No state celebrates winter in New England quite like Maine. Mainers are tough people who like being outside no matter what the weather is. Here are a few events, make sure to bundle up ‘cause baby it is cold up there in North Country.
Bethel kicks off the winter events with the Bethel Winterfest 2011 – January 22nd– 30th. This is one of the largest winter festivals in Maine offering Nordic and alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, hikes up Mt. Abram, ski races, snowmobile races, parades and fireworks.
Norway Lake Snowfest – January 29th– 30th– sponsored by the Norway Trackers Snowmobile Club that hosts snowmobile drag races, radar runs, a chowderfest and an antique snowmobile show.
For the 15thyear the towns of Eustis and Stratton in the western mountains of Maine will embrace winter with the Polar Blast, February 3rd– 5th, a weekend full of bonfires, cardboard sled rides, snowmobile radar runs, spaghetti dinners, chili contests, raffles, auctions and live entertainment.
The International Snowmobilers Festival, February 4th– 6th, takes place in Madawaska Maine and Edmunston New Brunswick. Here’s your chance to snowmobile 600 miles of tracks in the US and Canada and enjoy activities such as fireworks displays, pancake breakfasts, drag races, lucky runs, dances, live entertainment and pasta dinners.
Millinocket is hosting Winterfest 2011 from February 18th– 20th. The theme for this year’s Winterfest is the 50thanniversary of the first Polaris group test trip into the Allagash wilderness with an antique sled show, snowmobile parade, a baked bean supper and fireworks.
If your taste runs more to sitting by a roaring fire sipping wine and eating chocolates at a romantic inn then take advantage of the “February Is For Lovers” package offered at the Captain Lord Mansion, Rhumb Line Resort, Kennebunkport Inn and the Seaside Inn.