Maine Huts & Trails Blog


Posted Dec 28, 2016 by Anonymous
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 Anonymous

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!


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 Anonymous

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 Anonymous

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 Anonymous
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 Anonymous
Summer Vacation in Maine

Let’s pledge allegiance to a summer of adventure. A summer where we 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 story. Let’s...

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Posted Jun 15, 2016 by Anonymous
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 Anonymous
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 Anonymous
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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Posted Apr 18, 2016 by Anonymous

These days you hear a lot about kids spending too much time in front of screens, and not enough time outside. While it’s true that people of all ages sometimes find it hard to put down their gadgets, at Maine Huts & Trails we’re happy to report that the kids we see around here are more likely to be playing with sticks than IPhones. This isn’t an accident. These kids are part of active outdoor families- those that...

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