It’s time to bundle up and get outdoors for some fabulous Maine winter snow adventures. Nothing gets the adrenaline pumping like playing in the snow. Snowball fights aside, a day spent out in the elements can awaken a whole new sense of wonder and excitement. The thrill of mastering a black diamond ski run or executing a perfect spin on a frozen pond sends a powerful surge of satisfaction through your body.
Ultimate Dog Sledding Experience
What about trying something different? Say, dogsledding. That’s right, a winter getaway to the Wolf Cove Inn, a bed and breakfast in Maine, can introduce you to a sport that we’ll bet not everyone can lay claim to. The Ultimate Dog Sledding Experience, located in nearby Oxford, Maine, specializes in dog sledding tours on groomed trails through the woods and fields of Hebron, Casco, and Bethel.
With a team of Alaskan huskies and German short-hair pointers, you’ll dash through the snow on a sled built for speed. These dogs are bred to run and run they will, with abandon, pulling you and a companion through the snow-covered hills, with a seasoned guide at the helm. Choose a 1- or 2-hour tour through the woods, starting with a 15-minute meet and greet with the dogs. These friendly pups love meeting new people, and may cover you in doggie kisses.
For an even more thrilling ride, sign up for the 3-hour mountain tour. Here, you’ll ascend 2000 feet up a mountain side. Then, careen downhill for a heart-pounding trip through the Maine wilderness. It may be a “once-in-a-lifetime” adventure, but one you’ll never forget.
If you’re not careful, you may get hooked on dog-sledding, just like the owner, Alex, did when he was just a boy. For a truly in-depth initiation to the sport, the 2- or 3-day “Intro to Dog Sledding Package” is the way to go. You’ll learn hands-on techniques for harnessing and handling the dogs and tips and tricks for navigating the sled. For those of you who show real promise, you may be invited to hook up your own team on the final day of the tour.
Ice Climbing with Equinox Guiding Service
Adrenaline junkies looking for a new Maine winter adventure need look no further than the Equinox Guiding Service for a chance to up their game. Under the skillful eyes of seasoned guides, you’ll learn the ins and outs of ice climbing. No need to invest in expensive equipment for their full- or half-day outings. Everything you need for a fun and safe experience will be provided. If you’re new to the sport, the Intro to Ice Climbing tour will cover the basic skills and techniques. The Intermediate Ice Climbing adventure will teach advanced techniques, and increase your comfort and confidence in the sport.
Sleigh Rides at Carousel Horse Farm
If you like your Maine winter snow adventures to be a bit more traditional, visit the Carousel Horse Farm in Casco. Tucked under a blanket in an authentic sleigh, you’ll glide through the woods pulled by sure-footed draft horses. Opt for a romantic two-person sleigh ride through the hilltop pasture with a stunning view of Mt. Washington. Or gather a group and take a ride in the big red sleigh, comfortable for up to 8 adults. You must dress warmly for these one-hour tours. Although, at the end of your outing you’ll be treated a homemade snack and hot cocoa in front of a warm fire.
For more ideas on fabulous Maine winter snow adventures, read our blog: Your New Guide to 18 Delightful Fun Winter Activities.
After another fabulous Maine winter snow adventure, come back to the Wolf Cove Inn. Rest your weary bones in the comfort of your private room. Perhaps an in-room massage with a licensed therapist is in order? Or a lakeside sunset pizza party for two to end the day. It’s all waiting for you here on Tripp Lake.