Maine Magazine, December 2017
"Before Carolann Ouellette moved to Maine to build a career in tourism and the outdoors, she did a short stint as a PanAm flight attendant. It’s hard to imagine the executive director of Maine Huts and Trails, whose resume includes several years as a whitewater rafting guide, serving cocktails in the confines of an airplane."
— Susan Axelrod, Looking Down the Path
USA Today Travel, December 2017
"The Maine Huts & Trails system is designed for both average cross country skiers and using classic gear (the relatively simple skinny skis used on groomed tracks at Nordic centers) and those on snowshoes."
— Larry Olmsted, Hut to Hut Skiing in Maine
Denver Post, September, 2017
"I’ve visited Maine almost every summer since I was a little girl. My family used to have a house on the coast, but I had never spent much time in the central part of the state. When I heard about the hut system, I knew I’d have to check it out Maine’s mountainous interior."
Boston Globe, November 2016
"Until last season, I’d never heard of corn snow.
Granted, I’m a newer skier, but during the past few years New England had seen so much powder that I didn’t believe all the stories my husband told me about tough, East Coast conditions."
— Gina Vercesi, Making the best of it in the Maine huts, corn snow and all
BDN Outdoors, September 2016
"If anyone can plan a fun, outdoorsy trip in Maine, it’s me. I decided the best course of action would be to have an outdoor adventure combined with the comforts of home. While all of Jillian’s friends are outgoing, I wasn’t sure all of them would want to “rough it” in tents. The first thing that came to mind was Maine Huts & Trails, a nonprofit organization in western Maine that has created an 80-mile trail network connecting four “huts” in the wilderness."
— Aislinn Sarnacki, How outdoorsy women throw a bachelorette party in Maine
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, January 2016
"Now we can have the wonderful without the work: an organization called Maine Huts and Trails offers beautifully groomed trails year-round while also providing delicious hot meals, glasses of wine, hot showers, real bedrooms, comfy sofas, and conviviality by the fire."
— Regina Cole, Happy Trails
Full article: www.maineboats.com/print/issue-138/happy-trails
Boston Globe, September 2015
“The Maine Huts & Trail system is the quintessential “play hard, rest easy” escape for rugged adventurers, but with enough diversity to make for a fun family outing. Depending on the selected route, the 80-mile network can present a stern test of endurance, or a leisurely spin (or hike, or cross-country ski).”
— Brion O’Connor, Happy landings for hikers and bikers on the trail
Men’s Journal, August 2015
“Deep in the woods of western Maine, you can find a newly cut, 2.8-mile mountain bike trail called Oak Knoll. This is not your typical rock-littered, root-studded New England mountain bike terrain. The dirt base of Oak Knoll is soft and smooth, with banks on the countless switchbacks rising three to four feet high. Most importantly, it leads to a luxurious hut, Stratton Brook Hut, part of an eco-lodge circuit that's currently being built.”
— Steve Jermanok, Hut-to-Hut by Mountain Bike in Maine's Deep Woods
Down East Magazine, June 2015
“There’d be deep wilderness, there’d be swimming, there’d be glorious vistas, there’d be hot showers. After a day of exploring, we would kick back with some Chutes and Ladders and a home-cooked meal”
Full Article: downeast.com/becoming-wild/
Family Fun Magazine, April 2015
“Over the course of our two-night stay, we swam and kayaked, and strolled out to the scenic point that is, as described, “half a beer’s walk” from the huts to watch the sun melt dramatically into the lake, narrated by the loons. We played Trivial Pursuit, fell into the comfy beds, and fell in love – with the hut crew and the water, with the peace and quiet, and each other.”
— Catherine Newman, Backwoods hiking adventure for the family in Maine