There is nothing quite like a Maine winter. Whether you prefer a peaceful walk through the serene forest, a snowshoe hike overlooking snow-covered vistas, or the thrill of ice climbing on frozen waterfalls, Moosehead Lake is sure not to disappoint. The Moosehead Lake region offers many snowshoe trails. Make a day trip to the loop trail at Big Squaw Ski Resort, or spend an afternoon on the trails at NREC. Need to rent of upgrade your gear? Head Northwoods Outiftters or Indian Hill Trading Post!
The Moosehead Lake region is a sea of mountains, and those frozen views are stunning beyond belief. Ready for a challenge? Strap on your snowshoes or crampons and hike six of our iconic mountains to complete the Winter Pinnacle Pursuit Challenge!
If ice climbing is your thing, grab your axes and head to one the region’s many waterfalls. With cold winters and lots of runoff, you won’t run out of places to climb. Ice climbing is a risky sport, so be sure to go with an expert and use extreme caution.
Winter weather in Maine is unpredictable. Come to the outdoors prepared:
– Layer up! Be sure to pack extra clothes. Between changing conditions and different levels of excursion, you may put on and take off layers several times in one trip.
– Have an emergency kit! Pack extra food, water, and emergency supplies. You may be glad you did.
– Make a plan! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Think twice about going out alone. Talk to your party before the trip, and make sure everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency. Bring a noise making device, have an emergency contact, and stay with your party.
– Better safe than sorry! Weather gets the best of us all sometimes. If conditions are too cold, too windy, or too icy, consider rescheduling your adventure for another time.