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5 Authentic Winter Adventures At Beautiful Pineland Farms

February 13, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

Located less than 30 minutes from the Wolf Cove Inn, a romantic lakeside B&B in Poland Maine, Pineland Farms offers a wonderful array of winter experiences. Pineland Farms is a working farm that also fosters healthy lifestyles through recreation. Open year round, the farm is a winter wonderland of fun activities.

Pineland Farms Winter Activities

Located at 15 Farm View Drive in New Gloucester Maine, Pineland Farms has over 5,000 acres of woodlands and fields for the public to enjoy. Over 80 kilometers of maintained trails and loops are available for a variety of winter activities. For all the activities (except skating) listed below, they offer rental equipment at their Outdoor Center. The center is open 8AM to 5PM.

Pineland Farms Sledding

Sledding

Act like a kid again! Take a slide down Pineland Farms’ giant hill. They maintain it with their trail grooming equipment as conditions permit. The hill is open dawn till dusk. Either bring your own sled or rent one at the Outdoor Center.

Pineland Farms Snowshoes

Snowshoeing

With another 20 kilometers of groomed snowshoeing trails, the farm has something to offer for everyone. Four separate loops range in distance from 4 to 8 kilometers. Get out and start exploring!

Pineland Farms Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing

Pineland Farms has over 60 kilometers of cross country skiing trails, ranging from beginner to advanced. Individual loops range from 1 to just over 8 kilometers. A total of twelve interconnected loops are at your disposal so you can make this adventure as long or short as you’d like. Lessons are available by appointment. Call 207-688-6599.

Pineland Farms Fat Tire Biking

Fat Tire Biking

Fat tire biking is all the rage now. It’s nice to have another fun way to enjoy the beauty of winter in Maine. Fat tire biking trails are shared with the snowshoers. Be nice to one another out there!

Pineland Farms Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Lace ’em up and go all Bobby Orr at Pineland Pond. It is open, weather permitting, dawn till dusk at no charge to the public.

After any of these activities you can stop in at their Welcome Center and enjoy the views of Mt Washington while sipping hot chocolate. There is also an extensive inventory of Maine-made products available for purchase.

 

Ultimate Romance Dinner

And After A Fun Day Of Winter Activities …

Now that you’ve flexed those muscles and filled your lungs with fresh air, it’s time to relax back at the Wolf Cove Inn. Take a dip in your romantic spa tub and fire up those jets. Even better, book a spa treatment in our Tripp Lake Spa and really get the kinks out. We have many other specials and packages to enhance your stay.

Later on, relax with a glass of wine in front of our living room fireplace overlooking Tripp Lake. Furthermore, you can hang out for dinner and enjoy our Griddle & Crock evening dining. Or you can head out to any of the wonderful restaurants in the area. For the most romance, we recommend 76 Pleasant Street in Norway, only 15 minutes from the Inn. We are happy to help out with making reservations.

All too soon, your stay will be over, but not before having our wonderful gourmet breakfast. Maybe it will be our scrumptious Autumn Harvest Baked French Toast or a delicious fresh made Quiche. We look forward to hosting and serving you this season and can’t wait for you to experience the magic of winter in Maine!

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Sip & Savor Along Maine’s Libation Trail

February 7, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

Escape the winter doldrums and experience our Maine Libation Trail Tour, featuring our favorite craft brewers, distillers and fermenters!

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3 Things To Know About Our Wonderful Maine Spa

January 27, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

At the Wolf Cove Inn, we believe guest well being is of paramount importance. From the moment you pull into our parking lot through your final departure, we strive to make your experience as wonderful as possible. In order to help improve your well being, we’ve invested in enhancing the spa experience at the inn. Here are three things to know about your Maine spa experience.

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How To Turn Horseplay Into Winter Romance

January 17, 2017 by Roy Forsberg

Winter romance is a specialty of the Wolf Cove Inn. We offer beautiful suites with large jetted spa tubs, fireplaces and great lake views. Our main living room offers panoramic lake views and a cozy fireplace for cuddling. Furthermore, we offer many packages and specials to kick up the romance.

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9 Winter Activities In Maine For Your Romance Getaway

December 3, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

We have 9 terrific winter activities in Maine and around the Wolf Cove Inn that allow you to enjoy the beauty of New England winter, a wonderful time of year. Yes, there is shoveling and driving on snowy, icy roads. But once you’ve dispensed with that, nature’s remnants are there to enjoy, invigorate your body and help you make a connection with the natural world around you. To top things off you’ll save $40-$120 per night during the winter season!

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5 Ways To Bask In The Maine Fall Foliage Glory

September 12, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

The Maine fall foliage are changing from their summertime greens. In the fall, spectacular reds, oranges and yellows appear. The air is drier. Consequently, our windows are open at night and we pull up the blankets. And oh those cobalt blue skies! It sure seems like my favorite time of year is here at Wolf Cove Inn. Yes, leaf peeping season is here! Therefore, I’ve created your guide to the many ways to enjoy this spectacular season. I hope it inspires you to take a Maine fall foliage getaway. You won’t want to miss it.

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5 More Beautiful Waterfalls in Maine You Absolutely Must See

August 31, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

In my last post on Maine waterfalls, I expressed a love of waterfalls. The sounds of water crashing to the ground. The glisten and spray of water everywhere. Nature’s power carving pathways through the ancient granite. In that previous post on waterfalls in Maine I covered a northerly day trip to experience 6 waterfalls.  In this post you’ll discover a northwesterly day trip to explore another 5 Maine waterfalls, starting at the Wolf Cove Inn in Poland, Maine.

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6 Beautiful Maine Waterfalls You Absolutely Must See

August 25, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

Everyone loves waterfalls, including me! The sounds of water crashing to the ground. The beauty of glistening and spraying water everywhere. The power of nature carving pathways through the ancient granite. There are many beautiful Maine waterfalls to explore. Here is one man’s list of Maine waterfalls you can explore when you want to make a day trip starting at the award-winning Wolf Cove Inn in Poland, Maine.

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A Truly Unforgettable Dining Experience

July 14, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

Are you looking for a unique romantic dining experience that even makes Cupid proud? The Wolf Cove Inn in Poland Maine now offers such an experience. Our Ultimate Romance Dinner is gourmet 4-course dining served in our newly christened Boathouse Bistro right on Tripp Lake. If you are in love, add this to your bucket list for, like, soon.

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5 Sites To See On The New Hiking Trails In Maine

June 16, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

My two dogs, Gabby and Ellie-Bellie, set out to explore some new hiking trails here in Poland, Maine. We’ll take a little trip together into the Heart Of Poland and explore 5 sites along the way. And we meet a new friend (or not) along the way. Oh, lest I forget to mention my other dog (Bruschi) – well he’s a grumpy old man pug and decided to stay at home with Sue.

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9 Fun Activities Around Tripp Lake That Will Enliven You

June 10, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

There are lots of fun Maine activities to enjoy on and around Tripp Lake this summer and fall. All are easily accessible from the 550 feet of private lakefront shoreline of the Wolf Cove Inn in Poland, Maine.

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4 Unique Maine Shopping Venues To See And Enjoy

April 12, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

There are many great Maine shopping venues within an hour’s drive of our romantic Maine bed and breakfast. Whether it’s knocking off a bucket list item like visiting the L.L. Bean complex in Freeport, exploring a quaint village, or hitting up the outlets, there is something for everyone a short drive from your home away from home.

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6 Maine Golf Courses That Will Make You Happy

April 12, 2016 by Roy Forsberg

At one of the Maine Golf Courses, the golf pro asks his student “what do you do if you are in a lightning storm while on the golf course?” The student says “run for cover.” The pro says “no, you stand on the course and hold up a one iron because not even God can hit a one iron.” Badump bump!

Enjoy beautiful golf courses near our Maine bed and breakfast.

Personally I like to

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The Truth About Fall Foliage In Maine

August 3, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

Fall Foliage in Maine

Flaming Reds Adorn The Mountains

Fall Foliage at Wolf Cove Inn

Brilliant Colors Paint The Countryside

Flaming reds emblazoned on a breezy hillside. Brilliant orange splashes on a cobalt blue sky canvas. Radiant yellows catching, reflecting, the sun’s rays – warming you inside. The glorious contrast with the deep green of Maine’s famous pines.  I find myself dreaming of fall foliage in Maine. Soon, I tell

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Arts Around Central Maine

July 18, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

When travelers think of Maine, they think lobster, the great outdoors, beautiful lakefront settings, the rugged Maine coastline and the majestic mountains of western Maine. Yes, all are quintessential Maine. Not to be outdone are the still and performance arts around central Maine.

Within the central lakes region there are many options for those who want to spend their days in the great outdoors, but later enjoy unique expressions of the arts around central Maine. I focus on a few venues below

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Antiquing – A Remedy For A Rainy Day

May 31, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

So, you’ve come to the Wolf Cove Inn to enjoy a few days of sunshine and warmth, wrapped in nature’s beauty. And it’s raining! Oh no – what to do? The answer is an easy one – go antiquing! Yes, there are many unique and interesting antique and gift shops a short drive from the Inn, each with its own style and character. So grab your umbrella and galoshes (does anyone have those anymore?) and head out to find that hidden treasure.

Antiquing Around The Wolf Cove Inn

Within fifteen minutes of the Wolf Cove Inn are a bunch of really wonderful antique and gift shops. You’ll find beautifully restored furniture, furniture in need of love, coins, weapons and all manner of collectables. Each shop has its own identity and focus so make a day of it and hit them all.  You never know what you’ll find to make your stay in nature’s paradise even

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Recreation Around The Inn

March 25, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

Recreation is an antidote for the high pressure of today’s hectic, 24×7, plugged-in world. It’s the balm that soothes the spirit. Spend time enjoying the outdoors with family, a loved one or alone with your own thoughts and you are refreshed and reinvigorated. And those great little happy pills called endorphins start to perform their magic on your sense of well-being.

At the Wolf Cove Inn, with its prime location in the Maine Central Lakes region, we have a bit of everything for the outdoor types to send you home with a smile on your face and feeling good about the world, all within 0 to 20 minutes of the Inn.

Recreation on Two Legs

There are oodles of recreation options for walking, hiking and running within a short distance of the Inn.  I haven’t explored everywhere around the Inn yet, but for what I have covered, here are some of the best.

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Scenic Day Trips Around The Wolf Cove Inn

February 3, 2015 by Roy Forsberg

Scenic day trips are a great option while visiting the Wolf Cove Inn.  With our location in the central Maine lakes region, the Inn is the ideal launching point for exploring the beauty of Maine to the north, south, east and west, or even New Hampshire to the west or Canada to the north.    Today I will focus on the Scenic Day Trips, most of which are full day trips.  Follow on musings will highlight Adventure Day Trips and Shopping Day Trips.

Scenic Day Trips

To Camden, Maine

Camden, Maine is one of the quaintest, most beautiful places on the coast of Maine.  With it’s breathtaking harbor, extensive shops and restaurants, and wonderful views of Penobscot Bay, and only about two hours from the Inn,  this is a trip worth taking.

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