Photo Credit: Paul Cyr of


One of the most magical ways to take in the vast Aroostook County landscape is to venture out on snowshoes. Many of the 18 community-based cross-country touring centers offer beautiful trails for skiers and snowshoers alike. Several of these cross country ski centers, along with local outdoor shops and winter guide services offer rental gear for use by the day or by the week. Tour through evergreen-scented forests, feel the sun’s warmth reflecting off the snow and listen for the chickadees in the clean crisp air.

For trails and more information, please visit the Nordic Heritage Center or the 10th Mountain Ski Center.

(Photo Courtesy of Paul Cyr of and