he is like dessert to… Read More

  • Summer 2014 Hut Staff

    Meet the Hut Staff

    Every year we have some new and returning Hut Staff to the huts. This year, we have quite a few new and smiling faces! Since many of you reading this… Read More

  • Biking near Stratton Brook Hut

    WMTW | Efforts underway to turn Carrabassett Valley into mountain biking town

    To view the official video report, click here. CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine —When the snow melts in Carrabassett Valley, the area surrounding the Sugarloaf ski resort becomes very quiet, but a… Read More

  • 5 Reasons Why We Exist

    Often times people just think of us as an outdoor adventure company with some (very) nice lodges and trails connecting them, but what many people don’t know is why we… Read More

  • Stargazing at Stratton Brook

    Come view the night sky at Stratton Brook Hut Spend the weekend and relax in the comfort of our hut, enjoy a hike/paddle, and on Saturday night be a part… Read More

  • Hut Talk: No Screens

    This week, Hut Staff member Charles J. Friedman (aka. CJ) has written an article about life without screens. In this short piece, he discusses how screens hinder our ability to… Read More

  • Be Prepared: Planning Your Next Mountain Biking Adventure

    Mountain biking is becoming the next boom in summertime recreation in this area of Maine. With over 130 miles of rideable trails ranging in difficulty levels from beginner to expert, more… Read More

  • Mountain Biking Gear

    Gear Talk: Mountain Biking

    Gear….gear….gear….it is about the only thing running through my head when I’m getting ready for any type of adventure. And particularly with mountain biking, it can be especially challenging wrapping… Read More

  • Be Prepared: Avoiding the Bugs!

    During the late spring/early summer, Maine is the place to be for outdoor recreation! With beautiful weather, increasingly longer days and countless adventures to be had, it’s the mecca for all… Read More

  • 8 Common Misperceptions about MH&T

    It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that there are a few misperceptions that have been formed about our offerings at Maine Huts & Trails. As a recent hire, I… Read More

  • Who Called it a Hut?

    This was my 5th X-C ski trip at ME Huts & Trails and the first for my husband, and once again, a huge hit. The snow was perfect, the weather… Read More

  • The Best!

    Maine Huts and Trails was the best! The conditions were beautiful, the scenery incredible, and the huts were outstanding. Even better, the staff members were friendly, knowledgeable, and all around… Read More

  • Perfect Conditions

    20 inches of snow had fallen the day before we began our ski into Stratton Brook. The sky was crystal clear, the temperature perfect and the conditions had never been… Read More

  • Great Trip

    This was a great trip for our group, 7 guys who have been doing an annual cross-country ski getaway for the past 10 years. We all agreed that this was… Read More

  • Press Herald | Maine Huts & Trails Leader Keeps it Green

    From the food she eats and serves to skiing and biking to work, Sarah Pine is all about being eco-friendly. By Edward D. Murphy emurphy@pressherald.com Staff Writer Maine Huts &… Read More

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    Bird Sightings at Flagstaff Hut!

    Blog by CJ Friedman, Flagstaff Hut Hutmaster May 21, 2014 – The last week has brought the first traces of 60 degree weather. The ice on the lake is freshly… Read More

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    FamilyFun Magazine | A Backwoods Adventure

    The author and her family hit the trail and unplug along a hut-to-hut hiking system in western Maine. By Catherine Newman from FamilyFun There was nothing funny about the beauty of… Read More

  • Ten

    The White Mountain School is grateful for the opportunity to bring 8 students for a hut-to-hut ski for four nights in March. We were blessed with blue skies and amazing… Read More

  • Grand Falls via West Forks

    Conditions between trailhead at West Forks and Grand Falls Hut were nothing less than challenging due to the recent thaw and refreeze. Despite grooming, it was very icy and fast…. Read More

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    Warrior Women

    Thank you, Maine Huts & Trails, for yet another great stay at your Grand Falls Hut. This was our 7th annual excursion to your huts and it was as fun… Read More

  • Awesome trip to Flagstaff Lake Hut

    We had a fantastic trip skiing into and around the Flagstaff Lake Hut. The skiing and trail network were great but the time at the hut was even better: great… Read More

  • Friends & Snow

    We had a wonderful time with our best friends from the Maine Coast! Beautiful trails and forests, wonderful meals and amazing staff. We would definitely recommend this to all (who… Read More

  • Poplar Hut

    Considering that the temps had been so cold and the trail from the airport to Poplar was hard packed and rutted from vacation week which just ended…. our overall experience… Read More

  • Stratton Brook w/ Jack

    I had been looking for something to do that would be special for my 6 year old grandson and after a trip to the Huts in early February realized that… Read More

  • Great getaway

    Four of us skied Airport TH to Flagstaff, then Flagstaff to Grand Falls, then Grand Falls back to Big Eddy TH over three days. It was a long haul but… Read More

  • 2 nights, 3 days The Grand Falls

    I had a wonderful trip. The snow was awesome and the trails were perfect. The ski to the Falls was magical and the hospitality at the hut was fantastic. Super… Read More

  • A great getaway – worth the drive!

    This was our 3rd trip in 3 years to MHT and we loved it even more than the last trips. We did a 3 hut-to-hut ski, Flagstaff to Poplar to… Read More

  • So good

    Loved the ski along the Dead River. A Bald Eagle showed his stuff as a greeting as we headed north to Grand Falls. Despite the rain we loved the flat… Read More

  • Gratitude for the MHT Vision

    I do a lot of hut-to-hut hikes in Europe and often lament that we don’t have that type of infrastructure here, so I was very happy to learn of MHT… Read More

  • A perfect family getaway

    My husband, my kids (aged 10 and 13) and I skied into the Poplar hut from the Campbell trailhead on the first day, then went on to the Stratton hut… Read More

  • Winter Skiing

    Great snow this year. Great meals and great time meeting people, some of whom I met at the same time last year. The energy efficiency of the huts is also… Read More

  • Already planning next year’s trip!

    4 days, 3 nights…outstanding! Stratton, to Poplar, then to Flagstaff. Food: excellent and plentiful, ask for the chickpea salad, packing lunches for the day is a nice touch! The huts… Read More

  • Amazing experience

    First and foremost, the teams at each of the huts are exceptional. The huts themselves are fantastic (of course, Stratton and Flagstaff edge Poplar). I was not expecting such delicious… Read More

  • Poplar Hut Staff Save the Day

    After a full day of skiing, we were delighted to find hot showers, delicious food, and friendly company by the fire. We found the energy tours in both huts we… Read More

  • Great Time!

    3 Friends and I enjoyed a long weekend of skiing and snowshoeing between and around 2 of the huts. The scenery was gorgeous, the trails were clearly marked and groomed… Read More

  • Great!

    One of the best trips ever! Amy and I are experienced hut trippers and winter campers. We have done many backcountry tours in the 10th Mtn Division huts of Colorado… Read More

  • Glad to visit a new hut!

    Enjoyed the Stratton Brook Hut visit, all except the last snaky uphill trail section. Staff hospitality, food, and free loan of snowshoes were all great! Nice to see so many… Read More

  • Scout trip to the Huts

    Our first trip to the Maine Hut system was tremendous. Stratton Pond Hut is a wonderful destination, heated with running water and hot showers, quite unexpected in the backcountry. The… Read More

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    Mountain Biking the MH&T System

    Down the Trail at MH&T Over the next several years, Maine Huts & Trails plans to significantly increase the mountain biking opportunities along our system. We envision offering mountain bikers… Read More

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    Mid-Feb Getaway

    We planned a 3-day vacation in mid-February many months ago. We totally lucked out with a 12″ snowstorm the day before we arrived at Stratton Brook Hut. We parked at… Read More

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    Paddling in the MH&T system

    What you should know when paddling at Maine Huts & Trails Paddling Considerations It is possible to  paddle hut-to-hut from Flagstaff to Grand Falls. Experts-only can continue paddling from Grand… Read More

  • Flagstaff Hut

    Staff was very nice and accommodating. They tried to meet our individual dietary needs and wants. The bunks were warm on a frigid night. Of course the scenery at the… Read More

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    Our winter trip was a complete success! The trails were perfectly groomed and the hut was amazing. The people were so pleasant and accommodating. We had everything we needed! Can’t… Read More

  • Dylan Gaudet, Kyle Bartlett, Katilyn Campbell, Joe Morton and Danielle Merrill begin their journey through beautiful scenery along the trail to the Poplar Stream Falls Hut in Carrabassett Valley.

    Connections Sun Journal | MVHS students enjoy wintery field trip

    MVHS students enjoy wintery field trip Connections | Thursday, March 20, 2014 RUMFORD — Some Mountain Valley High School physical education classes journeyed to Carrabassett Valley for a chance to practice what… Read More

  • Almost Heaven

    We are a group of men in our 50s who do winter outdoor activities together. We recently had the pleasure of staying at your Grand Falls and Stratton Brook huts… Read More

  • Super experience

    Three of us snowshoed up to the Stratton Brook Hut the first week of Feb. 2014. The trail from Campbell Field was in great condition, and we had a wonderful… Read More

  • Perfect weather, perfect snow

    Beautiful land, cozy lodges, great food, and fantastic company provided by Maine Huts and Trails. Perfect conditions and weather courtesy of Mother Nature. If I lived closer, I’d be there… Read More

  • Awesome Trip

    A group of us from L. L. Bean’s Bike, Boat and Ski store made our annual pilgrimage to the Huts last week and as always, had a fabulous time. Last… Read More

  • Fabulous chalets and trails

    Though there was hardly any snow in Maine the grooming made it possible to ski hut to hut. The gear hauling and delicious food made it possible, though I wasn’t… Read More

  • Excellent

    The facility is great, the staff were friendly and helpful, the food was good, the trails were well groomed and the whole experience was great. Widen the trails a bit… Read More

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    Maine Huts & Trails | March News

    What’s New at Maine Huts & Trails? There’s Still Time Left to Enjoy Great Winter Skiing! We continue to have great snow and as the temperatures get warmer and the days get… Read More

  • On the trail at Stratton Brook Hut

    Great Getaway!!

    We spent 5 days skiing from hut to hut. The lodges were beautifully built, rustic but elegant and the staff were terrific. What a wonderful way to spend a holiday,… Read More

  • Full Hut Trip

    This was my 2nd trip to the MHT system, and will certainly not be the last one. We are already planning a return trip in the summer to RUN between… Read More

  • Great Trip!

    Our group of 8, half skiers and half snowshoers, had a great time at Poplar Hut and Stratton Brook Hut. The skiing was more challenging than we expected but we… Read More

  • Great Winter Experience

    My wife and I flew into Boston on Friday morning, Jan.31 [going from St. John’s to Toronto and thence to Boston]. We then drove to Kingfield where we spent the… Read More

  • Sugarloaf to Flagstaff

    Started at Sugarloaf with 4 friends on a Friday morning. Stayed in Poplar Stream Falls hut the first night and Flagstaff Lake Hut the second night. Skied back out to… Read More

  • Knapp Jan 2014 Trip

    Other than poor snow conditions (due to Mother Nature not grooming) we had an amazing trip. The accommodations are very comfortable with nice lodge feel with all the necessary amenities…. Read More

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    Cancellation Policies for Maine Huts & Trails

    Reservations can be cancelled by contacting our reservations office at (207) 265-2400 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Individual Reservation Cancellations Reservations cancelled more than 10 days prior to arrival:… Read More

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    Meet the Winter 2014 Poplar Hut Crew!

    With each new season we get to know new, fun and interesting people from all over the country when they come to work in our huts. We think they are… Read More

  • Grand Falls Hut Feb

    I wasn’t sure what to expect of the Hut/s though I had been told wonderful things. This was certainly the case when I arrived exhausted after a long ski. I… Read More

  • Flagstaff Snowshoe Trip

    This was our first overnight snowshoe trip and our first visit to Maine Huts & Trails— we were NOT disappointed. I brought my daughters, ages 9 & 10, for a… Read More

  • Boston Sunday Globe On The Job | A haven in Maine’s great outdoors

    A haven in Maine’s great outdoors By Cindy Atoji Keene  |  GLOBE CORRESPONDENTFEBRUARY 23, 2014 An eight-mile commute to work might sound like a breeze, but for Sarah Pine it’s… Read More

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    Trip was great. The food was awesome. We did the entire length of the trail from Stratton Brook to the West Forks Trailhead. First couple days were “warm” at 20F… Read More

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    Skowhegan Students visit Stratton Brook Hut

    Through the generous sponsorship of TransCanada Corporation, students from Skowhegan recently enjoyed a visit to the Stratton Brook Hut. High School seniors, from Skowhegan’s Outdoor Leadership and Skills class at… Read More

  • Perfect

    This trip was perfect in every way. The lodge, Grand Falls, was a welcome warm refuge during the winter. Taking off my ski boots to a heated floor in the… Read More

  • So Much Fun!

    We had a blast xc skiing in to Poplar Hut and then to Stratton Brook Hut the following day. The trails were great, food was good and the huts were… Read More

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    Cold outdoors, really warm and comfy indoors

    Skied into Flagstaff hut for an overnighter on a very cold January 2014 weekend. We’re first timers to MH&T. We LOVED it. Really cold outside, but we were well prepared…. Read More

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    Kingfield Elementary Embraces Winter!

    Two local businesses, Tranten’s Family Market and The Schoolhouse Gallery, recently sponsored an exciting visit to the Poplar Hut for the 4th and 5th grade students of Kingfield Elementary School…. Read More

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    Ladies weekend

    First time to MHT, spent 2 nights at Flagstaff and had a wonderful weekend with 30 interesting women. The hut is lovely and comfortable even for such a large group,… Read More

  • XCountry Ski Adventure

    We had an amazing time exploring the trails around Flagstaff Lake Cabin, and loved coming back to the cozy cabin for delicious home cooked meals in the evening. Michelle Rhode… Read More

  • Fitness Friends Adventure

    Awesome time!! Fantastic trails (super highway!). Wicked good food ( and plenty of it). Poplar Hut Hostesses/Cooks could not have been nicer. Beautiful scenery. And I enjoyed all of this… Read More

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    Maine Huts & Trails | February News

    What’s New at Maine Huts & Trails? New Winter Offerings With all four huts now open for winter 2014, we’re pleased to announce several new packages and booking options this… Read More

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    Meet the Winter 2014 Grand Falls Hut Crew!

    With each new season we get to know new, fun and interesting people from all over the country when they come to work in our huts. We think they are… Read More

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    Gear Shuttles at Maine Huts & Trails

    During our full-service seasons, Maine Huts & Trails offers gear shuttling from trailheads to huts and from hut to hut. Summer gear shuttling service will be available starting on the… Read More

  • Thanks to solar energy and 80 cords of firewood, the huts are completely off the grid. (Photograph by John Orcutt)

    Fantastic fun

    I loved XC skiing from hut to hut – and don’t be fooled, they are not huts! But gorgeous buildings with baths, showers and meal service (for XC ski season)…. Read More

  • A great weekend!

    We had a fantastic time at Maine Huts and Trails! We cross country skied into Flagstaff Hut, which was a very short way from the trailhead. We dropped off our… Read More

  • Great Experience!

    We loved the huts and were so pleasantly surprised by their comfort, beauty and amenities. The staff at both Poplar and Stratton Brook were friendly and helpful, and really made… Read More

  • All around great experience

    I led a trip/class through Keene State College to the Poplar Hut as organized and guided by the great adventure resort Northern Outdoors (northernoutdoors.com). We stayed a night at the… Read More

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    Meet the Winter 2014 Flagstaff Hut Crew!

    With each new season we get to know new, fun and interesting people from all over the country when they come to work in our huts. We think they are… Read More

  • Cold getaway

    My wife and I had our first trip to Maine Huts. What a wonderful experience. The snowshoeing was great, but the facility and conversations with other guests were even better…. Read More

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    MaineToday | Maineiac Outdoors: Skiing and Staying in Style at Maine Huts & Trails

    January 16, 2014 – by Carey Kish – The good folks at Maine Huts & Trails are pretty excited about this, their 6th winter season in operation. Three backcountry huts – Stratton Brook, Poplar Falls and Flagstaff Lake – are all open and in full-service mode.

  • Snowshoeing

    We had a fabulous time at the Stratton Brook Hut. The facilities were fantastic and the crew was absolutely amazing. The food which they prepared was terrific and they were… Read More

  • Skiing with backpacks

    My 16-year old son and I drove up the Long Falls Dam Road to the head trail for Flagstaff Lake Cabin in a snow storm. The snow quality was wonderful… Read More

  • Skiing | Snowshoeing

    The facility was spectacular. The staff was helpful and fun and the food was amazing. I can’t recommend the huts highly enough. Jeremy Maine Rating: 5 Stars (*****) Skiing | Snowshoeing

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    Hiking | Maine Huts & Trails

    I have already added a note and photo to your social media page, which you are welcome to post, but overall, I found my four days outstanding. It was exactly… Read More

  • New Year's Eve at Grand Falls

    Great time. Never got above 0. Caretaker was great. Being able to use the kitchen was fantastic, allowed us to have quite spread, including a nice roasted Turkey dinner. Anonymous… Read More

  • Stratton Hut

    Had a wonderful time staying Sunday 12/29 through New Years Day. Great food and wonderful friendly staff. Would recommend to everyone. Doesn’t get any better than spending time in the… Read More

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    NorthJersey.com | Skiing: Nordic adventures for any level

    January 9, 2014 – by Iseult Devlin – …Nordic skiing or snowshoeing offers a way to explore the backcountry, too. For a remote experience, Maine Huts and Trails Systems offers 80 miles of trails in the Bigelow Range, with four overnight huts along the way.

  • Family reunion

    This was the perfect place for a family reunion – there were seven of us. We had a bunk room all to ourselves and, in the main lodge there was… Read More

  • Great Trip

    This was the 4th time I have brought my adult children up for a post xmas ski and the 4th hut we’ve been to. As usual, the food and service… Read More

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    MH&T Grooming Philosophy & Policy

    In the winter months, Maine Huts & Trails provides a groomed backcountry trail experience for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking.  This is a unique type of experience that will be… Read More

  • Christmas Wonderland

    Hiking was challenging but the reward at the end of the day was well worth it. Accommodations were amazing. People were friendly and food was great! Wonderful experience with friends… Read More

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    Meet the Winter 2014 Stratton Brook Hut Crew!

    With each new season we get to know new, fun and interesting people from all over the country when they come to work in our huts. We think they are… Read More

  • Portland Press Herald | Carey Kish: There’s more than skiing to enjoy on a skiing vacation

    December 15, 2013 – by Carey Kish – From the Maine Woods to the Adirondack Mountains, there are plenty of opportunities to get out on your Nordic skis for an overnight or multiday excursion.

  • Feedback

    I spent 3 nights at the Maine Huts last winter…late January. We stayed at Grand Falls, Flagstaff and Poplar. My friends and I do an annual back country ski trip… Read More

  • Review

    The trails were well maintained and marked. The hut and the food were more than my wife and I expected. One of the highlights of the trip was the tour… Read More

  • Ideal Family Time

    My husband and I just returned from our first trip on the Maine Huts and Trails system and can’t stop raving about what a wonderful experience it was! We rode… Read More

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    Thanksgiving dinner at Poplar Hut!

    Thanksgiving day we had a hardy (and hungry!) group of guests and staff families come in for dinner at Poplar Stream Falls Hut. There was one of the first snow… Read More

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    Boston Globe | Kingfield, Maine: Where heaven is spelled s-n-o-w

    November 26, 2013 – by Diane Bair and Pamela Wright | Globe Corespondents – When you head to low-key, laid-back Kingfield, leave the Bogner ski wear at home. We love the unpretentious, rough-hewn charm of this northern Maine ski town…

  • Flagstaff Hut Bakery?

    Caretaker Craig at Flagstaff Hut here to let you know that I’ve been baking up batches of healthy, hearty treats for hungry hikers and bikers. Available this week are Whole Wheat… Read More

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    Canoes, Eternal Youth, and Other Things Found in a Snowbank

    There was a strange wind blowing at Flagstaff Lake Hut. It could have been the anticipation of Valentines Day where even the snow fleas were a little giddy. Or it… Read More

  • Stay hot when it’s cold!

    Ellen at Stratton Brook Hut here with some tips on how to keep warm when the temps are low! I like to re-imagine Katy Perry’s song “Hot and Cold” as a song… Read More

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    Sausage and Kale Stew

    This hearty soup was quite popular over MLK weekend and the recent chilly temps and snowstorm meant this soup was just the thing—warming and with a little bit of kick… Read More

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    Honey-Oat Bread

    Sometimes the mantra for hut cooking is “make it good and make it quick!” Of course, there are some dishes we spend much more time on, but it’s good to… Read More

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    "Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons:

    “It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” — Walt Whitman Ellen at Stratton Brook here, I’ve been putting together a pamphlet… Read More


    41 Boston Friends Ring in the New Year at Flagstaff Lake Hut

    “It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old… Read More

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    Double Birthday!

    We had our first double birthday celebration at Stratton Brook! Twins Clementine and Finn celebrated their tenth birthday with a lemon pound cake. Our reservations staff sneakily told hut crew… Read More

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    Stratton Brook’s Youngest Guest Yet

    The winter cold has not stopped the visitors from coming! The Stratton Brook Crew was delighted to have our youngest-ever guest a few days ago. The Favreau family came in… Read More

  • Stratton Brook's First Christmas!

    Today, dear reader, I’m excited to share some pictures of our first overnight hut guests! This post is a bit belated because the holiday week was so busy. The first… Read More

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    Reports of Heavy Snowfall Have Not Been Exaggerated

    I’m here today to report on the Ski Schwackspedition of January 9th, 2013. The cheery sun shining down on my early departure from Stratton Brook Hut on a beautiful sunny… Read More

  • Flagstaff is feeding Coyotes?

    by Julie Lachance Last month a Coyote visited Flagstaff Hut, and he was hungry! Pitying the skinny thing, the Hut crew was more than happy to feed the hungry fellow…… Read More

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    Northern Lights put on a Show Over Flagstaff Lake Last Week

    Photo by MH&T board member Petr Smetanka     Guests of Flagstaff Hut last week were treated to a rare and beautiful show of the Northern Lights. Solar flares along… Read More

  • Meet the new MH&T 2012 summer hut crew

    The new MH&T 2012 hut crew has recently finished their training and are now in place and ready to welcome you their huts this summer and fall. The huts opened… Read More

  • What's New at Maine Huts & Trails This Summer

    There are lots of great adventures to talk about at MH&T for this upcoming summer. Here are some of the highlights: New Enchanted section of the Maine Huts Trail from… Read More

  • Maine Huts & Trails Announces Two Guest Chef Nights

    Maine Huts & Trails is excited to announce its next two Guest Chef Nights to be held this summer and fall at Flagstaff Hut. These will be held Saturday, July… Read More

  • Members Only 2013 Winter Reservations Period Underway Through The Month of May

    It may seem like winter has barely ended but if you want to be sure of securing next winter’s hut space for the most popular weekends or holiday weeks, now… Read More

  • Where Have the Winter Hut Crews Gone?

    Hello! This is former Flagstaff Hut Master Ellen McDevitt bringing you the report on what’s next for this past winter’s hut crews. The Poplar Hut boys have dreamed up some grand… Read More

  • Flat-water Canoeing & Kayaking at MH&T

    The ice is out of Flagstaff Lake and the water level in the Dead River is currently running at low mid-summer levels, making for some ideal flat-water canoeing and kayaking… Read More

  • Nicole Freedman Named The New MH&T Executive Director

    Kingfield, ME, April 3, 2012 – Maine Huts & Trails announced today that Nicole Freedman will be its new Executive Director.  For the last five years Freedman has been involved… Read More

  • Mother’s Day Family Weekend May 11 – 13

    Flagstaff Hut Master, Ellen McDevitt, invites you and your family to join her for a special Mother’s Day weekend at Flagstaff Hut. Here is a posting with her personal invitation:… Read More

  • More on the Three Minute Shower Challenge at Flagstaff Hut

    3/30/12 – Another blog post from Ellen McDevitt at Flagstaff Hut: If you dig back into the recesses of your brain, you might remember my blog post about the Three-Minute… Read More

  • Wake Up! Wake Up! It's Spring!

    Another blog post from Flagstaff Hutmaster, Ellen McDevitt: That title sounds sort of like a children’s book, doesn’t it? Well, we were acting like 10-year-olds when we saw the critters… Read More

  • The Portland Friends School Outing Club Visits Flagstaff Hut

    Another blog post by Ellen McDevitt, Flagstaff Hutmaster: The Portland Friends School Outing Club trip to Flagstaff Lake Hut in early March started off on the right foot. Or, more… Read More

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    Math is Fun? Maybe at Flagstaff Hut on Pi Day!

    Another great bog post by Ellen McDevitt from Flagstaff Hut on .314 Math is Fun! I’m sure that a blog post about math is not quite what you’re expecting from… Read More

  • Hut Hijinks

    Posted by Ellen McDevitt at Flagstaff Lake Hut. While I was enjoying my days off last week, there were some relatively major happenings at Flagstaff: 1. Jenny completed a knitting… Read More

  • A Rave Review of the Enchanted section of the Maine Hut Trail

    From time-to-time, our guests like to share their trail experiences with us. We are always happy to hear them. We don’t share them nearly enough as we should. Here is… Read More

  • Staying Warm in the Snow at Flagstaff!

    3/5/12 – Another blog posting by Ellen McDevitt, Flagstaff Hut Master: We’ve been quite toasty inside the hut, thanks to the radiant floor heating system, but until a few days… Read More

  • Where's the Beef (From)?

    Blog post by Ellen McDevitt, Flagstaff Hut Master 2-28-12: We do our best to source our food locally. Since we’re in New England, we can’t find everything we use from… Read More

  • MH&T Featured in The New York Times Sunday Travel Section!

    This past Sunday, MH&T was the feature story in the New York Times Sunday Travel Section in an article called “A Cool Glide”. WOW! All of us at MH&T were… Read More

  • MH&T to Participate In the Great Outdoor Maine Weekend

            All of us at MH&T are looking forward to participating in the first-ever Great Maine Outdoor Weekend (www.greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org) on March 2-4. We’re among several dozen organizations… Read More

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    New York Times | A Cool Glide Through Maine

    February 17, 2012 – by Eric Hansen – A LITTLE over a year ago, Maine Huts & Trails opened its newest backcountry eco-lodge in the mountains of western Vacationland. Each of the lodges, now numbering three, has hot showers and private guesthouses…

  • Reflections on Last Sunday's Ski Marathon at MH&T

    Here is a brief account of last Sunday’s MH&T Ski Marathon written by 20K racer Ira Weissman: It was a crystal clear and chilly day for the 4th Maine Huts… Read More

  • Chef Michael Gagné Headliner for the first Maine Huts & Trails Guest Chef Nights

    On Saturday March 31st, you and friends are invited to hike in to Poplar Stream Falls Hut to enjoy a very special evening of camaraderie and a delicious gourmet dining… Read More

  • Great Skiing and Good Snow at Flagstaff Hut

    Recent news from Flagstaff Hut by Ellen McDevitt, Hut Master: Whew! Sitting down to write a blog post is a lovely break from what has so far been a wonderfully… Read More

  • Flagstaff Hut's Newest Energy Saving Trick

    Another blog post by Flagstaff Hut Master Ellen McDevitt: Everyone knows easy ways to conserve energy: turn out the lights when you leave a room, unplugging electronic devices when they’re… Read More

  • Good Snow & Great Skiing on the Maine Hut Trail!

    Snow began to fall on the Maine Hut Trail late Thursday night. Snow continued to fall through the night and most of the day on Friday. Temperatures warmed slightly late… Read More

  • Flagstaff Hut Strawberry Streusel Bars

    Another blog post by Flagstaff Hut Master Ellen McDevitt: Strawberry Streusel Bars We had these at our mid-season crew meeting last week and they were a big hit. I cut… Read More

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    Boston Globe | Winter adventures with Maine Huts & Trails

    January 19, 2012 – by Tony Chamberlain – You’ve been pining for real winter adventure. To be way out in the wilderness beauty on snow-covered terrain, sleeping in log-heated cabins far from civilization.

  • Winter Finally Arrived Last Week!

    Here is another post by Flagstaff Hut Master Ellen McDevitt about last weekend: The first guests to enjoy the snow were a few families and the Wabanaki Writers’ Project (WWP)…. Read More

  • An Update for Skiing The Maine Hut Trail

    Last week a couple of snow events occurred leaving a total of 6-10 inches of new snow on the Maine Hut Trail. Although not enough snow to groom, there is enough… Read More

  • Recent News from Flagstaff Hut

    Blog post written by Hut Master Ellen McDevitt: I recently obtained a camera card reader and now have proof of our hut “pet”! Meet (drumroll, please…) OLLIE!      … Read More

  • Happy New Year from the Flagstaff Hut Crew!

    Blog post written by Flagstaff Hut Master Ellen McDevitt: We sent out the year 2011 with a fantastic meal—braided onion bread, mashed sweet and white potatoes, maple mustard baked ham,… Read More

  • Support the MH&T 'Clynk Recycling Program

    MH&T has recently joined the Hannaford Community Cash recycle program known as ‘CLYNK’. This program is an opportunity for people anywhere to support Maine Huts & Trails with a donation,… Read More

  • The Ribbon is Cut – The New Section of the Maine Hut Trail is Officially Open!

        December 22, 2011 West Forks, ME – Today, Maine Huts & Trails held a brief ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open a new section of the Maine Hut… Read More

  • MH&T Celebrates New Trail & Trailhead with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Scheduled for Thursday December 22nd.

    On Thursday December 22nd at 11 am, Maine Huts & Trails will hold a brief ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open a new section of the Maine Hut Trail. The… Read More

  • Winter 2012 Nearing – Hut Crews Deployed to Operate Huts

    Colder temperatures are finally settling into western Maine freezing the ground and small lakes. Several weak snow storms have left the beginnings of our snow base and the trails at… Read More

  • What's New at Maine Huts & Trails for Winter 2012

       As always, we’ve been hard at work adding new, exciting elements to our system.  As soon as the snow arrives this will be an amazing winter.  Here is a… Read More

  • Maine Huts & Trails to Exhibit at the L.L. Bean Winter Weekend

    Maine Huts & Trails will be an exhibitor in the Boat Bike & Ski building as part of the L.L. Bean Winter Weekend to be held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday… Read More

  • Great Gift Ideas from Maine Huts & Trails

    Imagine a gift that your family and friends will be talking about (and enjoying!) long after the holiday decorations are packed away. Whether your gift is a summer hiking experience or a… Read More

  • Thanksgiving Escape at Maine Huts & Trails

    Have you ever longed to escape the drama of Thanksgiving and spend the big day far away from it all? Join us at Maine Huts & Trails this Thanksgiving, and… Read More

  • Maine Huts & Trails to be Featured on Outside Television

    Outside Television will be featuring Maine Huts & Trails in their programming throughout the winter of 2012. Outside Television has stations at major ski resorts located throughout the country including WSKI… Read More

  • Caretaker Season is Underway at Maine Huts & Trails

    Caretaker season at Maine Huts & Trails is now underway! Until December 16th, the huts remain open for overnight guests who wish to participate in self service stays. Each hut is staffed with… Read More

  • Summer & Fall Full Service Season is Over – Welcome to Caretaker Season!

    Here is the latest news about the huts crews as of the conclusion of the summer & fall full service season. Content provided by Poplar Hut Master Ellen McDevitt: I thought I’d take a break… Read More

  • New Thanksgiving Hut Options for 2011

    This year we will be offering two different Thanksgiving opportunities at our huts: Come up to Poplar Stream Falls Hut and enjoy a special thanksgiving dinner prepared by our hut staff… Read More

  • Tips on Fishing the Dead River in October

      Here are a few October fishing tips from our resident fishing guide, Todd Towle of Kingfisher River Guides: Even though it’s the middle of October the Dead River can… Read More

  • Record Crowd Enjoyed Fabulous BBQ Held at Poplar Stream Falls Hut Sunday!

    Another blog post written by Poplar Hut Master Ellen McDevitt. If you missed this event, you missed out on a great event! When Sky, our Huts Manager, asked me to guess… Read More

  • Hut Readings

    Here is another interesting blog post by Ellen McDevitt, Hut Master at Poplar Hut. Some recommended reading from the hut crew: The crew here at Poplar has kept busy this summer… Read More

  • Poplar Stream Falls Hut is Seeing Red

    Here is a new blog post written by Poplar Stream Falls Hutmaster Ellen McDevitt. Sounds like the hut crews are looking forward to your October visits. Enjoy! In August, the… Read More

  • 4th Annual Membership BBQ to be Held at Poplar Stream Falls hut October 9th

    RSVP to the Barbeque – click here On Sunday October 9th, we will be hosting our 4th Annual Member’s BBQ at Poplar Stream Falls Hut. The BBQ is open to the public… Read More

  • Five Great Reasons to Hike in Maine

    If you’ve ever had the chance to take a hike in Maine, whether its just a walk with your dog through an ocean side trail or a challenging hike up Katahdin with a… Read More

  • How to Avoid Injury on Hiking Trails

    The best way to avoid injury on hiking trails is to be prepared. The most common injuries that people get while hiking are small cuts, blisters, knee and hip soreness,… Read More

  • Poplar Stream Falls Hut Summer Questions and Answers

    This post is from Ellen McDevitt who is the Assistant Hut Master at our  Poplar Stream Hut. Here are some insightful questions from her hut: 1.      How many black-eyed susans are… Read More

  • Maine Huts & Trails Unveils New Self-Guided Bird Walks

    Maine Huts & Trails has defined two unique self-guided bird walks at each of our hut sites. Birding at Poplar Stream Hut Surrounded by spruce, fir, cedar, and scattered northern hardwoods, the… Read More

  • Maine Huts & Trails to Host the First Annual Wilderness Trail Run August 28th

                                                                                                                                                                         In just 28 days, Maine Huts & Trails will be hosting the first annual Wilderness Trail Run on the Maine Hut Trail. On Sunday August 28th, there will be… Read More

  • New Maine Huts' Hot Deals Announced

                                                                                                                         Check out the new Maine Huts’ Hot Deals page on this website for some last minute half-price lodging at the huts.      Periodically, we will post specific dates and huts that these half-priced offers… Read More

  • From the Maine Huts & Trails Mailbag

    Here is an unedited email and photos received today from some happy hut guests from this past weekend. We love feedback and ask others to send us their remarks as… Read More

  • Flagstaff Hut is Maine's Perfect Summer Camp!

                                                                                                                           Situated on the shore of one of Maine’s largest lakes, a remote wilderness lodge and hut crew of four await to welcome summer guests and to host them for… Read More


    Beginning Tuesday, July 5th, Maine Huts & Trails members will have exclusive rights to make their winter reservations for the 2011/2012 ski season. This exclusive period will run through the… Read More

  • New Interactive Trail Map Available for Maine Huts & Trails

    Maine Huts & Trails has just added a new interactive trail map to the MH&T website. This new feature will give people planning their Maine Huts & Trails adventure visual references… Read More

  • Summer is Now in Full Swing at the Huts

    Here is the latest news from Georgia, Co-Hutmaster at Grand Falls Hut:                                                                                     Hello again! It’s been one month since the last update from Grand Falls Hut and I have found… Read More

  • The Bright Side of Bug Season

    Summer weather has finally descended upon us and things in the Maine woods have changed quickly. This blog post was written by Skylar Purdy, our newly appointed Huts Manager. Here… Read More

  • What is New at Maine Huts & Trails this Summer

    There are lots of new adventures to talk about at MH&T for this upcoming summer. Here are some of the highlights: New Grand Falls Hut will be open for its… Read More

  • Fiddlehead Soup Anyone?

    Grand Falls Hut has been open with full-service for a week and our hut crew Georgia Harlow and Neil Fogg are getting settled in. We have asked them to contribute… Read More


    Maine Huts & Trails offers a spectacular green lodging experience. Our huts are energy-efficient facilities designed to minimize human impact and disturbance to the natural landscape.  Each hut is off… Read More

  • MH&T and Flagstaff Hut Named "Best of New England" by Yankee Magazine!

                                                                                                                                              Maine Huts & Trails and Flagstaff Hut were both recognized as 2011 “Best of New England – Editors’ Choice” winners by Yankee Magazine in their May issue which is… Read More

  • Northern Outdoors and MH&T Team Up to Offer a Hike & Raft Package

                                                                                                                                                           Northern Outdoors and Maine Huts & Trails are putting their assets together to create a hike & raft package. Your adventure begins at the Big Eddy on the Dead River below… Read More

  • Maine Woods Discovery & MH&T featured on WMTW TV 8

    Maine Huts & Trails has joined forces with other outdoor adventure companies located in the western mountains of Maine to feature a variety of winter adventures. MH&T has partnered with Northern… Read More

  • Grand Falls Hut – A Great Destination for Anglers

    April 1st marks the start of the salmon & trout season on the Dead River. Anglers now have a new lodging opportunity while fishing the Dead River thanks to the opening of the new Grand Falls… Read More

  • A Winter's Day at Flagstaff Lake

    Once in while, we welcome a guest blogger to this page. Today’s guest is Kate Williams, the Executive Director of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Since the Northern Forest Canoe… Read More

  • MH&T Honored at Governor's Conference on Tourism

    On Thursday February 17th, MH&T founder, Larry Warren, was honored as a Maine tourism innovator and Maine Huts & Trails was awarded the “Commitment to Innovation” award from Maine’s Governor… Read More

  • Grand Falls Hut is Ideal for Anglers

    MH&T invites and encourages anglers to make Grand Falls Hut their new fishing destination. Down river from Grand Falls and within easy walking distance from Grand Falls Hut, the lower Dead… Read More

  • MH&T 3rd Annual Ski Marathon to be Featured on Bill Green’s Maine

    Last Sunday February 13th, Maine Huts & Trails hosted our 3rd Annual MH&T Ski Marathon. 92 racers entered the 20K, 40K or 60K events. It was a picture perfect “bluebird day”… Read More

  • MH&T and H2Outfitters Team Up to Offer Kayak & Hike Package

    Maine Huts & Trails and H2Outfitters will be offering guided kayak & hike adventures this summer and fall. Each trip will be 4 days and 3 nights and will include… Read More

  • David Goodman, author of Best Backcountry Skiing In The Northeast, speaks of MH&T

    On Tuesday night February 8th, the 207 program presented by WCSH 6 TV interviewed skier and author David Goodman about backcountry skiing in the northeast. David recently re-wrote and released… Read More

  • Maine Huts & Trails Named Environmental Leader by Maine DEP

    On February 1st 2011, we at MH&T were contacted by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and were named a Certified Environmental Leader for implementing pollution prevention practices. Poplar Stream… Read More

  • Maine Woods Discovery Features the Ultimate Hut-To-Hut Ski Tour

    Maine Huts & Trails has joined forces with other outdoor adventure companies located in the western mountains of Maine to feature a variety of winter adventures. MH&T has partnered with Northern… Read More

  • The Ski Museum of Maine presents the history of Maine Cross Country skiing

    As most of us on this website enjoy Nordic skiing, I thought that you would be interested in an upcoming event regarding the history of cross country skiing in Maine…. Read More


    Last week’s 6 to 12 inch snowfall followed by the weekend’s cold temperatures have enabled Trails Manager, Jason Cooke, to finally set tracks onto the Maine Huts Trail. “The snow… Read More

  • Join Us for Our 3rd Annual Ski Marathon

    This winter, we’ll once again host XC-skiing enthusiasts from throughout New England and beyond for the only point-to-point ski marathon in the east! Our 3rd Annual Classic Ski Marathon Tour… Read More

  • Maine Huts & Trails Takes a Local Approach

    Here at Maine Huts & Trails, a primary focus of our effort is to bring environmentally-sensitive economic development to the towns and communities located along our trail corridor and, eventually,… Read More

  • The Blizzard of 2010 Blessed MH&T with 19 Inches of New Snow

    Snow began to fall late Sunday night and then intensified during the early morning hours Monday. Snowfall amounts varied along the trail depending on elevation and topography. The least amount… Read More

  • What’s New at Maine Huts & Trails This Winter

    A little snow here and a little more there, we are slowly picking up enough snow that some sections of our flat dry areas are now skiable. One good snowfall… Read More

  • Welcome to the New Maine Huts & Trails Website!

    We are very pleased to bring you this new website which was launched Thursday December 16th. What you may expect is a much simpler navigation whereby everything is just one… Read More

  • School Trip

    Our students had an amazing experience on their trip. Not only was it a smooth process for us to learn about the opportunity but also to make the reservation. The trip was a huge success for the ten first year students and the two leaders. They also found the views spectacular. test

  • MH&T Board Chair Recognized by Maine Development Foundation with Leadership Award

    Kingfield, Maine – Last Friday, Maine Huts & Trails Board Chair and L.L. Bean Chief Operations Officer Bob Peixotto was awarded the Kenneth M. Curtis Leadership Award at the annual… Read More