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Posted Nov 29, 2016

KINGFIELD, Maine – Maine Huts & Trails, a non-profit that operates an acclaimed system of backcountry trails and eco-lodges in Maine’s western mountains, today announced that Carolann Ouellette will take over as executive director in January 2017. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Carolann Ouellette to Maine Huts & Trails,” said Chairman of the Board Bob Peixotto. 

Peixotto explained...

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Posted Oct 04, 2016

KINGFIELD, Maine - The Farmer's Almanac is calling for a snowy winter this year in Maine and the staff at Maine Huts & Trails is getting excited. Snowfall was light last winter, which left outdoor lovers wanting more. Winter is one of the best seasons at the huts as guests enjoy all there is to do outside knowing they have a cozy fire and hot, home-cooked meal awaiting them back at the lodge....

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Posted Aug 17, 2016
Maine Huts & Trails is celebrating Maine's harvest season with a farm-to-hut dining experience at the Stratton Brook Hut. 

KINGFIELD, Maine - Maine Huts & Trails is celebrating Maine's harvest season with a farm-to-hut dining experience on Saturday, September 17. The harvest dinner will take place at Stratton Brook Hut where participants enjoy a farm fresh meal at 1,900'. This eco-friendly,...

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Posted Jul 13, 2016

Enjoy local craft brews and locally sourced food, all with breathtaking views! 

KINGFIELD, Maine - Maine Huts & Trails will be hosting their second annual Brews & Views Beer Pairing Dinner at the Stratton Brook Hut on Saturday, August 13, a culinary event you don't want to miss!

Baxter Brewing Co. is back for round two, with their master brewer...

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Posted Jun 03, 2016

KINGFIELD, Maine - New this summer, hikers will be able to access the Bigelow Preserve directly from the Stratton Brook Hut at Maine Huts & Trails. Work has begun on the Bigelow Approach Trail, and it is expected to be ready for hikers after the Spring...

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Posted May 03, 2016

KINGFIELD, Maine - Maine Huts & Trails is beginning a search for a new executive director. Current Executive Director Charlie Woodworth has announced that he will be stepping down August 31 after three and a half busy and productive years at the helm. Maine Huts & Trails is seeking a strong and dynamic leader who will work to enhance the organization's reputation for offering world-class...

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Posted Dec 22, 2015

KINGFIELD, Maine - Maine Huts & Trails launched their new website in December and visitors looking to learn more about the organization or plan a backcountry adventure are now being offered a visually pleasing, fun and interactive way to do so. The new site, www.mainehuts.org, now provides a vibrant way to help inform potential guests about what the "huts"...

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Posted Oct 19, 2015

KINGFIELD, Maine -  Maine is known for its endless outdoor adventure opportunities, and winter is a great time to explore, especially at Maine Huts & Trails. Guests can enjoy the wilderness of western Maine from the warmth and comfort of a backcountry lodge, and experience Nordic skiing and snowshoeing with the whole family.

"One of the best things about our huts is that they allow even families with small...

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Posted Sep 21, 2015

KINGFIELD, Maine - This is one of the best times of year to enjoy all that Maine Huts & Trails has to offer. The woods take on new beauty and life with the changing of the leaves. Various degrees of crimson, auburn and gold are painted across the trees and ground throughout the months of September and October in western Maine.

The days are seasonably warm and the evenings are cool and crisp, which makes...

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Posted Aug 12, 2015

KINGFIELD, Maine - A Maine Huts & Trails adventure is a one-of-a-kind New England experience and is a great way for people with all ability levels to enjoy the backwoods experience of the western mountains of Maine with confidence. It is the perfect opportunity to experience an authentic backcountry adventure, but also caters to guests with select amenities that make their experience in the woods more comfortable...

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Media Visits

Story Ideas

  • Unique fall foliage getaways pitched to the travel section of a major daily newspaper like USA Today or The Wall Street Journal
  • A “review” of the food service at one or more of the huts, similar to a restaurant review, pitched to a Maine daily newspaper or magazine; include a favorite camp recipe with the pitch
  • A feature on the off-grid power system pitched to a green- or renewable energy-focused magazine
  • Partnering with a local birding expert and/or member of the local Audubon Society to take a journalist from a birding magazine on a bird watching trip on the trail and including a stay at one of the huts
  • A feature on New Year’s Eve at one of the huts pitched to a Maine or New England lifestyle magazine
  • A feature on camping for seniors (appealing to those who used to tent camp but don’t want to do it any more) targeted at AARP the Magazine
  • A feature on staying at the Grand Falls hut and fishing the Dead River pitched to an angling magazine
  • A feature on the educational programming at the huts targeted at a parenting publication
  • A feature on the importance of getting your kids back to nature (with Maine Huts & Trails as a piece of this) pitched to a parenting publication
  • A feature on unique places to stay in New England (or nationally), with Maine Huts & Trails being one of these places, pitched to the travel section of a daily newspaper
  • A girls’ getaway weekend feature targeted at a women’s magazine or blog
  • A field trip ideas feature pitched to a magazine or newsletter targeted at New England teachers
  • A feature on hiking hut to hut, chronicling a writer who actually does it and tries different activities along the way, pitched to an outdoor magazine or men’s magazine
  • A feature on Thanksgiving at the huts pitched to an outdoor magazine (we realize this has already been covered but feel other publications would still be interested)
  • A feature on a Maine Huts & Trails guided tour pitched to a travel magazine
  • A “best vacations for fitness nuts” feature pitched to a fitness magazine or a Boston daily newspaper
  • Best summer getaways for families pitched to a New York lifestyle magazine or daily newspaper
  • A feature on unique work retreats pitched to Mainebiz
  • A feature on snow running at Maine Huts & Trails pitched to a fitness or outdoor magazine
  • Best vacations for busy executives pitched to a Boston business publication

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