If you’re are looking for the best winter thrills ever, tap into the adrenaline rush of powering through pristine woods on a snowmobile.
THE FORKS: Northern Outdoors in The Forks is your passport to the ultimate Maine snowmobiling trip, with trailside access to more than 150 miles of top-quality, uncrowded riding on groomed snowmobile trail considered to be some of the finest in the country. All that and it comes with a huge lodge, a brewpub, and local guides to lead the way.
SEBOOMOOK LAKE: Historic Pittston Farm is the next stop in getting away from everything aboard a snowmobile is a ride out to Seboomook Lake. These nice folks have a hundred miles of groomed trails among the beautiful backwoods of Maine’s western mountains and amazing hospitality to go along with that.
EVENT: Northwoods SledFest - Once you’re hooked on this kind of sledding, come back March 12-13 to experience the inaugural Northwoods SledFest when thousands of snowmobilers will bee here to see top-ranked snocross athletes compete.
BELGRADE LAKES: Looking for some of the seasons best “Hardwater”? There’s nothing like a day spent ice-fishing on the iconic Belgrade Lakes — Pick from the area’s five lakes, get all set up and bring home a mess of fish and memories (even for first-timers).
JACKMAN: Drive a little deeper into our woods and hit the ice on the 2,150-acre Big Wood Pond in Jackman—a sportsman’s paradise where you’ll find colorful shacks atop the pond’s thick ice.
SOUTH CHINA: This is a thrill that’s not just for kids at South China’s Go Tubing! A towline to the top and four lanes down the make for non-stop fun! Or make the trip over to Eaton Mountain and slide all day long.
SIDNEY: Up for some wicked good puck action? Register your crew for the 2017 Maine Pond Hockey Classic, Feb. 10-12 on Sidney’s Snow Pond. This competitive tournament also rounds out the days events with other great winter activities—skating and shooting competitions, cornhole, puck curling—and the beer garden.
Check out the other ways to Explore the Kennebec Valley this winter: