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Posted Dec 21, 2015 by Anonymous

We’re proud to introduce the Maine Huts & Trails Hut Crew for the 2015-2016 winter season! If you’ve stayed at the Huts in the past year, you’ll see some familiar faces. In fact, this year sets a record for returning staff! That being said, there are plenty of newcomers who are excited to explore the Maine woods, cook great food, and keep the huts festive and warm through the winter. Whether you’re here for a day...

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Posted Dec 07, 2015 by Anonymous

One of the best parts of planning an outdoor winter trip is the anticipation, and at Maine Huts & Trails, we love being part of planning your adventures. Whether it’s a hut-to-hut ski trip, a day long snowshoe through the woods or just playing outside, there’s a certain magic around someone with an adventure on their mind. When you’re in between trips, it’s easier than ever to stay inspired by keeping up...

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Posted Nov 05, 2015 by Anonymous

There’s nothing quite like the brisk mountain air hitting your lungs, and the invigorating feeling of working up a sweat in the middle of a snow covered wilderness. That’s one reason we love Nordic skiing at Maine Huts & Trails. What we don’t always love is waking up the next morning and feeling the inevitable burn from all the muscles we’d forgotten about over the summer. If you’ve been biking, hiking, or...

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Posted Oct 19, 2015 by Anonymous

Great food, old friends, and perfect fall weather made this fall barbeque one of the best ever! Thanks to all who attended, and a big thanks to all the volunteers who made this event a huge success!

Posted Oct 15, 2015 by Anonymous

Thanksgiving is arguably the best holiday on the calendar. Sure, Christmas and Hanukah are cozy and festive, and the 4th of July can be a lot of fun, but there’s something about Thanksgiving that speaks to a deeper part of our human experience. Celebrating a harvest is a tradition that belongs to everyone, regardless of nationality or religion- it’s a celebration of one of the few things we can all...

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Posted Oct 02, 2015 by Anonymous

Now that the leaves are changing, and there’s a crisp bite of fall in the air, it’s time to start planning ahead for winter adventures. One of the most fun parts of any outdoor expedition is coordinating the best gear to buy to stay warm, dry, and performing at your best. At Maine Huts & Trails, we are firm believers that even the most ambitious adventure shouldn’t compromise comfort. From providing healthy, home...

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Posted Sep 16, 2015 by Anonymous

Having a baby changes everything, and outdoor adventures are no exception. With a little one on board, an easy day hike can quickly unravel if not everyone (looking at you, baby) is happy.  At Maine Huts & Trails, we think people of all ages, and families of all sizes can enjoy an outing together- especially if you do a little preparation before your trip. Here are a few things to keep in mind when...

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Posted Aug 05, 2015 by Anonymous

Maine Huts & Trails is really all about the food, and with our team of local farmers and artisans, we’ve taken backcounty cuisine to a whole new level. In fact, our food is becoming so popular that we’re now offering dinner at Stratton Brook Hut Friday and Saturday nights all summer, whether you’re staying with us or not! Because we think it’s important to only use the best ingredients possible, our menu is...

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Posted Jul 28, 2015 by Anonymous

You’re really doing it -- you’ve taken time off from work, the kids are out of school, and you’ve gotten yourself as far away from the daily grind as you possibly can. Congratulations, and welcome to the wild woods of Maine! Drive out into the mountains, book a night at a hut, and just stop. Listen to nothing but a crackling campfire and see nothing but trees, mountains, and sky. This is solitude. While you might not...

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Posted Jun 15, 2015 by Anonymous

While still fairly new to Maine, the hut-to-hut hiking experience is a deep-rooted tradition in Europe. In fact, the Swiss Alpine Club built the first recognized ‘hut’, the Grunhorn Hut, in 1863. It seems they tired of hauling up every single thing you’d need for a few days in the mountains, and who can blame them? The idea that you can venture up and away, far from civilization, and still have fresh food, a hearty...

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