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Posted Jan 19, 2017 by Kate Boehmer

Winter in Maine is not for the faint of heart. The sun sets behind the mountains well before cocktail hour, and it can take years to perfect a wardrobe layering system that strikes the magic balance between not freezing and not sweating. (Quick tip: it’s all about a breathable base layer). So no, it’s not necessarily easy to live this far from the equator, but take a look around, and you’ll find Mainers to be some of...

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Posted Dec 28, 2016 by Kate Boehmer
Skiing at Maine Huts & Trails

The Sami people, who live in the northern reaches of Scandinavia and Russia, have over 180 words to describe snow and ice.

That may seem a bit overboard, but if you heard the linguistic gymnastics performed by the reservations team at Maine Huts & Trails to describe trail conditions, you’d soon realize...

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Posted Dec 19, 2016 by Kate Boehmer

These healthy, hearty cookies are just the thing to grab when you come in from the cold. Keep them on hand for hungry guests, kids, and midnight snacks all season long!

Ingredients

2 cups organic rolled oats 

2 ripe bananas

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup unsweetened, dried cranberries (or raisins, or chopped dried apricots)

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Posted Dec 15, 2016 by Kate Boehmer

This winter is shaping up to be pretty fantastic. Forecasts are calling for lots of snow, there are new trails to explore,  and the huts are staffed by some of the friendliest and most helpful people you'll ever meet. When you come to the huts, you'll be greeted by a diverse group of young adventurers- some who've traveled the world, and some who've been exploring the mountains of western Maine all...

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Posted Nov 04, 2016 by Kate Boehmer

Yep- it’s November in Maine. Chickadees are fattening up and preparing their nests for a long snowy winter. The wood is stacked, the Jack-o-Lanterns composted, and the calendar is filling up faster than a third grader’s Christmas list.

There’s a lot to think about right now. Throw in a 24-hour news cycle that isn’t exactly fun to watch, and you might just be ready to run away for a month at an off-the-grid hut...

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Posted Aug 04, 2016 by Kate Boehmer
Kids hiking in Maine

Maine is home to some of the most legendary terrain in the world. From the rugged western mountains to the rocky Atlantic coastline, there’s adventure to be had just about everywhere in our great State. And there are few adventures more simple and satisfying than a good old-fashioned family hike.

 We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites: no Olympic medal moves required here; just rewarding and scenic treks...

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Posted Jun 28, 2016 by Kate Boehmer
Summer Vacation in Maine

Let’s pledge allegiance to a summer of adventure. A summer where we, the people, commit to leaving the office early, turning off our phones, and getting outside. Let’s embrace summer with fearless hearts and open minds — ready to climb, run, splash, and play until we fall asleep under the stars. Let’s be okay with a few bug bites and a little sweat. Let’s say YES to anything that might make a good...

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Posted Jun 15, 2016 by Kate Boehmer
Hut Staff

We’re proud to introduce the Maine Huts & Trails hut crew for the 2016 summer season! If you’ve stayed at the huts in the past year, you’ll see some familiar faces, but there are plenty of newcomers who are excited to explore the Maine woods, cook great food, and keep the huts festive and fun through the summer. Whether you’re here for a day trip or an overnight, the hut crew looks forward to making your stay the...

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Posted May 19, 2016 by Kate Boehmer
mtb in maine

At Maine Huts & Trails, we’re lucky to be surrounded by some of the best mountain bike trails in New England. And even though there are tons of fun things to do outside while you’re here, mountain biking should definitely be on your list! Here’s what you need to know before you tackle our backcountry trails:

1. You’re in good enough shape to get started right now: Mountain...

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Posted May 01, 2016 by Kate Boehmer
Chappell Bridge

Anyone who’s spent some time on a trail can attest to the sense of well-being you get when you’ve been outdoors for a while. Here at Maine Huts & Trails, hiking is a way of life as well as a mode of transportation, and making your way from hut to hut has a way of lifting your spirits like nothing else. Besides enjoying the scenery and getting some exercise, hiking can actually improve your life in ways you...

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