Northern Maine cross country and Nordic skiing

Nordic Heritage Sport Center

Route 167 five miles east of Presque Isle Presque Isle, ME, 04769 Phone: 207-762-6972

Cross country and snowshoeing trails; rentals; night skiing until 8:30 p.m.

Twenty km of trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing John Morton of Thetford, Vermont. This community outdoor sport club operates year-round, with an emphasis on mountain biking and skiing. In winter, 20 miles of trails are open for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. daily. Ski equipment, snowshoes, and Nordic walking poles are available for rent. The welcome center is open Fridays, 3 to 6 p.m. and weekends, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ski trails are lit from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Critterwoods Outdoor Recreation Center

118 O’Roak Road Corinth, ME, 04427 Phone: 207-285-0099

32 kms of cross-country (Nordic) skiing; dogs are welcome; equipment for rent

thirty-four kilometers of groomed trails. Dogs are allowed on four miles of Nordic and skijoring trails. Call ahead to confirm trail availability. Dogs must be leashed at the resort and on the trails. Equipment rentals.
10th Mountain Outdoor Club

33 Paradis Circle Road Fort Kent, ME, 04743 Phone: 207-834-6203

Private club offers several loops of trails; dogs are welcome

This non-profit outdoor sports club welcomes visitors to professionally groomed trails arranged in loops from 0.7 to 6.5 kilometers. Loops are connected and skiers can cover the whole circuit continuously. Loops for all ability levels.
Visitors can reach the trails at three points: from the ski center is on the Paradis Circle Road located One and a half miles south of the traffic light on Route 11 in the center of Fort Kent; at the Red Barn, 0.7 miles west on the St. John Road from the center of Fort Kent (begin here if you are skiing with a dog); Violette Settlement access is 1.8 miles west from the center of town on the St. John Road (Route 161). Turn onto the Violette Settlement Road.
Millinocket Municipal Trails

1029 Central Street Millinocket, ME, 04462 Phone: 207-723-4329

Town-operated ski area with groomed and back country trails

Groomed trails for novice and intermediate skiers and also back country trails. Warming lodge. Nice views of Mount Katahdin. Free use
Birches Ski Touring Center

1 Birches Road Rockwood, ME, 04478 Phone: 207-537-7305 Toll-Free: 800-825-9453

40 miles of groomed trails; rentals; dogs welcome; overnight camping on trails; also ice fishing and snowmobiling

40 kilometers of groomed trails On 11,000 acres of fields and woodlands with 100 inches of snowfall a year. Dogs are allowed on trails, but must be leashed. Visitors may rent both skis and snowshoes at the Birches Resort Lodge. (Pets are not allowed in the main lodge.)
Nordic skiing tail passes and rentals for full day and half day (begins at noon). Full-day rate (includes sauna and hot tub) is adults, $11; $14; children under the age of 12, $8. The center also offers ice fishing and snowmobiling, with equipment rentals and instruction. Guided winter excursions and packages are offered.