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Posted Sep 15, 2021

Kingfield, ME: It is with profound excitement that Maine Huts & Trails announces a plan to reopen this upcoming winter season with renewed focus and energy and a hospitality experience thoughtfully evolved for our COVID-adjusted world! Joining the Maine Huts & Trails leadership team to elevate the organization into this winter season and help deliver the Maine Huts & Trails experience are...

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Posted Sep 20, 2019
After 11 Years of Successful Operations, Maine Huts & Trails Faces a Financial Shortfall

Shortfall jeopardizes its ability to open lodges, groom trails this winter

KINGFIELD, Maine - Today, Maine Huts & Trails, a Kingfield-based nonprofit organization with a New England-wide following, announced that it faces a financial shortfall, threatening its ability to open its...

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Posted May 01, 2018

Press Release

KINGFIELD, Maine - Maine Huts & Trails will be hosting their second annual Brews & Views Beer Pairing Dinner at the Stratton Brook Hut on Saturday, July 28, a culinary event you don't want to miss!

Baxter Brewing’s master brewer and a talented guest chef will create a delicious multi-course dinner perfectly paired with their best craft brews. Offering 360-degree...

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Posted Dec 08, 2017

KINGFIELD, Maine - Celebrate the beginning of winter and take a break from holiday shopping with a relaxing yoga retreat in the woods at Maine Huts & Trails. This weekend retreat is happening from Saturday, December 16, to Sunday, December 17.

Fuel up on rest and relaxation to prepare for the rest of the holiday season.

Certified Maine guide and Kripalu yoga/meditation...

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Posted Sep 21, 2017

KINGFIELD, Maine - Maine Huts & Trails is in the running for the Best Maine Attraction in USA TODAY's Readers' Choice awards.

Friends gather at Stratton Brook Hut before hitting the trails for some leaf peeping.

"Outdoor enthusiasts in Maine have access to four off-the-grid eco lodges spaced out along an 80-mile trail network.

Each European-inspired hut features...

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Posted Aug 29, 2017

KINGFIELD, Maine - As fall approaches and leaves start changing color, Maine Huts & Trails maintains a strong hold on all things green. With the mountains and forest exploding with color, the air turning crisp and cool, and farm-fresh produce ready for the harvest table, it's the perfect time for a backwoods vacation and Maine Huts & Trails just so happens to be the best place for an eco-...

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Posted Jun 27, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today released the June edition of his podcast, Inside Maine. In this month’s podcast, Senator King interviews Carolann Ouelette, Executive Director of Maine Huts and Trails, and Lindsay Downing, owner of Mt. Chase Lodge on Shin Pond in Patten. The June edition of Inside Maine highlights Maine’s great outdoors, and the many recreational...

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Posted Jun 05, 2017

 Green Plate Special Book Release at Maine Huts & Trails

~Join us for a sustainable Maine cooking demonstration and dinner~


KINGFIELD, Maine – Maine Huts & Trails welcomes Maine cookbook author Christine Burns Rudalevige to Poplar Hut on Saturday, July 1, 2017, for a special cooking demonstration and...

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Posted Apr 07, 2017

KINGFIELD, Maine – Birdwatching is a springtime activity often overlooked and spring in Maine is a birder's delight. As winter begins to wane, migratory birds herald the new season and the deep woods surrounding Maine Huts & Trails are one of the world's best regions for birdwatching.

Robins and warblers, whose return is a sure sign of spring, are plentiful and most...

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Posted Feb 21, 2017

KINGFIELD, Maine – Spring in Maine means longer days, waterfalls swelled by melting snow from mountaintops and enjoying the outdoors without the bulky layers of winter clothing. It's also the time when Maine Huts & Trails celebrates spring conditions by offering half-price full-hut rentals at all four lodges. From late March until late June, groups can find true off-the-grid...

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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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