10 Best Places for Cross Country Skiing in Maine

Cross country skiing is a popular favorite when people in snowy climates want to enjoy some fresh air in the winter. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, check out these top places for cross country skiing, AKA Nordic skiing, in Maine.

Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, Carrabassett Valley, ME

There aren’t many sweeter places to spend a winter day than Sugarloaf Outdoor Center. This gorgeous Carrabassett Valley ski resort is popular for not only Nordic skiing but also cat skiing, snow biking, snowshoeing, ice skating, and more.

Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME

Acadia National Park is a stunning sight to behold during any season of the year. During the winter, though, it takes on a whole new majestic wonder, and it makes a fabulous destination for cross country skiing and other fun winter activities.

Nordic Heritage Outdoor Center, Presque Isle, ME

The Nordic Heritage Outdoor Center is a local haven dedicated to helping people in the Presque Isle area enjoy the outdoors and be active. Among other types of popular winter recreation, it’s a top spot to get in an afternoon of cross country skiing.

Quarry Road Trails, Waterville, ME

Throughout the year, the Quarry Road Trails serve as a coveted destination for a wide range of outdoor trail sports: walking, trail running, cycling, and even disc golf. In the winter, it takes on the identity of one of the area’s best places to enjoy Nordic skiing.

Carter’s Cross-Country Ski Center, Bethel, ME

While most cross country skiing spots are used for a variety of sports, Carter’s Cross-Country Ski Center truly specializes in Nordic skiing. Not only does it feature miles and miles of groomed trails but it also offers equipment rentals, lessons, and more.

Lost Valley Ski Area, Auburn, ME

You can easily lose yourself in enjoying nature and all that a Maine winter has to offer at the Lost Valley Ski Area. Along with cross country skiing, this popular ski area is an excellent place for downhill skiing and snowboarding.

Penobscot River Trails, Stacyville, ME

Penobscot River Trails is one of Maine’s favorite ski spots. The trails are free to use and open to the public, including 25 kilometers of Nordic skiing trails and 15 kilometers of snowshoe trails.

Rangeley Lakes Trails, Rangeley, ME

The Rangeley Lakes Trails of Saddleback Mountain are trails you always know will provide the ideal backdrop for your cross country skiing outing. The area gets over 200 inches of snowfall each year so you can expect lush, snowy trails that are perfect for skiing.

Roberts Farm Preserve Trails, Norway, ME

The Roberts Farm Preserve is part of the Western Foothills Land Trust. This protected natural landscape is a thriving locale for anyone who loves Nordic skiing, with 7 miles of excellent groomed trails.

Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME

Pineland Farms is a 5,000-acre bastion of outdoor recreation. It’s a beloved spot for cross country skiers and other outdoor activity enthusiasts with ski trails and lessons available as well.

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