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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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Posted Jun 01, 2015 by Anonymous

Here at Maine Huts & Trails, we are firm believers that no outdoor adventure is complete without a delicious meal at the end of the day, and we pride ourselves on serving locally sourced, organic food whenever possible. But whether you’re tenting out on an island at Flagstaff, or staying at a hut during self-service season, there are times when you’ve got to fend for yourself in the kitchen or over the...

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Posted May 15, 2015 by Anonymous

We take local food seriously here at Maine Huts & Trails. It’s why we go out of our way to serve food that’s grown by local farmers; not only is it better for you and great for the local economy, it tastes great too. But what’s even better than locally farmed food? Food that you’ve foraged yourself, growing wild in the forests and meadows of the Maine mountains. Nourished by icy cold...

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Posted Mar 25, 2015 by Anonymous

Since the beginning of time, we humans have been thinking up ways to move. Faster, smoother, uphill, downhill, under water and over clouds- if there’s a new way to get from here to there, we can’t get enough. At Maine Huts & Trails, we understand. It’s why in the winter we groom trails for Nordic skiers, and create twisting switchbacks for snowshoes. In the summer, hikers trek through hardwood groves,...

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Posted Mar 11, 2015 by Anonymous

Here at Maine Huts & Trails, we’re kind of obsessed with weather predictions- it’s an important part of vacation planning, and can make or break your Maine adventure! We’ve all heard the old sayings; red sky at night, sailors’ delight; cows lie down before a rainfall, and many more. Like most folklore, there is science behind this ancient knowledge. Weather prediction used to matter for more than just planning ski...

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