When you envision a trip to Maine, do images of warm beaches and fresh lobsters come to mind? While this is one incredible side of Maine, there is also a whole other side to discover. Adventurous travelers that choose Maine winter rentals
learn that beyond the summer season, Maine has plenty more to offer. From snow activities to plenty of warming-up activities, the relaxing atmosphere of Maine will make you want to come back at any time of the year. Here are some of the best things to do in Maine during the winter.
1. Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides
Choosing winter rentals in Maine will place the best of the season right at your doorstep. One of the most memorable ways to celebrate the snow is to head out on a horse-drawn sleigh ride. From beneath the warmth of a cozy blanket you can check out the beautiful Maine scenery with your family, friends, or loved ones.
The classic winter activity in Maine is skiing. Consistent snowfall makes soaring down the slopes here fun throughout the season. If your kids have never given tried skiing before, Maine is a great place for their first lesson. Some of the best places to ski in Maine include Shawnee
, and Snow Mountain. It is possible to bring your own equipment or to rent equipment at these Maine ski destinations.
3. Snowmobile Tours
Another way to satisfy a need for speed is to head out on snowmobile tours. On the back of one of these vehicles you will be able to cover extraordinary ground. Whether you're an expert at handling a snowmobile or want to learn the basics, Maine has the perfect environment for snowmobiling.
4. Warming Up
After all the skiing and snowmobiling, you will want to retreat to Maine winter rentals for a little warming up. Look for rentals that offer fireplaces (you can find rentals that offer either gas or wood-burning), outdoor hot tubs, or indoor soaking tubs. Don't forget to stock your private kitchen with warming-up favorites like hot chocolate, gourmet coffee, and herbal teas.
5. Lighthouse Tours
Maine is famous for local lighthouses, and the winter season offers the chance to see them in a whole new light. During the winter, lucky visitors will have the rare opportunity to see the lighthouses decorated for the holidays. If you thought lighthouses were beautiful in the summer, wait until you see them decked out in the winter. During the winter, you won't experience the same crowds and lines for lighthouse tours. Some of the best lighthouses to see include Rangley's the Little River Lighthouse
, the Bristol Lighthouse
, and the Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse
6. Local Shops
If you can tear yourself away from your cozy cabin, there are plenty of shops and galleries spread throughout quaint towns in Maine to keep you occupied for an entire trip. Many travelers plan entire trips to Maine for the antiques. A variety of charming antique stores will be found in the towns of Camden
, and Searsport
. A couple to check out include Somerset Antiques
and Orphan Annie's
The pleasure of a trip to Maine - during any season - is the great outdoors. Many adventurous travelers choose Maine winter rentals to take advantage of outdoor activities, including snowshoeing and cross country skiing. There are many ways to stay active during the winter, especially for travelers that are willing to try some new activities. All you need are some warm winter clothes and good hats and gloves to enjoy a day of snowshoeing.
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