Maine Huts & Trails in the News & Other Media

In The Media

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

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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

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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

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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

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Eastern Slopes, July 2015

“This is a wonderful family getaway spot, remote without being unreachable or uncomfortable, a perfect introduction to a beautiful place that feels a million miles from civilization. Most real hikes in New England involve steep hills and lots of rocks. Not this one! The first six miles are through woodlands and meadows, generally following the Dead River. It’s virtually flat, but the river and surrounding hills provide plenty to catch the eye.”

— Tim Jones, A Summer or Fall Getaway to Three Wilderness Lodges in Maine

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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”

— Lewis Robinson, A young family of tenderfoots finds a gentle introduction to the North Woods at a cozy backcountry lodge

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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

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