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Posted May 19, 2016 by Kate Boehmer
mtb in maine

At Maine Huts & Trails, we’re lucky to be surrounded by some of the best mountain bike trails in New England. And even though there are tons of fun things to do outside while you’re here, mountain biking should definitely be on your list! Here’s what you need to know before you tackle our backcountry trails:

1. You’re in good enough shape to get started right now: Mountain...

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Posted May 01, 2016 by Kate Boehmer
Chappell Bridge

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, hiking is a way of life as well as a mode of transportation, and making your way from hut to hut has a way of lifting your spirits like nothing else. Besides enjoying the scenery and getting some exercise, hiking can actually improve your life in ways you...

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Posted Apr 18, 2016 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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Posted Apr 05, 2016 by Kate Boehmer
Muddy moose

 

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 early June, and maybe that makes sense for some, who prefer their Maine be covered in fluffy snow or grassy fields. But there is a hidden magic in the forgotten days in between. With winter almost over, and spring shyly...

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Posted Mar 04, 2016 by Kate Boehmer

Solo travel, (not singles travel- that’s a different subject altogether) is kind of having a moment. You can’t scroll too far on any Instagram feed without seeing at least a few shots of someone ‘Eat, Pray, Loving’ their way through a fabulous adventure. It really shouldn’t come as a surprise that so many people are choosing to hit the trails alone- independence, self-awareness, and an adventurous spirit are...

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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

There’s nothing quite like the brisk mountain air hitting your lungs, and the invigorating feeling of working up a sweat in the middle of a snow covered wilderness. That’s one reason we love Nordic skiing at Maine Huts & Trails. What we don’t always love is waking up the next morning and feeling the inevitable burn from all the muscles we’d forgotten about over the summer. If you’ve been biking, hiking, or...

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