Amazing sunset across Flagstaff Lake
Fly fishing at Grand Falls
View across a frozen Flagstaff Lake

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Posted Feb 05, 2016 by Anonymous
Maine Huts & Trails Nordic Ski Race

The Swedish Vasaloppet. The Norwegian Birkebeiner. The Canadian Ski Marathon. These storied ski races and tours are legendary Nordic events, attracting up to 14,000 racers from around the world since as early as 1922. What do these events have in common with Maine Huts & Trails’ Adventure Ski Race and Tour? More than you might think. First of all, they’re “point to point” events; you’...

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Posted Jan 21, 2016 by Kate Boehmer

Winter in Maine is not for the faint of heart. The sun sets behind the mountains well before cocktail hour, and it can take years to perfect a wardrobe layering system that strikes the magic balance between not freezing and not sweating. (Quick tip: it’s all about a breathable base layer). So no, it’s not necessarily easy to live this far from the equator, but take a look around, and you’ll find Mainers to be some of...

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Posted Dec 21, 2015 by Kate Boehmer

We’re proud to introduce the Maine Huts & Trails Hut Crew for the 2015-2016 winter season! If you’ve stayed at the Huts in the past year, you’ll see some familiar faces. In fact, this year sets a record for returning staff! That being said, there are plenty of newcomers who are excited to explore the Maine woods, cook great food, and keep the huts festive and warm through the winter. Whether you’re here for a day...

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Posted Dec 07, 2015 by Kate Boehmer

One of the best parts of planning an outdoor winter trip is the anticipation, and at Maine Huts & Trails, we love being part of planning your adventures. Whether it’s a hut-to-hut ski trip, a day long snowshoe through the woods or just playing outside, there’s a certain magic around someone with an adventure on their mind. When you’re in between trips, it’s easier than ever to stay inspired by keeping up...

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Posted Nov 05, 2015 by Kate Boehmer
Skis at the Wax Room

November in Maine is especially well suited to noble pursuits. The leafless trees, gray skies, and frosty landscapes serve as stark reminders that winter is coming, and it’s time to prepare! This is when we’re easily motivated to finish up outdoor projects, stock the freezer with healthy meals, and mentally prep for the upcoming holiday onslaught. It’s also the perfect time to start thinking about winter...

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Posted Oct 19, 2015 by Anonymous

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 who made this event a huge success!

Posted Oct 15, 2015 by Kate Boehmer

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 something about Thanksgiving that speaks to a deeper part of our human experience. Celebrating a harvest is a tradition that belongs to everyone, regardless of nationality or religion- it’s a celebration of one of the few things we can all agree on: really,...

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Posted Oct 02, 2015 by Kate Boehmer
Guided group at Maine Huts & Trails

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 parts of any outdoor expedition is coordinating the best gear to buy to stay warm, dry, and performing at your best. At Maine Huts & Trails, we are firm believers that even the most ambitious adventure shouldn’t compromise comfort. From providing healthy, home...

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Posted Sep 16, 2015 by Kate Boehmer

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, baby) is happy.  At Maine Huts & Trails, we think people of all ages, and families of all sizes can enjoy an outing together- especially if you do a little preparation before your trip. Here are a few things to keep in mind when...

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Posted Aug 18, 2015 by Kate Boehmer

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 find it hard to put down their gadgets, at Maine Huts & Trails we’re happy to report that the kids we see around here are more likely to be playing with sticks than IPhones. This isn’t an accident. These kids are part of active outdoor families- those that...

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