Maine Winter Activities

The state of Maine is unquestionably a winter wonderland. In fact, it's snowing as I write this article it's snowing, and it's glorious.

There's some of the best downhill skiing in the east, which even attracts national and international events. The entire state is basically one giant snowmobile trail. I'm not sure there's a Maine family that doesn't own snowshoes. Snow tubing centers are easy to come by, and pond hockey pick-up games and tournaments fill the schedule.

However, I'm not here to discuss any of the those. This post is about the best winter activity there is: cross-country skiing.

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing has become a mainstream winter sport in America. The country's fitness boom and greater success at the international level have helped boost the sport exponentially.

I originally started cross-country skiing as a child, but it didn't stick. About 20 years later, I gave it another try, and haven't looked back. In fact, I even have roller skis to keep the exercise up in the non-winter months. It's a very healthy activity.

According to, cross-country skiing burns more calories (up to 1,100 per hour) than any other sport. It's a true total body workout.

Cross-country skiing can also be done anywhere. Simply find a field a have fun. Just don't trespass. That would be bad.

Maine Cross-Country Ski Centers

However, if you are looking for groomed trails and nice amenities, well, I have the list for you. This region is loaded with tremendous spots to enjoy yourself out in the white stuff.

Here is a list of many of the best cross-country ski centers in Maine that you will absolutely love.

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