While there are a few different ways to travel from hut to hut, that’s only the start of your backcountry adventure. Once you arrive at your hut for the night, you’ll find endless opportunities to relax, recharge, and reconnect with nature. Every hut has an outdoor fire pit, comfy leather furniture, and plenty of books and board games. If your trip includes a full day at a hut, you’ll have time to explore the surrounding trails, or simply embrace the art of doing nothing.
Whether you’re mountain biking in the summer or fatbiking in the winter, the Carrabassett Valley region is built for bikes. Hut-to-hut biking is a great way to experience the backcountry trail system, and purpose-built bike trails wind for hundreds of miles around the area. From wide, flat, gravel trails to technical single track, there's a good chance your new favorite trail is here.
Bird watching around the huts and on the trails is a great way to spend the day in the backcountry. Maine Huts & Trails is home to a wide variety of birds, including rare species like the Black-Backed Woodpecker.
Spring and summer are ideal for fishing in Maine. Anglers typically fish on the Dead River and below Grand Falls, where you’re likely to find Rainbow Trout, Landlocked Salmon, and more. Experienced guides are available to help you find the perfect spot to cast a line.
From 4,000’ rocky peaks to ancient hardwood groves, hiking in western Maine is an experience you’ll never forget. Maine Huts & Trails maintains more than 80 miles of hiking paths, connecting and surrounding the huts.
Paddling at Maine Huts & Trails is the perfect summer getaway. Overnight guests and members have free access to canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards at Flagstaff Hut, and can canoe or kayak to Grand Falls Hut.
There’s no better way to cool off on a hot summer day than by standing under a cool mountain waterfall, or plunging into a secluded mountain valley lake. From the Carrabassett River to Flagstaff Lake, there are plenty of opportunities for a trailside swim.
The wide trails and rolling terrain of western Maine are ideal for Nordic skiing. You’ll glide through deep woods and take in spectacular mountain vistas. Maine Huts & Trails maintains more than 80 miles of ski trails from Carrabassett Valley to the Forks.
Snowshoeing is a great way to venture out into nature and make your way through any terrain. Try a day trip to a hut for lunch, or trek into the backcountry for a few days off the grid.