Grab some mittens, tie a scarf around your neck, and get outside for some winter fun in Rockland-Camden Maine. Yes, summer is over. And yes, we’ve turned the clocks back. But the fun doesn’t stop when the snow starts to fly here in mid-coast Maine. Frozen ponds and snow-covered mountains sparkle in the sunshine. There’s a nip in the air and a stillness to the landscape that simply cries out to be explored.
“Maine is a joy in summer. But the soul of Maine is more apparent in winter.”– Paul Theroux
Visiting Maine in the cooler months is like discovering a box long forgotten at the back of your closet. Perhaps there is a treasure waiting to be revealed inside; a lovely memory to revisit. So, take our advice. Open the box. Find the treasure. Visit Maine in the winter and get outside for some winter fun.
Need some ideas for making the most of a winter’s day in Rockland or Camden? Check out the outdoor adventures that await you just outside our door at the Berry Manor Inn.
Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross-Country Skiing, and Snowshoeing
You have your choice of snow adventures when you visit the Camden Snow Bowl. Located just a short drive from the picturesque village of Camden, the Snow Bowl is the hub of winter activity in mid-coast Maine. Twenty runs traverse the 1300-foot Ragged Mountain slope, offering challenging double black diamond trails, a terrain park, glades, and backcountry skiing. Marked snowshoe trails and a couple of Nordic paths complete the scope of fantastic outdoor adventure awaiting you here.
Hiking and Biking
With its panoramic view of Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay, Camden Hills State Park is open year-round for hikers and bikers seeking thrills atop Mt. Battie. Difficulties range from easy to moderate, with hikes as short as 0.3 miles to longer jaunts along the ridge top leading to spectacular views east and west above Lake Megunticook.
Speaking of Lake Megunticook, when the ice forms you couldn’t ask for a more picturesque spot to strap on some skates and glide across its frozen surface. Hosmer Pond, near the Camden Snow Bowl is another great place to practice your camel spins and bunny hop jumps.
The thrill of dropping out of the toboggan chute at the Camden Snow Bowl never gets old. After trudging uphill dragging a toboggan, catapulting out of the chute down an ice-covered run onto Hosmer Pond is a “scream-like-a-girl” joy ride. Open most Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, it’s the most fun you can have for $5.00 an hour.
Head to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay if you’re in the holiday spirit. From mid-November through December, 650,000 lights twinkle in the central gardens of this magical place in mid-coast Maine. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight to help you locate your car at the end of the evening. Stop by the Garden Shop for some holiday shopping inspiration.
After a day filled with winter fun in Rockland-Camden Maine, come home to your luxurious accommodations at the Berry Manor Inn. Perhaps an afternoon or early evening massage is in store before you head out for dinner. Call us at (207) 596-7696 to make reservations or book online.